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Susan Faludi to Speak at Hamilton

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Posted March 18, 1996
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Susan Faludi, one of the most exciting new voices in American feminism, will speak at Hamilton College on Thursday, March 28, at 8 p.m., in the Chapel. Her lecture, which will address the vital issues facing women today while challenging the "backlash" notion that feminism has become women's worst enemy, is free and open to the general public.

As an investigative reporter for the Wall Street Journal, Faludi won the 1990 Pulitzer Prize for an article tracing the human cost of the multi-billion dollar leveraged buy-out of Safeway. A summa cum laude alumna of Harvard University, Faludi was a reporter for the Miami Herald and the Atlanta Constitution. Her writing has also appeared in The New Yorker, Esquire and Ms.

Her recent book, Backlash: The Undeclared War Against American Women, a thoughtful, detailed ground-breaking examination of women's crumbling status since the dawn of the Reagan era, was an international best-seller and was the winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award.

Newsweek called Backlash "an extraordinary book...as ground-breaking in its own way as its two important predecessors, Simone de Beauvoir's The Second Sex and Betty Friedan's The Feminine Mystique."

In its March, 9, 1992 cover article on Faludi and Gloria Steinem, Time Magazine stated, "Faludi's book has set off firecrackers across the political landscape." She has also appeared in the cover article of Working Women Magazine.

Conservative columnist and talk show host John McLaughlin called Faludi "the best thinker of the year." She is currently completing her second book, an investigation of the psychological and underpinnings of the male resistance to feminism.

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