The Politically Incorrect Guide to Women, Sex, and Feminism by Carrie L. Lukas

By Carrie L. Lukas

We’ve been duped.

We have been raised to imagine lets have all of it. In collage we have been informed that males weren’t priceless. popular culture instructed us that career—not family—came first. the assumption of being a stay-at-home mother was once for losers. And but are we happier than our moms or grandmothers, who grew up sooner than girls have been "liberated" via the sexual revolution? for lots of girls, the answer's no. within the Politically fallacious Guide™ to girls, intercourse, and Feminism, Carrie Lukas, a tender profession girl and new mom, units the list immediately: correcting the lies ladies were instructed and slamming the door at the screaming harpies of NOW, feminist professors, and the remainder of the bra-burners who've performed loads to break women’s lives.

Bet your feminist instructor by no means informed you:

* Women’s lib has "liberated" males from having to devote, "freed" ladies from marriage, and infrequently "unshackled" girls from having a kinfolk. * greater than ever, ladies of their twenties and thirties dwell on my own, are discarded by means of boyfriends after "living together," and are gazing their organic clocks tick earlier the purpose of no go back. * ladies nonetheless favor males who're breadwinners and will defend them bodily.

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We’ve been duped.

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That Radway’s analysis of the appeal of romances ended up confirming many of my own arguments seemed to me to support my faith in myself as a representative romance reader. Yet the fact that Radway so vigorously denied any similarity in our arguments infuriated me and caught me up in a paradox: her vehement insistence on the differences between us undermined my belief in the bonds of women, in the fantasy of a shared identity. So, if I challenged Radway by insisting on a certain sameness among women, she in effect challenged me with the fact of difference, and part of that challenge will be taken up in this chapter.

Thus the black man who opposes affirmative action, and who was himself not above soliciting tears when they benefited him, teaches his white middle-class wife (the real-estate developer’s daughter) to get beyond her compassion and thereby fulfills Wright’s mission in the most perverse terms imaginable. In this battle between the sentimentalists and the anti-sentimentalists as I have sketched it here, it will be noted that the women are white and the blacks are men—a state of affairs that of course characterized much of the mass cultural treatment of the Hill/Thomas controversy.

Later Ann Douglas would argue that romances show women to be “magnetized by male sexuality and male brutality” (28). Feminist critics in the early eighties objected to the wholesale dismissal of the genre and proceeded to identify elements of protest against and resistance to female subordination in a male-dominated society. In the nineties these studies have been forgotten or been subjected to misreadings that drastically reduce their complexity. A few people continue to see romance and romantic fantasies as purely masochistic.

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