"Well-behaved women rarely make history." - Laurel Thatcher Ulrich
Featuring images from real life, fiction, and pop culture, "Cool Women" is the thinking girl's guide to the hippest ladies in history. The mix of profiles is eclectic and creative enough to capture every girl's interest, from Catwoman to Amelia Earhart to Cleopatra. Color illustrations and photos.
In a variety of colorful maps and charts, this important new work documents milestones in the evolution of the social and political rights of women. Coverage includes the rise of reform movements such as temperance, women's suffrage, and abolition during the 19th century, and contraception, abortion rights, and the Equal Rights Amendment in the 20th.
Packed with first-hand, intimate portraits of young women from a wide variety of backgrounds, and drawing on historical accounts and current material culled from both popular and scholarly sources, Am I Thin Enough Yet? offers a provocative new way of understanding why women feel the way they do about their minds and bodies.
An account of the first and only female emperor in China's history. Set in vibrant, multi-ethnic Tang China, this biography chronicles Wu Zhao's humble beginnings as the daughter of a provincial official, following her path to the inner palace, where she improbably rose from a fifth-ranked concubine to becoming Empress.
In 1923 a stout fifty-five-year-old Frenchwoman named Madame Alexandra David-Neel, a former opera singer and a dedicated student of the East, disguised herself as a male pilgrim and ascended to the ancient Tibetan city of Lhasa. Her classic account of her adventure was first published in 1927.
This book reveals the struggles of Asian American women at the bottom of the socio-economic ladder where hunger, illness, homelessness, sweatshop labor, exposure to hazardous chemicals and even involuntary servitude are everyday realities. It is a call to action to Asian Americans, policy makers, civil rights organizations and the philanthropic community to support Asian American women in their struggles to advance their social justice agenda.
When America's men went off to war in 1942, millions of women were recruited, through posters and other propaganda, to work at non-traditional jobs. In defense plants, factories, offices, and everywhere else workers were needed, they were--for the first time--well paid and financially independent. But eventually the war ended, and the government and industries that had once persuaded them to work for the war effort now instructed them to return home and take care of their husbands and children. Based on interviews and original research by noted historian Penny Colman.
This anthology traces the rhetoric of the gay rights movement from its deeply clandestine beginnings in the late 1800s through the current fight for marriage equality. Speeches include Robert Ingersoll's "Address at the Funeral of Walt Whitman," Harvey Milk's "Hope Speech," and Franklin Kameny's "Civil Liberties: A Progress Report.
This book integrates women's history into the history of the United States while ensuring a balanced sense of the broad diversity of American women. Combines narrative with an array of written and visual primary sources.
Designed to help women and minority faculty navigate a path to tenure in academe, this book looks at the political, scholarly, personal and interpersonal issues. Filled with the experiences and advice of those who have navigated this terrain successfully, despite obstacles and setbacks, it includes considerations for women, faculty of color, and gay/lesbian/bisexual faculty, addressing racism, sexism and ageism in the academy.
This volume of the anthology covers Improving Quality of Care, Vulnerable Populations, Combating Substance Abuse, and other areas of concern. Written for policy makers and practitioners, as well as interested members of the public, the series offers valuable lessons for leaders and educators developing plans for the coming years.
This book offers an organizing vision for today's complex and unruly health care landscape that's certain to resonate with the American people, and the people who care for the people. Offered by Dr. Mike Magee, one of the nation's most respected and trusted health statesmen, this book deciphers the intersecting megatrends of aging, consumerism, and the Internet, leading those paths to a single common destination - the home.
A six-month effort composed of complementary activities: the utilization of a sociology class to construct instruments and materials to assess sex stereotyping in a community college setting, the sensitization of vocational faculty to the issue of sex stereotyping through workshops, and consultation and recruitment of non-traditional students.
The State of Hawaii has one of the fastest growing aging populations. The long-term care crisis is already here, with a shortage of nursing home beds and a lack of services enabling senior citizens to 'age-in-place at home.' The documentary The Graying of Hawaii questions statewide planning and government's responses to the changing demographics.
This video series examines the 400-year history of American women's inspiring accomplishments and victories. Without the American woman's pioneering fortitude, the early colonies at Jamestown and Plymouth Plantation, would not have survived. Since then, millions of America's pioneering women have continued to push the frontier ever forward. American women led the fight to end slavery, limit corporate power and provide education for all, as well as protect the poor, disenfranchised and mentally unstable. All the while, these unique American women fought tirelessly for their own equal rights in education, employment and politics including their right to vote.
In this new, highly anticipated update of her pioneering Killing Us Softly series, the first in more than a decade, Jean Kilbourne takes a fresh look at how advertising traffics in distorted and destructive ideals of femininity. The film marshals a range of new print and television advertisements to lay bare a stunning pattern of damaging gender stereotypes--images and messages that too often reinforce unrealistic, and unhealthy, perceptions of beauty, perfection, and sexuality.
This video tells the remarkable story of the most sweeping social revolution in American history, as women have asserted their rights to a full and fair share of political power, economic opportunity, and personal autonomy in the last 50 years. It's a revolution that has unfolded in public and private, in courts and Congress, in the boardroom and the bedroom, changing not only what the world expects from women, but what women expect from themselves.
In the series of interviews, the documentary tracks the careers of five women, Thelma Ehrlich Anderson, Joan Doris Goldhamer, Gladys Engel Lang, Thelma Herman McCormack, and Yole Granata Sills, and their experiences with new forms of mass media from the late 1930s through the early 1950s. http://www.outofthequestion.org/
In 1942, a secret U.S. military program was launched to recruit women to the war effort. But unlike the efforts to recruit Rosie the Riveter to the factory, this clandestine search targeted female mathematicians who would become human 'computers' for the U.S. Army. From the bombing of Axis Europe to the assaults on Japanese strongholds, women worked around-the-clock six days a week, creating ballistics tables that proved crucial to Allied success. This is the chronicle of four very different women who worked as human computers at the University of Pennsylvania from 1942-1946.
During the spring of 2000 eleven girls aged 8 to 16 from a variety of socio-economic backgrounds and two classrooms of middle and high school students were interviewed about their views on media culture and its impact on their lives. Their insightful and provocative responses provide the central theme of the film, a half-hour examination of how the media represents girls.
In 1992 Cheryl Summerville, a cook at a Cracker Barrel restaurant outside Atlanta, received a termination paper stating that she was fired for 'failing to demonstrate normal heterosexual values.' She was shocked to discover that in more than 40 American states it was legal to fire workers simply because of their sexual orientation. This video chronicles the stories of three gay workers: a cook, an auto worker and a New York Public Library clerk, as they seek workplace safety, job security and employee benefits for gay and lesbian workers.