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Womens Voices is an introductory women's studies reader crafted to include a balance of recent contemporary readings with historical and classic pieces. This student-friendly text provides short, accessible readings reflecting the diversity of womens experiences. Chapter introductions provide background information on each chapter's topic, including explanations of key concepts and ideas and references to the subsequent reading selections. This new edition includes revised chapter framework essays that reflect the most up-to-date research and theory in the field.

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Contents

1 Womens Studies: Perspectives and Practices

What Is Womens Studies?

How Did Womens Studies Come About?

What Were the Origins of Womens Rights Activism in the United States?

What Is the Status of Womens Studies on College Campuses Today?

What Does Womens Studies Have to Do with Feminism?

What Are the Myths Associated with Feminism?

1 ADRIENNE RICH | Claiming an Education
2 JENNIFER BAUMGARDNER AND AMY RICHARDS | A Day Without Feminism
3 DEBORAH SIEGEL | The Movement That Has No Name
4 BELL HOOKS | Feminist Politics: Where We Stand
5 REBECCA WALKER | We Are Using This Power to Resist
6 ESTELLE B. FREEDMAN | The Global Stage and the Politics of Location
7 DEBORAH L. RHODE | Denials of Inequality
8 ANNA QUINDLEN | Still Needing the F Word

2 Systems of Privilege and Inequality in Womens Lives

Difference, Hierarchy, and Systems of Privilege and Inequality

Institutions

Ideology and Language

9 PATRICIA HILL COLLINS | Toward a New Vision: Race, Class, and Gender as Categories of Analysis and Connection
10 MARILYN FRYE | Oppression
11 LOIS KEITH | Tomorrow Im Going to Rewrite the English Language
12 SUZANNE PHARR | Homophobia: A Weapon of Sexism
13 PEGGY MCINTOSH | White Privilege and Male Privilege
14 GLORIA YAMATO | Something About the Subject Makes It Hard to Name
15 DONNA LANGSTON | Tired of Playing Monopoly?
16 BABA COPPER | Voices: On Becoming Old Women
17 SUSAN WENDELL | The Social Construction of Disability
18 JUNE JORDAN | Report from the Bahamas

3 Learning Gender in a Diverse Society

Biology and Culture

Masculinity

Femininity

Gender Ranking

19 ANNE FAUSTO-STERLING | Two Sexes Are Not Enough
20 JUDITH LORBER | The Social Construction of Gender
21 PAMELA J. BETTIS AND NATALIE GUICE ADAMS | Short Skirts and Breast Juts: Cheerleading, Eroticism and Schools
22 NELLIE WONG | When I Was Growing Up
23 JUDY WAJCMAN | Virtual Gender
24 DEBRA ROSENBERG | (Rethinking) Gender
25 R. W. CONNELL | Masculinities and Globalization

4 Sex, Power, and Intimacy

The Social Construction of Sexuality

The Politics of Sexuality

Intimacies

26 PEPPER SCHWARTZ AND VIRGINIA RUTTER | Sexual Desire and Gender
27 BELL HOOKS | Romance: Sweet Love
28 JENNIFER BAUMGARDNER | What Is Bisexuality?
29 ELLEN BASS | Gate C22
30 CHERRIE MORAGA | La Güera
31 EMILY OXFORD | Prue Shows Her Knickers
32 PAULA GUNN ALLEN | Some Like Indians Endure
33 PINAR ILKKARACAN | Women, Sexuality, and Social

Change in the Middle East

5 Inscribing Gender on the Body

Bodies, Nature, and Women

The “Beauty” Ideal

Eating Disorders

Resisting the “Beauty” Ideals

34 AMY BLOOM | Hermaphrodites with Attitude
35 JOAN JACOBS BRUMBERG | Breast Buds and the “Training” Bra
36 GLORIA STEINEM | If Men Could Menstruate
37 LISA R. RUBIN,MAKO L. FITTS, AND ANNE BECKER | Body Ethics and Aesthetics Among African American and Latina Women
38 ROSE WEITZ | What We Do for Love
39 LISA MIYA-JERVIS | Hold That Nose
40 COURTNEY E. MARTIN | Love Your Fat Self
41 MAYA ANGELOU | Phenomenal Woman
42 JONATHAN WATTS | Chinas Cosmetic Surgery Craze
43 SIMONE WEIL DAVIS | Designer Vaginas

6 Health and Reproductive Rights

Health and Wellness

Reproductive Choice

44 DAVID SATCHER,MD | American Women and Health Disparities
45 VIVIAN DICKINSON,MD | The Tolling of the Bell: Womens Health, Womens Rights
46 LINDA GORDON | Is Nothing Simple About Reproduction Control?
47 SELDON MCCURRIE | Eyes on the Prize
48 AGNES R. HOWARD AND NICHOLAS D. KRISTOF | Cursed by God? Two Essays on a Theme
49 MARGARET SANGER | My Fight for Birth Control
50 JAEL SILLMAN,MARLENE GERBER FRIED,LORETTA ROSS, AND ELENA R. GUTIÉRREZ | Women of Color and Their Struggle for Reproductive Justice
51 ELEANOR COONEY | The Way It Was

7 Family Systems, Family Lives

Definitions of Family

Institutional Connections

Power and Family Relationships

Mothering

52 EMMA GOLDMAN | Marriage and Love
53 MIRANDA KENNEDY | Cheaper than a Cow
54 LISA MIYA-JERVIS | Who Wants to Marry a Feminist?
55 HEIDI BRUGGINK | Don't Give Up Your Day Job: Leslie Bennetts on The Feminine Mistake
56 CHARLENE GOMES | Partners as Parents: Challenges Faced by Gays Denied Marriage
57 AUDRE LORDE | Man Child: A Black Lesbian Feminists Response
58 BI SHUMIN (TRANS.SHI JUNBAO) | Broken Transformers

