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Sourcebook on violence against women / by Renzetti, Claire M.,editor.; Edleson, Jeffrey L.,editor.; Bergen, Raquel Kennedy,editor.;
Includes bibliographical references and index.The Third Edition of this comprehensive volume covers the current state of research, theory, prevention, and intervention regarding violence against women. The book's 15 chapters are divided into three parts: theoretical and methodological issues in researching violence against women; types of violence against women; and, new to this edition, programs that work. Featuring new chapters, pedagogy, sections on controversies in the field, and autobiographical essays by leaders in grassroots anti-violence work, the Third Edition has been designed to encourage discussion and debate, to address issues of diversity and cultural contexts, and to examine inequalities of race and ethnicity, social class, physical ability, sexual orientation, and geographic location"--The publisher.
Subjects: Women; Abused women.; Family violence.; Sex discrimination against women.;
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Thriving in an all-boys club : female police and their fight for equality / by Rabe-Hemp, Cara E.;
Includes bibliographical references (pages 187-201) and index.Introduction: The history of women in policing : matrons to patrol officers -- Section I: Female police officers of the 1980s : Title Niners. Girls, why do you want to be police officers when you grow up? ; Becoming a police officer ; Changing the gender of policing ; Facing the intimidations of harassment and discrimination ; The dangers on the beat -- Section II: Female police officers of the 1990s : crime fighters or communication experts. Community policing ; Pathways and entering police work ; Gaining acceptance and culture shock ; Making rank : glass ceiling or escalator? -- Section III: Female police officers of the 2000s : career minded and college educated. Doing policing differently? ; Women's work ; Motherhood ; Work and life balance -- Conclusion: The current status of women police and future directions."In 1845 women entered the career of policing, and ever since it's been an evolving history for them. There are countless stories of women shaping this career, adding particular gifts and abilities to the profession. There are, also, countless stories of their struggles to fit in and survive in this "all-boys club." Thriving in an All Boys Club: Female Police and Their Fight for Equality examines one of the most debated issues surrounding female police officers - their ability to find acceptance in the male subculture. Through the stories of women who joined policing in the 1980s, 1990s and 2000s, readers learn that women's acceptance in policing is complex and officer's experiences are wide-ranging. Stories of resistance and harassment by colleagues, the glass ceiling in promotion, and gender specific obstacles related to pregnancy and childcare are common. Their stories show a strong sense of determination and perseverance to perform the duties of police officer. The potential for enduring change in the field of policing is growing as women continue to make strides in achieving high ranks, breaking down assignments barriers, and ensuring just opportunities for future generations of female police officers. Despite the struggles that women face to survive in the "all-boys club" of policing, women not only survive, most thrive in this almost exclusively male occupation." -- Publisher's description
Subjects: Policewomen; Police administration; Sex discrimination against women;
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Playing with the boys : why separate is not equal in sports / by McDonagh, Eileen L.; Pappano, Laura,1962-;
Includes bibliographical references (p. [275]-334) and index.What's the problem -- The sex difference question -- Title IX : old norms in new forms -- Sex-segregated sports on trial -- Inventing barriers -- Breaking barriers -- Pass the ball.
