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Women's rights
Gaughen, Shasta.
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San Diego : Greenhaven Press, [2003]

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160 pages ; 24 cm.
The Declaration of sentiments and resolution / Elizabeth Cady Stanton and the Seneca Falls Convention -- Why women should vote / Alice Stone Blackwell -- Women have no need to vote / Grace Fuffield Goodwin -- Women's right to birth control / Margaret Sanger -- What it would be like if women win / Gloria Steinem -- Honoring the past, imagining the future / Hillary Rodham Clinton -- Equal pay for equal work / Naomi Barko -- The glass ceiling: Limits on women's advancement / Barbara Beck.

The myth of the glass ceiling / Diana Furchtgott-Roth -- Women in the sciences / Ziauddin Sardar -- Sexual harassment in the workplace / Rachel Thompson -- Women in the military / Elizabeth G. Book -- Disparities in women's health care / Alyson Reed -- Insurance coverage of women's contraceptives / Marcia D. Greenberger -- New options for preventing and ending pregnancy / Ellen Chesler -- Legal abortion is not necessary to protect women's health / Clarke D. Forsythe.

Finding common ground on abortion / Frederica Matthewes-Green -- Creating change from within Islamic Culture / Nicole Gaouette -- Unmasking the tradition of female circumcision / Rogata Mustufa Abusharaf -- Gender inequality and population growth / Amartya Sen -- The International Sex Trade / Leah Platt.
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In the United States and around the world, women have been working to expand their rights for decades. This informative anthology provides an overview of the history of the women's rights movement as well as an examination of the many issues being addressed by feminists today.

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Gr 10 Up-From historical essays by Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Margaret Sanger, and others to contemporary discussions on women in Islamic culture, female circumcision in Africa, and the international sex trade, this well-organized volume covers the rights of women worldwide. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Table of Contents

Elizabeth Cady Stanton and the Seneca Falls ConventionAlice Stone BlackwellGrace Duffield GoodwinMargaret SangerGloria SteinemHillary Rodham ClintonNaomi BarkoBarbara BeckDiana Furchtgott-RothZiauddin SardarRachel ThompsonElizabeth G. BookAlyson ReedMarcia D. GreenbergerEilen CheslerClarke D. ForsytheFrederica Mathewes-GreenNicole GaouetteRogaia Mustafa AbusharafAmartya SenLeah Platt
Forewordp. 7
Introductionp. 9
Chapter 1 Historic Perspectives on Women's Rights
1. The Declaration of Sentiments and Resolutionsp. 14
2. Why Women Should Votep. 19
3. Women Have No Need to Votep. 22
4. Women's Right to Birth Controlp. 26
5. What It Would Be Like If Women Winp. 30
6. Honoring the Past, Imagining the Futurep. 35
Chapter 2 Women and the Workplace
1. Equal Pay for Equal Workp. 43
2. The Glass Ceiling: Limits on Women's Advancementp. 49
3. The Myth of the Glass Ceilingp. 55
4. Women in the Sciencesp. 60
5. Sexual Harassment in the Workplacep. 64
6. Women in the Militaryp. 71
Chapter 3 Women's Medical and Reproductive Rights
1. Disparities in Women's Health Carep. 76
2. Insurance Coverage of Women's Contraceptivesp. 83
3. New Options for Preventing and Ending Pregnancyp. 91
4. Legal Abortion Is Not Necessary to Protect Women's Healthp. 98
5. Finding Common Ground on Abortionp. 103
Chapter 4 Women's Rights Around the World
1. Creating Change from Within Islamic Culturep. 114
2. Unmasking the Tradition of Female Circumcisionp. 121
3. Gender Inequality and Population Growthp. 131
4. The International Sex Tradep. 137
Organizations to Contactp. 147
Bibliographyp. 151
Indexp. 155