Feminism Is for Everybody: Passionate Politics - Women at Work Summary & Analysis

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By the 1990's, half the women in America were working women. When the feminist movement began in the sixties, already one-third of America's women were working. Working women received a mixed message by reformist thinkers who intimated that if a woman is a "working woman" she is already liberated. That was most certainly not the case for the many working women who were earning meager wages in undesirable positions and who were not free at all from male domination. The reformists were mainly higher-class women who rose to positions equal to men in their peerage. Their vision of "work" was not the reality of millions of women. Equal pay for equal work did receive more attention and women gained more rights in relation to earnings and opportunities. However, dollar for dollar, women fall short of equal pay earning only 73 cents for...

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