Professing Feminism by Daphne Patai
Cautionary Tales from the Strange World of Women's Studies

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In this "illiberal education" of feminism, two feminist academics speak out, showing how political correctness has turned academic feminism into a parody of itself. They assert that official feminism has become irrelevant to or misunderstood by people inside and outside of academic circles, playing into the hands of right-wing critics and creating a gender cult dedicated solely to furthering its own interests. The authors call for feminism to abandon its intolerant and self-destructive modes and explore how to regain the positive vision that attracted so many women in the first place.
 

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Noretta Koertge is Professor of History and Philosophy of Science at Indiana University.
 
Published August 1, 1994 by Basic Books. 256 pages
Genres: Political & Social Sciences, Education & Reference. Non-fiction

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Two academics raise disturbing questions about the practices and goals of contemporary classroom feminism.

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This unsparing account of the troubles that beset women's studies programs should incite vociferous debate. Drawing on interviews with professors and students, Patai, a professor of Spanish and Portug

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Two academics offer an unsparing account of the problems within women's studies programs. (Oct.)

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Drawing on interviews with professors and students, Patai, a professor of Spanish and Portuguese at the University of Massachusetts, and Koertge, a professor of the history and philosophy of science at Indiana University, contend that the greatest threat to the field comes from within.

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