Feminism has been a bad, bad girl. All around us, feminism is getting the blame for women not having babies. For the stress of working mothers. And for the rise of raunch culture . It seems that the final feminist destination is a sordid, selfish mess. What happened? Why has feminism gone from being a movement that was there to help women, to one that is held responsible for much of what ails them? And what does feminism really stand for? In this refreshing book, Monica Dux and Zora Simic-who do call themselves feminists-examine the popular debates in which feminism stands accused. They show how this Great Feminist Denial is suppressing genuine debate about the problems that women face, and preventing real feminism from providing the solutions that it still has to offer. The Great Feminist Denial puts an ailing feminist past to rest, and proposes a way forward that offers the young women of today a new way of calling themselves feminists.
About the Author
has worked in the media, publishing and academia and writes regularly for The Age
and The Australian
. She grew up in Sydney and now lives in Melbourne with her partner and children. Zora Simic
wrote her PhD on Australian feminism at the University of Sydney. She is currently a lecturer in Australian History at the University of Melbourne and contributes regular reviews to journals and magazines."