Taking On the Big Boys: Or Why Feminism Is Good for Families, Business, and the Nation

Taking On the Big Boys: Or Why Feminism Is Good for Families, Business, and the Nation

by Ellen Bravo
     
 

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Social-journalistic critique (like Barbara Ehrenreich) with solutions on how economic equity for women benefits everyone.See more details below

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Social-journalistic critique (like Barbara Ehrenreich) with solutions on how economic equity for women benefits everyone.

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True equality for both men and women can only improve our society, argues Bravo, the former director of 9to5, the National Association of Working Women. Bravo's eyeopening book examines the problem of inequality for women in the workplace and in society, exposes the myths and realities regarding women's rights, proposes detailed feminist solutions to help create real social change, and offers examples of collective action taken by individuals and organizations like 9to5 to fight oppression and domination in all its forms. She illustrates how the changes feminists want, such as pay equity, flexibility for family care, universal healthcare, and quality childcare, offer a better way for all to do business, raise families, and build society. Very readable, at times humorous, and always informative, this book can be considered your personal handbook for taking on the "Big Boys," a relatively small group of men--and women--who control the wealth and power in this country, in order to create true gender equality. Highly recommended for both public and academic libraries.
—Wendy Wendt

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781558616240
Publisher:
Feminist Press at CUNY, The
Publication date:
04/01/2007
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
176
File size:
0 MB

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