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Feminism and Femininity
Over the past five years or so, the two items on my site which have been most frequently consulted are: "The Quest for Feminine Identity", and "Feminism v. Femininity: the Threat to Woman's Identity". As is obvious they are closely related, treating much the same topic from somewhat different angles. This is natural enough inasmuch as they reflect a theme that I have taken specially interest over the past decade.
A study of radical feminism has in fact kept my spare time occupied over the past years, with the gradually emerging idea of possibly publishing a book on the matter. Already some eighteen months ago, I had reached the stage of a fairly promising outline. Since then I have broadened my research, reading all of the main works directly or indirectly related to the topic - some 150 book in all. This has furnished new data, and given rise to new impressions and judgments. Now it is a matter of producing a more complete draft: close to something definitive which can then be submitted to possible publishers. God willing, I may have something like a final (always tentative) version within 2020. The probable title: "Feminism v. Femininity".
I will be very grateful for any original viewpoints on the topic which might be helpful.
Below is a list of the books I have read so far. If I have missed anything of importance, again I would be very grateful to know.
All the texts included on the website can be quoted from freely with a due reference to the text and the website. E-mailed information about reprinted extracts would be appreciated.
My prayers go to all those who may use this website; and I would be grateful to count on their prayers.
Alvaré, Helen M.: (ed.) Breaking Through; Catholic Women Speak for Themselves, OSV 2012.
Badinter, Elisabeth: Dead End Feminism, London, 2007
Bardwick, Judith M.: Psychology of Women. A Study of Bio-Cultural Conflicts, Harper, 1971.
Bardwick, Judith M., Women in Transition: how Feminism, Sexual Liberation, and the search for Self-fulfillment have altered our lives, Harvester Press, 1980
Bartky, Sandra Lee: Femininity and Domination: Studies in the Phenomenology of Oppression, 1990
Berger, Brigitte & Peter L. The War over the Family, N.Y., 1983
Berger, Peter et al.: The Homeless Mind, Modernization and Consciousness. N.Y. 1974
Blankenhorn, David. Fatherless America; confronting our most urgent social problem Basic Books, 1995
Brooks, David. The Road to Character, NY, 2015
Brownmiller, Susan: Femininity, N.Y. 1984.
Castilla, Blanca: La Complementariedad Varón-Mujer, Madrid, 1993
Castilla, Blanca: Lo Masculino y lo Femenino en el Siglo XXI, Pamplona, 2001
Castilla, Blanca: Persona Femenina. Persona Masculina, Madrid, 1996
Chesterton, G. K.: All Things Considered, 1908; George Bernard Shaw, 1909
Chinchilla, N. & León, C.: La Ambición Fememina. Cómo reconcilar Trabajo y Familia, Santillana, Madrid, 2004
Cohen, Marcia: The Sisterhood, the Story of the Women who Changed the World, NY 1988.
Conway, Jill Ker. True North, Random House, N.Y. 1994
Corboy, Patricia: A Sense of Belonging
Corboy, Patricia. Of the Essence
Cott, Nancy F., The Bonds of Womanhood, Yale University Press, 1977
Cott, Nancy F., The Grounding of Modern Feminism, Yale University Press, 1987
Crittenden, D. What our Mothers Didn't Tell Us, Simon and Schuster, N.Y. 1999
Davidson, Nicholas: The Failure of Feminism, Prometheus, 1988
de Beauvoir, Simone. The Second Sex, Vintage Books, 1974
de Marneffe, Daphne. Maternal Desire, N.Y. 2004
Debold, Wilson, Malavé: Mother Daughter Revolution: from Good Girls to Great Women, Bantam, NY 1993
Decter, Midge. The New Chastity and Other Arguments Against Women's Liberation, New York, 1972
Deutsch, Helene, The Psychology of Women, New York, 1944.
Douglas, Ann: The Feminization of American Culture, N.Y. 1977.
