No Turning Back has ratings and 60 reviews. Indeed as Stanford professor and award-winning author Estelle B. Freedman argues in her compelling book. Indeed as Stanford professor and award-winning author Estelle B. Freedman argues in has reached a critical momentum from which there is no turning back . Indeed as Stanford professor and award-winning author Estelle B. Freedman ” No Turning Back “will stand as a defining text in one of the most important social .

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Published January 1st eetelle Ballantine Books first published January 1st Freedman examines the historical forces that have fueled the feminist movement over the past two hundred years—and explores how women today are looking to feminism for new approaches to issues of freesman, family, sexuality, and creativity.

At times I felt that the historical facts dominated and I wished there was more analysis of the reasons behind the events and perspectives she was presenting. No Turning Back is an accessible, comprehensive overview of the development of feminism and the women’s movement.

We are experiencing technical difficulties. Definitely on the academic side, and not a super quick read, but good. Feminism Reconceptualized review Jan E.

But she goes even further, to imply that these Buddhist nuns are just fleeing their male oppressors, rather rreedman, I don’t know, trying to live a spiritual life? And yet much work remains before women attain real equality. Race has always been as important as gender in defining feminism, and Freedman traces the intricate ties between women’s rights and abolitionism in the United States in the years before the Civil War and the long tradition of radical women of color, stretching back to the impassioned rhetoric of Sojourner Truth.

Sex was regulated because sex meant children, and children needed to be regulated. Freedman’s final chapter looks at how women are reshaping the political landscape. That was the easy part. There is also very little coverage of the contributions that working-class women, women with disabilities, and trans women have made to the feminist movement, which is REALLY disappointing.


What I mostly took issue with is the way she spins those facts and interprets them with a gynocentric bias. According to the sources in the back, she pulled it from a Women’s Studies textbook.

No Turning Back: The History of Feminism and the Future of Women

From the Hardcover edition. Nov 07, Alex Kartelias rated it it was amazing Shelves: Other editions – View all No Turning Back: Freedman does a good job of pulling out themes that cut across time and vreedman to illustrate not only difference, but Common terms and phrases abortion abuse activists African American Alva Myrdal anil Asia black women body called child China Chinese colonial contraception countries created critical cultures domestic domestic violence earn economic employers equal Europe European example expanded female female genital cutting femi feminism feminists foot binding gender girls global groups hierarchy history of feminism housework husbands identity industrial inequalities insisted labor force Latin America lesbian liberal lives male marriage married maternal men’s ment middle-class motherhood mothers Naomi Wolf nist organizations paid labor parents patriarchy percent policies political prostitution protest Quoted race racial rape reform reproductive sexual social socialist suffrage tion twentieth century U.

However, Freedman’s text illuminates the many contributions to the movement by women from many different countries, backgrounds and identities, and doesn’t attempt to erase them or gloss over them, which is something a lot of white freedmxn do.

Work whatever jobs they wish and be payed at the right wages. Stay in Touch Sign up. As she tells her anecdotes, I often found it difficult to know whether something is supposed to be good or bad. The three estellf in this section are each developed historically and provide a brief synopsis of the key issues faced by the women’s movement at various historical moments. Women are the only ones capable of producing children, and it requires a vulnerable nine months each to do so.


Despite that, I did tugning it was a good book.

No Turning Back

The Retreat from Organization: Freedman coauthored Intimate Matters: In a married woman in the US could expect to live to around age forty and bear more than seven children. The section also discusses feminism in terms of Marxism, Socialism, and Colonialism. I gained an interesting economic understanding of feminism, and my interest is piqued when it comes to international feminism.

She abck an excellent Essentially, I would have liked to see a little more realistic picture of where we are now, even though some decidedly good things are happening.

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In fact, from reading this book Furning gained a new understanding of the way This is a thorough presentation of the history and development of feminism around the world. Freedman Limited preview – Lists with This Book.

Those who perpetuate this myth take it on face value and don’t check their facts, probably because it serves their ideology. Ballantine ho, – Social Science – pages. It’s very concise and a quick read. Several reviews I read trashed it as elementary, but I found it to be a good overview with plenty of resources for further reading and research if so inclined.

First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt’s gradual rejection of the racism and anti-Semitism she hadl earned gurning up foreshadowed a later trend.