Susan Douglas

Prize-winning author, columnist, feminist scholar, and cultural critic.  She chronicles the widening gap between the images of women in the mass media and their everyday lives.

  • Author of five acclaimed books, including, Where the Girls Are was which was named one of the top ten books of the year by NPR, Entertainment Weekly and The McLaughlin Group.
  • In Enlightened Sexism:  The Seductive Message That Feminism’s Work Is Done, she continues her analysis of the mixed messages surrounding women, and the struggle in the media between embedded feminism on the one hand and enlightened sexism on the other.
  • Tackles the myth that women “have it all” and that full equality for women has been achieved
  •  Douglas has written for The NationIn These TimesThe Village VoiceMs.The Washington Post and TV Guide, and was media critic for The Progressive. Her column “Back Talk” appears monthly in In These Times.

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