Mon 5/8 @ 7PM
Susan Faludi’s groundbreaking bestseller Backlash: The Undeclared War Against American Women seems tragically timely again. More than almost any time since she wrote the book, women are being demonized, blamed, attacked, ridiculed and condescended to from both the right and the left, told that white male interests must first, that reproductive rights are too controversial to be unequivocally supported, and that their concerns are mere “identity” issues.
Since then she’s followed it up with Stiffed: The Betrayal of the American Man (1999) in which she explores how men are also victims of America’s economic system; The Terror Dream: Myth and Misogyny in an Insecure America (2007) about how the 9/11 attacks were used to mount an assault on feminism; and most recently In the Darkroom, a personal memoir about her late father who emerged as transgender in his old age.
Faludi will be speaking at the Hudson Library & Historical Society on the topic “From Lowell ‘Mill Girls’ to Lean In: The Long Dance of Feminism and Capitalism,” in which she’ll talk about the intersection of capitalism and feminism and how the former shapes the latter. Her books will be available for purchase and signing courtesy of Hudson’s Learned Owl Book Shop. The program is free; register here or call 330-653-6658 x1010.
[Photo by Sigrid Estrada]