This book covers issues critical to women--issues of women's participation in the ecomy, in business management, in politics and government, and in the community's spiritual life. It discusses how women can evaluate and control the various risks that confront them and their families; it investigates sexism in language and gender issues in literature; it shows how feminist psychotherapy has been developing and its future role and promise; and it discusses women's sexuality and how women can define and accept their sexual identity. The unique feature of this book is that it clearly shows women live in a world whose every aspect has been defined by men. The writers help women understand what the present situation of women is, how it became that way, and how they can take control of their lives in the future. The authors of this collection of essays, all of them important participants in shaping the feminist history of the past few decades, have a vision of the 21st century that recognizes women's contributions and is concerned about women's values.
FRANCES C. HUTNER is a labor economist with a special interest in women's issues. She has taught economics at Smith College, Rutgers University, Rider College, and Stevens Institute of Technology. She is the author of Equal Pay for Comparable Worth (Praeger, 1986).