has variously been described as an antifeminist backlasher
, a sexually assertive "do-me feminist," a prowoman, pseudo-feminist and a feminine Girlie feminist'.
We remember the whole story; we know it was a golden age; and we know better than to join in the exultation of dot-com backlashers
, old economy scolds, or now-jobless economic naifs still excited over the prospect that San Francisco housing rates might fall.
The apparent blindness of the backlashers to their self-victimization has long made many of us crazy.
Frank's dissection of the contemporary culture war--of the indefatigable insistence of backlashers and the hucksters who claim to represent them that the government take action against abortion and the teaching of evolution, against gay marriage and gangsta rap, against pornography and Robert Mapplethorpe, but never against predatory corporations or on behalf of their victims--is superb, the best since Barbara Ehrenreich's Fear of Falling (1989).
The current installment of this fantasy is the story of "the two Americas," the symbolic division of the country that, after the presidential election of 2000, captivated not only backlashers
but a sizable chunk of the pundit class.
His record gave him an instant rapport with white backlashers
When feminists and backlashers
agree on a gender issue, something's surely amiss.