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by Peggy Orenstein

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ISBN:
038549887X
Author:
Peggy Orenstein
Category:
Social Sciences
Language:
English
Publisher:
Anchor (August 21, 2001)
Pages:
338 pages
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1694 kb
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Rating:
4.3
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Peggy Orenstein's bestselling Schoolgirls is the classic study of teenage girls and self-esteem. Now Orenstein uses the same interviewing and reporting skills to examine the lives of women in their 20s, 30s and 40s.

Peggy Orenstein's bestselling Schoolgirls is the classic study of teenage girls and self-esteem. The advances of the women's movement allow women to grow up with a sense of expanded possibilities. Yet traditional expectations have hardly changed

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According to Peggy Orenstein, author of Flux: Women on Sex, Work, Love, Kids,and Life in High-Changed World  . Sometimes I catch sight of Mark and myself in a mirror – a trim, muscular, young man and a blonde woman in her 50s – and wonder how our relationship can work

According to Peggy Orenstein, author of Flux: Women on Sex, Work, Love, Kids,and Life in High-Changed World the ultimate goal is to have real choice for men as well as women, which means women have to be capable of fulfilling their economic potential and men their domestic potential. Sometimes I catch sight of Mark and myself in a mirror – a trim, muscular, young man and a blonde woman in her 50s – and wonder how our relationship can work. But then I notice our smiles and remember how much fun we have, so I tell myself to stop worrying and appreciate my wonderful relationship. Having a toyboy has made me feel so much younger.

This book, Flux, began with the subtitle of: Women on Sex, Work, Love, Kids, and Life in a Half-Changed .

This book, Flux, began with the subtitle of: Women on Sex, Work, Love, Kids, and Life in a Half-Changed World, and it seemed to pretty much hit home to all the main points of women’s life. Orenstein like Rubin and Macko interviewed. Social and Intellectual Barriers in the Classroom Peggy Orenstein's School Girls is a book about adolescent girls, and how low levels of self-esteem and confidence can hinder a positive self-image and contribute to poor academic performance.

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Most women need to work for financial reasons. We've been going in the right direction," says Peggy Orenstein, author of "Flux: Women on Sex, Work, Love, Kids, and Life in a Half-Changed World

Most women need to work for financial reasons. And today they have more career options than ever. They are well educated, confident and technologically savvy, and they are entering a labor market that still desperately wants them. According to the Census Bureau, in 1998 nearly 60 percent of all women over 16 worked, compared to 43 percent in 1970. We've been going in the right direction," says Peggy Orenstein, author of "Flux: Women on Sex, Work, Love, Kids, and Life in a Half-Changed World. The ultimate goal is to have real choice for men as well as women, which means women have to be capable of fulfilling their economic potential and men their domestic potential.

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The new feminist-revival books-Flux: Women on Sex, Work, Love, Kids, and Life in a HalfChanged World by Peggy Orenstein, Sex & Power by Susan Estrich, and Manifesta: Young Women, Feminism, and the Future by Jennifer Baumgardner and Amy Richards-may raise more questions than they answer. Manifesta tackles an issue that has perplexed feminists for some time: defining a feminism that would speak for, and to, the women of post-baby boom generations.

Most women must decide whether to work for pay while mothering or make mothering their sole social role. July 2003 · Women s Studies International Forum. Often this decision is portrayed in terms of whether they will be stay-at-home and presumably full-time mothers, or working mothers and therefore ones who prioritize paid work over caregiving. Inferred within this construction is women's physical location as well-either women are at home or work, not both. Tawnya Taddiken Johnson.

Previous books include, "Flux: Women on Sex, Work, Kids, Love and Life in a Half-Changed World" . Orenstein - There are several notable people with the surname Orenstein

Previous books include, "Flux: Women on Sex, Work, Kids, Love and Life in a Half-Changed World" (Doubleday/Anchor) and the best-selling "SchoolGirls: Young Women, Self-Esteem and the Confidence Gap" (Doubleday/Anchor). Orenstein - There are several notable people with the surname Orenstein. Disney Princess - The current line up of the Disney Princess franchise.

