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Traister, Rebecca

Works: 15 works in 40 publications in 1 language and 2,983 library holdings
Genres: History  Interviews  Biography 
Roles: Author
Classifications: HQ880.4.U6, 306.81530973
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All the single ladies : unmarried women and the rise of an independent nation by Rebecca Traister( Book )
5 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 1,321 libraries worldwide
Working on a book about single women in the twenty-first-century, Traister made a startling discovery: historically, when women have had options beyond early heterosexual marriage, their resulting independence has provoked massive social change. Unmarried women were crucial to the abolition, suffrage, temperance, and labor movements; they created settlement houses and secondary education for women. Today, only 20% of Americans are wed by age 29, compared to nearly 60% in 1960. Through the lens of the single American woman, Traister covers issues of class, race, and sexual orientation
Big girls don't cry : the election that changed everything for American women by Rebecca Traister( Book )
10 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,125 libraries worldwide
It was all as unpredictable as it was riveting: Hillary Clinton's improbable rise, her fall and her insistence on pushing forward straight through to her remarkable phoenix flight from the race; Sarah Palin's attempt not only to fill the void left by Clinton, but to alter the very definition of feminism and claim some version of it for conservatives; liberal rapture over Barack Obama and the historic election of our first African-American president; the media microscope trained on Michelle Obama, harsher even than the one Hillary had endured fifteen years earlier. Meanwhile, media women like Katie Couric and Rachel Maddow altered the course of the election, and comedians like Tina Fey and Amy Poehler helped make feminism funny. As Traister sees it, the 2008 election was good for women. The campaign for the presidency reopened some of the most fraught American conversations about gender, race and generational difference, about sexism on the left and feminism on the right, all difficult discussions that had been left unfinished but that are crucial to further perfecting our union
All the single ladies : unmarried women and the rise of an independent nation by Rebecca Traister( Sound Recording )
3 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 175 libraries worldwide
In 2009, the award-winning journalist Rebecca Traister started this, a book she thought would be a work of contemporary journalism, about the twenty-first century phenomenon of the American single woman. It was the year the proportion of American women who were married dropped below fifty percent; and the median age of first marriages, which had remained between twenty and twenty-two years old for nearly a century (1890-1980), had risen dramatically to twenty-seven. But over the course of her vast research and more than a hundred interviews with academics and social scientists and prominent single women, Traister discovered a startling truth: the phenomenon of the single woman in America is not a new one. And historically, when women were given options beyond early heterosexual marriage, the results were massive social change, temperance, abolition, secondary education, and more
Big girls don't cry the election that changed everything for American women by Rebecca Traister( file )
11 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 159 libraries worldwide reporter Rebecca Traister provides a social commentary on how the 2008 presidential election brought issues concerning women, power, sexism, and feminism to the fore. In the last two years, the United States---its history, assumptions, prejudices, and vocabulary---have all cracked open. A woman won a state presidential primary contest (quite a few of them, actually) for the first time in this country's history
[The Supreme Court hears arguments regarding partial birth abortion Breast cancer awareness ; Breast cancer detection technology ; Fly fishing as therapy for breast cancer survivors, ["Casting for recovery"] ( Sound Recording )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Part 4. So what does fly fishing have to do with breast cancer? Well, it turns out that not only are physical movements of the sport therapeutic for breast cancer survivors -- so are the mental aspects. An organization called Casting For Recovery offers free retreats for women who have of have had breast cancer, and teaches them how to fly-fish -- and, by extension, how to fly. Rebecca Sheir joined a group of Alaskan women learning how to cast their lines... and cast themselves in a whole new light. (5:50)
Are women ready for a female president? Some important dates in women's history month ; Hypatia of Alexandria, philosopher and mathematician ; England's first great feminist, Mary Wollstonecraft ( Sound Recording )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Part 1. A few weeks ago the results of a Siena Poll showed more American's are ready for a female president. It's a question that's been asked many, many times before, and no doubt will be asked many more times before the 2008 presidential election, but in this day and age should we still be asking it at all? We talked with a few women who've been thinking about just that question. Here's what they said. (6:44)
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Rebecca Traister American writer
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