A Vindication of the Rights of Woman

Ideal for coursework and classroom study, this comprehensive edition of Wollstonecraft’s heartfelt feminist argument includes illuminating essays by leading scholars that highlight the author’s significant contributions to modern ...

Author: Mary Wollstonecraft

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300207040

Category: Philosophy

Page: 368

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Mary Wollstonecraft’s visionary treatise, originally published in 1792, was the first book to present women’s rights as an issue of universal human rights. Ideal for coursework and classroom study, this comprehensive edition of Wollstonecraft’s heartfelt feminist argument includes illuminating essays by leading scholars that highlight the author’s significant contributions to modern political philosophy, making a powerful case for her as one of the most substantive political thinkers of the Enlightenment era. No other scholarly work to date has examined as closely both the ideological moorings and the enduring legacy of Wollstonecraft’s groundbreaking and courageous discourse.
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The Rights of Women

This handbook also examines the specific issues of trafficking, violence against women, welfare reform, and reproductive freedom.

Author: Lenora M. Lapidus

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 0814752306

Category: Law

Page: 432

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The Rights of Women is a comprehensive guide that explains in detail the rights of women under present U.S. law, and how these laws can be used in the continuing struggle to achieve full gender equality at home, in the workplace, at school, and in society at large. The Rights of Women explores the concept of equal protection and covers topics including employment, education, housing, and public accommodations. This handbook also examines the specific issues of trafficking, violence against women, welfare reform, and reproductive freedom. Using a straightforward question-and-answer format while translating the law into accessible language, this volume is a tool for individuals, lawyers, and advocates seeking to assert women’s rights under the law. Now in its fully revised and updated fourth edition, The Rights of Women is an invaluable guide to finding legal solutions to the most pressing issues facing women today.
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The United Nations and the Protection of the Rights of Women 1995

Contains selected UN documents addressing the equality of women including texts of major conventions, treaties, declarations, resolutions and reports.

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ISBN: PSU:000061274389

Category: Women in development

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Contains selected UN documents addressing the equality of women including texts of major conventions, treaties, declarations, resolutions and reports.
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Women s Law

At the University of Oslo the subject of women's law was recognized as an autonomous legal discipline since 1974.

Author: Tove Stang Dahl

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: UOM:39015013018588

Category: Law

Page: 195

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At the University of Oslo the subject of women's law was recognized as an autonomous legal discipline since 1974. In this introduction a description is given of the subjects the institute is working on (discrimination and equality, sources and methods, women's right to money, housewives' law)
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Women s Rights in the United States

The book covers such topics as organized social movements; changing definitions of rights and different women's access to rights; divisions among women within women's rights movements; global contexts for women's rights activism; and the ...

Author: Anne M. Boylan

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0195338294

Category: Feminism

Page: 292

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Women's Rights in the United States: A History in Documents uses a diverse collection of documents - including manifestoes, letters, diaries, cartoons, broadsides, legal and court records, poems, satires, advertisements, petitions, photographs, leaflets, maps, posters, autobiographies, andnewspapers - to examine major themes in the history of women's rights and women's rights movements in the U.S. The documents encompass the experiences of women from a wide range of racial, ethnic, class, economic, sexual, marital, and social groups. The book covers such topics as organized social movements; changing definitions of rights and different women's access to rights; divisions among women within women's rights movements; global contexts for women's rights activism; and the question of what it means for women and men to be "equal."Each chapter includes an introductory essay, and each document has a headnote or long caption. A picture essay illuminates how both suffragists and anti-suffragists employed cartooning to articulate their political positions.
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A Study of Mary Wollstonecraft and the Rights of Woman

This biography of Wollstonecraft was originally a doctoral dissertation.

Author: Emma Rauschenbusch-Clough

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105036180086

Category: Authors, English

Page: 234

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This biography of Wollstonecraft was originally a doctoral dissertation.
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The Politics of Women s Rights

This book, by contrast, tells a story of 'gendered' parties, which has up to now been largely unacknowledged.

Author: Christina Wolbrecht

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691048574

Category: History

Page: 266

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Here Christina Wolbrecht boldly demonstrates how the Republican and Democratic parties have helped transform, and have been transformed by, American public debate and policy on women's rights. She begins by showing the evolution of the positions of both parties on women's rights over the past five decades. In the 1950s and early 1960s, Republicans were slightly more favorable than Democrats, but by the early 1980s, the parties had polarized sharply, with Democrats supporting, and Republicans opposing, such policies as the Equal Rights Amendment and abortion rights. Wolbrecht not only traces the development of this shift in the parties' relative positions--focusing on party platforms, the words and actions of presidents and presidential candidates, and the behavior of the parties' delegations in Congress--but also seeks to explain the realignment. The author considers the politically charged developments that have contributed to a redefinition and expansion of the women's rights agenda since the 1960s--including legal changes, the emergence of the modern women's movement, and changes in patterns of employment, fertility, and marriage. Wolbrecht explores how party leaders reacted to these developments and adopted positions in ways that would help expand their party's coalition. Combined with changes in those coalitions--particularly the rise of social conservatism within the GOP and the affiliation of social movement groups with the Democratic party--the result was the polarization characterizing the parties' stances on women's rights today.
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