WOMEN AND POLITICS examines the pursuit of gender equality from two viewpoints: the legal equality doctrine, which emphasizes gender neutrality, and the fairness doctrine, which recognizes differences between men and women. The text’s in-depth analysis and clear presentation of theory and history helps students to think critically about gender and about the challenges faced by women today and in the past. Extensive coverage of diversity among women and consistent attention to the intersections of race, class, and gender are integral to the text’s two-viewpoints theme.
Table of Contents
1. Two Paths to Equality.
2 All Rights Are Not Equal: Suffrage Versus the Equal Rights Amendment.
3. Suffrage Accomplished: Women As Political Participants.
4. Women Seeking Office: The Next Phase of Political Integration.
5. Women as Political Actors: Representation and Advocacy.
6. Education and the Pursuit of Equality.
7. Women and Work: In Pursuit of Economic Equality.
8. The Politics of Family and fertility: the Last Battleground in the Pursuit of Equality?
9. Setting the Agenda and Taking Action: New Challenges in the Pursuit of Equality.