ould strive to present themselves as whole beings since the symbolic reduction of woman to something less than whole “then becomes a rationale for unequal treatment of women” (p. 50). This linkage of image with treatment raises a lot of questions which are then discussed later in the book.
This is a web page containing information on the social construct of gender. It has many images from the last two hundred years, including stamps and advertising materials, and contains hyperlinks to articles and statistics which back up statements made. Some useful graphs and tables show how women have consistently earned less than men. A sobering fact is that when Americans were asked in the NORC 1996 survey whether they thought the future of girls were likely to have a happy family life: “Only 20% thought their chances will be better while 36% thought that they will be worse.” This suggests that American society has a long way to go in achieving gender equality.
This is an open access web portal, providing information on a wide range of humanities related subjects and hosted by the Carnegie Mellon University Women’s Center. There are eight topic areas: Activism, Gender and Sexuality. Health, History, Links, Programs, Theory and Workplace. The last section contains articles from the professions, and looks at the literature on student surveys, concluding for example that “ female professors bear a double burden: they must fulfill both their gender role by being nurturant and warm, as well as their professional role by being competent and knowledgeable.” There are studies also on women in computing, the military, politics etc.
This is a huge bibliographical resource which “lists about 22,400 books and articles, sorted into over thirty major subject areas.” It is administered from Australia but has a world- wide focus. There is a combination of academic and practical material, along with statistics and topical discussions. New submissions are welcome and this