Women: Images and Realities: A Multicultural Anthology


Women: Images and Realities, A Multicultural Anthology is a unique introduction to feminism and women’s studies. This best-selling text presents a multidisciplinary collection of academic essays and analyses, personal narratives, and fiction and poetry about women’s lives. The selections illustrate the variety of women’s experiences, primarily in the United States, considering both commonalities and differences among women and appreciating women’s diverse approaches to living ...
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Women: Images and Realities, A Multicultural Anthology is a unique introduction to feminism and women’s studies. This best-selling text presents a multidisciplinary collection of academic essays and analyses, personal narratives, and fiction and poetry about women’s lives. The selections illustrate the variety of women’s experiences, primarily in the United States, considering both commonalities and differences among women and appreciating women’s diverse approaches to living and changing.hanging.
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  • ISBN-13: 9780788192166
  • Publisher: DIANE Publishing Company
  • Publication date: 6/28/2000
  • Pages: 488

Meet the Author

Amy Kesselman iwas an active member of a Chicago Women’s Liberation in the late 1960’s. She is currently Professor of Women’s Studies at the State University of New York at New Paltz where she has taught women’s studies and women’s history since 1981. She received a Master’s degree in history from Portland State University and began teaching women’s studies at Mount Hood Community College, in Gresham , Oregon.. She is the author of Fleeting Opportunities: Women Shipyard Workers in Portland and Vancouver during World War II and Reconversion (SUNY Press, 1990) and Women: Images and Realities : A Multicultural Anthology ( Mayfield, 1995 and 1998; Mc Graw Hill 2002) as well as several articles on the history of U.S. feminism. She is currently working on a book on women’s liberation in New Haven, Connecticut.
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Table of Contents

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1. Talking Back, BELL HOOKS

2. Sins of Silence, MAI KAO THAO

3. Claiming an Education, ADRIENNE RICH

4. The Politics of Black Women’s Studies, AKASHA (GLORIA T.) HULL AND BARBARA SMITH

5. Men and Women’s Studies: Premises, Perils, and Promise, MICHAEL KIMMEL

6. Have You Ever Heard of Asian-American Feminists?, STACEY G.H. YAP

7. Voices of Women's Studies Students: Women’s Studies as a Growth Process, DANISTA HUNTE; Finding My Latina Identity Through Women’s Studies, LUANA FERREIRA;What Women’s Studies Has Meant To Me, LUCITA WOODIS;Why Women’s Studies?, DEBORAH HALSTEAD LENNON;Women’s Studies: A Man’s Perspective, EVAN WEISSMAN

8. The American University and Women’s Studies, CAROL T. CHRIST


Dominant Ideas About Women

9. The Problem That Has No Name, BETTY FRIEDAN

10. A Work of Artifice, MARGE PIERCY

11. Purification, GRACEPOORE

12. To Be Real, DANZY SENNA

13. Blazes of Truth, SUSAN SCHNUR

14. In Search of Liberation, DEBRA KENT

15. Brideland, NAOMI WOLF

16. On Being a "Good Girl": Implications for Latinas in the United States, ELISA DAVILA

*17. not a pretty girl, ANI DIFRANCO

Learning Gender


*19. Klaus Barbie and Other Dolls I’d Like to See, SUSAN JANE GIILMAN

20. Allegra Maud Goldman, EDITH KONECKY

21. Gender Equity in the Classroom: The Unfinished Agenda, MYRA SADKER, DAVID SADKER, LYNN FOX, AND MELINDA SALATA

*22. There’s Something Wrong Here and It’s NotMe: Challenging the Dilemmas That Block Girls’ Success, LEE ANN BELL

