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The Resource Sex and power, Susan Estrich

Sex and power, Susan Estrich

Label
Sex and power
Title
Sex and power
Statement of responsibility
Susan Estrich
Title variation
Sex & power
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • At the dawn of the twenty-first century, women in America are richer, more educated, and more powerful than they've ever been. So why is it, Susan Estrich asks, that they account for a mere three percent of the nation's top executives? Why are there only three women running Fortune 500 companies? A quick survey of politics, academia, law, medicine, and entertainment reveals similar troubling inequities. Twenty-five years ago, the women who were "firsts" were supposed to have blazed a trail. Today, fewer and fewer women are choosing to take that path. Why have so many women opted out of the race for power? And why is it that women fail to call into action the power they already have as consumers, voters, shareholders, agents of change? It is Susan Estrich's belief that until women reach the seats of power-where the rules are made-the deck will continue to be stacked against them. And the consequences, she writes, will be paid by future generations of daughters-and sons. Much of Estrich's critical focus is trained on the question of ambition: Are women today ambitious enough, both individually and collectively? When a woman chooses the mommy track, is it a victory for freedom of choice or a setback that underscores the limits of her either/or options? Are younger women too complacent, feeling that the battles for sexual equality were won long ago? On the contrary, Estrich argues. The battles were only half won; there is a revolution to finish. Certain to provoke national debate in this election year, this is the book waiting to be written by Estrich-and the book every woman should read before heading to the voting booth. One of the country's most renowned legal scholars & political insiders offers a clear-eyed & tough-minded evaluation of women in America from the bedroom to the boardroom, a post-Monica assessment of the state of affairs for women in politics, & an examination of the unfinished business of feminism
  • "At the dawn of the twenty-first century, women in America are richer, more educated, and more powerful than they've ever been. So why is it that they account for a mere three percent of the nation's top executives? Why are there only three women running Fortune 500 companies? A quick survey of politics, academia, law, medicine, and entertainment reveals similar troubling inequities. Twenty-five years ago, the women who were "firsts" were supposed to have blazed a trial. Today, fewer and fewer women are choosing to take that path. Why have so many women opted out of the race for power? And why is it that women fail to call into action the power they already have as consumers, voters, shareholders, agents of change?" "It is Susan Estrich's belief that until women reach the seats of power - where the rules are made - the deck will continue to be stacked against them."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Estrich, Susan
Dewey number
305.42/0973
Index
no index present
LC call number
HQ1426
LC item number
.E77 2000
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Feminism
  • Sex role
  • Sex discrimination against women
  • Power (Social sciences)
  • Feminism
  • Power (Psychology)
  • Women
  • Gender Identity
  • Prejudice
  • Social Dominance
  • United States
  • United States
Label
Sex and power, Susan Estrich
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 267-285)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
In the middle of a revolution -- On being extraordinary -- Equal under the law -- Facts of life -- Motherhood as destiny -- Comfort factor -- Changing the face of corporate America -- Sexual power -- Political power -- Changing ourselves -- Bibliography
Control code
44414098
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xii, 287 pages
Isbn
9781573221245
Lccn
00042517
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Label
Sex and power, Susan Estrich
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 267-285)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
In the middle of a revolution -- On being extraordinary -- Equal under the law -- Facts of life -- Motherhood as destiny -- Comfort factor -- Changing the face of corporate America -- Sexual power -- Political power -- Changing ourselves -- Bibliography
Control code
44414098
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xii, 287 pages
Isbn
9781573221245
Lccn
00042517
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n

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