Tuesday, September 05, 2006

Faking it 'til you make it? No thanks.

A certain baklava-loving HLS professor is not impressed with Fay Weldon's new advice for women (which seems to encourage Fifties-style denial):
This book isn't the savvy political work it purports to be: it's a prose poem full of self-loathing about one woman's own deep ambivalence about being a woman,' said Janet Halley, a professor at Harvard Law School and author of Split Decisions: How and Why to Take a Break from Feminism

'She represents women as being a nasty morass of repressed instinct. I don't recognise any of the men or women I know in her reductionist portraits, but it's interesting to see a woman embracing her own misogyny.'

(h/t Karl)
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