This book is an exceptional history of the feminist movement from the 1950s to today I learned so much from reading this and it has helped to put words behind the arguments I ve been wanting to make for years now I highly recommend that everyone reads this book immediately. In light of the MeToo movement, Reckoning is a fascinating exploration of the history of combatting sexual harassment and assault in the United States Beginning in the 1960 s, we follow key court cases and touchstone moments in society, including overviews of the different waves of feminist thought and how they intersected with these issues It is wild to see how far we have come and how different the thinking on these issues was not so very long ago There is discussion of sex in the workplace, at home, and in political scandals It is interesting and thought provoking, following a through line up to MeToo and the way that was informed by things that came before It is also intersectional to a point on that below and emphasizes the way these issues disproportionately affect women of color and women from lower socio e I liked the oldest history sections but once it got into the era of things I was old enough to have experienced at the time I was distracted by small errors E. g Dick Gephardt is from Missouri not Nebraska and wished that an emphasis on women of color had continued through for instance, it would have been nice to go beyond the general acknowledgment that Tarana Burke created the MeToo hashtag a decade ago and into what the activist world around her looked like at the time. This is a very good book about the history of the issues of sexual harassment and sexual abuse in modern America Early feminists realized that sexual harassment could qualify as discrimination under the 1964 Civil Rights Act and fought to make it so The film 9 to 5 helped raise popular awareness of the issue and was based on interviews with real working women and their problems There was a push against porn for encouraging sexual violence in the 1970s, but that was pushed back as an infringement upon free speech Court cases helped ensure the notion of a hostile work environment as a civil rights abuse The Supreme Court in Meritor v Vinson concurred that sexual harrasment was a violation of rights BUT the decision also declared that employers were not liable for the actions of the workers who engage in sexual harassment There was still I loved getting to learn about the evolution of feminism From the media s influences with Linda Lovelace and her experiences that lead to her fighting for her rights to the musical 9 to 5 to Steel Magnolias portraying some daring feminist displays for their times I ve been hearing a lot recently about the laws that have formed our rights, but not about what was behind those influences The media influences the public than anything and it was great to hear an evolution of ideas from a cultural and social perspective for once.
This wasn t great As much as Hirshman seemed to be skewering popular feminist movements for lack of focus and organization I think she tried to do too much with this, and things got lost In the introduction and maybe also first chapter, she does go hard against white women who have sold out gender equity and justice for comfort and I was here for that, but then doesn t have much to offer as the book goes on about it There s definitely some very good research in here, I think as another reviewer said, she thinks of Catharine MacKinnon as being of a central figure to the idea of sexual harassment than she is again she s important, but not the only person ever to figure this out I don t know The strongest bits did seem to be legal history historical s õ Reckoning: The Epic Battle Against Sexual Abuse and Harassment è I found this to be an interesting and engaging read Having been the victim of sexual harassment in another country I liked how the book appeared to tell the history, the frequency and the way in which sexual abuse and harassment may occur It s a great read and one that is written in a way that encouraged me to continue reading without sensationalizing anything. This was a great read, and a powerful telling of the history of sexual harassment law in this country that got us to the MeToo movement I was appreciative of all of the legal background, though at times it was a bit overwhelming Beyond that, I d say this is a necessary read for anyone who wants to understand how we got to the point of MeToo and TimesUp as national conversations. This is a great historical background up what has led up to the MeToo movement and why some folks, like black women have been in the struggle and engaged much longer and deeper than white married women White married women have been a problem that come to the workforce later and even 52% voted against their own interests in the presidential election. Much to be done and after someone reads this, they will gain some wisdom as to how things must change. Hirshman, Acclaimed Historian Of Social Movements, Delivers The Sweeping Story Of The Struggle Leading Up To MeToo And Beyond From The First Tales Of Workplace Harassment Percolating To The Surface In The S, To The Clinton Lewinsky Scandal When Liberal Women Largely Forgave Clinton, Giving Men A Free Pass For Two Decades Many Liberals Even Resisted The Movement To End Rape On CampusNevertheless, Legal, Political, And Cultural Efforts, Often Spearheaded By Women Of Color, Were Quietly Paving The Trailer ✓ Reckoning: The Epic Battle Against Sexual Abuse and Harassment PDF by À Linda R. Hirshman Way For The Take Down Of Abusers And Harassers Reckoning Delivers The Stirring Tale Of A Movement Catching Fire As Pioneering Women In The Media Exposed The Harvey Weinsteins Of The World And Flooded The Political Landscape This Is A Revelatory, Essential Social History
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Linda R. Hirshman
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