Patriarchy and Inequality Towards a Substantive...

This preview shows page 1 - 3 out of 69 pages.

The preview shows page 1 - 3 out of 69 pages.
University of Chicago Legal ForumVolume 1999|Issue 1Article 3Patriarchy and Inequality: Towards a SubstantiveFeminismMary Becker[email protected]Follow this and additional works at:This Article is brought to you for free and open access by Chicago Unbound. It has been accepted for inclusion in University of Chicago Legal Forumby an authorized administrator of Chicago Unbound. For more information, please contact[email protected].Recommended CitationBecker, Mary () "Patriarchy and Inequality: Towards a Substantive Feminism,"University of Chicago Legal Forum: Vol. 1999: Iss. 1,Article 3.Available at:
PatriarchyandInequality:TowardsaSubstantiveFeminismMaryBeckertToday'snationalmovements,women'sandblacks,seemmoreinterestedinbeingplayersinthewhitemaleclubthanchallengingthewhitemalepatriarchy.BarbaraNeely'Aswereachtheturnofthecentury,feminismseemstobeatanimpasse.Youngwomenagreethatwomenshouldreceiveequalpayandequaltreatmentasworkers,butmanyinsistthattheyarenotfeminists.2Womenhavemadestridesineducationalinstitutionsandasworkersduringthecurrentwaveofthefemi-nistmovement,yetprogressnowseemstobeatasnail'space.'Mostwomencontinuetodomostcaretakinganddomesticworkathomeandnowalsoworkforwages.4Mostmenareawareofwomen'ssecondshiftandits unfairness,butareuninterestedintProfessorofLaw,DePaulUniversityCollegeofLaw.Ithankmypartner,JoanneTrapani,forhelpful commentsandmuch-neededsupportonthisessay.IalsothankMar-thaErtman,MaggieLyons,MaudSchaafsma,and theparticipantsintheDePaulfacultyworkshopforhelpfulcomments.IthankEvelynFraserandCarolineGoddardforresearchandotherassistance.BarbaraNeely,BlancheAmongtheTalentedTenth189(Penguin1994).2See, forexample,BarbaraFindlen,ListenUp:VoicesFromtheNextFeministGen-erationxiv(Seal1995)(notingthatmanymore"young feministshaveintegratedfeministvalues into ourlives"than"considerthemselvesfeminist");CarolynSorisio,ATaleofTwoFeminisms:PowerandVictimizationinContemporaryFeministDebateinLeslieHeywoodandJenniferDrake,eds,ThirdWaveAgenda:BeingFeminist,DoingFeminism134,136(Minnesota1997)(notingthatthemedia"continuously"claimthatyoungwomenhavedisownedfeminism).'Onthelack offorwardmomentuminrecentyearsanditscauses,see,forexample,SusanFaludi,Backlash:TheUndeclaredWarAgainstAmericanWomen(Crown1991);SusanFaludi,Stiffed:TheBetrayaloftheAmericanMan(WilliamMorrow1999).'See,forexample,KatharineSilbaugh,TurningLaborintoLove:Houseworkandthe Law,91NwULRev1,8-13(1996)(reviewingsociologicalliteratureontime useandconcludingthathouseworkand caretakingarestillwomen's workinmostfamilies);ArlieHochschild,TheSecondShift:WorkingParentsandtheRevolutionatHome(Viking1989)(studyoffamilieswithtwoworkingparentsinSanFranciscoBay

Upload your study docs or become a

Course Hero member to access this document

Upload your study docs or become a

Course Hero member to access this document

End of preview. Want to read all 69 pages?

Upload your study docs or become a

Course Hero member to access this document

Term
Spring
Professor
N/A
Tags

  • Left Quote Icon

    Student Picture

  • Left Quote Icon

    Student Picture

  • Left Quote Icon

    Student Picture