Subjects: Sports; Sex discrimination in sports; Sex discrimination against women;
© 2008., Oxford University Press,
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The lost leaders : how corporate America loses women leaders / by Heppner, Rebekah S.,1954-;
Includes bibliographical references (p. 157-159) and index.pt. 1. Accidental careers : Colleen Roberts ; Judy Samuels ; Joyce Williams ; Nancy Michaels ; Other "lost leaders" -- pt. 2. Corporate America : The old boys' network ; The acceptable band ; The ideal worker ; Against the law ; The toxic workplace -- pt. 3. Hopes for the future : Joy in work ; Free agency ; The balancing act ; A paradox of diversity ; A woman president of the United States ; Conclusion."Business leaders are being lost - in a business world that so desperately needs leadership today. Although women now represent half of all managers, they hold less than 10 percent of the top positions in U.S. corporations. Somehow, women are being lost on their way up. Much has been written about women leaders; rarely do we hear them speak. The Lost Leaders presents, in their own voices, the personal stories of women who achieved success in corporate leadership but have chosen to abandon their corporate careers. Readers will hear their own triumphs and struggles in the stories these women tell. When taken together, these stories provide a fascinating glimpse of the culture that exists in the contemporary corporation. The Lost Leaders examines what happened - and what is still happening - to women who could be leaders but have chosen instead to leave corporate environments. Heppner shows us that, though there have been tremendous changes since the careers depicted here began, the environment that led these women to leave is still prevalent. Grounded firmly in academic research, Heppner writes in an accessible style that is of interest to business professionals, students, and researchers alike, capturing a unique time in our cultural history and illuminating today's workplace." -- Publisher's description.
Subjects: Women executives; Businesswomen; Sex discrimination against women; Corporate culture;
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Unfinished business : women, men, work, family / by Slaughter, Anne-Marie.;
"A powerful, persuasive, thought-provoking vision for how to finish the long struggle for equality between men and women, work and family. When Anne-Marie Slaughter accepted her dream job as the first female director of policy planning at the U.S. State Department in 2009, she was confident she could juggle the demands of her position in Washington, D.C., with the responsibilities of her family life in suburban New Jersey. Her husband and two young sons encouraged her to pursue the job; she had a tremendously supportive boss, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton; and she had been moving up on a high-profile career track since law school. But then life intervened. Parenting needs caused her to make a decision to leave the State Department and return to an academic career that gave her more time for her family. The reactions to her choice to leave Washington because of her kids led her to question the feminist narrative she grew up with. Her subsequent article for The Atlantic, "Why Women Still Can't Have It All," created a firestorm, sparked intense national debate, and became one of the most-read pieces in the magazine's history. Since that time, Anne-Marie Slaughter has pushed forward, breaking free of her long-standing assumptions about work, life, and family. Though many solutions have been proposed for how women can continue to break the glass ceiling or rise above the "motherhood penalty," women at the top and the bottom of the income scale are further and further apart. Now, in her refreshing and forthright voice, Anne-Marie Slaughter returns with her vision for what true equality between men and women really means, and how we can get there. She uncovers the missing piece of the puzzle, presenting a new focus that can reunite the women's movement and provide a common banner under which both men and women can advance and thrive. With moving personal stories, individual action plans, and a broad outline for change, Anne-Marie Slaughter reveals a future in which all of us can finally finish the business of equality for women and men, work and family. Advance praise for Unfinished Business: "Anne-Marie Slaughter insists that we ask ourselves hard questions. After reading Unfinished Business, I'm confident that you will be left with Anne-Marie's hope and optimism that we can change our points of view and policies so that both men and women can fully participate in their families and use their full talents on the job."--Hillary Rodham Clinton, former Secretary of State. "Anne-Marie Slaughter's gift for illuminating large issues through everyday human stories is what makes this book so necessary for anyone who wants to be both a leader at work and a fully engaged parent at home."--Arianna Huffington. "With breathtaking honesty Anne-Marie Slaughter tackles the challenges of often conflicted working mothers and working fathers and shows how we can craft the lives we want for our families. Her book will spark a national conversation about what we need to do to live saner, more satisfying lives."--Katie Couric. "Unfinished Business is an important read for women and men alike. Slaughter shows us that when people share equally the responsibility of caring for others, they are healthier, economies prosper, and both women and men are freer to lead the lives they want."--Melinda Gates, co-chair, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation."--"When Anne-Marie Slaughter's Atlantic article, "Why Women Still Can't Have it All" first appeared, it immediately went viral, sparking a firestorm of debate across the country. Within four days, it had become the most-read article in the history of the magazine. In the following months, Slaughter became a leading voice in the nationwide discussion on work-life balance and on women's changing role in the workplace. Now, Slaughter is here with her eagerly anticipated take on the problems we still face, and how we can finally get past them. In her pragmatic, down-to-earth style, Slaughter bursts the bubble on all the "half-truths" we tell young women about "having it all", and explains what is really necessary to get true gender equality, both in the workplace and at home. Deeply researched, and filled with all the warm, wise and funny anecdotes that first made her the most trusted and admired voice on the issue, Anne-Marie Slaughter's book is sure to change minds, ignite debate, and be the topic of conversation"--Includes bibliographical references (pages 265-312) and index."It's such a pity you had to leave Washington" -- Part I: Moving beyond our mantras. Half-truths women hold dear ; Half-truths about men ; Half-truths in the workplace -- Part II: Changing lenses. Competition and care ; Is managing money really harder than managing kids? ; The next phase of the women's movement is a men's movement ; Let it go -- Part III: Getting to equal. Change the way you talk ; Planning your career (even though it rarely works out as planned) ; The perfect workplace ; Citizens who care.
