Happy Birthday, Susan Faludi, born 18 April 1959
- When the enemy has no face, society will invent one.
- Divorced men are more likely to meet their car payments than their child support obligations.
- Feminism’s agenda is basic: It asks that women not be forced to “choose” between public justice and private happiness. It asks that women be free to define themselves — instead of having their identity defined for them, time and again, by their culture and their men.
- As it turns out, social scientists have established only one fact about single women’s mental health: employment improves it.
- The media and the rest of popular culture weren’t recording people’s reactions to 9/11; they were forcing made-up reactions down people’s throats.
- The women’s movement hit my neighbourhood like a freight train. Everybody got divorced. You wonder what would have happened to women if the suburbs hadn’t been built.
- The system of heroism depends on women to be weak so men can be strong.
Faludi is an American humanist, journalist and author. She won a Pulitzer Prize in 1991 and a National Book Critics Circle Award in 1992 for Backlash: The Undeclared War Against American Women.
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