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Susan Faludi to Speak at Hamilton


Susan Faludi, one of the most exciting newvoices in American feminism, will speak at Hamilton College on Thursday, March28, at 8 p.m., in the Chapel. Her lecture, which will address the vital issues facingwomen today while challenging the "backlash" notion that feminism has becomewomen's worst enemy, is free and open to the general public.

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

Her recent book, Backlash: The Undeclared War Against AmericanWomen, a thoughtful, detailed ground-breaking examination of women'scrumbling status since the dawn of the Reagan era, was an internationalbest-seller and was the winner of the National Book Critics CircleAward.

Newsweek called Backlash "an extraordinary book...asground-breaking in its own way as its two important predecessors, Simone deBeauvoir's The Second Sex and Betty Friedan's The FeminineMystique."

In its March, 9, 1992 cover article on Faludi and Gloria Steinem, TimeMagazine stated, "Faludi's book has set off firecrackers across thepolitical landscape." She has also appeared in the cover article of WorkingWomen 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 resistanceto feminism.

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