This Third Edition combines classical and contemporary feminist writings on a wide range of women's issues. Special attempts have been made to reflect women's diversity as well as similarities across race,class,ethnicity,sexual orientation,age,etc. It offers feminist analyses of the sources and consequences of gender inequality and introduces students to feminist theory and methodology. Unlike some anthologies,it offers the original classical pieces rather than secondary analyses. In addition to the scholarly readings,it includes-set off as boxed inserts-news articles,humorous pieces,and popular writings. It can thus be tailored to meet the needs of a full range of students,from introductory to graduate-level. It is suitable as a main text,or as a supplementary reader.