The war on women in the United States : beliefs, tactics, and the best defenses / Joel T. Nadler and Meghan R. Lowery, editors. - ix, 287 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm. - Contemporary psychology . - Contemporary psychology (Praeger Publishers) .

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Part I: The battlefields. Traditional gender roles: social and cultural influences on oppression and resistance / Alisha Ali and Nirit Gordon -- The dehumanization of girls and women through legislation and human resource policies: a view of bullying in schools, reproductive justice, and work- life incompatibility / Michele a. Paludi -- Modern gender roles and stereotypes: the cultural funneling of individuals toward gendered choices / Amy L. Hillard -- "Playing the woman card?": the gendered politics of the war on women / Heather E. Bullock -- Part II: The battles. Law and order: women's legal rights- legal, legislative, and enforcement realities / Seth A. Berry -- Technologies of sexism and the perpetuation of job segregation: a social status threat-stress model / Margaret S. Stockdale and Grace McCullough -- Subtle barriers and bias in STEM: How stereotypes constrain women's STEM participation and career progress / Jessica L. Cundiff -- Does the government own my body? The reproductive health of women / Lynda M. Sagrestano and Ruthbeth Finerman -- Part III: Skirmishes. Shards of the glass ceiling and glass cliff: how individual discrimination still exists in the face of legal sanction / Brittany B. Fremion, Kimberly E. O'Brien, and Ashley Ford -- Gender and sexualized aggression in the workplace / Valerie J. Morganson and Stephanie E.V. Brown -- When you can't escape the battlefield: sexual violence at home and at work / Alexandra I. Zelin and Nicole L. Johnson -- Gender inequality in work- life balance: barriers and solutions for women's navigation of the work- family interface / Jade S. Jenkins, Meghan I.H. Lindeman, and Larissa K. Barber.

"Although women's rights is a worldwide issue, this book examines how in the United States, an alleged "war on women" is still occurring. Are there only forces opposing women's equality that aim to subvert women's advancement, or are defensive strategies employed as well? What has been the offensive response from women and supportive groups of women? Is there actually substantial evidence of a "war on women" or is the idea primarily political rhetoric? Are the actions and behaviors contributing to gender inequality intentional or unintentional? In this unique collection, experts from multiple disciplines analyze the U.S. women's rights movement, developments, progress, and obstacles. The chapters extend the analogy of this fight for equal rights with a war to document how women's struggle for gender equality is simultaneously a health issue, a political issue, and a wider issue of social justice- a formidable challenge in which women's lives are sometimes literally at stake and at risk. The book's contributors and editors take the unique angle of eyeing the fight for equality on the same level as a war, analyzing this "war" on historical/social/cultural levels (the "battlefield"; identifying policy, political, and legal issues ("major battles"); and explaining how to best fight on personal or individual levels ("skirmishes").-- book jacket.



Sexism--United States.
Sex role--United States.
Women's rights--United States.
Women--Social conditions.--United States
Sex role.
Women--Social conditions.
Women's rights.

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HQ1237.5.U6 / W37 2018