23. The Sexual Politics of Interpersonal Behavior, NANCY HENLEY AND JO FREEMAN

24. Teen Mags: How to Get a Guy, Drop 20 Pounds, and Lose Your Self-Esteem, ANASTASIA HIGGINBOTHAM

25. Media Images, Feminist Issues, DEBORAH L. RHODE

26. Female Images and Roles in Music, VENISE T. BERRY

27. Mutineers in Mainstream Music: Heralds of a New Feminist Wave?, NAOMI WEISSTEIN

*28. Video, INDIA ARIE

29. X: A Fabulous Child’s Story, LOIS GOULD


Female Beauty

*30. The Beauty Myth, NAOMI WOLF

31. When I Was Growing Up, NELLIE WONG

32. To Other Women Who Were Ugly Once, INES HERNANDEZ-AVILA

33. Nose Is A Country... I Am the Second Generation, AISHE BERGER

34. Homage to My Hair, LUCILLE CLIFTON

35. One Spring, LESLEA NEWMAN

*36. The Body Politic, ABRA CHERNIK

*37. Breaking the Model, GRACIELA (CHELY) RODRIQUEZ

38. Arroz Con Pollo vs. Slim-Fast, LINDA DELGADO

*39. The Fat Girl Rules the World, JULY SIEBECKER

40. Homage to My Hips, LUCILLE CLIFTON

41. Beauty: When the Other Dancer Is the Self, ALICE WALKER

Sexuality and Relationships

42. Lusting for Freedom, REBECCA WALKER

*43. “We Don’t Sleep Around Like White Girls Do": Family, Culture and Gender in Filipina-American Lives,” YEN LE ESPIRITU

*44. Esta Risa No Es De Loca, CARIDAD SOUSA

45. Safer Sex Is Real Sex, ZOE LEONARD

*46. Pleasures, DIANE HUGS

47. Loving Another Woman, ANNE KOEDT

48. The Turn On, MARGE PIERCY

49. Bisexuality, Feminism, Men and Me, ROBYN OCHS


Women and Work

50. An Overview of Women and Work, ELLEN BRAVO AND GLORIA SANTA ANA

*51. Questions and Answers about Pay Equity, NATIONAL COMMITTEE FOR PAY EQUITY

52. The Politics of Housework, PAT MAINARDI

*53. The Price of Motherhood, ANN CRITTENDEN

*54. Friendly for Whose Family?, BETTY HOLCOMB

55. 9to5: Organizing Low-Wage Women, ELLEN BRAVO AND GLORIA SANTA ANA

56. Sexual Harassment: An Overview of Its Impact on Women, JULIA WHEALIN

57. In Case of Sexual Harassment: A Guide for Women Students, BERNICE SANDLER


Women, the Law and Social Policy

59. Women and the Law, KRISTIN MICCIO

*60. How to Bring Children Up Without Putting Women Down, ANN CRITTENDON

61. Exploding the Stereotypes: Welfare, RITA HENLEY JENSEN

62. Farewell to Welfare, but Not to Poverty, RANDY ALBELDA WITH CHRIS TULLY

*63. Welfare Reform, Family Hardship and Women of Color, LINDA BURNHAM

Women and the Family

64. Family in Women's Lives, SUSAN LEHRER

65. Seventeen Syllables, HISAYE YAMAMOTO

66. A Long Story, BETH BRANT

*67. Elena, PAT MORA

68. "Don't You Talk About My Mama!", JUNE JORDAN

69. Working at Single Bliss, MARY HELLEN WASHINGTON

70. A Marriage Agreement, ALIX KATES SCHULMAN

Women and Religion

71. My Church Threw Me Out, MARY ANN SORRENTINO

72. Reactions to a Woman Rabbi, LAURA GELLER

73. Christian Fundamentalism: Patriarchy, Sexuality and Human Rights, SUSAN D. ROSE

74. Revelations, LINDA VILLAROSA

75. In Her Own Image, ROSE SOLARI


The Health Care System

76. How Women Get Bad Medicine, CAROL STEVENS

77. Mandatory Doctor's Visit, DIANA HUGS

78. Elizabeth Ramos, BEBE NIXON

79. Missing Persons: African-American Women, AIDS and the History of Disease, EVELYNN HAMMONDS

*80. Breast Cancer: Is It the Environment?, MS

Reproductive Freedom

81. Abortion: Is a Woman a Person?, ELLEN WILLIS

*82. Lost Woman Song, ANI DIFRANCO

*83. “Talking with the Enemy, ANNE FOWLER ET AL.

