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By Lis Wiehl

"Lis Wiehl tells us the place the legislation protects us, and the place it really is letting us down. And as an advantage she offers us the instruments to make switch ensue! in the event you care approximately the place we're going, you should learn this book."
--Rita Cosby, Emmy Award-winning television host

Women make up fifty one% of the yank inhabitants, but nonetheless usually are not handled both to males in components that topic such a lot. during this provocative new booklet, Lis Wiehl, one of many country's most sensible federal prosecutors, finds the criminal and social inequalities girls needs to face of their day-by-day lives--and offers a "Tool field" for facing quite a few concerns. From boardroom to court, from being pregnant to birth control, from unequal pay to family violence, ladies are mostly passed the fast finish of the stick.

• a girl earns seventy-three cents for each greenback a guy makes.
• The legislations labels being pregnant a "disability."
• household violence is still the one greatest danger of harm to ladies in...

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Think that's bad? According to the National Women's Law Center, it gets worse: The administration ended the equal pay initiative and has removed all materials on narrowing the wage gap from the Department of Labor's website. The Department of Justice has also dropped cases challenging sex discrimination in employment. The Department of Education has “archived” all Title IX guidance on preventing sexual harassment in schools, making it unavailable to administrators and parents trying to protect children from sexual harassment.

Women such as Portia Simpson-Miller, prime minister of Jamaica, and Khaleda Zia, prime minister of Bangladesh, are making a difference for the poor and the oppressed in their countries. Simpson-Miller has been an advocate for those in Jamaica who have historically been voiceless and faceless in the corridors of power, namely, women and the poor. Zia instituted compulsory free primary education in Bangladesh and, though she is the mother of two boys, she has given girls the chance, for the first time, to receive a free education up until the tenth grade, including a stipend for food.

And then, with the advent of the birth control pill, a woman was no longer at the mercy of her fertility. In 1964 Title VII of the Federal Civil Rights Act was passed making it unlawful to discriminate against any individual because of race, color, religion, sex, or national origin in matters of employment. Ironically, gender was added to Title VII by conniving lawmakers in hopes of spoiling its chances for passage. Fortunately, the effort failed and Title VII passed. ” They liberated themselves from their girdles and bras, and in the let-it-all-hang-out atmosphere of the times, more and more women began to simply talk to one another about their issues.

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