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Faces Of Feminism

An Activist's Reflections On The Women's Movement, 1st Edition

By Sheila Tobias


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As one of the main players in the second wave of feminism, Sheila Tobias returns to Kate Millet's central tenet, ?sexual politics,? and argues that it can still unite progressive men and women around a common set of goals. Providing a map of a complex terrain, Tobias details ?generations? of issues, each more radical and therefore harder to tackle

Table of Contents

1 Gender and Politics Redefined, 2 The Emergence of Women's Rights as a Political Issue, 3 Feminism in the Postsuffrage Era, 4 Women at Work, 5 Betty Friedan and the Feminine Mystique, 6 The Origins of the Second Wave of Feminism, Three Strands and an Accident, 7 The Women's Movement Goes to Work: Role Equity Issues, 8 Second-Generation Issues: Conflict over Role Change, 9 Antifeminist Women on the Right: The Battle over the ERA, 10 Feminism and Sexual Preference: Lesbians and Lesbian Rights, 11 Third -Generation Issues: Issues on Which Feminists Do Not Agree, 12 New Theory, New Scholarship, 13 Fissures into Fractures, 14 Surviving the 1980s, 15 The End of a Movement

About the Author

Sheila Tobias has been an academic and an activist for over twenty-five years. She has participated in many feminist gatherings, from the Congress to Unite Women in 1970 to the Berkshire Conference of Women Historians in 1993, and is a former board member of the NOW Legal defence and Education Fund. The author of the best-seller Overcoming Math Anxiety as well as Women, Militarism, and War (with Jean Bethke Elshtain), Tobias now works as a consultant to universities on math and science education, equity issues, and women's studies.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Gender Studies