The Turning Point of the 1990s. 1. The New Discourse on Method.
The logic of amalgamation.
Philosophical malaise.2. Omissions.
The abuse of power.3. Contradiction.
The myth of a domesticated sexuality.
The model of female sexuality.4. Regression.
When everyone thinks they are the victim of the other.
When the law of difference reigns.
E. Badinter, Philosopher and Writer
Translated by J.Borossa
"Badinter's incisive essay appears quite compelling when set
against the alternative: a diffuse, muddled culture of
Times Literary Supplement
"This book is an event. Elisabeth Badinter is one of the
intellectuals who has worked tirelessly to build the theoretical
edifice which has nourished French feminism. For thirty years she
has been part of the women's liberation movement, without ever
belonging to any of its cliques. Now she protests forcefully
against the way it has evolved."
"In Dead End Feminism, Elisabeth Badinter attacks the new
moral order that certain proponents of feminism have claimed to
establish in the last couple of decades. Having provided French
feminism with its most solid intellectual foundations, she knows
what she's talking about. Parity, pornography, prostitution, sexual
harassment: Badinter carries out a veritable demolition of received
ideas in a vigorous and well argued work."
"With her cutting intelligence and devastating turn of phrase,
Elisabeth Badinter will make the guardians of the faith grit their
teeth. She runs the risk of betraying her camp; but it is her camp
that has betrayed the cause of emancipation, which is the real
concern of both women and men."
Le Nouvel Observateur