The W Effect: Bush's War on Women

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Laura Flanders
Feminist Press at CUNY, 2004 - 294 pages
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In this unique and essential collection, Molly Ivins, Maureen Dowd, Maria Hinojosa, and a host of other frontline thinkers, journalists, and activists employ wit, outrage, and cold, hard facts to expose the "W Effect,"a comprehensive incursion into women's rights. In recent years, women around the globe have come under attack--both literally, in the case of war and punitive repression, and more subtly, in the case of eroded rights and economic power. Yet this dangerous trend has not, to date, been comprehensively documented and deconstructed--in part because women are finding it harder to gain access to the mainstream media.

Both a harsh reality check and a hopeful starting point for new action, The W Effect brings together the premier feminist voices to provide cutting-edge reports; fresh, empowering analyses; and engaging, provocative ideas for the future--including a resource guide for information and activism. At this pivotal time, The W Effect is a necessary book for feminists of all ages and genders, for all progressive activists, for students, and for anyone interested in current politics and the future of women's rights and women's lives in America and around the world.

With reports on: affirmative action, the Patriot Act, welfare "reform," sexual freedom, reproductive rights, the impact of the religious right, education funding and Title IX, public health policy, globalization, international HIV/AIDS policy, the International Court and the U.N., and more.

Journalist and broadcaster Laura Flanders was the founder of the Women's Desk at FAIR (Fairness & Accuracy in Reporting), where, for 10 years, she hosted the syndicated radio program CounterSpin. Flanders currently hosts "Working Assets Radio" and is a contributor to The Nation, The Progressive, Ms. and In These Times. She is the author of Real Majority, Media Minority, The Cost of Sidelining Women in Reporting and Bushwomen: Tales of a Cynical Species (April 2003).

  

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Review: The W Effect: Sexual Politics in the Bush Years and Beyond

Avis d'utilisateur  - Jennifer - Goodreads

Just happened upon this volume while browsing shelves at Barnes & Noble. It's a great collection of writings on the impact of the American wars in the Middle-East. Can be used for college courses--women studies, Native American history and studies, American history, comparative studies. Consulter l'avis complet

Review: The W Effect: Sexual Politics in the Bush Years and Beyond

Avis d'utilisateur  - Lindsay - Goodreads

Everyone, women especially, MUST read this book in order to see the unimaginable amount of damage done by the Bush administration to the rights of women everywhere. It's disturbing, eye-opening, and necessary. Consulter l'avis complet

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Table des matières

Today I Fear My Own Government More Than I Do Terrorists
3
Who Needs the Christian Coalition When Youve Got the White House? The Religious Rights Covert Crusade
5
Fuhgedaboutit
11
Dont Gut Title IX Until You Know What It Does
15
Orphaned by the Drug War
19
Better Safe?
24
An Interview with Masuda Sultan
29
A Young Man Contemplates Going to War
36
Social Security Is a Womens Issue
156
Womens Priorities Would Be Sacrificed to Pay for Bush Tax Cuts
158
Latina Girls High School DropOut Rate Highest in US
165
Is the Religious Right Compromising Your Health Care?
167
WINNING HEARTS AND MINDS
173
Why the President Had to Show His Balls
175
The US Medias Hug and Run Affair with Afghan Women
177
The Thong vs the Veil
180

The Militarization of usCulture
38
WorkingClass Women as War Heroes
39
Reading Tracing and Locating Gender in 911 Detentions
41
Upstanding Native Women
45
An Epidemic of Domestic Violence When Troops Return from War
47
A Cautionary Tale from Kosovar Women to Women in PostWar Iraq
54
Girl Blog from Iraq
56
WEDDINGS WOMBS AND WHOOPEE
63
Roe in Rough Waters
65
Wedding Bells and Welfare Bucks
70
Women on Welfare Talk About Marriage
78
My LateTerm Abortion
81
Sex Lies and Abstinence
85
UN Report Documents the Failures to Curb AIDS
91
Teens Talk Back About Abstinence Education
94
Why We Need SameSex Marriage
96
Economic Globalization Has Become a War Against Nature and the Poor
105
An Interview with Rhonda Perry
111
The Price of Silence
114
Conservative Christians and the Bush Administration Are Aggressively Pushing a Controversial ProFamily Agenda on the International StageAnd Th...
121
The Unequal AIDS Burden
128
WAGES AND WELLBEING
131
and the Poor Get Poorer
133
An Interview with Ellen Bravo
138
WalMart Values
145
Why Privatizing Government Services Would Hurt Women Workers
152
On Rescuing Private Lynch and Forgetting Rachel Corrie
182
Celebrating the Many Roles of Women
185
Unsung Heroes
187
The Truth About Women and the Recession
189
They Are Everywhere but We Refuse to See Them
193
Whatever Happened to the Gender Gap?
198
WOMEN TAKE ACTION
205
Four 911 Moms Battle Bush
207
Against the War but Married to It
214
Arab Women Staying Alive
220
Women of the Promised Land
223
Security Council Resolution 1325 in Afghanistan
229
Liberals with Backbone
235
On the Road With a Welfare Warrior
240
Mighty in Pink
244
WHATS ON THE HORIZON
251
Whose Security?
253
No Place for a Woman
258
Transnational Feminist Practices Against War
263
A Mystery of Misogyny
268
Will Sex Ever Make Us as Smart as Race When It Comes Time to Vote?
271
An Interview with Dorothy Roberts
273
Claiming Independence Asserting Personal Choice
280
War on Terror or War on Women? The View from Latin America
285
CREDITS
291
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Laura Flanders is the host of Working Assets Radio, a daily call-in program heard on public radio (KALW-FM) in San Francisco and on the Internet. She writes a column for Tompaine.com and appears regularly on MSNBC, Fox News Watch, PBS, and CBC. She's the former Director of the Women's Desk at FAIR.

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