Fire with Fire: New Female Power and How It Will Change

Fire with Fire: New Female Power and How It Will Change In her bestselling book The Beauty Myth, Naomi Wolf sought to change the way in which women see themselves in relation to their bodies Now she focuses on how they see themselves in relation to powerShe argues that the feminist movement has to change if it is to speak to a new generation of women, and that, even as women are gaining ground than ever before, a wariness of feminist orthodoxies keeps them away from the only movement capable of putting political clout behind their personal success The book represents a call to women to throw off centuries of conditioning about the relationship between power and femininity

10 thoughts on “Fire with Fire: New Female Power and How It Will Change the Twenty-First Century

  1. Britta Böhler Britta Böhler says:

    Re read this after almost 25 years just to see how much of what Wolf predicted didn t happen

  2. Virtuella Virtuella says:

    This book is excellent and I recommend it to everybody Wolf analyzes in a clear, differentiated and personally honest manner the double standards and intellectual dishonesty of a particular branch of feminism that which cast women in the roles of eternal, saintly victims and declares men to be the enemy and how this victim feminism has damaged and still damages the struggle for women s rights She makes it clear that w

  3. Rosemary Rosemary says:

    Reading thisthan 10 years after publication , the issues of North American feminism from that time do not seem so compelling in the face of greater problems today such as the prevalence of recreational rape and rape as a weapon of war and the massive growth in human trafficking.

  4. Aseel Aseel says:

    First half of the book was going to be a 5 and then it went downhill What I liked about Wolf s feminism was the focus on getting females into politics and grabbing power she called it power feminism The idea that we deserve recognition, rewards, money, choice to be sexual or not, etc because we are humans not because we are females is really important and I loved it What I didn t like was her concept of victim feminism At f

  5. Jeweleye Jeweleye says:

    I read this book quite a few years ago, and it changed the way I thought about feminism So much of what was written previous to Fire With Fire was about how women have been victimized Naomi Wolf turned that attitude on its head with a powerful paradigm shift As long as we think of ourselves as victims, we remain powerless.

  6. Cep Subhan KM Cep Subhan KM says:

    The book has been translated as Gegar Gender Kekuasaan Perempuan Menjelang Abad 21 by Omi Intan Naomi and published by Pustaka Semesta Press in 1999 Naomi Wolf is my favorite contemporary feminist figure and so I enjoy reading it just like when I read her other books The most interesting part of the book I think is part three, Victim Feminism versus Power Feminism , in which she criticizes Victim Feminism who seeks power through

  7. Luanne Coachman Luanne Coachman says:

    Fire with Fire provides an excellent reminder that what we think we know about women and how they differ from men is based on adaptations imposed by thousands of years of patriarchy It stands for the proposition that the differences we see are not innate and that true feminism supports the freedom of each individual to discover and express their true selves.

  8. Yuki Schofield Yuki Schofield says:

    A great read for anyone raising a girl, I feel like this book would serve parents better than many parenting books out there The author really unpacks the ways boys and girls are socialized so differently in regards to leadership, competition, power and team work, and how this plays out thought adult life.

  9. Chris St. Prince Chris St. Prince says:

    Although not one of Wolf spopular books written in 1993, her follow up to The Beauty Myth , it is to date my favourite book on feminism Wolf disseminates and contrasts two schools of modern feminist thinking patterns victim feminism and power feminism The differences can be subtle or stark, and Wolf lists copious examples of each Unsurprisingly, she favours power feminism There is one sentence that can summarize the trajectory of the enti

  10. Ritu Anand Ritu Anand says:

    I enjoy Naomi Wolf s writing It took me awhile to get through this book mainly because the writing is serious Though this book was written in the 90s, the content is still extremely relevant Naomi Wolf deconstructs the feminist movement into the concept of victim feminism versus the concept of power feminism She discusses women s relationships with one another and with power and how the 90s sparked a movement among women when Anita Hill spok

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