This edited volume contains the thoughtful and often inspiring papers that were presented at the Fourth Annual Conference of the Women's Freedom Network in 1997. Written by scholars, homemakers, entrepreneurs, professionals, and military personnel, the articles in this collection address the status of women, their careers, and their families-now and in the past. The volume is divided into four sections, each devoted to a particular area where women have played a significant role. The first section focuses on the family with papers describing the difficult choices women must make to meet the demands of home and career, the changing role of fathers, and impact of divorce on children. In section two, several women discuss their successful careers as entrepreneurs and CEOs in a variety of businesses. The papers in section three deal with the topic of women in the military, addressing issues ranging from physical fitness and injury to pregnancy and sexual scandal. The last section offers insiders' views on the history and professional experiences of women involved in medicine, journalism, law, and academia.
Heart-felt and informative, the articles in this collection offer insight into the multi-faceted and ever-changing lives of women today.
Rita J. Simon is Professor of Justice, Law, and Society at the American University in Washington, D.C.
chapter 1 The American Family: Transition: From the Senate to the House chapter 2 Home-Schooling in the '90s chapter 3 Counter-Cultural Womanhood or Why I Am Not a Feminist chapter 4 Joint Custody of Children chapter 5 Men, Family and Fatherhood chapter 6 Myths and Obstacles that Keep Men From Their Families chapter 7 Women in Business: Women Entrepreneurs chapter 8 Women's Enterprise: The Coming of Age chapter 9 Life of a Start Up chapter 10 Directing a Non-Profit Organization chapter 11 Women in the Military: There Then, Where Now? Military Women in the 21st Century chapter 12 So What About the Women? chapter 13 Women in the Navy chapter 14 As We Turn: Army Women in the 21st Century chapter 15 Women in Professional Life: Women Partners in Large Law Firms chapter 16 Lawyers in Government Service chapter 17 A Look Back at Women in Academia chapter 18 Women Pediatricians in the 1960s chapter 19 Nursing Practice in Hospitals From the 1950s to the 1970s chapter 20 The Woman Journalist chapter 21 A Woman Reporter in the 1990s