The Right has been using culture wars to divide and conquer for years, but in 2004, that strategy was given a new twist. In an election where women's votes were key, the Bush team used highly placed female appointees to run cover for the most reactionary administration of our time. Flanders predicted gender politics would be crucial in the 2004 race. Her prescient book is the first to investigate the Bush administration's estrogen shield. Bushwomen exposes Condoleezza Rice's complicity in human rights crimes, Lynne Cheney's lesbian novel, Karen Hughes' debt to NOW, and an insightful new chapter takes a bracing look at the 2004 election and the area to come. A New York Times bestseller, Bushwomen is the only book to unmask how the most powerful women in the world are using the rhetoric of women's rights to advance an unpopular corporate agenda around the globe.
Laura Flanders is the host of 'The Laura Flanders Show', an Air America Radio, and co-host of 'Your Call', on public radio KALW is San Francisco. She is the author of Real Majority, Media Minority: the High Cost of Sidelining Women in Reporting, and the editor of The W Effect: Bush's War on Women.