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Modern Misogyny: Anti-Feminism in a Post-Feminist Era

Kristin J. Anderson


Modern Misogyny examines contemporary antifeminism in a “postfeminist” era. It considers the widespread idea that the feminist movement has ended, it achieved what it set out to achieve and is irrelevant to contemporary women’s lives. Modern Misogyny argues that equality has not been achieved and that sexism and discrimination are now packaged in a more palatable but stealthy form. Several aspects of postfeminist antifeminism are explored. The move away from feminist activism to a focus on “self-empowerment,” consumerism, and individualism is examined. Because there is the assumption that a fe ... More

Keywords: antifeminism, discrimination, gender studies, individualism, postfeminism and neoliberalism, September 11, 2001, sexism, women’s studies

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780199328178
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2014 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199328178.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Kristin J. Anderson, author
University of Houston-Downtown