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Women's rights in the USA : policy debates and gender roles

Author: Dorothy E McBride; Janine A Parry
Publisher: New York : Routledge, 2011.
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McBride and Parry examine the policy debates critical to women in American society. Analyzing both the historical contexts and current controversies, the authors show the processes behind the statues, court cases, and administrative rules pertaining to issues such as education, work pay, family, sexuality, and economic status and examine the role of women activists in shaping them. This fourth edition also features  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Dorothy E McBride; Janine A Parry
ISBN: 9780415804721 0415804728 9780415804523 0415804523 9780203874493 0203874498
OCLC Number: 299711405
Notes: Rev. ed. of: Women's rights in the U.S.A. / Dorothy McBride-Stetson. 2004.
Description: xxiii, 366 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: Extended table of contents --
List of boxes --
List of boxes by theme --
List of figures, maps, and tables --
Dedication --
Preface to the fourth edition --
Acknowledgments --
1: Introduction: --
Policy-making process --
Policy communities --
Conceptual frameworks --
Changing the framework --
Historical context --
Sex, gender, feminism, and women's rights --
Feminist debates --
Women's rights agendas --
Themes in policy making on women's rights issues --
Notes --
2: U S Constitution: --
Fourteenth Amendment in the courts: 1868-1963 --
Equal Rights Amendment campaign to 1963 --
Bringing women into the Constitution --
Congress and the courts: 1970-1973 --
Equal protection and sex classification in the courts --
ERA debate, defeat, and the aftermath --
State ERAs --
Feminist debates on constitutional equality --
Conclusion --
Notes --
3: Political Participation: --
Vote --
Inalienable right to elective franchise --
Emancipation of women --
Woman's special role --
Long-awaited gender gap --
Elective office --
Other forms of political participation --
Groups --
Political parties --
Appointments --
Commissions --
Indirect policies and political participation --
Jury service --
Election regulations --
Conclusion --
Notes --
4: Reproduction: --
Contraception --
Obscene materials --
Prevention and treatment of disease --
Family planning --
Personal choice --
Social policy --
Women's health movement --
Sterilization --
Abortion --
Criminalization of abortion --
Reform/repeal of abortion laws --
Roe v Wade --
Battle over reproductive rights --
Pro-choice/pro-life debate --
Early pro-life victory: restricting public assistance --
Administrative hurdles: the burdens get heavier --
Getting rid of roe: so near yet so far --
Debates over abortion clinic access and procedures --
Abortion procedures: RU486 and dilation and extraction --
Sex, birth control, and abortion --
Abstinence-only sex education --
Emergency contraception --
New reproductive technologies and women's rights --
Reproductive rights for poor women in America --
Notes --
5: Education: --
Why educate anyone? --
Why educate girls and women? --
Elementary school --
Secondary school --
Higher education --
Not separate and not equal --
Educational equity: Title IX --
Origins of Title IX --
Early Title IX conflicts --
Title IX and athletics --
Title IX enforcement: a continuing controversy --
Other gender equity policies in education --
Women's Educational Equity Act, 1974 --
Carl D Perkins Vocational Education Act, 1984 --
Elementary and Secondary Education Act, 1994 --
Policies in the states --
Single-sex schools --
Women's studies --
Conclusion --
Notes --
6: Family: --
Marriage --
Legal theories of gender roles in marriage --
Unity/coverture --
Separate but equal --
Shared partnership --
Who can marry --
Marital name --
Domicile --
Interspousal immunity --
Marital support/marital services contract --
Marital support --
Marital services --
Marital property systems --
Status of women and feminist response --
Divorce --
Alimony --
Property --
Status of women and feminist response --
Parental rights and responsibilities in-and after-marriage --
Physical and legal custody --
Child support --
Status of women and feminist response --
Families without marriage --
Property rights --
Parental rights and responsibilities: Heterosexual couples --
Parental rights and responsibilities: Lesbian couples --
Status of women and feminist response --
Conclusion --
Notes --
7: Work And Pay: --
Protective legislation --
Muller v Oregon --
Women's Bureau --
Equality for working women --
Equal Pay Act of 1963: equal pay for equal work --
Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964: Equal Employment Opportunity --
Executive orders 11246 and 11375: affirmative action --
Implementation of EEO laws --
Sex as a BFOQ --
Proving sex discrimination: disparate treatment and disparate impact --
Affirmative action and equality --
Equal pay and nondiscrimination in compensation --
Overcoming the wage gap --
Better enforcement of existing laws --
Women into better-paying jobs --
Raising the pay for women's jobs --
Conclusion --
Notes --
8: Work And Family: --
Pregnancy and childbirth --
Maternity protection --
Pregnancy as a disability: the early years --
Pregnancy as a disability: the Pregnancy Discrimination Act --
Maternity/parental leave --
Relief for the sandwich generation? Eldercare --
Child care --
Child Development Act of 1971 --
Child-care debates continue --
Conclusion --
Notes --
9: Sexuality: Regulation --
Prostitution --
Criminalization of prostitution --
Reform efforts and effects --
Prostitution as sex trafficking --
Pornography --
Pornography as obscenity --
Feminist debate --
Online pornography --
Lesbian issues --
Gay and Lesbian movement --
Contemporary issues --
Lesbians and gays in the military --
Protection against discrimination --
Same-sex marriage --
Conclusion --
Notes --
10: Sexuality: Intimidation: --
Rape --
Common law of rape --
Rape law reform --
Campus sexual assault --
Sexual harassment --
Battered women --
Violence Against Women Act --
New definitions and intersections --
Battered women who kill --
Conclusion --
Notes --
11: Economic Status: --
Feminization of poverty --
Causes of women's poverty --
Welfare for dependent mothers --
Aid to families with dependent children --
Welfare reform politics --
Family Support Act --
TANF --
Welfare for waged workers: women's share --
Earned Income Tax Credit --
Unemployment insurance and job training --
Retirement, social security, and insurance --
Conclusion --
Notes --
Bibliography --
Index.
Responsibility: Dorothy E. McBride, Janine A. Parry.
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