Sexism in America : Alive, Well, and Ruining Our Future
By: Berg, Barbara J.Material type: TextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Publisher: Chicago : Chicago Review Press, 2009Description: 1 online resource (433 p.).ISBN: 9781569763308.Subject(s): Men - United States - Psychology | Men -- United States -- Psychology | Sex discrimination against women - United States | Sex discrimination against women -- United States | Sex role - United States | Sex role -- United States | Sexism - United States | Sexism -- United States | Women - United States | Women -- United StatesGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Sexism in America : Alive, Well, and Ruining Our FutureDDC classification: 305.420973 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
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Front Cover ; Table of Contents ; Acknowledgments ; Introduction Inequality-The New Normal ; 1 The Awakening of American Women ; 2 Feminism Takes Flight ; 3 Gender Roles Under Fire ; 4 Do Not Bend, Fold, Spindle, or Mutilate ; 5 Reagan and the Great Reality Check ; 6 Welfare Queens, Herculean Women, and Sex-Starved Stalkers ; 7 The Mixed Bag of Bill Clinton ; 8 Bushwinked to Bushwhacked ; 9 9/11 and Women ; 10 9/11 and Men ; 11 Military Madness ; 12 Starve the Beast, Sink the Nation ; 13 Bodily Harm ; 14 Birth-Control Activitists, Please Phone Home
15 Trouble@edu 16 The Campaign Against Working Women ; 17 Mothers Matter(s) ; 18 Unpopular Culture ; 19 Missing at the Multiplex ; 20 The Disappearing Girl ; 21 Toxic Males and Tarty Females ; 22 Desperately Seeking Self ; 23 More Than a Few Good Women ; Conclusion: The Change We Need ; Resources ; Notes ; Bibliography ; Index
Debunking the many myths about how far women have come and the pervasive belief that American society is postfeminist, this account traces women''s status and the assault on their rights from the 1950swhen Newsweek declared, "for the American girl, books and babies don''t mix"to the present, exploring the deception behind women''s progress and contextualizing the current situation. The legacy of the women's movement is being short-circuited in every aspect of life, as evidenced by statistics such as the growing wage gap between men and women that begins right after college, the U.S. ranking of 31st in world gender equitybehind Latvia and the Philippinesas well as trends ranging from rising medical insurance costs to shortening life expectancy for women. This passionate, extensively documented, humorous, and persuasive argument is simultaneously enlightening, frightening, and revitalizing and helps women understand where they are and why and how they can move beyond marginalizing strategies.
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