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What Women Want

Deborah L. Rhode


American women fare worse than men on virtually every major dimension of social status, financial well-being, and physical safety. Sexual violence remains common, and reproductive rights are by no means secure. Women assume disproportionate burdens in the home and pay a heavy price in the workplace. Yet these issues are not political priorities. Nor is there a consensus that there still is a serious problem. This book brings to the discussion interdisciplinary research and interviews with heads of leading women’s organizations. Is the women’s movement stalled? What are the major obstacles it c ... More

Keywords: sexual violence, women, reproductive rights, gender gap, sexual harassment, domestic violence, social change, rape, social status, women’s movement

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780199348275
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2015 DOI:10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199348275.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Deborah L. Rhode, author
Stanford University, Ernest W. McFarland Professor of Law