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Righting Feminism: Conservative Women and American Politics

Ronnee Schreiber


When we think of women's activism in America, figures such as Gloria Steinem and Betty Friedan invariably come to mind—those liberal doyennes who have fought for years to chip away at patriarchy and achieve gender equality. But women's interests are not synonymous with organizations like NOW anymore. As this book shows, the conservative ascendancy that began in the Reagan era has been accompanied by the emergence of a broad-based conservative women's movement. And while firebrands like Ann Coulter and Phyllis Schlafly may be the public face of right-wing women's activism, a handful of large an ... More

Keywords: women's activism, Gloria Steinem, Betty Friedan, gender equality, NOW, Ann Coulter, Phyllis Schafly, political activism, Concerned Women for America, Independent Women's Forum

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2008 Print ISBN-13: 9780195331813
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195331813.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Ronnee Schreiber, author
San Diego State University