Peggy Orenstein’s bestselling Schoolgirls is the classic study of teenage girls and self-esteem. Now Orenstein uses the same interviewing and reporting skills to examine the lives of women in their 20s, 30s and 40s. The advances of the women’s movement allow women to grow up with a sense of expanded possibilities. Yet traditional expectations have hardly changed. To discover how they are navigating this double burden personally and professionally, Orenstein interviewed hundreds of women and has blended their voices into a compelling narrative that gets deep inside their lives and choices. With unusual sensitivity, Orenstein offers insight and inspiration for every woman who is making important decisions of her own.
  • xander
This was a required read for my 50th reunion at Mt Holyoke College and we will be discussing it when I attend the reunion. It presents the various problems today's women encounter as they negotiate today's world. Do they marry early or late? When do they have children-if at all? How do husbands fit into the picture? How does one balance motherhood and career? Is a stay at home life the best option? The book presents the research of the author as she interviews women in the modern world. Various women's lives and reflections on those lives are presented. It was not an exciting read but interesting. Since the days Betty Friedan spoke on our campus, women's options in life have changed a great deal. Since my class is in our retirement years and was on the cusp of this new age when at college, I am wondering how these options affected my classmates.
  • HyderCraft
I have lent my copy of this book to 4 friends already, and even bought my former roommate a <Flux> of her own. What I liked most was that the author didn't try to make this book all things to everything: she only interviewed women who she considers "Pace Setters:" university educated and white-collar . Each woman has a distinct story, unique goals and hurdles. But similar themes are heard time and time again. "How do I balance it all?" "Do I really need to be like men to succeed in the professional world?" "Do I have to be a mother/wife/hot-shot at work in order to have a full and pleasant life?"
As an author, Orenstein gives us few of her own answers, and generously lets her subjects speak for themselves. And by eloquantly telling us their own tales, they reveal to readers that there is no way to acheive a perfect balance. We are all just struggling to do the best we can.
  • Onetarieva
Each of us bring to the books we read our own perspectives or backgrounds. For me I bring to the books I read a background of being a working class kid who grew up and was lucky enough to get a first-class education and obtain a handful of degrees. But I also bring with me a feminist heart and a researchers mind AND I'm married to a Frenchman.
I tell you this because I expected that I would love this book.
I didn't.
This book disturbed me on so many levels. I finished it but it was hard going because it was just a bunch of self-indulgent women complaining about their lives and refusing to do anything about it. The women who had chances, women who had husbands who were willing to help out with childcare, who had husbands who were willing to stay home, didn't let their husbands because they "could do it better".
My French husband heard a saying on an American show awhile back that he loves. I kept thinking of it while reading this book-"First world problems."
That's exactly what this book is.
This book talks about middle and upper middle class women (and a few working class women) who are working on achieving "the dream" of having it all and finding that they can't.
What about the millions of American working class women who don't have a choice? What about them? I know many who "have it all" because they have no choice. They have to work full-time while raising kids because their income is all they have. What about the working class women (many I have personally met over the years at Universities across America) who work full-time, raise kids AND go to school so that they can better their lives and that of their children?
This book is a self-indulgent rant by middle class women of how they want to be strong and in-control but then when they get the career that they want they suddenly think it's too hard and they just want to stay home and raise their kids.
The women in the book want equality (or so they say because I don't believe them) but they HAVE to marry men who make more money than they do and then they throw away careers to stay home.
Coming from my family background with a mother who worked full-time and took care of me (all by herself), while I went to daycare and school, a mother who worked overtime every single Saturday of my childhood because we needed the money these women are a disgrace to the women's movement and women everywhere.
I have traveled to a lot of countries in my studies and work, I have met with and worked with women from every walk of life, their struggles and what they do everyday without complaint or without asking for pity is amazing. They are the ones that books should be written about, not these selfish mommies.

We need to get rid of the perfect mom role (the honestly equal women in this world don't care about being a perfect mother, they just want to raise happy kids)and we need to get rid of all of these "rules" and let go and live our lives.
No one can tell you what you can or cannot have.
At the end of it all it seemed that these women wanted was more and more money. They had to have the high-powered careers because that was the only marker of a successful life-money. They had to have husbands who had the same kind of jobs, who made more money.
You are the one who lets others expectations control you. Stop listening and in the end you'll be happy.
  • Mightsinger
I read this book in graduate school (2006-ish), in my mid-twenties, and it absolutely CHANGED my life. This book is a well-written collection of interviews from women in various age groups with varying experiences. It was so refreshing to read stories that made you say "Hey, I'm not the only one that feels that way!" Flux does an excellent job of putting into words what being a woman is REALLY like in the half-changed world we live in. I have purchased this book and recommended it to many friends. If you're a woman - read this.
  • Granijurus
At least now I know I'm not the only one who battles with these decisions. Sometimes we don't like to talk about the difficult subjects. Have kids, yes or no? stay at home? work? bread winner? etc
  • THOMAS
Great book!
  • Gnng
great
I was really excited about this book as I loved Peggy Orenstein's Cinderella Ate My Daughter, perhaps because I am a kindergarten teacher and teaching very young girls, I could constantly relate to Orenstein's studies on girls today. However, this book was not what I expected. It is really only relevant for American women. I am not American but have lived in seven countries including America. The experiences of the women in the book are not easy to relate to for me. Also, I felt it was a negative book and seemed to indicate that women are obsessed with men and/or career and little else. It was a great idea for a book but for me, brought little inspiration.Where is the Girl Power??