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by Sheila Tobias


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Sheila Tobias has been an academic and an activist for over twenty-five years

Sheila Tobias has been an academic and an activist for over twenty-five years. She has participated in many feminist gatherings, from the Congress to Unite Women in 1970 to the Berkshire Conference of Women Historians in 1993, and is a former board member of the NOW Legal Defense and Education Fund. It is entirely focused on the . and especially the period 1963-1997. Highly recommended by the author.

Faces Of Feminism book. As one of the main players in the second wave of feminism, Sheila. She As one of the main players in the second wave of feminism, Sheila Tobias returns to Kate Millet’s central tenet, sexual politics, and argues that it can still unite progressive men and women around a common set of goals. Providing a map of a complex terrain, Tobias details generations of issues, each more radical and therefore harder to tackle than the ones before.

Sheila Tobias has been an academic and an activist for over twenty-five years. The author of the best-seller Overcoming Math Anxiety as well as Women, Militarism, and War (with Jean Bethke Elshtain), Tobias now works as a consultant to universities on math and science education, equity issues, and women’s studies. Библиографические данные.

Xvi, 332 pages : 24 cm. "As one of the main players in the second wave of feminism, Sheila Tobias returns to Kate Millet's central tenet, "sexual politics. "As one of the main players in the second wave of feminism, Sheila Tobias returns to Kate Millet's central tenet, "sexual politics," and argues that it can still unite progressive men and women around a common set of goals. Providing a map of a complex terrain, Tobias details "generations" of issues, each more radical and therefore harder to tackle than the ones before. She sets the story in two contexts: feminism's own evolving strategies and America's political landscape.

Young women who have benefited from the women's movement of the 1960s and '70s shy away from labeling themselves feminists .

Young women who have benefited from the women's movement of the 1960s and '70s shy away from labeling themselves feminists;. As one of the main players in the second wave of feminism, Sheila Tobias returns to Kate Millet's central tenet, "sexual politics," and argues that it can still unite progressive men and women around a common set of goals.

Faces of Feminism: An Activist's Reflections on the Women's Movement . The women's movement has changed the way we think about both gender and politics in this country. In feminist theory, gender, unlike sex, is defined as a socially constructed role, which means that it is the result of political arrangements and is amenable to social and political analysis. To understand this idea, we have to think about roles the way social scientists do-not as God or nature determined, but as how and with what rationale a particular culture distributes certain tasks, certain privileges, and certain responsibilities.

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an activist's reflections on the women's movement. Foundations of social inquiry. Published 1997 by Westview Press in Boulder, Colo. xvi, 332 p. : Number of pages. Boulder, CO: Westview, 1997. Martha A. Ackelsberg (a1).

Faces of feminism : an activist's reflections on the women's movement. Range of women activists; Details on the transnational similarities in the emergence of mass schooling; Position of educated working women in the economy. Trethewey, L and K. Whitehead 2003.

As one of the main players in the second wave of feminism, Sheila Tobias returns to Kate Millet's central tenet, “sexual politics,” and argues that it can still unite progressive men and women around a common set of goals. Providing a map of a complex terrain, Tobias details “generations” of issues, each more radical and therefore harder to tackle than the ones before. She sets the story in two contexts: feminism's own evolving strategies and America's political landscape. Even though her passion for feminism remains, she is not unwilling to critique the sisterhood and herself for failing to see, for example, that not every woman would be a feminist nor every man an enemy. In the heady first years, feminists forgot that deeper even than gender is the liberal/conservative divide in American politics.From the origins of the movement through feminist theory and new scholarship on women, Tobias traces the political history of the second wave and its comeuppance at the hands of Phyllis Schafly's StopERA—coincidental with the nation's careering toward the Right. Somehow, feminism survived the 1980s, but by having to fight brush fires throughout the Reagan-Bush presidencies, the movement lost some of its breadth and much of its taste for the mainstream. Because of her activism and her feeling for the period she chronicles, Tobias is at once inside and outside the issues of sexual preference, pornography, the draft, the Mommy Track, comparable worth, affirmative action, reproductive rights, and the challenges of equality versus difference.

Comments: (2)

Rayli
I appreciate Sheila Tobias and her work; however, this book is stilted to give more of a negative commentary toward young feminisms. In fact, it's quite dismissive of a post-second wave feminist movement or ideology.

The work is expansive and indeed offers a reflection of a big name in the field of women's studies. And, the book is worth reading, but with the warning that it exudes an at times part of that sanctimonious "mother" explaining what she has done and how you the "daughter" should be grateful.

I can't help but also personalize this book based on her immediate and loud exit from Rebecca Walker's talk at Smith College. Even if Tobia didn't mean to do so--her exit looked like-- the roundtable wasn't worth her listening to.

This book is written for an academic audience in Women's Studies, Women's History, and the like.
Jorius
Is it over? Did it really happen? Why was the women's movement so appealing (to women) and so potent in getting age-old barriers overturned and age-old attitudes changed? And then, why did it fizzle? Even as high-achieving women moved into power in the private sector? even more ambitious women into Governorships? the Congress? perhaps the Presidency?

"Faces of Feminism" explains it all: the assumption made by Feminists that all women, once enlightened, i.e. once they encountered the ideas of Betty Friedan, Kate Millett, and Germaine Greer would become feminists. (Wrong. Politically conservative women turned hostile.) And that all men, no matter what their political stripe, would oppose women's equality. Wrong again.

Tobias comes an activist's recall (with a focus on people and events) with a historian's perspective and a willingness to challenge and critique - not the Women's Movement's goals - but some of its strategies and tactics.

She divides the Movement into three phrases defined by the issues Feminists tackled: At first, equity issues (equal, pay, equal access to jobs, to credit, to business clubs (like the Rotary); then role-change issues, having to do with athletics (and athletic scholarships), combat, and the perqs that accrue to soldiers in War Zones, sexual equity - including abortion on demand and child care." Off came the gloves and out came the Big Guns calling for "Stop. Enough." Suddenly, the "family" needed to be defended.

With third-generation issues, so called by Tobias because they divided feminists one from another, there was much to disagree about: whether there was room in the women's movement for women of color, whether pornography should be prohibited, or allowed under Free Speech, whether combat,e ven military service was good for women, and whether women should be encouraged to do "women's work" but just paid more; or pressed to fully desegregate the world of work.

The book starts with a brief recap of the first wave - the women's suffrage movement and links women's coming of age both to the Vote and to their unstoppable entry into the U.S. labor force.

It is entirely focused on the U.S. and especially the period 1963-1997.

Highly recommended by the author.
Faces Of Feminism: An Activist's Reflections On The Women's Movement (Foundations of Social Inquiry) download epub
Social Sciences
Author: Sheila Tobias
ISBN: 0813328438
Category: Politics & Social Sciences
Subcategory: Social Sciences
Language: English
Publisher: Westview Press (February 13, 1998)
Pages: 351 pages