I was asked to review a new book by Suzanne Venker and Phyllis Schlafly called The Flipside of Feminism. This was no hardship since – as all of you know – I’m no fan of feminism anyway.
But my oh my, this book surpassed all my expectations by light years. It was riveting. I couldn’t put it down. I based a couple WorldNetDaily columns on it (here and here). Let me tell you, if you want the ultimate guide to the damage feminism has inflicted on our country, this is the book for you.
The subtitle for this book is “What conservative women know – and men can’t say” and those words were never more true. Women – not feminists but true women – know darned good and well what kind of mess feminism had made. But men cannot speak against it. If they do, they are instantly branded as misogynists and hounded into oblivion. It’s a cruel situation in which men find themselves. Therefore it is up to conservative women to speak – and speak loudly – against the tyranny of feminism (and I don’t use that word tyranny lightly).
The book details the astounding turnaround in this nation over the last forty years, which amounts to nothing less than national brainwashing. The mainstream media and nearly every public school and university are bastions of feminist thought and support. The book details the damage feminism has done to girls and women. It illustrates how young women are encouraged to shed their virtue and embrace a heartless succession of hookups as expressions of their “equality.” It demonstrates why the ultimate purpose of feminism is to eject women from the home – to abandon their children – and enter the workforce. It pounds home the uselessness of men and why women (and children) simply don’t need them.
In short, this book outlines the tremendous and continuing damage feminism has done to our nation. I cannot recommend this book highly enough. It has earned a coveted spot on my bookshelf and will continue to operate as a resource and an arsenal against the covert influence feminism has on my daughters.