Subjects: Sex role; Sex discrimination against women; Sex role in the work environment; Women's rights; Motherhood;
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Women and crime : a text/reader / by Mallicoat, Stacy L.,editor,author.;
Includes bibliographical references and index.Women and crime: introduction -- Theories of victimization -- Women and victimization : rape and sexual assault -- Women and victimization : intimate partner abuse and stalking -- International issues in the victimization of women -- Theories on female offending -- Girls and juvenile delinquency -- Female offenders and their crimes -- Processing and sentencing of female offenders -- The incarceration of women -- The supervision of women: community corrections, rehabilitation and reentry -- Women professionals and the criminal justice system: police, corrections, and offender services -- Work professionals and the criminal justice system: courts and victim services.
Subjects: Feminist criminology.; Women; Female offenders.; Sex discrimination in criminal justice administration.;
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Lisa's story : the interrupted life of Petoskey, Michigan's first female police officer, Lisa M. Piel / by Piel, Lisa M.(Lisa Michele),1957-1994.; Piel, Art,1930-; MacKay, Mitchell Jon.;
Subjects: Piel, Lisa M. (Lisa Michele), 1957-1994.; Policewomen; Police; Homicide; Sex discrimination against women; Sex discrimination in employment;
© c1998., Adams Press,
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Tainted witness : why we doubt what women say about their lives / by Gilmore, Leigh,1959-;
Includes bibliographical references (pages 197-207) and index.Introduction : tainted witness in testimonial networks -- Anita Hill, Clarence Thomas, and the search for an adequate witness -- Jurisdictions and testimonial networks : Rigoberta Menchú -- Neoliberal life narrative : from testimony to self-help -- Witness by proxy : girls in humanitarian storytelling -- Tainted witness in law and literature : Nafissatou Diallo and Jamaica Kincaid -- Conclusion : testimonial publics--#BlackLivesMatter and Claudia Rankine's Citizen."In 1991, Anita Hill's testimony during Clarence Thomas's Senate confirmation hearing brought the problem of sexual harassment to a public audience. Although widely believed by women, Hill was defamed by conservatives and Thomas was confirmed to the Supreme Court. The tainting of Hill and her testimony is part of a larger social history in which women find themselves caught up in a system that refuses to believe what they say. Hill's experience shows how a tainted witness is not who someone is, but what someone can become. Tainted Witness examines how gender, race, and doubt stick to women witnesses as their testimony circulates in search of an adequate witness. Judgment falls unequally upon women who bear witness, as well-known conflicts about testimonial authority in the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries reveal. Women's testimonial accounts demonstrate both the symbolic potency of women's bodies and speech in the public sphere and the relative lack of institutional security and control to which they can lay claim. Each testimonial act follows in the wake of a long and invidious association of race and gender with lying that can be found to this day within legal courts and everyday practices of judgment, defining these locations as willfully unknowing and hostile to complex accounts of harm. Bringing together feminist, literary, and legal frameworks, Leigh Gilmore provides provocative readings of what happens when women's testimony is discredited. She demonstrates how testimony crosses jurisdictions, publics, and the unsteady line between truth and fiction in search of justice."--Jacket.
