Women, Politics, and American Society

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  • Edition: 5th
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  • Copyright: 2010-11-15
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Updated in a new 5 th edition,Women, Politics, and American Societycombines historical and topical approaches with a focus on political rights, education and employment, and familial and reproductive rights. This text motivates readers to pursue subjects of particular interest in greater detail and encourages students to become active participants in the political process.

Table of Contents

Forewordp. ix
Prefacep. xiii
Introduction: Women's Movements in Americap. 1
An Overview of Women's Rights Movement Activityp. 5
The Early Woman's Movement (1848-1875)p. 5
The Suffrage Movement (1890-1925)p. 6
The Women's Rights Movement (1966-1982)p. 8
Radical Feministsp. 9
Mainstream Feministsp. 10
Feminism Todayp. 15
Political Rights and Realitiesp. 19
The Struggle for Political Rightsp. 20
The Woman's Rights Movement and the Ballotp. 23
The Civil War Amendmentsp. 24
New Groups Foundedp. 25
Profiles in Leadershipp. 27
Woman Suffrage and the Fourteenth Amendmentp. 30
Litigating for the Franchisep. 31
Toward a Constitutional Amendmentp. 32
The Antisuffrage Movementp. 33
The Suffrage Movement: The Quest for the Vote Continuesp. 34
Constituent Groupsp. 34
Educated Suffragep. 37
Suffrage Floundersp. 39
Toward a National Amendmentp. 40
A Winning Planp. 41
Suffrage Not Enough-The Beginning of the Endp. 43
The NWP and the Equal Rights Amendmentp. 43
The Drive for Women's Political Rightsp. 44
The President's Commission on the Status of Women and NOWp. 46
The Ratification Effortp. 48
ERA-The First Stage (1972-1977)p. 49
ERA-The Second Stage (1977-1979)p. 49
ERA-The Third Stage (1979-1982)p. 51
The Aftermath of the ERA Ratification Effort: Women's Groups Mobilize for Expanded Political Opportunitiesp. 51
Women and Politics Madam President: When Will a Woman Win the White House?p. 52
GLOBAL AWARENESS Few Women Head World Governmentsp. 55
The National Women's Political Caucus (NWPC)p. 56
The Feminist Majority Foundationp. 57
The League of Women Votersp. 57
The American Association of University Womenp. 58
The National Organization for Womenp. 59
Women's PACsp. 60
NOW/PAC and NOW Equality PACp. 61
EMILY's Listp. 62
The WISH Listp. 64
Women's Political Participationp. 71
Cultural Attitudes About the Political Participation of Womenp. 72
The Impact of the Women's Rights Movement on Political Rights and Political Participationp. 73
Political Socializationp. 73
Political Interest and Knowledgep. 75
Political Efficacyp. 76
Political Participationp. 76
Voter Turnoutp. 77
Issue Positionsp. 79
Party Identificationp. 81
Voting Patternsp. 82
Political Activismp. 85
Lobbying and Community Involvementp. 85
Campaign and Party Workp. 87
Office Holdingp. 89
Women in Congressp. 90
Women in State Legislatures and Statewide Elective Officep. 91
Women and Politics Virginia's "Farm Team": Inspiring Women from the Ground Upp. 93
Women in Local Elective Officep. 94
Barriers to Women in Elected and Appointed Positionsp. 95
Stereotypesp. 95
Media Biasp. 96
Career Choice and Ambitionp. 98
Family Demandsp. 99
Sex Discriminationp. 101
The Political Systemp. 102
Campaign Financep. 102
Party Organizationp. 103
Electoral Systemsp. 104
Incumbencyp. 104
Global Awareness Women in National Parliaments, 2009p. 106
Problems Faced by Women in Elected Positionsp. 107
Impact of Women in Elected Positionsp. 109
Women Legislators at the State and Local Levelp. 109
Women in Congressp. 111
Problems Faced by Women in Appointed Positionsp. 112
The Executive Branchp. 112
The Federal Judiciaryp. 113
Profiles in Leadership Justice Sonia Sotomayorp. 115
Impact of Women in Appointed Positionsp. 118
Employment and Educational Rights and Realitiesp. 133
The Struggle for Employment and Educational Rightsp. 134
The Woman's Movementp. 136
The Seneca Falls Convention and the Woman's Movementp. 138
Efforts on Behalf of Working Womenp. 138
Professionalization and Educationp. 139
The Suffrage Movementp. 140
The Drive for Protective Legislationp. 141
Maximum Hour and Minimum Wage Lawsp. 141
Women and Work After Gaining Suffragep. 143
Education and the Professionsp. 144
World War IIp. 145
Education After World War IIp. 147
