Schoolgirls

Author: Peggy Orenstein
Publisher: Anchor
ISBN: 9780307833112
Size: 19.74 MB
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A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK OF THE YEAR When Peggy Orenstein's now-classic examination of young girls and self-esteem was first published, it set off a groundswell that continues to this day. Inspired by an American Association of University Women survey that showed a steep decline in confidence as girls reach adolescence, Orenstein set out to explore the obstacles girls face--in school, in the hoime, and in our culture. For this intimate, girls' eye view of the world, Orenstein spent months observing and interviewing eighth-graders from two ethnically disparate communities, seeking to discover what was causing girls to fall into traditional patterns of self-censorship and self-doubt. By taking us into the lives of real young women who are struggling with eating disorders, sexual harrassment, and declining academic achievement, Orenstein brings the disturbing statistics to life with the skill and flair of an experienced journalist. Uncovering the adolescent roots of issues that remain important to American women throughout their lives, this groundbreaking book challenges us to change the way we raise and educate girls.

Girls Sex

Author: Peggy Orenstein
Publisher: Mosaik Verlag
ISBN: 9783641206659
Size: 17.62 MB
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Was bedeutet es, seine Sexualität in einer Gesellschaft zu entdecken, in der Mädchen möglichst sexy, aber bloß nicht zu freizügig sein sollen? Väter und Mütter wissen oft nicht, wie ihre Teenager-Töchter sich in diesem Spannungsfeld bewegen. Peggy Orenstein hat gefragt, was viele Eltern sich nicht trauen. In Interviews mit über 70 Mädchen sammelte sie bedeutsame Erkenntnisse und zeichnet ein erschreckend deutliches Bild dessen, was das Leben in einer sexualisierten Gesellschaft für junge Frauen bedeutet.

Lean In

Author: Sheryl Sandberg
Publisher: Ullstein eBooks
ISBN: 9783843705783
Size: 17.89 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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In Deutschland sitzen in den Vorständen der 100 umsatzstärksten Firmen gerade einmal drei Prozent Frauen. International sieht es nicht viel besser aus. Sheryl Sandberg ist COO von Facebook und gehörte davor zur Führungsmannschaft bei Google. Zusammen mit ihrem Mann Dave erzieht sie zwei kleine Kinder. Sie ist eine der wenigen sichtbaren Top-Managerinnen weltweit und ein Vorbild für Frauen aller Generationen. In ihrem Buch widmet sie sich ihrem Herzensthema: Wie können mehr Frauen in anspruchsvollen Jobs an die Spitze gelangen? Sie beschreibt äußere und innere Barrieren, die Frauen den Aufstieg verwehren. Sandberg zeigt, wie jede Frau ihre Ziele erreichen kann.

Equity In Schools And Society

Author: Njoki Nathani Wane
Publisher: Canadian Scholars’ Press
ISBN: 1551301679
Size: 10.60 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This book examines equity issues in school and society, drawing on history, sociology, literature, cultural expressions, films, and theory. The main objectives of the text are: to increase critical awareness of issues concerning equity in schools and society for students and teachers; to discuss the complexities of both school and society as institutions and search for paradigms which can highlight the dilemmas and lived experiences of teachers as they grapple with the interpretation and implementation of goals, policies and work to address students' needs; to generate greater awareness of the political economy of schools and societies; to increase understanding of hidden biases such as racism, classism and sexism in order to develop practical strategies of delaing with these forms of oppression; to enhance the acquisition of critical intellectual skills related to both comprehension and analysis of teaching and learning in a culturally diverse context; and to generate and reformulate teachers' roles in relation of the multiple demands of teaching and learning in complex environments.

What Should We Tell Our Daughters

Author: Melissa Benn
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 9781848546295
Size: 16.18 MB
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We have reached a tricky crossroads in modern women's lives and our collective daughters are bearing the brunt of some intolerable pressures. Although feminism has made great strides forward since our mothers' and grandmothers' day, many of the key issues - equality of pay, equality in the home, representation at senior level in the private, public and political sectors - remain to be tackled. Casual sexism in the media and in everyday life is still rife and our daughters face a host of new difficulties as they are bombarded by images of unrealistically skinny airbrushed supermodels, celebrity role-models who depend on their looks and partners for status, and by competitive social media. The likes of Natasha Walter and Katie Roiphe deal with feminism from an adult point of view, but our daughters need to be prepared for stresses that are coming into play now as early as pre-school. This is a manifesto for every mother who has ever had to comfort a daughter who doesn't feel 'pretty', for every young woman who out-performs her male peers professionally and wonders why she is still not taken seriously, and for anyone interested in the world we are making for the next generation.

I Can T Believe She Did That

Author: Nan Mooney
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 9781466860971
Size: 11.84 MB
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I CAN'T BELIEVE SHE DID THAT! offers a new and compelling perspective on conflict and competition among women in the workplace. Nan Mooney explores how and why some women hurt each other on the job, and what we can do to begin cleaning up the mess. Based on real stories from real women, I CAN'T BELIEVE SHE DID THAT! provides a provocative social and cultural exploration of the often troubled and painful dynamics that unfold among female coworkers. The massive influx of women into the workplace in the past thirty years means a whole new category of problems has arisen. Suddenly women are working over, under and alongside other women. Their professional relationships are subject to the pressures and conflicts of organizational culture, not to mention society at large. Women on the job have grown more comfortable with ambition, competition, management and success, but that hasn't negated the value they place on communication and relationships, on being liked and being nice. Striking a balance between these two selves is a delicate undertaking and many women are uncertain how to interact in a workplace where such lines are regularly being blurred. Working together, women have fostered a breathtaking degree of positive change. But there is another side to the story. If women are to continue moving forward, the time has come to examine — honestly and unequivocally — our very human impulse to compete with, hurt and even destroy one another to get what we want. In I CAN'T BELIEVE SHE DID THAT! Nan Mooney provides vivid insights on the emotional toll competition can take on women in business and charts a path towards more productive and fulfilling relationships for professional women everywhere.

Educating In The Divine Image

Author: Chaya Rosenfeld Gorsetman
Publisher: Brandeis University Press
ISBN: 9781611684582
Size: 14.10 MB
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Although recent scholarship has examined gender issues in Judaism with regard to texts, rituals, and the rabbinate, there has been no full-length examination of the education of Jewish children in day schools. Drawing on studies in education, social science, and psychology, as well as personal interviews, the authors show how traditional (mainly Orthodox) day school education continues to re-inscribe gender inequities and socialize students into unhealthy gender identities and relationships. They address pedagogy, school practices, curricula, and textbooks, as along with single-sex versus coed schooling, dress codes, sex education, Jewish rituals, and gender hierarchies in educational leadership. Drawing a stark picture of the many ways both girls and boys are molded into gender identities, the authors offer concrete resources and suggestions for transforming educational practice.