Subjects: Sex discrimination against women; Sex discrimination; Sex discrimination in criminal justice administration.; Witnesses; Crime; Women; False testimony.; Feminist theory.;
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Feared : a Rosato and Dinunzio novel / by Scottoline, Lisa.; Burton, Kate,narrator.; Macmillan Audio (Firm); Recorded Books, Inc.;
Narrated by Kate Burton.Machiavelli, a corrupt lawyer, aggressively strikes close to the DiNunzio household, attacking Mary's father and one of their beloved family friends by filing a lawsuit that accuses them of embezzling from the treasury of a local South Philly social club to which they belong. The lawsuit is frivolous, but Machiavelli ups the ante by spreading rumors that support its allegations, muddying the reputation of Mary's father. The claims shake the DiNunzio clan to its foundations, threatening her father's weakening heart, and Mary steps in to fight back. But Machiavelli is a more than worthy adversary. Then the unthinkable happens, and Mary goes to her own dark side, finding a part of herself that makes her more fearsome than ever before. Is it still a battle between good and evil, when good turns evil' And will Mary be able to find herself, before she loses her soul completely?
Subjects: Detective and mystery stories.; Audiobooks.; Rosato & Associates (Imaginary organization); Women lawyers; Actions and defenses; Sex discrimination against men;
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The Hello Girls : America's first women soldiers / by Cobbs Hoffman, Elizabeth.;
Includes bibliographical references (pages 309-354) and index.Prologue / 1. America’s Last Citizens / 2. Neutrality Defeated, and the Telephone in War and Peace / 3. Looking for Soldiers and Finding Women / 4. We’re Going Over / 5. Pack Your Kit / 6. Wilson Adopts Suffrage, and the Signal Corps Embarks / 7. Americans Find Their Way, Over There / 8. Better Late Than Never on the Marne / 9. Wilson Fights for Democracy at Home / 10. Together in the Crisis of Meuse-Argonne / 11. Peace without Their Victory Medals / 12. Soldiering Forward in the Twentieth Century / Epilogue / Notes / Acknowledgments / IndexThis is the story of how America’s first women soldiers helped win World War I, earned the vote, and fought the U.S. Army. In 1918, the U.S. Army Signal Corps sent 223 women to France. They were masters of the latest technology: the telephone switchboard. General John Pershing, commander of the American Expeditionary Forces, demanded female “wire experts” when he discovered that inexperienced doughboys were unable to keep him connected with troops under fire. Without communications for even an hour, the army would collapse.While suffragettes picketed the White House and President Woodrow Wilson struggled to persuade a segregationist Congress to give women of all races the vote, these competent and courageous young women swore the Army oath. Elizabeth Cobbs reveals the challenges they faced in a war zone where male soldiers welcomed, resented, wooed, mocked, saluted, and ultimately celebrated them. They received a baptism by fire when German troops pounded Paris with heavy artillery. Some followed “Black Jack” Pershing to battlefields where they served through shelling and bombardment. Grace Banker, their 25-year-old leader, won the Distinguished Service Medal.The army discharged the last Hello Girls in 1920, the same year Congress ratified the Nineteenth Amendment granting the ballot. When the operators sailed home, the army unexpectedly dismissed them without veterans’ benefits. They began a sixty-year battle that a handful of survivors carried to triumph in 1979. With the help of the National Organization for Women, Senator Barry Goldwater, and a crusading Seattle attorney, they triumphed over the U.S. Army. --Provided by publisher.
Subjects: World War, 1914-1918; Telephone operators; World War, 1914-1918; United States. Army. Signal Corps; United States. Army; Women soldiers; Women veterans; Women soldiers; Sex discrimination against women; World War, 1914-1918; Women;
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