84. Parental Consent Laws: Are They a "Reasonable Compromise"?, MIKE MALES

85. Testimony of William Bell (on Raised Bill #5447), CONNECTICUT STATE LEGISLATURE

86. Using Pregnancy to Control Women, RUTH HUBBARD

*87. Killing the Black Body, DOROTHY ROBERTS

88. Developing a Reproductive Rights Agenda for the Next Century, KATHRYN KOLBERT


"Take a Closer Look": Racism in Women's Lives

89. Defining Racism, BEVERLY DANIEL TATUM

90. Codes of Conduct, ADRIENNE SU


92. I Am Not Your Princess, CHRYSTOS

93. Take a Closer Look, CONNIE CASTRO

94. An Autobiography (excerpt), ANGELA DAVIS

The Legacy of Class

95. Tired of Playing Monopoly?, DONNA LANGSTON



98. Jewish and Working Class, BERNICE MENNIS

*99. Poverty, Hopelessness, and Hope, KENDALL JOHNSON

100. Grace Paley Reading, TOI DERRICOTTE

"Are You Some Kind of Dyke?": The Perils of Heterosexism

101. "Homophobia and Sexism," SUZANNE PHARR


103. Chicana Lesbians: Fear and Loathing in the Chicano Community, CARLA TRUJILLO

104. Livin' in a Gay Family, MEGAN MCGUIRE

105. I Lost It in the Movies, JEWELLE GOMEZ

Older, Wiser, and Marginalized: Ageism in Women's Lives

106. Older Women: The Realities, OLDER WOMEN'S LEAGUE

107. Women in the Tower, CYNTHIA RICH

108. The Day Nani Fell and I Wasn't There to Catch Her, ANNA MARIE QUEVEDO

Understanding and Valuing Difference

109. White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack, PPEGGY MCINTOSH

110. Age, Race, Class, and Sex : Women Redefining Difference, AUDRE LORDE

*111. Fence Sitters, Switch Hitters, and Bi-Bi Girls: An Exploration of Hapa and Bisexual Identities, BEVERLY YUEN THOMPSON

*112. Boundaries: Arab/American, LISA SUHAIR MAJAJ

113. Friday Night, LINDA HOGAN


Violence Against Women in Intimate Relationships

114. Battering: Who's Going to Stop It?, ANN JONES

115. Letter from a Battered Wife, DEL MARTIN



*118. La Princesa, LATINA ANOMIMA

119. Holding Up More Than Half the Heavens, MARGARETTA WAN LIN AND CHENG IMM TAN

Sexual Violence and Rape

120. Rape, The All American Crime, SUSAN GRIFFIN

121. The Shame of Silence, ATHENA DEVLIN

122. Whose Body Is It Anyway?, PAMELA FLETCHER

123. "With No Immediate Cause, NTOSAKE SHANGE

124. Naming and Studying Acquaintance Rape, PEGGY REEVES SANDAY

Incestuous Sexual Abuse

*125. Protecting Male Abusers and Punishing the Women Who Confront Them: The Current Status of Child-Sex Abuse in America, LANETTE FISHER-HERTZ

126. Making Sense of the Experience of Incest Survivors, PERI L. RAINBOW

*127. Fairy Summer-Or How I Learned to Wash Dishes, RUTH INNES

*128. Bubba Esther 1888, RUTH WHITMAN


Feminism as a Social Movement

129. History of Feminist Movements in the U.S, AMY KESSELMAN

130. The Seneca Falls Women's Rights Convention, 1848

131. Sojourner Truth's Defense of the Rights of Women

132. Consciousness Raising: A Radical Weapon, KATHIE SARACHILD

133.The Boston Women's Health Book Collective, SUSAN BROWNMILLER

134. Introduction to Home Girls: A Black Feminist Anthology, BARBARA SMITH

135. The Development of Chicana Feminist Discourse, ALMA GARCIA

136. Thoughts on Indian Feminism, KATE SHANLEY

*137. Presenting the Blue Goddess: Toward a National Pan-Asian Feminist Agenda, SONIA SHAH

138. Blame It On Feminism, SUSAN FALUDI

139. Bringing the Global Home, CHARLOTTE BUNCH

140. Advancing Women's Rights: Beijing '95 and After, CHARLOTTE BUNCH AND SUSANA FRIED

141. The Globetrotting Sneaker, CYNTHIA ENLOE

Women Organizing: Many Issues, Many Voices

*142. style no. 1, SONIA SANCHEZ

143. Becoming the Third Wave, REBECCA WALKER

*144. Why I Am an Activist, NELL GEISER


*146. Black Feminism at Twenty-One: Reflections on the Evolution of a National Community, BARBARA RAMSBY

*147. "Each Day I Go Home with a New Wound in My Heart," MIRIAM CHING YOON LOUIE

*148. Just Sex: Students Rewrite the Rules on Sex, Violence and Equality, JODY GOLD AND SUSAN VILLARI

*149. Manifesta: Young Women, Feminism and the Fture, JENNIFER BAUMGARDNER AND AMY RICHARDS

*150. Voices of Women’s Studies Graduates: Real Life: Women's Studies in Action, LORI GROSS; *Bringing Women’s Studies to a Battered Women’s Shelter, COLLEEN FARRELL;*Becoming a Feminist Doctor, SHARON THOMPSON

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