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Sexism of all kinds – subtle and blatant, criminal and legal, commercial and private – is the topic of the three books under review. The books initially sort themselves out by discipline: Everyday Sexism and Subtle Sexism are anthologies whose editors and contributors are primarily sociologists; Speaking of Sex is written by a law professor and offers a more focused argument about the persistence of gender inequalities. Distinctions in authorship aside, the three books pose a pair of similar and painfully familiar questions: Why is so much still organized to the disadvantage of women, and what can (feminist) academics contribute to a solution?


Civil Rights and Discrimination | Law | Law and Gender | Sexuality and the Law

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Speaking of Sex: The Denial of Gender Inequality by Deborah L. Rhode, Harvard University Press, 1997.

Everyday Sexism in the Third Millennium, edited by Carol Rambo Ranoi, Barbara A. Zsembik & Joe R. Feagin, Routledge, 1997.

Subtle Sexism: Current Practice and Prospects for Change, edited by Nijole V Benokraitis, Sage, 1997.