The Boundaries Of Her Body: A Legal History Of Women's Rights In America
Reproductive and abortion rights, privacy issues, medical advances and bodily integrity are not the only topics that are tackled. Property ownership, domestic abuse, and employment discrimina...more
I have to give Rowland credit; she takes what could be a really dry topic for non-lawyers, and writes it with engrossing prose. You do not have to be a lawyer to understand this book, and there is plenty in this massive tome.
You just don't really realize you are ready a tome.
This is a history of woman’s rights in America. The scope of this book – and it is a huge and heavy book – is wide and due to the subject matter highly interesting. We should always be concerned with what is slightly more than one half of the population. We should also be concerned that women continue, but to a lesser extent then 60 years ago, to be treated as second class citizens. Yes – second class – why for instance are there so few female politicians and business l ...more
“Women were good or bad. Often “dumb,” but rarely smart. Childlike and foolish. Submissive by godly mandate. And always the tools of men. These were the early themes that sha ...more
but, the farther i have gotten into it, i have some disturbing thoughts about, idk, god i guess. At genesis 3:16 it says that man will rule over the woman, and that she will obey(something like that...i think). It really bothered me, is god sexist? Is that for all women around the world, were women accidently placed below man, is a woman less important, or more important because we have a uterus? Lol, sounds silly, but it really does bot ...more