Taking on the Big Boys

Taking on the Big Boys

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Ellen Bravo
Or Why Feminism is Good for Families, Business, and the Nation

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ISBN: 978-1-55861-545-8
Publication Date: 04-01-2007

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First-hand journalistic portraits propel an analysis of economic/workplace discrimination. Former director of "9 to 5: National Association of Working Women" shows how economic fairness enabling women to succeed as breadwinners and mothers is essential for society at large.

"Taking on the Big Boys is not only an enormously valuable resource for anyone wanting to contribute to a better world, but a powerful and much-needed shot at combating the demonization of the F-word. This is a book to take into battle." Bitch Magazine

"Bravo (Univ. of Wisconsin-Milwaukee) tackles issues and myths surrounding pay equity, the balance of work and home life, discrimination, and welfare. Even more useful are her realistic, attainable suggestions for change. A witty, statistically supported, and readable book that provides a strong message sure to foster ideas and generate debate. Summing Up: Highly recommended." Choice

"Ellen Bravo not only vividly exposes workplace inequities, she gives real-life solutions, picking up where my film Nine to Five left off. . . . All working women must read this book!" —Jane Fonda

"Smart, kind, funny, and very effective, [Bravo] has put her lifetime of organizing skills into Taking on the Big Boys." —Gloria Steinem, author of My Life on the Road

Taking on the Big Boys is feminism at its butt-kicking best—an exposé, a manifesto, and a spirited, delightful read. I thought I knew a lot about women’s economic status before I read this book, but I had barely scratched the surface. Bravo for Bravo!” —Barbara Ehrenreich, author of Nickel and Dimed

“Finally, an answer to the Mommy Wars and opting-out myth . . . Taking on the Big Boys shines a bright light on the pervasive bias against mothers who work along with the high price we all have to pay for failing to support parent's dual responsibilities. Happily fixing the problem is not only the right thing to do but good for everyone. Time to Take on the Big Boys! ” —Joan Blades, cofounder of MomsRising.org and MoveOn.org

"Despite impressive progress, women in our society still face many challenges; they're fortunate to have champions like Ellen Bravo. She's a powerful advocate, and she makes clear in this excellent book that more needs to be done to achieve real equality, eliminate glass ceilings, reward work fairly, and strengthen families. Her proposals for reform will be of value to policy-makers, activists, and caring citizens alike." —Senator Edward M. Kennedy