Sex and Power

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Riverhead Books, 2000 - Social Science - 287 pages
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"At the dawn of the twenty-first century, women in America are richer, more educated, and more powerful than they've ever been. So why is it that they account for a mere three percent of the nation's top executives? Why are there only three women running Fortune 500 companies? A quick survey of politics, academia, law, medicine, and entertainment reveals similar troubling inequities. Twenty-five years ago, the women who were "firsts" were supposed to have blazed a trial. Today, fewer and fewer women are choosing to take that path. Why have so many women opted out of the race for power? And why is it that women fail to call into action the power they already have as consumers, voters, shareholders, agents of change?" "It is Susan Estrich's belief that until women reach the seats of power - where the rules are made - the deck will continue to be stacked against them."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

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A discouraging assessment of how far women have come, and how far women have left to go. Estrich—the first woman to get tenure at Harvard Law School—opens with some bracing recollections. When she ... Read full review

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Feminist law professor, political commentator, and consultant Estrich (Getting Away with Murder) has written a "state of the movement" report with mixed findings. Feminism brought down the "men only ... Read full review


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The first woman president of the Harvard Law Review, the first woman to run a presidential campaign, Susan Estrich is the Robert Kingsley Professor of Law and Political Science at the University of Southern California, a nationally syndicated columnist, a contributor to USA Today and the Los Angeles Times, a legal and political analyst who appears frequently on national television, and the author of four books.

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