Decades after some of the books written by these women were published, they continue to inspire women of all faiths and cultures to step and fight for the cause.
fry on the right track. “Patriarchy is inventive,” she writes. It’s true. It is. So inventive in fact, it keeps finding reasons to dismiss young women’s voices. Vocal fry is just the latest in a long, long series.
Naomi Wolf’s ‘Vagina: A New Biography,’ is timely and thought provoking. This despite her leaps into zany territory, which may leave many feminists fuming, or just perplexed.
Naomi Wolf is really getting on my nerves. It feels terrible to say that because she has made some key contributions to feminist consciousness over the years. Her first major book, “The Beauty Myth,” outlining the litany of damaging effects of the beauty industry on women and girls’ self-image is a classic that has indelibly impacted feminist thinking about body and commercialization of femininity. Her analysis of the female imagery of “The Angel in the House” offers some of the most useful insights in trying to understand women’s battles for self-expression and empowerment — especially religious women.