The Women's Rights Movementp. 148
The Equal Pay Actp. 148
Department of Labor Enforcementp. 149
The Civil Rights Act of 1964p. 150
EEOC Enforcementp. 150
BFOQs, Customer Preference, and Protective Legislationp. 152
Affirmative Actionp. 154
Profiles in Leadership The Sanchez Sisters Elected to Congressp. 158
Sexual Harassmentp. 161
Employment Discrimination and the Consequences of Childbearingp. 164
Pregnancy Discriminationp. 164
The Difference Debatep. 166
The Family and Medical Leave Actp. 167
Global Awareness Family Leave Around the Worldp. 169
Educationp. 170
Title IX and the Constitutionp. 171
Women and Politics Congresswoman Louise Slaughter Fights for Title IXp. 172
Admissionsp. 173
Student Treatmentp. 175
Test Fairnessp. 176
Hiring and Personnel Practicesp. 178
Women's Economic and Educational Statusp. 189
Attitudes Toward Work and Womenp. 190
Before the Women's Movementp. 190
The Impact of the Women's Movementp. 192
Attitudes Toward Mothers Workingp. 193
Global Awareness Declining Birthrates and the Global Economyp. 196
Attitudes About the Abilities of Womenp. 198
Preparation of Women for Employment Outside the Homep. 201
Early Training for Workp. 201
The Women's Rights Movement and Preparation for Workp. 204
Education and Work Readinessp. 204
Profiles in Leadership Michelle Rhee, District of Columbia Public Schools Chancellorp. 207
Workforce Commitment Attitudesp. 210
Sex Discriminationp. 211
Discrimination by Employersp. 211
Discrimination by Male Employeesp. 213
Economic and Marketplace Factorsp. 215
Impact of Barriers on the Position of Women in the Marketplacep. 216
Employment Levels of Womenp. 216
Workforce Commitment of Womenp. 219
Wages of Womenp. 220
Women and Politics The Wage Gap Taxp. 227
Solutions to Pay Inequityp. 230
Comparable Worthp. 230
Affirmative Actionp. 231
Family Leave, Day Care, and Flexible Jobsp. 231
Familial and Reproductive Rights and Realitiesp. 243
The Struggle for Familial and Reproductive Rightsp. 244
The Woman's Movementp. 246
Effects of the Common Lawp. 247
Divorce Reformp. 247
Birth Controlp. 248
Voluntary Motherhoodp. 249
Women and Politics Victoria Woodhull for Presidentp. 250
The Suffrage Movementp. 251
Educated Motherhoodp. 252
Birth Control in the Suffrage Erap. 253
The Current Women's Rights Movementp. 254
Marriagep. 254
Marriage and the Loss of Identityp. 255
Namesp. 255
Profiles in Leadership Hillary Rodham Clintonp. 256
Marriage and Divorce Lawp. 259
Divorce and Custody Lawsp. 261
Marriage, Motherhood, and the Postmodern Familyp. 262
Motherhood and New Issues of "Family"p. 263
The Decision to Have Childrenp. 263
Surrogacyp. 264
Reproductive Freedomp. 265
Birth Controlp. 265
Adolescent Access to Birth Controlp. 266
Global Awareness Reproductive Health Care for Teenagersp. 267
Abortionp. 268
A Pro-choice Administrationp. 276
Litigating to Stop Violencep. 276
Congress Actsp. 277
NOW v. Scheidler Decidedp. 277
The Freedom of Choice Actp. 278
Congress Votes to Roll Back Reproductive Rightsp. 278
A Pro-life Administrationp. 279
New Frontiers in Reproductive Rightsp. 280
The Obama Administrationp. 282
Women's Place in the Familyp. 289
Attitudinal Change Toward Marriage and the Familyp. 290
Pre-Twentieth-Century Americap. 290
Profiles in Leadership Kathleen Sebelius, United States Secretary of Health and Human Servicesp. 293
The Women's Rights Movement and Attitudes Toward Marriage and Familyp. 296
Attitudes Toward Marriagep. 296
Women and Politics Equal Marriage Rights for Same-Sex Couplesp. 299
Attitudes Toward Motherhoodp. 302
Sexuality and Birth Controlp. 303
Differences Among Womenp. 306
Global Awareness Abortion Rates Worldwidep. 307
Women's and Men's Resources in the Struggle for Equal Rolesp. 308
Discrimination by Men in the Familyp. 309
Impact of Cultural Attitudes, Lack of Resources, and Discrimination on the Position of Women in the Familyp. 310
Marriage Ratesp. 310
Companionship Marriagep. 312
Divorcep. 317
Motherhoodp. 322
Fatherhoodp. 326
The New Familiesp. 327
The Future of the Movementp. 336
Prerequisites for a Reenergized Women's Rights Movementp. 339
Organizational Base and Organizational Supportp. 339
Leaders and Organizersp. 341
Communications Networksp. 341
Critical Mobilizing Eventsp. 341
Political Mobilizationp. 342
Goals for the Women's Rights Movementp. 343
Indexp. 345
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