Femininity and Domination
Studies in the Phenomenology of Oppression
Bartky draws on the experience of daily life to unmask the many disguises by which intimations of inferiority are visited upon women. She critiques both the male bias of current theory and the debilitating dominion held by notions of "proper femininity" over women and their bodies in patriarchal culture.
Sandra Lee Bartky is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Illinois, Chicago.