Who Speaks for American Women? The Future of Antifeminism

@article{Marshall1991WhoSF,
  title={Who Speaks for American Women? The Future of Antifeminism},
  author={Susan E. Marshall},
  journal={The ANNALS of the American Academy of Political and Social Science},
  year={1991},
  volume={515},
  pages={50 - 62}
}
  • S. Marshall
  • Published 1991
  • Sociology
  • The ANNALS of the American Academy of Political and Social Science
The defeat of the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) in 1982 raised many questions about the viability of American feminism. The antifeminist movement has largely escaped critical inquiry, despite its close relationship with the New Right, a coalition that experienced several setbacks in the late 1980s. This article examines the antifeminist movement in the post-ERA period. It presents a historical overview of American antifeminist movements, examines their bases of support among both sympathizers… Expand
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