In 1998, Crittenden subjected the pro--working mother book, A Mother's Place, by journalist Susan Chira, to a startingly ad feminam
thrashing in National Review.
Though the novel was a massive commercial success, it was ravaged by most critics, whose ad feminam
diatribes against Jong and her novel's apparent feminism probably revealed more about the critics than about the text.
In so doing, she exposes herself to hostility and ad feminam
1) Then Smith, as if challenging Antin's ad feminam
attempt to contain the issue, drove home precisely the same point in an equally unimpressed review of the Guggenheim retrospective, also for the New York Times.
By combining a harsh, ad feminam
reading of women's movement proclamations about families and mothering with a powerful brief for social policies that recognized the needs of women in the labor force, she made many wonder if indeed the movement had lost sight of a group she named as its core constituency.