The Death of Feminism

The Death of Feminism: What's Next in the Struggle for Women's Freedom is a 2005 non-fiction book by Phyllis Chesler. In it, she criticizes the contemporary feminist community for not sufficiently opposing Islamism.

Chesler stated that she chose her title since the movement became characterized by "a moral failure, a moral bankruptcy, a refusal to take on, in particular, Muslim gender apartheid".[1]

A portion of the book describes a period in her life where shje was held against her will by her husband's family in Afghanistan. She urges feminists to reconsider any pro-Islamist positions in the book's end chapter.[2]

ReceptionEdit

Kirkus Reviews stated that it is "A fierce polemic, filled with vigorous arguments and distressing human stories."[2]

Publishers Weekly stated that "Chesler raises important issues, but her style will alienate the very people she means to reach."[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Sutherland, John (2006-04-03). "The ideas interview: Phyllis Chesler". The Guardian. Retrieved 2019-12-28. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ a b "THE DEATH OF FEMINISM". Kirkus Reviews. 2005-09-15. Retrieved 2019-12-28. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link) - Posted online on May 20, 2010.
  3. ^ "The Death of Feminism: What's Next in the Struggle for Women's Freedom". Publishers Weekly. 2005-08-29. Retrieved 2019-12-28. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

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