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RECORD NUMBER: 48 OF 547
|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,|
|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|
|Collation||xiv, 302 pages ; 22 cm|
Includes bibliographical references as "Chapter notes" (pages 251-271), and index.
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.