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Berg, Barbara J.Berg, Barbara J. | Alt 1
Berg, Barbara J.Berg, Barbara J. | Alt 1

Barbara J. Berg

Barbara J. Berg is the author of Sexism in America, The Crisis of the Working Mother, Nothing to Cry About, and The Remembered Gate: Origins of American Feminism. She has written for the Baltimore Sun, Ladies' Home Journal, Ms., the New York Times Magazine, Parents, the Washington Post, and Working Woman.
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Sexism in America
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By Barbara J. Berg
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Published May 2017

Debunking the many myths about how far women have come and the pervasive belief that American society is postfeminist, this account traces women's status and the assault on their rights from the 1950s—when Newsweek declared, "for the American girl, books and babies don't mix"—to the present, exploring the deception behind women's progress and contextualizing the current situation. The legacy of the women’s movement is being short-circuited in every aspect of life, as evidenced by statistics such as the growing wage gap between men and women that begins right after college, the U.S. ranking of 31st in world gender equity—behind Latvia and the Philippines—as well as trends ranging from rising medical insurance costs to shortening life expectancy for women. This passionate, extensively documented, humorous, and persuasive argument is simultaneously enlightening, frightening, and revitalizing and helps women understand where they are and why and how they can move beyond marginalizing strategies.