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Sommers, Christina Hoff

Overview
Works: 41 works in 164 publications in 2 languages and 7,981 library holdings
Genres: History  Educational films  Internet videos  Drama  Made-for-TV movies  Coming-of-age films  Romance films  Documentary films  Comedy films  Sports films 
Roles: Author, Compiler, Other
Classifications: HQ797, 305.420973
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Who stole feminism? : how women have betrayed women by Christina Hoff Sommers( Book )

19 editions published between 1994 and 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,907 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book claims that the modern feminist movement has been "co-opted" by radical left-wing extremists. In addition to attacking academics, liberals, and the feminist leaders, the author accuses all of the above of using deceptive or inaccurate data
The war against boys : how misguided feminism is harming our young men by Christina Hoff Sommers( Book )

12 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 1,772 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Christina Hoff Sommers analyzes the work of the leading academic experts, Carol Gilligan and William Pollack, and finds it lacking in scientific rigor. There is no girl crisis, says Sommers. Girls are outperforming boys academically, and girls' self-esteem is no different from boys'. Boys lag behind girls in reading and writing ability, and they are less likely to go to college." "The "girl crisis" has been seized upon by some feminists and has been suffused with sexual politics. Under the guise of helping girls, many schools have adopted policies that penalize boys, often for simply being masculine. Sommers says that boys do need help, but not the sort they've been getting. They need help catching up with girls academically. They need love, discipline, respect, and moral guidance. They desperately need understanding. They do not need to be rescued from masculinity."--Jacket
One nation under therapy : how the helping culture is eroding self-reliance by Christina Hoff Sommers( Book )

8 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in English and held by 1,209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Americans have traditionally placed great value on self-reliance and fortitude. In recent decades, however, we have seen the rise of a therapeutic ethic that views Americans as emotionally underdeveloped, psychically frail, and requiring the ministrations of mental health professionals to cope with life's vicissitudes. Being "in touch with one's feelings" and freely expressing them have become paramount personal virtues. Today-with a book for every ailment, a counselor for every crisis, a lawsuit for every grievance, and a TV show for every conceivable problem-we are at risk of degrading our native ability to cope with life's challenges. Drawing on established science and common sense, Christina Hoff Sommers and Dr. Sally Satel reveal how "therapism" and the burgeoning trauma industry have come to pervade our lives. Help is offered everywhere under the presumption that we need it: in children's classrooms, the workplace, churches, courtrooms, the media, the military. But with all the "help" comes a host of troubling consequences, including: * The myth of stressed-out, homework-burdened, hypercompetitive, and depressed or suicidal schoolchildren in need of therapy and medication * The loss of moral bearings in our approach to lying, crime, addiction, and other foibles and vices * The unasked-for "grief counselors" who descend on bereaved families, schools, and communities following a tragedy, offering dubious advice while billing plenty of money * The expansion of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder from an affliction of war veterans to nearly everyone who has experienced a setback Intelligent, provocative, and wryly amusing, One Nation Under Therapy demonstrates that "talking about" problems is no substitute for confronting them
The science on women and science( Book )

6 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 501 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Are women victims of a widespread bias in science and engineering, as a 2007 report of the National Academy of Sciences concluded? Or are there other, more plausible explanations for the paucity of women in various quantitative fields? What, if anything, should be done to encourage more women to become engineers and scientists? Anyone looking for a balanced and temperate treatment of this sometimes-contentious topic will welcome this collection of essays from leading academics on both sides of the issue
The war against boys : how misguided policies are harming our young men by Christina Hoff Sommers( Book )

10 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and held by 474 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Girls and women were once second class citizens in the nation's schools. Americans responded with concerted efforts to give girls and women the attention and assistance that was long overdue. Now, after two major waves of feminism and decades of policy reform, women have made massive strides in education. Today they outperform men in nearly every measure of social, academic, and vocational well being
Right and wrong : basic readings in ethics( Book )

3 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 259 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One nation under therapy : how the helping culture is eroding self-reliance by Christina Hoff Sommers( )

11 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Americans have traditionally placed great value on self-reliance and fortitude. In recent decades, however, we have seen the rise of an ethic that views Americans as requiring the ministrations of mental health professionals to cope with life's vicissitudes. Being "in touch with one's feelings" and freely expressing them have become paramount virtues. Today, with a book for every ailment, a counselor for every crisis, a lawsuit for every grievance, and a TV show for every conceivable problem, "help" is offered everywhere, but with it come troubling consequences, including: the myth of stressed-out, homework-burdened, hypercompetitive, and depressed or suicidal schoolchildren; the loss of moral bearings in our approach to lying, crime, addiction, and other foibles and vices; the expansion of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder from an affliction of war veterans to nearly everyone who has experienced a setback.--From publisher description
Who stole feminism? : how women have betrayed women by Christina Hoff Sommers( )

