The War Against Women

The War Against Women Bestselling author and feminist scholar Marilyn French has written a shocking and fascinating analysis of the history of women s political cultural physical and economic repression that is as contr

  • Title: The War Against Women
  • Author: Marilyn French
  • ISBN: 9780517136393
  • Page: 470
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Bestselling author and feminist scholar Marilyn French has written a shocking and fascinating analysis of the history of women s political, cultural, physical, and economic repression that is as controversial as it is utterly convincing In this stunning work of resarch, Ms French creates a devastating portrait of today s male dominated global society, with its underlyingBestselling author and feminist scholar Marilyn French has written a shocking and fascinating analysis of the history of women s political, cultural, physical, and economic repression that is as controversial as it is utterly convincing In this stunning work of resarch, Ms French creates a devastating portrait of today s male dominated global society, with its underlying aim of destroying, subjugating, or mutilating women Here is a devastating indictment of our values and an important step toward an urgent public discussion of human morality.

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    About “Marilyn French

    • Marilyn French

      She attended Hofstra University then Hofstra College where she also received a master s degree in English in 1964 She married Robert M French Jr in 1950 the couple divorced in 1967 She later attended Harvard University, earning a Ph.D in 1972 Years later she became an instructor at Hofstra University.In her work, French asserted that women s oppression is an intrinsic part of the male dominated global culture Beyond Power On Women, Men and Morals 1985 is a historical examination of the effects of patriarchy on the world.French s 1977 novel, The Women s Room, follows the lives of Mira and her friends in 1950s and 1960s America, including Val, a militant radical feminist The novel portrays the details of the lives of women at this time and also the feminist movement of this era in the United States At one point in the book the character Val says all men are rapists This quote has often been incorrectly attributed to Marilyn French herself French s first book was a thesis on James Joyce.French was diagnosed with esophageal cancer in 1992 This experience was the basis for her book A Season in Hell A Memoir 1998.She was also mentioned in the 1982 ABBA song, The Day Before You Came The lyrics that mentioned French were I must have read a while, the latest one by Marilyn French or something in that style.French died from heart failure at age 79 on May 2, 2009 in Manhattan, New York City She is survived by her son Robert and daughter Jamie.

    382 thoughts on “The War Against Women

    • I read this book the first time when I was enrolled at a Gender Studies course at the University of Copenhagen Sadly, this book is still very relevant today It should be read by every one, especially if you are female and living in the Middle East or in the United States of America The extreme right turn, and with the consequent denial of women s rights to their own bodies that is happening in several American states today is frightening, the American government needs to wake up I hope that some [...]


    • OK I tried my best with this one but I am giving up A lot of the facts are good, there is obviously a lot of research in there especially in the industrial revolution onward and I actually do agree with many of the points being made I do not think however that the author has a good understanding of prehistory, and it is unstated but quite clear that much of what is said about this period is the personal opinion of the author with no supporting archaeological facts.Unfortunately, in my opinion, t [...]


    • I am all for feminism, gender equality and protection for the weak While there is much to be written on a topic such as this, The War Against Women is a work of paranoia The author does cite genuine instances of crimes against women as if there were any dearth of those But she also construes every little thing said or done by most people as an affront to womanhood Uncalled for In one word, hyper


    • At once dated and still revelent, this is a book where you find yourself reading closely and then skimming parts I wonder, for instance, how the bits about Zimbabwe if have gotten worse considering I also, quite frankly, what to point out some bits 1 Rap music, today, one could agrue gets far censorship attacks than rock, but in the 1990s, it was Rock music as well as rap 2 I have no idea what she is talking about when she goes on, at length, about women not being out on the streets during the [...]


    • Though the book came out in 1991, the points it makes are still valid today It is amazing how little progress has been made in the intervening 18 years Women still lack parity in employment, status and, unfortunately, even under the eyes of the law.


    • From 1990, an ambitious attempt to identify, in a global context, the wars waged on women in this patriarchal era Sobering, enraging, and important, this book should be shoved in the face of anyone who dismisses the notion of male oppression of women.



    • This book would have received stars had the overbearing opinions of the author not tainted the facts presented every author has certain biases, Ms French happens to trumpet hers throughout what is supposed to be an informative research book The facts presented were, as far as I could tell, not tweaked, but the overwhelming colour of the language used throughout the book made it less than desireable to quote when doing research.


    • Horrifying, enraging, very thorough and detailed account of patriarchy Somewhat outdated now 20 years later It would be wonderful if someone put in the time and effort to update French s work and could give an accurate account of today s state of affairs for women Wonderful resource and a book every woman should read.


    • A quick read giving you about all the reasons why what should be 50% of humanity are fucked over by the men time and again, including the reasons why in terms of numbers they are less than 50%


    • THIS 1992 BOOK ENTITLED THE WAR AGAINST WOMEN BY FEMINIST AUTHOR SCHOLAR MARILYN FRENCH IS A DEVASTATINGLY ACCURATE, TRUTHFUL PORTRAYAL AND EYE OPENING ANALYSIS ABOUT THE SHOCKINGLY HEARTBREAKING ATROCITIES FACED BY ALL WOMEN FROM MEN IN PRACTICALLY ALL SPHERES OF LIFE WHETHER THEY BE RELIGIOUS, NATIONAL, POLITICAL, LINGUISTIC, ETCL WOMEN ARE TREATED AS SECOND CLASS CITIZENS WITH ABSOLUTELY NO RIGHTS AND THE REAL SECRET OF MEN IS THEIR UNDYING NEED FOR ABSOLUTE CONTROL AND DOMINATION OVER WOMEN, [...]


    • How truthful Fact packed book We are in danger of losing all our mothers and grandmothers fought for in ages passed Yet there are women who believe we don t need to fight any Any way this is a great women s study book But if I m allowed to go on my soap box will self destruct in 24 hours So I ll shut up now Just read it okay


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    • Another book that is definitely of its time The author makes points that are still valid today and I learned some things I wasn t aware of growing up in the 80s and 90s, but it feels dated Plus I really don t recognise the men I grew up with and worked with in the descriptions of men the author gives Things really aren t that black and white Rating 3 stars.


    • This was an amaizng read about how women are still being repressed in every country including U.S.




    • Brilliant book It s from 1990 s, a lot has changed and a lot hasn t since then I could have added so much , but I learned a lot also


    • 1992 and women still striving to matter Reading this in 2018 and seeing we have made no real progress at allme shitdifferent day Latest news has familiar infighting in women s movement that will derail it and keep women an oppressed group for another forty years.


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