Dworkin, Andrea: Pornography: Men Possessing Women, 1979 (Kindle Edition, 2010)
Ehrenreich, Barbara, The Hearts of Men: American Dreams and the Flight from Commitment, 1983
Ellis, Havelock. Studies in the Psychology of Sex (in six volumes), 1927
Elshtain, Jean Bethke, Meditations on Modern Political Thought: Masculine/Feminine Themes from Luther to Arendt, Praeger, N.Y. 1986
Erikson, Erik H.: Identity: Youth and Crisis, Norton, N.Y., 1968
Estrich, Susan, Sex and Power, NY, 2000
Faludi, Susan: Backlash: the Undeclared War against American Women, Doubleday, 1991
Farganis, Sandra, The Social Reconstruction of the Feminine Character, 1996
Finney, Gail: Women in Modern Drama..., Cornell University Press, 1989
Firestone, Shulamith: The Dialectic of Sex: the Case for Feminist Revolution, NY, 1970
Fisher, H.: The First Sex: The Natural Talents of Women and How They are Changing the World, Random House, N.Y. 1999.
Fox-Genovese, Elizabeth, Feminism without Illusions: a Critique of Individualism, University of North Carolina 1991.
Fox-Genovese, Elizabeth. Feminism is NOT the Story of my Life, 1996, Doubleday
Fraser, N. & Bartky, S.: Revaluing French Feminism, Indiana University Press, 1992
Freeman, Jo (Ed.): Women: A Feminine Perspective, Palo Alto, 1975
French, Marilyn: The War Against Women, NY 1992
Friedan, Betty: The Feminine Mystique, New York, 1963
Friedan, Betty: The Second Stage, New York, 1981
Fukuyama, Francis: The Great Disruption: Human Nature and the Reconstruction of the Social Order, 1999
Fuller, Edmund: Man in Modern Fiction, N.Y. 1957
Gallagher, Maggie. Enemies of Eros, Chicago, 1989
George, R. & Elshtain, J. (eds): The Meaning of Marriage, Spence, 2006
Gilder, George: Men and Marriage, Pelican, 1986
Graglia, Carolyn, Domestic Tranquility: a Brief against Feminism, Spence, 1998
Greer, Germaine, The Female Eunuch, NY, 1972
Greer, Germaine: Sex and Destiny, the Politics of Human Fertility. NY, 1984
Hayden, Dolores: The Grand Domestic Revolution: A History of Feminist Designs for American Homes, 1981, MIT
Hewlett, Sylvia Ann: A Lesser Life: the Myth of Women's Liberation in America, NY, 1986
Himmelfarb, Gertrude: The De-Moralization of Society; from Victorian Virtues to Modern Values, NY, 1995
Horney, Karen: Feminine Psychology, Norton, 1967
Hunter, James Davison: The Death of Character. Moral Education in an Age Without Good or Evil, Basic Books, 2000
Jones, Ernest: The Life and Work of Sigmund Freud, New York, 1955
Kassian, Mary: The Feminist Mistake, Crossway, 2005
Kessler-Harris, Alice: Out to Work. A History of Wage-Earning Women in the United States, Oxford University Press, 1982
Kilpatrick, William: Why Johnny Can't Tell Right from Wrong, NY, 1993
La Follette, Suzanne: Concerning Women, NY, 1926
Lamb, M.E. (Ed.) Nontraditional Families: Parenting and Child Development, NJ, 1982,
Lasch, Christopher: The New Radicalism in America (1889-1963), NY, 1965
Lasch, Christopher: Haven in a Heartless World. The Family Besieged, N.Y. 1977
Lasch, Christopher Women and the Common Life, N.Y., 1997
Lopata, Helena Z. Occupation Housewife, Oxford University Press, 1971
Lundberg, Ferdinand, & Farnham, Marynia F.: Modern Woman; the Lost Sex, N.Y. 1947
Lutkehaus, Nancy: Margaret Mead. The Making of an American Icon, Princeton University Press, 2008
[[Lystra, Karen: Searching the Heart. Women, Men, and Romantic Love in Nineteenth Century America, Oxford University Press, 1989]]
