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Get to Work: . . . And Get a Life, Before It's Too Late

Get to Work: . . . And Get a Life, Before It's Too Late

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Does changing a toddler ’s diapers count as a fulfilling job? Is the glass ceiling that keeps women from advancing in their careers actually located in the home? In Get to Work, a book that instantly ignited a firestorm of debate, Hirshman cogently argues that “opting out” of the

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Read Linda Hirshman's posts on the Penguin Blog.

Does changing a toddler ’s diapers count as a fulfilling job? Is the glass ceiling that keeps women from advancing in their careers actually located in the home? In Get to Work, a book that instantly ignited a firestorm of debate, Hirshman cogently argues that “opting out” of the workplace is a form of self-betrayal. Combining a hard-hitting critique of traditional feminism with practical advice to help stay-at-home moms find satisfying, well-paying work, this book will be as era-defining as The Feminine Mystique.

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In this new feminist manifesto, in which she asserts that the women's movement was not radical enough, Hirshman, a former practicing attorney and former visiting professor at Brandeis University, issues a resounding call to all women that the time has come to restart the revolution. Expanding on a 2005 article in the American Prospect titled "Homeward Bound," which drew the interest of conservatives and liberals alike, she asserts that the real glass ceiling is found in women's homes. Forty years after the publication of Betty Freidan's The Feminine Mystique, Hirshman questions why men and women still assign housekeeping and child rearing to women and whether those who opt out for the blissful life of domesticity are making the choices that will lead to living the good life. To fire up the revolution, Hirshman presents a strategic action plan, suggesting that women use education to prepare for a lifetime of work, take their work seriously, bargain relentlessly for a just and equal household, consider a reproductive strike, and elect officials that do not punish women's work. Her manifesto, which is sure to spark controversy and debate, may just lead the way to a new feminism. Highly recommended for public and academic libraries.-Elizabeth M. Wavle, Elmira Coll., Elmira, NY Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
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àwill provoke invigorating discussion for sureà (The Seattle Times)

One of the most outspoken voices in the . . . women's movement . . . sifts through the confusing spectrum of arguments over women's roles with a clarity and conviction harking back to Betty Friedan. (Los Angeles Times Book Review)

This is a women's book-club offering if there ever was one. (The Seattle Times)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781101201411
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
06/08/2006
Sold by:
Penguin Group
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
112
Sales rank:
298,964
File size:
260 KB
Age Range:
18 Years

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àwill provoke invigorating discussion for sureà (The Seattle Times)

One of the most outspoken voices in the . . . women's movement . . . sifts through the confusing spectrum of arguments over women's roles with a clarity and conviction harking back to Betty Friedan. (Los Angeles Times Book Review)

This is a women's book-club offering if there ever was one. (The Seattle Times)

Meet the Author

Linda R. Hirshman is retired from her position as the Allen/Berenson Distinguished Visiting Professor of Philosophy and Women's Studies at Brandeis University, where she taught courses on Western political philosophy and the regulation of sex and violence. She is the author of Hard Bargains: The Politics of Sex and A Woman's Guide to Law School. Hirshman also taught and practiced law in Chicago for many years, including three cases before the Supreme Court of the United States.

Hirshman's article "Homeward Bound," on why women are trapped in the domestic world and how to get out, appeared in the December 2005 American Prospect. She has appeared on 60 Minutes, and Good Morning America , speaking on the subject of women quitting their jobs to stay home. She is, proudly, number 77 in Bernard Goldberg's 100 People Who Are Screwing Up America.

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