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OLS Field Name OLS Field Data
Main Title Born female : the high cost of keeping women down /
Author Bird, Caroline, ; Briller, Sara Welles
Publisher David McKay Company,
Year Published 1970
OCLC Number 00102715
Subjects Women--United States. ; Women--Employment--United States. ; Feminism--United States. ; Féminisme--âEtats-Unis--20e siècle.
Additional Subjects Women--United States ; Women--Employment--United States
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
ERAM  HQ1420.B5 1970 Region 9 Library/San Francisco,CA 01/01/1988
Edition Rev. ed.
Collation xiv, 302 pages ; 22 cm
Includes bibliographical references as "Chapter notes" (pages 251-271), and index.
Contents Notes
Ladies day in the House -- Up from slavery -- The invisible bar -- The sex map of the work world -- The loophole women -- The Black parallel -- Gradualism : the new masculinists -- The androgynous life -- The new feminism -- The case for equality -- A new kind of woman. The oldest way of classifying people is to divide humans into male and female. The thesis of this work is that the conditions of modern life--especially those related to the birth control pill and the nature of work--render old forms of the sexual division of labor obsolete, even dysfunctional; and the sooner we get rid of them, the better all around. To allow sex to be the defining characteristic for classifying and organizing work is incredibly wasteful to society: wasting talent, ability, and creativity. The crux of her argument, which is documented with a comprehensive collection of statistics, is that the country's prosperity depends on the labor and earnings of women, yet they are consistently underpaid and underprivileged in comparison with men, which is wrong.