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This article examines the ways in which the feminist perspective isbeing eroded in the popular culture through self-help books for women.It discusses two models of such books—the psychological and theretrofeminist. Both models represent a retraction of the feminist idealof equality and mutuality...
And God made the two great lights.... The two lights ascended together with the same dignity. The moon, however, was not at ease with the sun and in fact each felt mortified by the other. The moon said, "Where dost thou pasture?" (SS1, 7). The sun said, "Where dost thou make thy flock to rest at...
This article reports on a study of 444 homeless persons in Richmond,Virginia, that examined the relationships among homelessness andgender; current and past problems; and various demographic characteristics. The findings support the general theory that a significantproportion of homeless men and...
Exclusionary work policies, known as fetal-protection policies, have arationale and focus on women that is similar to those of the outlawedprotective labor laws. These policies are prominent in male-dominatedindustries, such as chemical refineries, paint-manufacturing plants,and the auto...
This article examines "self-in-relation" theory, which posits thatwomen develop and are empowered through mutually empathic relationships. It suggests how the concept of self-determination, whichaddresses the power and empowerment of clients, can be redefinedfrom the perspective of...
Case studies of women's organizations have focused on urban programs but neglected the unique problems faced by rural programs.This article explores the organizational politics of four rural batteredwomen's programs in Appalachia. The lack of feminist networks, thedefensiveness of communities,...
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