No Turning Back has ratings and 60 reviews. Indeed as Stanford professor and award-winning author Estelle B. Freedman argues in her compelling book. Indeed as Stanford professor and award-winning author Estelle B. Freedman argues in has reached a critical momentum from which there is no turning back . Indeed as Stanford professor and award-winning author Estelle B. Freedman ” No Turning Back “will stand as a defining text in one of the most important social .

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It gives insight as to why it is hard for children to talk about the abuse oftentimes because their abusers condition them to think that it’s ok, or that the child will get into trouble for the abuse that is happening to them and shows how feminists have helped redefine sexual abuse and incest, and how the theme of power plays a role in it.

The style is easy and loaded with examples and quotes. This is freedan thorough presentation of the history and development of feminism around the world.

There are also references to sex workers, and the difference between prostitutes and sex workers; also pointed out is the fact that just because there is a job out there such as sex work that we don’t see as being a “proper” job, doesn’t mean it deserves to be treated as such, and especially doesn’t mean baci we should all look down on those involved in sex work. She does an excellent job of setting context, discussing the variety of “feminisms” and feminist movements that exist through-out the world, and pointing out the ways in which race, class, and nationality affect women’s experiences and perspectives.

No Turning Back

Women are the only ones capable of producing children, and it requires a vulnerable nine months each to do so. Dec 18, Pages Buy. Professor Freedman lives in San Francisco. She does an excellent Professor Freedman lives in San Francisco.


The patriarchy is also something that Estelle contributes to the status of women, but acknowledges that it isn’t present everywhere in the world, citing goddesses that were and still are in some cases worshiped on the same level that gods were, as well as pointing out that there were many empresses and other female rulers.

No Turning Back: The History of Feminism and the Future of Women

And just in case I might think she’s just talking metaphorically or hyperbolically, she says it’s nothing more or less, which means, it’s exactly this. Feminism should be a movement for everybody, and I think this book gets that across quite well.

Other editions – View all No Turning Back: Freedman combines a scholar’s meticulous research with a social critic’s keen eye. Feb 02, Sarah rated it it was amazing.

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References to this book Against Empire: It gave me a better understanding of the history of women’s rights and of how female representation in politics, literature, and the arts has evolved over time. Jan 08, Kathleengconverse rated it really liked it. Searching in its analysis and global in its perspective, No Turning Back will stand as a defining text in one of the most freedma social movements of all time.

Aug 26, Melissa rated it really liked it. Inthe difference was 20 min.

Of course, Freedman’s book is one of a very huge scope, estelel she very well could have, and probably did, miss a few things that I’m sure others have made note of. As a Gender Studies major in college, I was worried there would be little new information to me, but by quo This was a really great read! I gained an interesting economic understanding of feminism, and my interest is piqued when it comes to international feminism.

Feb 21, Kate added it Shelves: I’ve always wondered how feminists explain the fact that womens’ oppression was completely overlooked for millenia, during which time many oppressed groups of all kinds have fought for and often won their freedoms. The reason for this is because it is implied that Miss is only used for unmarried women, and Mrs.


A lot of said countries including the US are repressing women’s rights as we speak. I guess the greatest value I’ve seen in this book is that her writing challenged me to think more deeply,dialoguing with the author, because I was looking for the holes in her argument as she presented the holes in others’.

Well researched historical take on important issues. Even for those of us who married well.

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Drawing examples from a variety of countries and cultures, from the past and the present, this inspiring narrative will be required reading for anyone who wishes to understand the role women play in the world.

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Dec 13, Dorothy rated it liked it Shelves: It doesn’t mean that men are oppressed however; in fact, a lot of these issues can be traced back to patriarchy itself – the focus on woman as mother, her nature as nurturing and care-giving, ideas about masculinity and sex, etc etc. This was a really great read! So I’d have to backtrack and see if I missed any clues that this was be something I’m supposed to be upset about.

There was also a reference to Benazir Bhutto, which was sad; the book was written fiveish years before she was assasinated. This is the thing that I enjoyed the most, which is why freedmaj is probably my favorite section in this book.