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Sisterhood is Forever: The Women's Anthology for a New Millennium / Edition 1

Sisterhood is Forever: The Women's Anthology for a New Millennium / Edition 1

by Robin Morgan
     
 

ISBN-10: 0743466276

ISBN-13: 2900743466270

Pub. Date: 02/04/2003

Publisher: Washington Square Press

Sisterhood Is Forever -- with over 60 original essays Morgan commissioned from well-known feminist leaders plus energetic Gen X and Y activists -- is a composite mural of the female experience in America: where we've been, where we are, where we're going. The stunning scope of topics ranges from reproductive, health, and environmental issues to workplace inequities

Overview

Sisterhood Is Forever -- with over 60 original essays Morgan commissioned from well-known feminist leaders plus energetic Gen X and Y activists -- is a composite mural of the female experience in America: where we've been, where we are, where we're going. The stunning scope of topics ranges from reproductive, health, and environmental issues to workplace inequities and the economics of women's unpaid labor; from globalization to the politics of aging; from cyberspace, violence against women, and electoral politics to spirituality, the law, the media, and academia. The deliberately audacious mix of contributors spans different generations, races, ethnicities, and sexual preferences: CEOs, housewives, rock stars, farmers, scientists, prostituted women, politicians, women in prison, firefighters, disability activists, artists, flight attendants, an army general, an astronaut, an anchorwoman, even a pair of teens who edit a girls' magazine. Each article celebrates the writer's personal voice -- her humor, passion, anger, and the integrity of her perspective -- while offering the latest data on women's status, political analysis, new "how-to" tools for activism, and visionary yet practical strategies for the future -- strategies needed now more than ever. Robin Morgan's own contributions are everything her readers expect: prophetic, powerfully argued, unsentimentally lyrical.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2900743466270
Publisher:
Washington Square Press
Publication date:
02/04/2003
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
640

Table of Contents

Introduction: New World Womenxv
Part I.Some Basics
Biologically Correct3
Unfinished Agenda: Reproductive Rights17
Running for Our Lives: Electoral Politics28
Traffic at the Crossroads: Multiple Oppressions43
Landscape of the Ordinary: Violence Against Women58
The Proper Study of Womankind: Women's Studies70
Parenting: A New Social Contract85
Sisterhood Is Pleasurable: A Quiet Revolution in Psychology94
The Media and the Movement: A User's Guide103
Part II.A Movement for All Seasons
Girls: "We Are the Ones Who Can Make a Change!" New Moon Girls121
Generation "Why?": A Call to Arms126
Gen X Survivor: From Riot Grrrl Rock Star to Feminist Artist131
Stealth Feminists: The Thirtysomething Revolution138
Notes of a Feminist Long Distance Runner145
The Politics of Aging152
Part III.Juggling Jeopardies
Native Americans: Restoring the Power of Thought Woman165
African American Women: The Legacy of Black Feminism176
Reclaiming the Past, Redefining the Future: Asian American and Pacific Islander Women188
U.S. Latinas: Active at the Intersections of Gender, Nationality, Race, and Class198
Confessions of a Worrywart: Ruminations on a Lesbian Feminist Overview212
Poverty Wears a Female Face222
Rights, Realities, and Issues of Women with Disabilities233
Alive Behind the Labels: Women in Prison244
Part IV.Bodies Politic
Our Bodies, Our Future: Women's Health Activism Overview269
Women in Sports: What's the Score?285
The Nature of the Beast: Sexual Harassment296
From Fantasy to Reality: Unmasking the Pornography Industry306
Prostitution = Slavery315
Part V.Workplaces
Transforming Traditions and Breaking Barriers: Six Personal Testimonies
Transforming Traditions Nurses, Teachers, Flight Attendants325
Breaking Barriers Firefighters, Hard Hats, Computer Programmers331
"Just a Housewife?!"342
The Clerical Proletariat349
Pink Collar Ghetto, Blue Collar Token358
Rural Women: Sustaining Farms, Feeding People368
Diagnosis and Prognosis: Women Physicians and Women's Health378
Up the Down Labyrinth: Ins and Outs of Women's Corporate and Campus Careers387
Changing a Masculinist Culture: Women in Science, Engineering, and Technology393
Climbing the Ivory Walls: Women in Academia401
Redefining the Warrior Mentality: Women in the Military409
Standing By: Women in Broadcast Media418
Theater: A Sacred Home for Women430
Women and the Art World: Diary of the Feminist Masked Avengers437
Part VI.Tactics and Trends
Women and Law: The Power to Change447
Owning the Future: Women Entrepreneurs456
Combating the Religious Right464
Dancing Against the Vatican474
Front Line: The Funding Struggle485
Bitch, Chick, Cow: Women's and (Other) Animals' Rights494
Update: Feminism and the Environment503
Part VII.Politics for the New Millennium
Cyberfeminism: Networking the Net517
Globalization: A Strategic Advance for Feminism?526
Why Peace Is (More Than Ever) a Feminist Issue537
The Art of Building Feminist Institutions to Last541
Inner Space: The Spiritual Frontier551
Outer Space: The Worldly Frontier560
Personal Postscripts
To Vintage Feminists571
To Younger Women576

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