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Why feminism favours men

The movement has worked wonders—but not for women

By Jim Pollard   March 2010

Plus ça change: feminism wasn’t bad for women, but it was brilliant for men

Feminists aren’t happy. In France, philosopher Elisabeth Badinter has provoked the sort of reaction reserved for Englishmen who say Camembert tastes like feet by arguing in a new book, Le Conflit: La Femme et la Mère (Flammarion), that women are being enslaved by the ideal of a mother doing everything for their children. In Britain, Natasha Walter, who heralded the egalitarianism of The New Feminism in 1998, laments in her new book, Living Dolls (Virago) that she “once believed that we only had to put in…

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