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    Liza Featherstone(Author)

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Hillary Rodham Clinton is one of the most powerful women in world politics, and the irrational right-wing hatred of Clinton has fed her progressive appeal, helping turn her into a feminist icon. To get a woman in the White House, it's thought, would be an achievement for all women everywhere, a kind of trickle-down feminism. In the run-up to the 2016 presidential election, the mantle of feminist elect has descended on Hillary Clinton, as a thousand viral memes applaud her, and most mainstream feminist leaders, thinkers, and organizations endorse her. In this atmosphere, dissent seems tantamount to political betrayal. In False Choices, an all-star lineup of feminists contests this simplistic reading of the candidate. A detailed look at Hillary Clinton's track record on welfare, Wall Street, criminal justice, education, and war reveals that she has advanced laws and policies that have done real harm to the lives of women and children across the country and the globe. This well-researched collection of essays restores to feminism its revolutionary meaning, and outlines how it could transform the United States and its relation to the world. Includes essays from prominent feminist writers Liza Featherstone, Laura Flanders, Moe Tkacik, Medea Benjamin, Frances Fox Piven and Fred Block, Donna Murch, Kathleen Geier, Yasmin Nair, Megan Erickson, Tressie McMillan Cottom, Catherine Liu, Amber A'Lee Frost, Margaret Corvid, Belen Fernandez, Zillah Eisenstein, and others.

'This collection of essays deconstructs Hillary's problematic history as a candidate who professes to be a feminist but whose policies have been pretty straight garbage for the nation's' vulnerable since the start.' --Holly Wood, Medium'A feminist critique of a feminist candidate…devastating.' --Kirkus Reviews“This book isn't just a feminist indictment of Hillary Clinton...It's an indictment of a left that has failed to reckon with capitalism's dark side.” – Amanda Erickson, Washington Post“Intensely engrossing for Hillary Clinton’s left-wing opponents —and for left-leaning readers still on the fence…The powerfully critical essays reject the 'ruling class feminism' of Clinton in favor of a 'left feminism rooted in an understanding of women’s material conditions'…A damning portrait of both Clinton and American politics.” – Publisher's Weekly“False Choices: The Faux Feminism of Hillary Rodham Clinton is a good reminder of all of the ways, through a long political career, Clinton has valued power over justice…As False Choices makes clear, this election is not a progressive advancement, it is simply more of the same.” The Smart Set

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  • PDF | 192 pages
  • Liza Featherstone(Author)
  • Verso Books (24 May 2016)
  • English
  • 9
  • Society, Politics & Philosophy

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  • By Snofru on 1 May 2017

    Insightful essays illustrating how Hillary Clinton's past politics contradict her alleged feminist credentials and undermine the struggle for social equality (not just for women) at home and abroad. I found it especially interesting as a European to read, as her home politics (e.g. the restructuring of the welfare system) have not been analyzed to the same depth in our media.

  • By Guest on 4 January 2017

    Absolutely brilliant read. The collection of essays are thought provoking and give a variety of reasons as to why Clinton is a wolf in sheep's clothing. An excellent analysis of Hilary's political career.


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