AMERICAN WOMEN: The Changing Image by Beverly Benner-Ed. Cara

AMERICAN WOMEN: The Changing Image

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Many eminent women have contributed to this symposum on the sex they share and the dichomy between their primary biological-emotional destiny as wives and mot and their intellectual abls and ambitions. While Margaret Mead protests against ""narrow d"" in her introduction, the sub-title most nearly applies to Pearl Buck's conten that man have changed the image of women and want them on the same level of co-existence. All this sharing, and sharing a like, is firmly disputed by others; the show that while there are more working women today, there are f professional women; that women do not count. In the ""world of ideas""; and that by and large the ""s "" keep women from fulfilling the potential of their capabilities and . On the other hand, several defend the stay-at-home, a women's great rle in the transmission of values to her children, and home-making can be creative and ring. There are special on women in industry, In unions, In the art (Agues de Mille), in the community, in education- but La difference is always restrictive. The collective contributors here, while they have not scttled anything still have presented points of view to reassure, corroborate and possibly activate women in the world of today who are, as a less happy finding shown, more restless and dis than over.

Pub Date: Sept. 12th, 1962
Publisher: Beacon Press