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Sex & Power

Sex & Power

Susan Estrich - Author

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ISBN 9781573228930 | 320 pages | 01 Sep 2001 | Riverhead | 5.86 x 8.07in | Adult
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Updated with a new introduction by the author.

At the dawn of the 21st century, women in America are richer, more educated, and more powerful than before. So why is it, Estrich asks, that they account for a minuscule percentage of the nation's top executives, politicians, lawyers and professors? A "searing" report (Rocky Mountain News), filled with personal stories and startling statistics, Sex & Power dares to tell the truth about men and women, and how power is divided between them.

Acknowledgments
Introduction
1. In the Middle of a Revolution
2. On Being Extraordinary
3. Equal Under the Law
4. The Facts of Life
5. Motherhood as Destiny
6. The Comfort Factor
7. Changing the Face of Corporate America
8. Sexual Power
9. Political Power
10. Changing Ourselves

Bibliography
"A timely, original, and truly useful contribution...This is a good book-humane, practical, and deeply reasonable. It exhorts us to take our fate into our own hands, reminding us of the unprecedented power that women now have, while still acknowledging the obstacles that face us. Her voice is clear, yet nuanced. If your feminism has been snoozing, this will make it up." Washington Monthly

"Engrossing...an important corrective to the notion that gender no longer matters and that competence is all. Sex & Power asks the important questions." Boston Sunday Globe


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