Contemporary Issues Companion - Women's Rights (hardcover edition)

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9780737708493: Contemporary Issues Companion - Women's Rights (hardcover edition)

In the United States and around the world, women have been working to expand their rights for decades. This informative anthology provides an overview of the history of the women?s rights movement as well as an examination of the many issues being addressed by feminists today.

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"This thoughtful, lucidly written work presents an evenhanded discussion of five major issues. The best organized introduction for the student needing report or debate material. The abundantly footnoted text quotes many primary sources and draws upon scientific examples to illuminate the questions. Informative...black-and-white photographs accompany the text. The appended list of organizations and the generally current list of books for further reading are both annotated."
-- School Library Journal (December 2000) (School Library Journal 20001201)

"Many of the articles were written by professional journalists, but some are more personal. Titles should find a place and school libraries."
-- School Library Journal (June 2002) (School Library Journal 20020601)

"There are plenty of dynamic opinions from professionals with firsthand knowledge of the topic."
-- Booklist (May 2002) (Booklist 20020501)

"...this well-organized volume covers the rights of women worldwide."
--School Library Journal (Spring 2004) (School Library Journal 20040401)

"...One of the most intelligent compositions is Frederica Mathewes-Green's Finding Common Ground on Abortion, in which the author compassionately pleads for society to pave a new path to resolve this ongoing controversy...A well-organized and thoughtful collection."
-- School Library Journal (June 2003) (School Library Journal 20030601)

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Grade 10 Up-This book opens with "Historic Perspectives on Women's Rights," which includes essays by Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Alice Stone Blackwell, Margaret Sanger, Gloria Steinem, and Hillary Rodham Clinton. The second section addresses "Women and the Workplace," looking at pay equity, the existence or myth of "the glass ceiling," sexual harassment, and women in the sciences and in the military. One of the most intelligent compositions is Frederica Mathewes-Green's "Finding Common Ground on Abortion," in which the author compassionately pleads for society to pave a new path to resolve this ongoing controversy. Sudanese-born anthropologist Rogaia Mustafa Abusharaf provides an enlightening essay on female circumcision in the chapter "Women's Rights around the World." This section also includes discussions on Islamic culture, gender inequality and population growth, and the international sex trade. A well-organized and thoughtful collection.
Joanne K. Cecere, Monroe-Woodbury High School, Central Valley, NY
Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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