Cheating on the Sisterhood: Infidelity and Feminism

Cheating on the Sisterhood: Infidelity and Feminism

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Cheating on the Sisterhood: Infidelity and Feminism is a feminist analysis of the imbroglio of sexual politics, brute sociobiology, and pop-mediated passion that is conjured up when a married man cheats on his wife with a younger, single woman. Drawing frankly on her own experience as the qother woman, q Lauren Rosewarne scrutinizes the alternate readings of the politics of cheating in terms of feminism's program of gender equality. Arguing that contemporary feminism does not automatically endorse or reject any particular choices, she shows what happens when all three parties to the classic triangle happen to be feminists, each trotting out a different set of feminist arguments to justify, vilify, and rationalize his or her actions. Is the qother woman, q this book asks, just a tool of the cheating man's assertion of gender dominance over both his mate and his mistressa€”and a willy-nilly a traitor to the sisterhood?aspect of the affair is such competition illustrated than in the question of relationship severance. Gayle Brandeis in The Other Woman writes that while she had considered leaving her cheating partner, a€œsome ... 35 On the last night during my first stay with him, for reasons I still dona#39;t understand, he took out a pile of photo albums ... A lot of the photos were flicked through too fast for me to absorb their content, but I do remember one snapshot of a lone plate of prosciutto at a picnic.

Title:Cheating on the Sisterhood: Infidelity and Feminism
Author:Lauren Rosewarne
Publisher:ABC-CLIO - 2009-05-14


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