The Susan Faludi Publicity Collection includes a number of press clippings, particularly from news magazines and national newspapers, printed before and after
Backlash and Stiffed were published. In particular, it documents the national news-media's response to the books, and the
debate surrounding second-wave feminism in the late-20th century. Also included are a few articles written by Faludi herself
on the same or related subjects. Materials are filed chronologically by date.
Susan C. Faludi is an author and Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist. She wrote two well-known books: Backlash: The Undeclared War Against American Women in 1992, and Stiffed: The Betrayal of the American Man in 1999. In Backlash, Faludi argued that the 1980s saw a retreat from feminism, particularly highlighted via a spread of negative stereotypes
concerning professional women. This work won her the National Book Critic's Circle Award in 1992. In Stiffed, Faludi argued that while the American man still occupies the primary seats of power in our society, most men have little
power in their daily lives. She concludes by discussing the ways in which American society has negatively affected both men
and women, and stressing that it is wrong to blame individual men for problems they did not cause, and from which they suffer
as much as women.
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