The Death of Feminism by Phyllis Chesler
What's Next in the Struggle for Women's Freedom

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Feminist icon and political activist Phyllis Chesler, author of the 2.5-million copy bestseller Women and Madness and the controversial The New Anti-Semitism, calls for an overhaul of the women's movement. In this important book, Phyllis Chesler asks the questions: Within feminism, is there room for free thinkers who oppose the party line? What if a feminist believes in capitalism? God? Patriotism? Chesler is the first to show the crisis in feminism today, which is silencing women and stripping them of power. In order to be a member of the club you must reject capitalism, see religion as a dangerous form of patriarchy, oppose the war, and turn a blind eye to the woman-defeating practices of Islam. The result contradicts the moral and ethical principles feminism was built on. Chesler signals a critical need for women to come together in a pro-individualist form of feminism.

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Phyllis Chesleris the world renowned author of classic works, including the 2.5-million-copy bestsellerWomen and Madness,The New Anti-Semitism, Letters to a Young FeministandWoman’s Inhumanity to Woman.Her most recently published bookThe Death of Feminism(Palgrave Macmillan) has been called "a fierce polemic, filled with vigorous arguments and distressing human stories" (Kirkus). She is an Emerita Professor of psychology and women's studies, the co-founder of the Association for Women in Psychology (1969), the National Women's Health Network (1974), and the International Committee for Women of the Wall (1989). She is currently on the Board of Scholars for Peace in the Middle East and is also affiliated with Haifa and Bar Ilan Universities. She lives in New York City. Her website
Published November 5, 2005 by Palgrave Macmillan. 256 pages
Genres: Religion & Spirituality, Political & Social Sciences. Non-fiction

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Chesler, an active member of the women's movement for four decades, makes a serious charge against her sisters: she feels they have abandoned their commitment to freedom and feminist values, and "become cowardly herd animals and grim totalitarian thinkers."

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