The Gender Reader

The Gender Reader

by Evelyn Ashton-Jones, Gary A. Olson

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ISBN-13: 9780205128068
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Inc.
Publication date: 01/01/1991
Pages: 559
Product dimensions: 6.50(w) x 1.50(h) x 9.50(d)

Table of Contents

Each section concludes with "Taking a Stand: Questions for Consideration."

* Denotes selections new to this edition.

I. GENDER ROLES: DIFFERENCE AND CHANGE.

1. Gender Differences: Sociology or Biology?

Virginia Adams, Male and Female: Differences between Them.

Pamela Weintraub, The Brain: His and Hers.

Dorothy L. Sayers, Are Women Human?

2. Masculinity in Transition.

Alan Alda, What Every Woman Should Know about Men.

Herb Goldberg, In Harness: The Male Condition.

Harold Rosenberg, Masculinity: Style and Cult.

* Mary Kay Blakely, He's a Feminist, But …

3. Femininity and Culture.

Simone de Beauvoir, Woman as Other.

Naomi Weisstein, Psychology Constructs the Female.

Susan Brownmiller, Emotion.

Gloria Steinem, Sisterhood.

4. Gender and Sexual Identity.

Mary McIntosh, The Homosexual Role.

Edmund White, Sexual Culture.

* Rose Weitz, What Price Independence? Social Reactions to Lesbians, Spinsters, Widows, and Nuns.

* Patrick D. Hopkins, Gender Treachery: Homophobia, Masculinity, and Threatened Identities.

II. WOMEN'S ROLE: HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVES.

5. Voices From and About the Past.

Plato, The Role of Women in the Ideal Society.

Mary Daly, I Thank Thee, Lord, That Thou Has Not Created Me a Woman.

Pope Pius XI, On Christian Marriage.

Dorothy Gies McGuigan, To Be a Woman and a Scholar.

Kate Millett,Sexual Politics: A Manifesto for Revolution.

6. Women and Equal Rights.

Mary Wollstonecraft, from A Vindication of the Rights of Women.

Frederick Douglass, The Rights of Women.

John Stuart Mill, from The Subjection of Women.

Charlotte Perkins Gilman, from Women and Economics.

Margaret Sanger, Awakening and Revolt.

Margaret Sanger, Birth Control — A Parent's Problem or Woman's?

7. Race and Femininity.

* Sojourner Truth, Ain't I a Woman?

* Ellen Willis, Sisters under the Skin?: Confronting Race and Sex.

* Mitsuye Yamada, Invisibility Is an Unnatural Disaster: Reflections of an Asian American Woman.

Bell Hooks, Racism and Feminism.

III. LANGUAGE AND SEXISM.

8. Sexist Language.

Casey Miller and Kate Swift, One Small Step for Genkind.

Alleen Pace Nilsen, Sexism in English: A 1990's Update.

Casey Miller and Kate Swift, Women and Names.

* Audre Lorde, The Master's Tools Will Never Dismantle the Master's House.

9. Conversation and Gender.

Gloria Steinem, Men and Women Talking.

* Anne Roiphe, Talking Trouble.

* Lynet Uttal, Nods That Silence.

IV. GENDER AND SOCIAL INSTITUTIONS.

10. Education.

Matina Horner, Fail: Bright Woman.

Adrienne Rich, Taking Women Students Seriously.

M. Carey Thomas, Educated Woman.

11. Work.

Judy Syfers, I Want a Wife.

Rick Greenberg, Escaping the Daily Grind for Life as a Father.

* Pat Mainardi, The Politics of Housework.

* Deborah Tannen, Marked: Women in the Workplace.

V. SEXISM AND THE STATUS OF WOMEN.

12. Cultural Violence.

Philip Goldberg, Are Women Prejudiced against Women?

Brigid Brophy, Women: Invisible Cages.

Ellen Goodman, Being a Secretary Can Be Hazardous to Your Health.

Diane Johnson, Rape.

13. Global Perspectives.

Cherry Lindholm and Charles Lindholm, Life Behind the Veil.

* Mary Daly, African Genital Mutilation: The Unspeakable Atrocities.

* John Krich, Here Comes the Bride.

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