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Now, the backlashThe sex industry is booming, the rape conviction rate is plummeting, women's bodies are picked over in the media, abortion rights are under serious threat and top business leaders say they don't want to employ women. It all adds up to one thing ... an all-out assault on feminism. But why? And what's to be done about it, asks Kira Cochrane.
(Kira Cochrane, [url=http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2008/jul/01/gender.women]The Guardian[/url], Tuesday July 1, 2008)
Thanks Martin, I agree with this:
"What a backlash does is that it curtails us, but we never take those two steps back, and that's what I think can send the conservatives - and I mean that with a small 'c' - and the rightwingers, and the upholders of the traditional family, absolutely wild, because whatever they throw at us, so what? [b]What do they think we're going to do? Go back to how we were before? Go back into the kitchen and make them a sandwich?[/b] We might be wading through treacle at the moment," she says, "but the fact is that they won't actually win".