8 Womens Work Inside and

Outside the Home

Unpaid Labor in the Home

Paid Labor

59 PAT MAINARDI | The Politics of Housework
60 SHARLENE HESSE-BIBER AND GREGG LEE CARTER | A Brief History of Working Women
61 BARBARA EHRENREICH | Maid to Order: The Politics of Other Womens Work
62 EVELYN HU-DEHART | Surviving Globalization: Immigrant Women Worker in Late Capitalist America
63 MARTHA BURK | Power Plays: Six Ways the Male Corporate Elite Keeps Women Out
64 CARRIE N. BAKER | The Womens Movement Against Sexual Harassment
65 KIMBERLY KLINGER | Prostitution, Humanism, and a Womans Choice

Discussion Questions for Chapter 8

Suggestions for Further Reading

9 Women Confronting and Creating Culture

The Internet

Television

LEARNING ACTIVITY | Top Blogs on Feminism and Womens Rights

The Movies

Contemporary Music and Music Videos

HISTORICAL MOMENT | SI for Women

Print Media

Literature and the Arts

66 VIRGINIA WOOLF | Thinking About Shakespeares Sister
67 AUDRE LORDE | Poetry Is Not a Luxury
68 GLORIA ANZALDÚA | The Path of the Red and Black Ink
69 ARIEL LEVY | Female Chauvinist Pigs
70 KRISTI TURNQUIST | A Womans Role Is . . . on Television
71 JENNIFER L. POZNER AND JESSICA SEIGEL | Desperately Debating Housewives
72 AYA DE LEON | If Women Ran Hip-Hop
73 RONNI ARMSTEAD | "Growing the Size of the Black Woman": Feminist Activism in Havana Hip Hop
74 JENNIFER BLEYER | Cut-and-Paste Revolution: Notes from the Girl Zine Explosion
75 JESSICA VALENTI | Pop Culture Gone Wild

10 Resisting Violence Against Women

Rape

Battering and Physical Abuse

Incest

Pornography

76 ANDREA SMITH | Beyond the Politics of Inclusion: Violence Against Women of Color and Human Rights
77 ALICE LEUCHTAG | Human Rights: Sex Trafficking and Prostitution
78 DIANA WASHINGTON VALDEZ | Deaths That Cry Out
79 DEBRA ANNE DAVIS | Betrayed by the Angel: What Happens When Violence Knocks and Politeness Answers?
80 JOETTA CARR | Campus Sexual Violence
81 GRACE CAROLINE BRIDGES | Lisas Ritual, Age 10
82 JOHN STOLTENBERG | Pornography and Freedom
83 HELEN CLARKSON | War Crimes
84 JANE FONDA | Reclaiming Our Mojo

11 State, Law, and Social Policy

Government and Representation

Women and the Law

Public Policy

The Criminal Justice System

The Military

85 SUSAN B. ANTHONY | Constitutional Argument
86 CATHARINE A. MACKINNON | Law in the Everyday Life of Women
87 ELLEN BRAVO | What This Nation Really Thinks of Motherhood: Welfare Reform
88 ROBIN TEMPLETON | She Who Believes in Freedom: Young Women Defy the Prison Industrial Complex
89 BAY FANG | The Talibanization of Iraq
90 CYNTHIA ENLOE | Demilitarizing Society in a Globalized World

12 Religion and Spirituality in Womens Lives

Religion as Oppressive to Women

Religion as Empowering to Women

Women and God-Language

Reinterpreting and Reconstructing Traditions

Creating New Spiritual Traditions

91 ELIZABETH CADY STANTON | Introduction to The Womans Bible
92 KAYLIN HAUGHT | God Says Yes to Me
93 KAREN MCCARTHY BROWN | Fundamentalism and the Control of Women
94 PAULA GUNN ALLEN | Grandmother of the Sun: The Power of Woman in Native America
95 ASRA Q. NOMANI | The Islamic Bill of Rights for Women in Mosques
96 JUDITH PLASKOW | Standing Again at Sinai
97 ALICIA OSTRIKER | Everywoman Her Own Theology
98 STARHAWK | Witchcraft and Womens Culture
99 PYTHIA PEAY | Religion and Feminisms Fourth Wave

13 Activism, Change, and Feminist Futures

The Promise of Feminist Education

Activism

Future Visions

100 LISA MARIE HOGELAND | Fear of Feminism: Why Young Women Get the Willies
101 PHYLLIS ROSSER | Too Many Women in College?
102 MICHAEL KIMMEL | Real Men Join the Movement
103 DAZÓN DIXON DIALLO | Reflections of a Human Rights Educator
104 ALICE H. EAGLY AND LINDA L. CARLI | Women and Leadership
105 RUTH ROSEN | Epilogue: Beyond Backlash
106 JENNY JOSEPH | Warning

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ISBN:
9780073512280
Author:
Shaw, Susan M
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McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Langua
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Shaw, Susan M.
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Shaw, Susan M.
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Shaw Susan
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Shaw, Susan
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Lee, Janet
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Lee Janet
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Feminism
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Women's Studies
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Feminism & Feminist Theory
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Sociology - General
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Women's Studies - General
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Gender Studies-Womens Studies
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20080931
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