The Feminine Mistake

Are We Giving Up Too Much?


Author: Leslie Bennetts

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1401387667

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 384

View: 7282

Women are constantly being told that it's simply too difficult to balance work and family, so if they don't really "have to" work, it's better for their families if they stay home. Not only is this untrue, Leslie Bennetts says, but the arguments in favor of stay-at-home motherhood fail to consider the surprising benefits of work and the unexpected toll of giving it up. It's time, she says, to get the message across--combining work and family really is the best choice for most women, and it's eminently doable. Bennetts and millions of other working women provide ample proof that there are many different ways to have kids, maintain a challenging career, and have a richly rewarding life as a result. Earning money and being successful not only make women feel great, but when women sacrifice their financial autonomy by quitting their jobs, they become vulnerable to divorce as well as the potential illness, death, or unemployment of their bread-winner husbands. Further, they forfeit the intellectual, emotional, psychological, and even medical benefits of self-sufficiency. The truth is that when women gamble on dependancy, most eventually end up on the wrong side of the odds. In riveting interviews with women from a wide range of backgrounds, Bennetts tells their dramatic stories--some triumphant, others heart-breaking. The Feminine Mistake will inspire women to accept the challenge of figuring out who they are and what they want to do with their lives in addition to raising children. Not since Betty Friedan has anyone offered such an eye-opening and persuasive argument for why women can--and should--embrace the joyously complex lives they deserve.

The feminine mistake


Author: Cal Samra,Society for the Emancipation of the American Male

Publisher: Nash Pub


Category: Social Science

Page: 248

View: 2674

Smoking and Pregnancy

The Politics of Fetal Protection


Author: Laury Oaks

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

ISBN: 9780813528885

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 276

View: 3395

Examines smoking as a public health concern focusing on harm to the fetus, and fetal personhood, and also challenges moral policing of smoking women who are pregnant.

American Dreams and Nazi Nightmares

Early Holocaust Consciousness and Liberal America, 1957-1965


Author: Kirsten Fermaglich

Publisher: UPNE

ISBN: 9781584655497

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 252

View: 3607

A unique contribution to America's encounter with Holocaust memory that links the use of Nazi imagery to liberal politics

Your Complete Guide to a Successful & Secure Retirement


Author: Larry E. Swedroe and Kevin Grogan

Publisher: Harriman House Limited

ISBN: 0857197339

Category: Business & Economics

Page: N.A

View: 2290

This is your one-stop, definitive resource as you prepare for a secure and comfortable retirement. Investment and personal finance experts Larry Swedroe and Kevin Grogan present uniquely comprehensive coverage of every important aspect you need to think about as you approach retirement, including: Social Security, Medicare, investment planning strategy, portfolio maintenance, preparing your heirs, retirement issues faced by women, the threat of elder financial abuse, going beyond financials to think about your happiness, and much more. These topics are explained with the help of specialists in each subject. And everything is based on the “science of investing” – evidenced with studies from peer-reviewed journals. Overall, this adds up to a complete retirement guide, packed with the latest and best knowledge. Don’t enter your retirement without it.

What Women Want

An Agenda for the Women's Movement


Author: Deborah L. Rhode

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199348294

Category: Political Science

Page: 272

View: 1417

What Women Want is a trenchant examination of the struggle for women's equality, and a prescription for what to focus on next in order to ensure maximum success. Feminism today is a movement that lacks leadership, unity, and definition, and it has gotten stuck in a boom and bust cycle when it comes to public opinion and action. Despite significant progress over the last fifty years, equality is still a distant goal in the political, social, and economic spheres. Only by identifying the barriers (both internal and external) that remain, Deborah Rhode argues, can we begin to identify solutions. A rigorously researched and well-written answer to the glut of gender-related books that have come onto the market recently, What Women Want comprehensively analyzes the challenges the feminist movement faces today. Combining sharp academic analysis and interviews with notable figures such as Sheryl Sandberg, Rhode focuses on five main topics: employment issues such as pay discrimination, work-life balance and the government's pitiful response, the assault on women's reproductive rights and the limits it places on their economic mobility, sexual harassment and violence, and the detrimental effect that the unfashionable label "feminist" can have, especially in attracting young women to the movement. Despite these formidable obstacles, the goals and principles of feminism are widely accepted by the American mainstream, and Rhode, herself a pathbreaker in the fields of law and education, offers effective strategies for redefining and advancing the feminist agenda, thereby creating a movement that truly recognizes, and is responsive to, what all women want.

Reshaping the Work-Family Debate


Author: Joan Williams

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674055675

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 293

View: 5911

The United States has the most family-hostile public policy in the developed world. Contesting the idea that women need to negotiate better within the family, and redefining the notion of success in the workplace, Joan C. Williams reinvigorates the work-family debate and offers the first steps to making life manageable for all American families.

The First Thirty Years


Author: Charles Freeman

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595213693

Category: Fiction

Page: 372

View: 4622

This book is a collection of my writing from the past thirty years. It includes two short novels, three stories, and a collection of poetry.