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Women vs feminism : why we all need liberating from the gender wars

Author: Joanna Williams
Publisher: Bingley : Emerald Publishing, 2017.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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Statistics tell us there has never been a better time to be a woman but feminists are quick to point out that women are still victims of everyday sexism. This title explores what life is like for women today. It's time to ditch a feminism that appears remote from the concerns of most women and, worse, pitches men and women against each other.
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Williams, Joanna.
Women vs feminism.
Bingley : Emerald Publishing, 2017
(OCoLC)983308464
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Joanna Williams
ISBN: 9781787144750 1787144755 9781787149403 1787149404
OCLC Number: 1015829192
Description: 1 online resource (xviii, 318 pages)
Contents: ""Front Cover""; ""Women vs Feminism: Why We All Need Liberating from the Gender Wars""; ""Copyright Page""; ""Contents""; ""Acknowledgements""; ""Women vs Feminism""; ""Permissions""; ""Preface""; ""Questioning Feminism""; ""The Difficulties of Writing""; ""Part One: Womenâ#x80;#x99;s Lives Today""; ""Chapter One: Schooling for Success""; ""Girls are Outperforming Boys""; ""A Dramatic Change""; ""Underachieving Boys""; ""The Most Intelligent Gender""; ""What Gets Measured, Counts""; ""Gendered Expectations""; ""Overstating Gender""; ""Is Girlsâ#x80;#x99; Success Worth Celebrating?""; ""Teaching Values"" ""Girls under Pressure""""Back to School""; ""Conclusions""; ""Chapter Two: Women at Work""; ""More Women Are Working""; ""Women in the Professions""; ""Historical Changes""; ""Generational Differences""; ""Fewer Men Working""; ""Narrative of Sexism""; ""Elite Concerns""; ""Quotas for Women""; ""Different Women, Different Experiences""; ""Sex Segregation""; ""A Feminist Etiquette""; ""Personal Choice""; ""Conclusions""; ""Chapter Three: The Gender Pay Gap""; ""Women Are Earning More""; ""Delaying Motherhood""; ""National Economic Changes""; ""Pay Gap Obsession""; ""A Movable Feast"" ""The Problem with Averages""""Like for Like Earnings""; ""Part-Time Jobs and Part-Time Wages""; ""Gender Does Not Determine Earnings""; ""Problematic Solutions Donâ#x80;#x99;t Do Women (or Men) Any Favours""; ""Conclusions""; ""Chapter Four: The Motherhood Penalty""; ""Paying Mothers Less""; ""The Illusion of Choice""; ""Traditional Roles""; ""Changing Families""; ""New Pressures on Mothers""; ""Relinquishing Autonomy""; ""Doing Parenting""; ""Disappearing Women""; ""Flexible Working""; ""Choosing Motherhood""; ""Conclusions""; ""Part Two: Private Relationships, Public Concerns"" ""Chapter Five: Victors or Victims?""""Desperately Seeking Disadvantage""; ""Overlooking Differences""; ""Inflated Claims""; ""Personal Stories""; ""Internalized Misogyny""; ""The Attraction of Victimhood""; ""Womenâ#x80;#x99;s Mental Health Problems""; ""Conclusions""; ""Chapter Six: Sex and Relationships""; ""Whatever Happened to the Sexual Revolution?""; ""Problematizing Sex""; ""Battered Wife Syndrome""; ""Sexual Harassment""; ""Teaching Victimhood""; ""Regulating Public Life""; ""Pornography""; ""Child Abuse""; ""Rape Culture""; ""Rape Myths""; ""Campus Sex Panics""; ""An Expanding Problem"" ""Expanding Definitions""""Conclusions""; ""Chapter Seven: The Trouble with Boys""; ""Title IX""; ""Teaching Consent""; ""Teaching Mistrust""; ""Generation Virgin""; ""Heterophobia""; ""Toxic Masculinity""; ""Promoting Feminine Values""; ""Competing Claims for Victimhood""; ""Conclusions""; ""Part Three: Feminism Then and Now""; ""Chapter Eight: Not Your Grandmotherâ#x80;#x99;s Feminism""; ""Naturally Different""; ""Women as Slaves""; ""Votes for Some Women""; ""Morally Superior Women""; ""Freedom to Work""; ""The Public Sphere""; ""The Second World War""; ""Second-Wave Feminism""
Responsibility: by Joanna Williams, University of Kent, Canterbury, UK.

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