In this “illiberal education” of feminism, two feminist academics speak out, showing how political correctness has turned academic feminism into a parody of itself. They assert that official feminism has become irrelevant to or misunderstood by people inside and outside of academic circles, playing into the hands of right-wing critics and creating a gender cult dedicated solely to furthering its own interests. The authors call for feminism to abandon its intolerant and self-destructive modes and explore how to regain the positive vision that attracted so many women in the first place.

  • Title: Professing Feminism: Cautionary Tales from the Strange World of Women's Studies
  • Authors: Daphne Patai and Noretta Koertge
  • Publisher: Basic Books
  • Year: 1995