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Getting There: The Movement Towards Gender Equality

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Outrage, anger, reason, triumph, humor, courage, scorn, resilience, commitment, passionate resolve - they all converge in this provocative anthology of recent writings by twenty-eight foremost American feminists. Getting There traces the rocky, uneven, often controversial course of the women's movement toward a reality of gender equality. The women included in this volume - the doctors, lawyers, journalists, historians, poets, anthropologistsexamine the cultural myths that for decades have defined the roles of ...
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Outrage, anger, reason, triumph, humor, courage, scorn, resilience, commitment, passionate resolve - they all converge in this provocative anthology of recent writings by twenty-eight foremost American feminists. Getting There traces the rocky, uneven, often controversial course of the women's movement toward a reality of gender equality. The women included in this volume - the doctors, lawyers, journalists, historians, poets, anthropologistsexamine the cultural myths that for decades have defined the roles of American women and perpetuated the fact of their inequality. They investigate the issues of rape, abortion, pornography, child custody, health care, and sexual harassment. They explore injustices. They consider, too, the significant advances that women have made in recent years toward equalizing their social, economic, and political opportunities. By reinventing themselves and redefining their gender, as Getting There shows, women in the 1990s are creating new models for women, and the future is rich with possibility. Among the women included in Getting There are Dolores Alexander, Susan Brownmiller, Cynthia Enloe, Kathleen Gerson, Arlie Hochschild, Carolyn G. Heilbrun, Patricia Ireland, Ellen Lewin, Kristin Luker, Robin Morgan, Katha Pollitt, and Ruth Sidel.
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What does it mean to be a feminist? Many women would be hard pressed to produce a simple definition. Feminism has become a sometimes conflicted, often polarized platform. In her collection of the writings, speeches and thoughts of some 29 feminists, Wells attempts to describe the status of the women's movement and then lay out the work still to be done. Wells has availed herself of some powerhouses for this compilation--Susan Faludi, bell hooks, Patricia Ireland, Gloria Steinem, Catharine Mackinnon--but some of her choices seem obvious (Faludi's introduction to Backlash is compelling but a little too easy). Others, like Emily Martin's discourse on medicine's contributions to inequality (e.g., the sexist language used to describe the functions of menopause and menstruation), while certainly thoughtful, are tedious nonetheless. Ruth Sidel's essay, ``Mixed Messages,'' is an excellent examination of how women are portrayed in the media; Anna Quindlen's rousing ``The Glass Half-Empty'' is a subtle, extremely effective addition; and Alice Walker's ``Womanist Prose'' is a perfect beginning to the collection. A hefty examination of women, feminism and what the future may hold, Getting There will make readers think about not only the larger issues but also the day-to-day realities of being a woman in this country. (Aug.)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780786700141
  • Publisher: Avalon Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 7/1/1994
  • Edition description: 1st Carroll & Graf/Richard Gallen ed
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 320
  • Product dimensions: 5.51 (w) x 8.47 (h) x 1.09 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface
I Setting the Record Straight
from In Search of Our Mothers' Gardens: Womanist Prose, "Womanist" 3
from Backlash: The Undeclared War Against Women, "Blame It on Feminism" 5
"From Carmita Wood to Anita Hill" 27
from On Her Own: Growing Up in the Shadow of the American Dream, "Mixed Messages" 33
from The Woman in the Body: A Cultural Analysis of Reproduction, "Medical Metaphors of Women's Bodies Menstruation and Menopause" 59
from Abortion: Understanding Differences, "Abortion and the Meaning of Life" 97
"Who Was Lynched?" 123
"What's Good for the Race?" 127
from Feminism Unmodified: Discourses on Life and Law, "Sexual Politics of the First Amendment" 133
from Of Woman Born: Motherhood as Experience and Institution 147
from Dancing at the Edge of the World: Thoughts on Words, Women, Places, "Is Gender Necessary? Redux" 153
from Bananas, Beaches & Bases: Making Feminist Sense of International Politics, "Gender Makes the World Go Round" 165
II The Call to Action
"Out of the Academy and into the Streets" 191
from Thinking Out Loud On the Personal, the Political, the Public and the Private, "The Glass Half Empty" 199
"Marooned on Gilligan's Island: Are Women Morally Superior to Men?" 203
"The State of NOW: A Presidential (and Personal) Report" 221
from The Feminization of America, "Humanizing the Workplace" 229
from The Second Shift: Working Parents and the Revolution at Home, "The Cultural Cover-up" 251
from Hard Choices: How Women Decide about Work, Career and Motherhood, "The Politics of Parenthood" 263
"Life After Backlash: Our Women in Washington" & "Creating Jobs We Can't be Fired From" 275
"Why a Woman's Medical Specialty?" 287
from The Cancer Journals, "Breast Cancer: Power vs. Prosthesis" 291
"Claims to Motherhood: Custody Disputes and Maternal Strategies" 303
from Writing a Woman's Life 325
from The Word of a Woman: Feminist Dispatches 1968-1991, "The Politics of Silence" 339
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