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Beyond the task of extricating women's liberation from the straightjacket of male-conceived leftist 'certainties' concerning emancipation, 'neofeminists', as the mass organisations sometimes referred to them, emphasised the distinct, equally systematic exploitation of women by men, adding women's sexuality and reproductive function as key sites of a power struggle, in addition to the relatively well-theorised impact of the capitalist mode of production on gender relations.
Psychologists and other mental health professionals allied with neofeminists to characterize the traditional family as the primary institution through which the so-called “patriarchy” exerted its domination of women and manipulation of children.
The book is designed precisely to counter the neofeminists 'indictment (Lasch's term) of Freud and psychoanalysis, and most of its contributors are in fundamental sympathy with Freud's theories.
The neofeminists who have been defending her must be brimming with pride at this latest demonstration that any woman can be as evil and cunning and abusive as any man.
So rise up, neofeminists, and unite to throw off the outdated bounds of feminism's past.