A Case for Affirmative Action  

RACISM AND JUSTICE: THE CASE FOR AFFIRMATIVE ACTION, by Gertrude Ezorsky. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1991. 139 pp. Cloth $21.95; paper $6.95. Gertrude Ezorsky presents a powerfully reasoned argument in favor of raising out of misery that part of the …



Feminism and Psychoanalysis  

WOMEN ANALYZE WOMEN: IN FRANCE, ENGLAND, AND THE UNITED STATES, by Elaine Hoffman Baruch and Lucienne J. Serrano. New York: New York University Press, 1988. THE BONDS OF LOVE: PSYCHOANALYSIS, FEMINISM. AND THE PROBLEM OF DOMINATION, by Jessica Benjamin. New …





Women in American Society  

It is hard to believe: American women spend about as much time on housework today as they did one or two centuries ago. In the 18th century, to take an example, when fine wheat flour replaced homegrown corn and rye …



The ERA Did Not Die in Vain  

is it not a disgrace that a society priding itself on its advoacy of human rights, on its sense of equality and individualism, would deny the symbolic recognition of these rights to women? It took a struggle of more than …





Women and Work  

In the past 25 years the number of working women in America has nearly doubled. Today 55 percent of women aged 18-64 are part of the labor force. Still, despite the efforts of the women’s movement—and much general lip service—women …



Changes in Family Structure  

Here to Stay: American Families in the Twentieth Century, by Mary Jo Bane. New York: Basic Books. 195 pp. Conservatives panic at the thought of the demise of the American family; utopians call for its abolition. Both seem to agree …



A Conservative Critic of Affirmative Action  

Affirmative Action: Ethnic Intensity and Public Policy, by Nathan Glazer. New York: Basic Books. 248 pp. Nathan Glazer is troubled by what he thinks is affirmative action, even though he concedes that “eve have not quite reached the degraded condition of …





Women’s Liberation: The Real Issues  

The New Chastity and Other Arguments Against Women’s Liberation, by Midge Decter. New York: Coward, McCann & Geoghegan. 188 pp. The American Woman: Her Changing Social, Economic and Political Roles, 1920-1970, by William H. Chafe. New York: Oxford University Press. …



The Cost Of Mental Care  

“A Society that can afford atomic bombs can afford some good psychiatry,” say the authors in their conclusions to this book, after documenting in impressive detail that at present American society provides scandalously poor psychiatric care to the majority of …