The War on Women in the United States: Beliefs, Tactics, and the Best Defenses

The War on Women in the United States: Beliefs, Tactics, and the Best Defenses

by Joel T. Nadler, Meghan R. Lowery


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781440842108
Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date: 01/31/2018
Pages: 275
Sales rank: 879,505
Product dimensions: 6.50(w) x 1.50(h) x 9.50(d)

About the Author

Joel T. Nadler, PhD, is associate professor of psychology at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (SIUE), Edwardsville, IL. He is also director of the SIUE Industrial/Organizational Psychology Master's program.

Meghan R. Lowery, PhD, is an organizational psychologist based in Indianapolis, IN.

Table of Contents

Preface vii

Acknowledgments xi

Part I The Battlefields

Chapter 1 Traditional Gender Roles: Social and Cultural Influences on Oppression and Resistance Alisha Ali Nirit Gordon 3

Chapter 2 The Dehumanization of Girls and Women through Legislation and Human Resource Policies: A View of Bullying in Schools, Reproductive Justice, and Work-Life Incompatibility Michele A. Paludi 22

Chapter 3 Modern Gender Roles and Stereotypes: The Cultural Funneling of Individuals toward Gendered Choices Amy L. Hillard 36

Chapter 4 "Playing the Woman Card?": The Gendered Politics of the War on Women Heather E. Bullock 57

Part II The Battles

Chapter 5 Law and Order: Women's Legal Rights-Legal, Legislative, and Enforcement Realities Seth A. Berry 79

Chapter 6 Technologies of Sexism and the Perpetuation of Job Segregation: A Social Status Threat-Stress Model Margaret S. Stockdale Grace McCullough 96

Chapter 7 Subtle Barriers and Bias in STEM: How Stereotypes Constrain Women's STEM Participation and Career Progress Jessica L. Cundiff 116

Chapter 8 Does the Government Own My Body? The Reproductive Health of Women Lynda M. Sagrestano Ruthbeth Finerman 157

Part III Skirmishes

Chapter 9 Shards of the Glass Ceiling and Glass Cliff: How Individual Discrimination Still Exists in the Face of Legal Sanction Brittany B. Fremion Kimberly E. O'Brien Ashley Ford 185

Chapter 10 Gender and Sexualized Aggression in the Workplace Valerie J. Morganson Stephanie E. V. Brown 205

Chapter 11 When You Can't Escape the Battlefield: Sexual Violence at Home and at Work Alexandra I. Zelin Nicole L. Johnson 220

Chapter 12 Gender Inequality in Work-Life Balance: Barriers and Solutions for Women's Navigation of the Work-Family Interface Jade S. Jenkins Meghan I.H. Lindeman Larissa K. Barber 242

Final Thoughts 263

Index 265

About the Editors and Contributors 277

About the Series Editor and Advisory Board 285

About the Series 289

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