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Sisterhood Is Forever The Women's Anthology for a New Millennium

ISBN-10: 0743466276
ISBN-13: 9780743466271
Edition: 2003
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Description: Thirty years after Robin Morgan's groundbreaking anthology,Sisterhood Is Powerful-- named by The American Librarians' Association one of "The 100 Most Influential Books of the Twentieth Century" -- comes this landmark new collection for the  More...

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List price: $36.99
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Washington Square Press
Publication date: 3/5/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 640
Size: 6.13" wide x 9.25" long x 1.70" tall
Weight: 1.540
Language: English

Thirty years after Robin Morgan's groundbreaking anthology,Sisterhood Is Powerful-- named by The American Librarians' Association one of "The 100 Most Influential Books of the Twentieth Century" -- comes this landmark new collection for the twenty-first century. Sisterhood Is Forever-- with over 60 original essays Morgan commissioned from well-known feminist leaders plus energetic Gen X and Y activists -- is a composite mural of the female experience in America: where we've been, where we are, where we're going. The stunning scope of topics ranges from reproductive, health, and environmental issues to workplace inequities and the economics of women's unpaid labor; from globalization to the politics of aging; from cyberspace, violence against women, and electoral politics to spirituality, the law, the media, and academia. The deliberately audacious mix of contributors spans different generations, races, ethnicities, and sexual preferences: CEOs, housewives, rock stars, farmers, scientists, prostituted women, politicians, women in prison, firefighters, disability activists, artists, flight attendants, an army general, an astronaut, an anchorwoman, even a pair of teens who edit a girls' magazine. Each article celebrates the writer's personal voice -- her humor, passion, anger, and the integrity of her perspective -- while offering the latest data on women's status, political analysis, new "how-to" tools for activism, and visionary yet practical strategies for the future -- strategies needed now more than ever. Robin Morgan's own contributions are everything her readers expect: prophetic, powerfully argued, unsentimentally lyrical. From her introduction: "The book you hold in your hands is a tool for the future -- a future also in your hands." Edna Acosta-Belen Carol J. Adams Margot Adler Natalie Angier Ellen Appel-Bronstein Mary Baird Brenda Berkman Christine E. Bose Kathy Boudin Ellen Bravo Vednita Carter Wendy Chavkin Kimberle Crenshaw Gail Dines Paula DiPerna Helen Drusine Andrea Dworkin Eve Ensler Barbara Findlen Mary Foley Patricia Friend Theresa Funiciello Carol Gilligan Sara K. Gould Ana Grossman The Guerrilla Girls Beverly Guy-Sheftall Kathleen Hanna Laura Hershey Anita Hill Florence Howe Donna M. Hughes Karla Jay Mae C. Jemison Carol Jenkins Claudia J. Kennedy Alice Kessler-Harris Clara Sue Kidwell Frances Kissling Sandy Lerner Suzanne Braun Levine Barbara Macdonald Catharine A. MacKinnon Jane Roland Martin Debra Michals Robin Morgan Jessica Neuwirth Judy Norsigian Eleanor Holmes Norton Grace Paley Emma Peters-Axtell Cynthia Rich Amy Richards Cecile Richards Carolyn Sachs Marianne Schnall Pat Schroeder Patricia Silverthorn Eleanor Smeal Roslyn D. Smith Gloria Steinem Mary Thom Jasmine Victoria Faye Wattleton Marie Wilson Helen Zia

Robin Morgan lives in New York. She is the author of, most recently, "A Hot January: Poems 1996-1999."

Introduction: New World Women
Some Basics
Biologically Correct
Unfinished Agenda: Reproductive Rights
Running for Our Lives: Electoral Politics
Traffic at the Crossroads: Multiple Oppressions
Landscape of the Ordinary: Violence Against Women
The Proper Study of Womankind: Women's Studies
Parenting: A New Social Contract
Sisterhood Is Pleasurable: A Quiet Revolution in Psychology
The Media and the Movement: A User's Guide
A Movement for All Seasons
Girls: "We Are the Ones Who Can Make a Change!" New Moon Girls
Generation "Why?": A Call to Arms
Gen X Survivor: From Riot Grrrl Rock Star to Feminist Artist
Stealth Feminists: The Thirtysomething Revolution
Notes of a Feminist Long Distance Runner
The Politics of Aging
Juggling Jeopardies
Native Americans: Restoring the Power of Thought Woman
African American Women: The Legacy of Black Feminism
Reclaiming the Past, Redefining the Future: Asian American and Pacific Islander Women
U.S. Latinas: Active at the Intersections of Gender, Nationality, Race, and Class
Confessions of a Worrywart: Ruminations on a Lesbian Feminist Overview
Poverty Wears a Female Face
Rights, Realities, and Issues of Women with Disabilities
Alive Behind the Labels: Women in Prison
Bodies Politic
Our Bodies, Our Future: Women's Health Activism Overview
Women in Sports: What's the Score?
The Nature of the Beast: Sexual Harassment
From Fantasy to Reality: Unmasking the Pornography Industry
Prostitution = Slavery
Workplaces
Transforming Traditions and Breaking Barriers: Six Personal Testimonies
Transforming Traditions Nurses, Teachers, Flight Attendants
Breaking Barriers Firefighters, Hard Hats, Computer Programmers
"Just a Housewife?!"
The Clerical Proletariat
Pink Collar Ghetto, Blue Collar Token
Rural Women: Sustaining Farms, Feeding People
Diagnosis and Prognosis: Women Physicians and Women's Health
Up the Down Labyrinth: Ins and Outs of Women's Corporate and Campus Careers
Changing a Masculinist Culture: Women in Science, Engineering, and Technology
Climbing the Ivory Walls: Women in Academia
Redefining the Warrior Mentality: Women in the Military
Standing By: Women in Broadcast Media
Theater: A Sacred Home for Women
Women and the Art World: Diary of the Feminist Masked Avengers
Tactics and Trends
Women and Law: The Power to Change
Owning the Future: Women Entrepreneurs
Combating the Religious Right
Dancing Against the Vatican
Front Line: The Funding Struggle
Bitch, Chick, Cow: Women's and (Other) Animals' Rights
Update: Feminism and the Environment
Politics for the New Millennium
Cyberfeminism: Networking the Net
Globalization: A Strategic Advance for Feminism?
Why Peace Is (More Than Ever) a Feminist Issue
The Art of Building Feminist Institutions to Last
Inner Space: The Spiritual Frontier
Outer Space: The Worldly Frontier
Personal Postscripts
To Vintage Feminists
To Younger Women

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