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Discrimination against Women
Prevalence, Consequences, Remedies


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Women's Studies (General)

September 1997 | 280 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
How frequently do women experience sexist discrimination? Does sexism have an effect on women's physical or mental health? How can we measure the impact of sexism, both blatant and subtle, on women exposed to it? Discrimination against Women provides answers to these questions.

Part One offers an empirically validated scale for measuring the health effects of sexism, and presents the findings which resulted from using the scale on a large sample of women surveyed by the authors. Part Two consists of contributions from leading psychologists on what women can do about discrimination in their own lives. The final part reviews laws regarding discrimination against women in the United States. An Appendix offers a guide to the methodological issues underlying the authors' sexism scale and findings, and provides a primer for readers unfamiliar with scientific research and statistics.

 
PART ONE: PREVALENCE AND CONSEQUENCES OF SEXIST DISCRIMINATION
 
Introduction
Discrimination against Women  
 
Measuring Sexist Discrimination
The Schedule of Sexist Events  
 
Social Status Differences in Experiencing Sexist Discrimination
 
Physical and Psychiatric Correlates of Sexist Discrimination
 
Replication and Extension of the Schedule of Sexist Events
 
Appraisal v Frequency of Discrimination in Women's Symptoms
 
Theoretical Model and Interim Summary
 
PART TWO: REMEDIES FOR SEXIST DISCRIMINATION
Phyllis Bronstein
Coping with Sexist Discrimination
Toward Recovery and Resistance  
Bernice Lott and Lisa Rocchio
Individual and Collective Action
Social Approaches and Remedies for Sexist Discrimination  
 
PART THREE: THE LAW AND SEXIST DISCRIMINATION
Lynne Wurzburg and Robert H Klonoff
Legal Approaches to Sex Discrimination

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