10 editions published between 1996 and 2009 in English and held by 107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sommers has exposed a disturbing development: how a group of zealots, claiming to speak for all women, are promoting a dangerous agenda that threatens cherished ideals and sets women against men in all spheres of life. In case after case, Sommers shows how these extremists have propped up their arguments with highly questionable but well-funded research, presenting inflammatory and often inaccurate information and stifling any semblance of free and open scrutiny. Trumpeted as orthodoxy, their resulting findings on everything from rape, domestic abuse, and economic bias to the supposed crisis in girls' self-esteem perpetuate a view of women as victims of the "patriarchy."
The war against boys : how misguided feminism is harming our young men by Christina Hoff Sommers( Recording )

9 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in English and held by 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Boys in our society are greatly at risk. Yet the best-known studies and the academic experts say that it's the girls who are suffering from a decline in self-esteem, who need extra help in school and elsewhere in a society that favors boys. The problem with boys, they say, is that they are boys. We need to change their nature, to make them more like girls. But Christina Hoff Sommers says these arguments don't hold up to scrutiny. In this book, Sommers analyzes the work of leading academic experts Carol Gilligan and William Pollack and finds it lacking in scientific rigor. There is no girl crisis, she says. Boys do need help--but not the sort they've been getting. They need love, discipline, respect, and moral guidance. They desperately need understanding. But they do not need to be rescued from masculinity
Freedom feminism : its surprising history and why it matters today by Christina Hoff Sommers( Book )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Women's equality is one of the great achievements of Western civilization. Yet most American women today do not consider themselves "feminists." Why is the term that describes one of the great chapters in the history of freedom in such disrepute? In Freedom Feminism: Its Surprising HIstory and Why It Matters Today, Christina Hoff Sommers seeks to recover the lost history of American feminism by introducing readers to social feminism's forgotten heroines. More importantly, she demonstrates that a modern version of social feminism -- in which women are free to employ their equal status to pursue happiness in their own distinctive ways -- holds the key to a feminism renaissance"--Back cover
Has Feminism Gone Too Far?( Visual )

5 editions published between 1995 and 2003 in English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Features an interview with two dissenting voices in modern feminism, Camille Paglia and Christina Sommers. Includes an analysis of the current state and popular perception of American feminism
The science of women in science( Book )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The hazards of repudiating tradition by Christina Hoff Sommers( Book )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Boys : entering the teen years by Stacy Cochran( Visual )

2 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reporter Leslie Stahl delves into the topic of the declining performance of boys in American schools. Boys in all social classes in all fifty states are falling behind girls in academic achievement. Features interviews with educators and authors Michael Thompson and Christina Hoff Summers
La guerra contra los chicos : cómo el feminismo mal entendido daña a los chicos jóvenes by Christina Hoff Sommers( Book )

2 editions published in 2006 in Spanish and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The best of Imprimis( Recording )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The best of Imprimis( Recording )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two Views on Feminism( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ben Wattenberg elicits opposing views on the state of feminism from Catherine MacKinnon, Camille Paglia, and Christina Hoff Sommers. The opposing views presented in the program contribute significantly to the debate between gender feminists and equity feminists. MacKinnon defends "radical" feminist views and discusses pornography within the context of the exploitation and sexual subordination of women. Sommers criticizes feminists on the basis of anti-intellectual movements on campuses that promote male-bashing, female chauvinism, and portray women as perennial victims--a position that Sommers adamantly denies exists. Paglia also rejects "totalitarian feminism," which she holds responsible for creating hysteria among women by grossly exaggerating rape statistics. Sommers and Paglia also discuss the issues of wage gaps between the genders, abortion, and the Anita Hill case
Victim and victimzer : the new humanities by Christina Hoff Sommers( Visual )

3 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Christina Hoff Sommers adresses an audience at Hillsdale College on radical feminism on college campuses and universities
 
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Who stole feminism? : how women have betrayed women
Alternative Names
Christina Hoff Sommers American author and philosopher

Christina Hoff Sommers Amerikaans filosofe

Christina Hoff Sommers autora estadounidense

Christina Hoff Sommers saggista statunitense

Christina Hoff Sommers US-amerikanische Philosophin und Feministin

Hoff Sommers, Christina

Hoff Sommers, Christina 1950-

Hoff Sommers, Christina Marie, 1950-

Rodni feminizam

Sommers, Christina

Sommers, Christina H.

Sommers, Christina H. 1950-

Соммерс, Кристина Хофф

כריסטינה הוף סומרס

크리스티나 호프 소머스

克里斯蒂娜·霍夫·萨默斯

Languages
English (112)

Spanish (2)

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The war against boys : how misguided feminism is harming our young menOne nation under therapy : how the helping culture is eroding self-relianceThe science on women and scienceRight and wrong : basic readings in ethicsOne nation under therapy : how the helping culture is eroding self-relianceWho stole feminism? : how women have betrayed womenThe war against boys : how misguided feminism is harming our young menThe science of women in science