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Contributed by Maura Stephens on 09/19/2011
Tonight at 7:30, Emerson Suites, author and journalist SUSAN FALUDI will share her rather startling conclusions after examining, for her recent book The Terror Dream, the connections between 9/11 and profound changes in U.S. media and culture in the ensuing ten years.
Why, Faludi asks, did an assault on American global dominance provoke an almost hysterical summons to restore "traditional" manhood, marriage, and maternity?
Why did our media react as if the hijackers had targeted not a commercial and military edifice but the family home and nursery?
Why did an attack fueled by hatred of Western emancipation lead to a regressive fixation on Doris Day womanhood and John Wayne masculinity?
Faludi will discuss what 9/11 revealed about all of us -- women, men, and our society at large. The presentation will be followed by a Q&A and book signing.
Susan Faludi's visit is presented by the Park Center for Independent Media and is free and open to the public.