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The Quest for a Female Identity - Donald M. Wonderly

The Quest for a Female Identity

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Published: 12th November 2003
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Among the myriad of disasters that humans have brought on themselves, the male predilection for denigrating females seems most counterproductive. Women, with the potential for providing affection, emotional support, and rhapsodic sexual delight to the men for whom they care, are routinely relegated to second class status by a long-standing practice that debases men and women both. And what effect do phallocentric and polygynous demand have on the women involved? Radical feminists are livid, harassed females are fearful, and governmental, religious, and private agencies are unable to effectively ameliorate the problem. The Quest for a Female Identity initiative, and its high school version, Journeys, a Girl's Roadmap Through Adolescence, are primary-prevention programs. They are designed for those 'Cinderellas' who seek to develop the habit of self-discipline, and are willing to accept personal responsibility for their conduct. Meanwhile, astute feminists and discerning men are encouraged to reconsider their aggressive attacks on each other and to support young women who are anxious to direct their life goals more propitiously.

Foreword
Preface
Acknowledgements
Thralldom
Paradise Lost - The Descent into Hellp. 3
A Cornucopia of Causesp. 59
Bankrupt Policies and Ineffective Programsp. 119
A Herculean Task
Playing and Winning the Gender Gamep. 155
Pursuit of the Holy Grailp. 195
A Lonesome road - Age Sixteen to Twenty-Onep. 247
An Immaculate Conceptionp. 285
App. I: Behaviorp. 329
App. II: Inculcating Positive Habitsp. 341
Referencesp. 355
Indexp. 371
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ISBN: 9780761826835
ISBN-10: 0761826831
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 396
Published: 12th November 2003
Publisher: University Press of America
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.97  x 2.95
Weight (kg): 0.52