Maccoby, Eleanor E.: The Two Sexes, Growing Up Apart, Coming Together, Harvard University Press, 1998
Magnet, Myron (Ed.): Modern Sex: Liberation and its Discontents, Chicago 2001
Marías, Julián: La Felicità Umana: un impossibile necessario, Milano 1990
Marshall, Megan: The Cost of Loving: Women and the New Fear of Intimacy, N.Y. 1984
Matláry, Janne Haaland, El Tiempo de las Mujeres; Notas para un Nuevo Feminismo, Madrid, 2000
Matlin, Margaret W.: The Psychology of Women (1st Ed. 1987) (6th, 2008)
McClelland, David: Power: The Inner Experience, New York, 1975
McGuire, Ashley. Sex Scandal: The Drive to Abolish Male and Female, DC, 2017
Mead, Margaret: Male and Female, New York, 1949
Millett, Kate: Sexual Politics, NY, 1970
Millett, Mallory: Marxist Feminism's Ruined Lives", FrontPage Magazine: September 1, 2014
Morse, Jennifer Roback: Smart Sex: Finding Life-Long Love in a Hook-Up World, Spence 2005
Parke, Ross, D: Fatherhood. The Developing Child, Harvard University Press, 1996
Odenwald, Robert P.: The Disappearing Sexes, NY 1965
Peeters, Marguerite A.: The Globalization of the Western Cultural Revolution, Institute for Intercultural Dialogue Dynamics, 2007
Regnerus, Mark.: Cheap Sex. The Transformation of Men, Marriage, and Monogamy, Oxford University Press. 2017
Reiter, Rayna (Ed.): Toward an Anthropology of Women, NY, 1975
Roazen, Paul: Helene Deutsch, Doubleday, N.Y. 1985
Rubin, Lillian B.: Families on the Fault Line: America's Working Class speaks about the Family..., Harper Collins, 1994
Sanger, Margaret: "The Eugenic Value of Birth Control Propaganda", 1921 [as published by the Margaret Sanger Project, 2003]
Sanger, Margaret: Woman & the New Race, NY, 1922
[Sax, Leonard: Boys Adrift, Basic Books, N.Y. 2007]
[Sayers, Janet: Mothers of Psychoanalysis [Helene Deutsch, Karen Horney, Anna Freud, Melanie Klein], NY, 1991]
Schlafly, Phyllis: The Power of the Positive Woman, NY, 1977
Schneir, Miriam (Ed.): Feminism, the Essential Historical Writings, NY 1972
Schneir, Miriam (Ed.): Feminism in Our Time: the Essential Writings, World War II to the Present, NY 1994
Scruton, Roger: Sexual Desire, New York, 1986
Schwartz, Felice N., Breaking with Tradition: Women and Work, NY 1992
Shalit, Wendy, A Return to Modesty, N.Y. 1999
Sommers, Christina Hoff Who Stole Feminism?: How women have betrayed women, N.Y. 1994
Stein, Edith: Woman, ICS, Washington, D.C. 1987
Steinem, Gloria: Revolution from Within: a Book of Self-Esteem, Boston, 1992
Stern, Karl: The Flight from Woman, NY 1965
Twain, Mark: Huckleberry Finn
Twenge, Jean M.: Generation Me, New York, 2006
Undset, Sigrid: Jenny, (1911).
Venker, Suzanne & Schlafly, Phyllis, The Flipside of Feminism, Washington, DC, 2011
Weaver, Richard M.: Ideas have Consequences Univ. of Chicago Press, 1984
(first published 1948)
White, Lynn, Educating our Daughters, Harper N.Y. 1950
Wilson, Robert A., Feminine Forever, NY 1966
Winsnes, Andreas: Sigrid Undset: Studio sul realismo cristiano, Brescia, 1952
Wojtila, Karol, Love and Responsibility, Ignatius Press, 1993
Wolf, Naomi, The Beauty Myth, [How Images of Beauty are used against Women], NY 1991
Woloch, Nancy. Women and the American Experience, McGraw-Hill, NY, 1996
Wollstonecraft, Mary: A Vindication of the Rights of Woman, 1792.
Woodham-Smith, Cecil, Florence Nightingale, London, 1950
Woolf, Virginia: A Room of One's Own, 1929
Yepes, Ricardo: Fundamentos de Antropologia: un ideal de la excelencia humana, Pamplona, 1996