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Books: Enlightened Sexism

January 20, 2011 | Books,Feminism,Jennifer Pozner,Joan Williams,Media literacy,Susan Douglas

I recently read Enlightened Sexism: The Seductive Message that Feminism’s Work Is Done (Kindle edition) by Susan J. Douglas. It was perfectly sandwiched between Reshaping the Work-Family Debate by Joan Williams and Reality Bites Back by Jennifer Pozner. If these three women don’t know each other, they should. Susan? Joan and Jennifer. Joan and Jennifer? Susan. I’d love to invite you all to have coffee and start that conversation Joan talked about in her book. I’ve got a few other people I’d like to invite, too.


I adore Susan Douglas. I read her book, The Mommy Myth, five years ago. I laughed out loud. I cried. I seethed. And I did all those things again with Enlightened Sexism.

I highlighted a ton of quotes, all of which I could share here. But you know what? I’m so far behind on everything. This has been hanging out in my drafts folder for a couple of months. The simplest thing for me to say is that I highly recommend this book. I highly recommend anything Susan Douglas writes.

Posted by Becky @ 9:15 am  

2 Responses to “Books: Enlightened Sexism”

  1. Chris Says:

    This DOES sound like a book I would enjoy. I have a stack of to-be-read books that is growing by the week. I haven’t embraced the Kindle/Nook experience, and don’t know that I ever will, but I might have to add “Enlightened Sexism: …” to my stack. :)

  2. ilinap Says:

    I’d like to join the coffee klatch to discuss this too. Where do you get the time to do such erudite reading?! I need to pepper my books with something mindless. I wish you lived here so you could be in my book club.

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