By Margot Mifflin
September 24, 1993 at 04:00 AM EDT

The Morning After: Sex, Fear, and Feminism On Campus

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  • Book
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  • Women's Studies

THE MORNING AFTER: SEX, FEAR, AND FEMINISM ON CAMPUS Katie Roiphe (Little, Brown, $19.95) Penned by a junior Camille Paglia, these essays challenge feminist definitions of rape, sexual harassment, and pornography. Princeton graduate student Katie Roiphe’s first mistake is in treating feminism as a monolithic philosophy expounded identically by Naomi Wolf, Catharine MacKinnon, and a corporate secretary. Her second is in taking cheap shots-like the suggestion that profeminist men are losers. Though she paints herself as a bold critic of the feminist status quo, Roiphe largely targets radical feminists. Her most provocative claim-that date-rape consciousness encourages some women to redress ambivalent sex with criminal charges-is valid. But it doesn’t necessarily follow, as Roiphe implies, that because some cases are fabricated, none are legitimate. B- -MM

The Morning After: Sex, Fear, and Feminism On Campus

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