This essential companion to Volume I traces the entirety of women's li ves. What does it mean to be a woman? What viewpoints, perceptions, an d insights are unique to women? Contributors from a wide range of back grounds offer their understanding of life through the eyes of women, looking at diverse and topical issues such as competition among women, children in battered women's shelters, HIV, grandmothering, therapy, and self-discovery. An indispensable resource for women and men seekin g a greater understanding of human experience.