Walters examines the difficulties and inequities that women still face, more than 40 years after the "new wave" of 1960s feminism - difficulties, particularly, in combining domesticity, motherhood and work outside the home. How much have women's lives really changed? In the West, women still come up against the "glass ceiling" at work, with most earning considerably less than their male counterparts. What are we to make of the now commonplace insistence that feminism deprives men of their rights and dignities? And how does one tackle the issue of female emancipation in different cultural and economic environments - in, for example, Islam, Hinduism, the Middle East, Africa, and on the Indian sub-continent?
©2005 Oxford University Press; (P)2009 Audible, Inc.
Useful, focusing on the history of the British Feminist movement, outlines some of the major names and will give ideas for wider reading to gain a better context. Finishing with some interesting ideas on the future of the Feminist movement and what it means to/in the non-western/developing world.
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