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What Women Want: An Agenda for the Women's Movement Hardcover – September 1, 2014

ISBN-13: 978-0199348275 ISBN-10: 0199348278 Edition: 1st

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press; 1 edition (September 1, 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0199348278
  • ISBN-13: 978-0199348275
  • Product Dimensions: 9.3 x 6.2 x 1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #53,832 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"What Women Want brings new insights to longstanding questions of gender inequality. One of the nation's preeminent experts on women and the law offers a compelling agenda for the women's movement. With elegant and engaging prose, Rhode tackles issues such as pay inequity, work/family conflicts, violence against women, and economic and reproductive justice. This book is essential reading for anyone who cares about equal opportunity for women." --Kim Gandy, National Organization for Women, President 2001-2009

"As she has done for decades, Deborah Rhode argues again persuasively that American women still face a grinding uphill battle. We are paid less, work harder, experience greater violence, report less violence, and lack crucial policies and services long-established in other developed countries. Passionately articulated, unsentimental and clear-eyed, Rhode proves that What Women Want -- whatever they may choose to call it -- is feminism."-Dahlia Lithwick, Supreme Court Correspondent, Slate

"If you have any doubt that gender inequality persists in today's world, you won't after reading this evocative, data-packed book. What Women Want is the most comprehensive account of gender inequality out there. But Rhode goes beyond describing the problem; she offers compelling advice for achieving a gender equitable society." --Shelley J. Correll, Director, Clayman Institute for Gender Research and Professor of Sociology, Stanford University

"Whenever I need the latest statistic or the perfect quote on an extraordinarily broad range of feminist issues, I reach for the latest Deborah Rhode book." --Joan C. Williams, Distinguished Professor of Law, UC Hastings Foundation Chair, and Founding Director of the Center for WorkLife Law, UC Hastings College of the Law

"A thoroughly researched examination of the progress women in the United States have made toward gender equality and of the problems that still must be addressed."
--Kirkus Reviews

"[Rhode] presents clear agenda items for how legal remedies and improved corporate or government policies could foster progress. Rhode's ideas are well-articulated, specific, and reasonable." --Publishers Weekly

About the Author

Deborah L. Rhode is the Ernest W. McFarland Professor of Law and Director of the Stanford Center on the Legal Profession. She graduated summa cum laude from Yale University, attended Yale Law School, and clerked for Justice Thurgood Marshall. She is the former director of Stanford's Institute for Research on Women and Gender. Her books on women include Justice and Gender, Speaking of Sex, Gender and Law, Women and Leadership, and The Beauty Bias.

More About the Author

Deborah L. Rhode is the Ernest W. McFarland Professor of Law and the Director of the Center on the Legal Profession at Stanford University. She has a Yale BA and JD, and is a former law clerk of Justice Thurgood Marshall, a former president of the Association of American Law Schools, a former chair of the American Bar Association's Commission on Women in the Profession, and a former director of both Stanford's Center on Ethics and its Institute for Research on Women and Gender. She is the author or coauthor of twenty books and over 200 articles, and is the nation's most cited scholar on professional responsibility.

Author Photo by David Weintraub, photographer.

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"WHAT WOMEN WANT / An Agenda for the Women's Movement, Circa 09.2014 is a "Straight, No Chaser" lead / read starting with how American Women fare worse than American Men on virtually every major dimension of social status, financial well-being, and physical safety. > Sexual violence remains common, and reproductive rights are by no means secure. >Women assume disproportionate burdens in the home and pay a heavy price in the workplace. >Yet these issues are not POLITICAL priorities. >Nor is there a CONSENSUS that there still is a SERIOUS problem. > Why, despite after four decades of equal employment legislation, etc., is women's workplace status & income, etc. so far from equal. >"WHAT WOMEN WANT" explores into how Women can and should act on what they want!!!...>>> A Call-To-Action for both American Women & Men, who want "Gender Equality", must get moving to "Gender Equality" in America, "NOW", in 2014 & Beyond.>>> Michael...What Women Want: An Agenda for the Women's Movement
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