By Alice Kessler-Harris
In this quantity, Kessler-Harris pierces the surface of arguments and laws to know the preconceptions that experience formed the event of girls: a "gendered mind's eye" that has outlined what women and men alike contemplate as reasonable and fascinating. during this extraordinary account that lines social coverage from the hot Deal to the Seventies, she indicates how a deeply embedded set of ideals has distorted probably impartial social laws to additional restrict the liberty and equality of ladies. executive ideas in most cases sought to guard girls from exploitation, even from employment itself; yet even as, they connected an important advantages to salary paintings. To be a true citizen, one needs to earn--and so much policymakers (even girl ones) assumed from the start that girls weren't, and shouldn't be breadwinners. Kessler-Harris lines the impression of this gender bias within the New Deal courses of Social defense, unemployment assurance, and reasonable hard work criteria, in Federal source of revenue tax coverage, and the hot dialogue of women's rights that emerged after international conflict II. "For generations," she writes, "American ladies lacked now not purely the perform, yet often the belief of person financial freedom." purely within the Sixties and '70s did outdated assumptions start to holiday down--yet the method is much from complete.
Even this present day, with girls toward complete fiscal citizenship than ever prior to, Kessler-Harris's insights supply a willing new knowing of the problems that dominate the headlines, from the wedding penalty within the tax code to the glass ceiling in company America.
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