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Author : Gillian Thomas Pages : 304 pages Publisher : Picador Language : ISBN-10 : 1250138086 ISBN-13 : 9781250138 088

Because of Sex: One Law, Ten Cases, and Fifty Years That Changed American Women's Lives at Work “Me ticu lou sly res ear che d and rew ardi ng to rea d… Tho


ma s is a gift ed stor ytel ler. � —T he Ne w Yor k Tim es Boo k Rev iew Bes t kno wn as a mo nu me ntal ach iev em ent of the civil righ ts mo ve


me nt, the 196 4 Civi l Rig hts Act als o rev olut ioni zed the live s of Am eric a’s wor kin g wo me n. Titl e VII of the law ma de it ille gal to disc rimi


nat e “be cau se of sex .” But tha t sim ple phr ase did n’t me an mu ch unti l ordi nar y wo me n beg an usi ng the law to get just ice on the job


—a nd so me too k thei r figh ts all the wa y to the Sup rem e Cou rt. Am ong the m wer e Ida Phil lips , den ied an ass em bly line job bec aus e she


had a pre sch oolage chil d; Kim Ra wlin son , wh o fou ght to bec om ea pris on gua rd —a “m an’ s job ”; Mec hell e Vin son , wh o bro ugh ta


law suit for sex ual abu se bef ore “se xua l har ass me nt� eve n had a na me ; Ann Hop kin s, den ied par tne rshi p at a Big Eig ht acc oun ting fir m


bec aus e the me n in cha rge tho ugh t she nee ded "a cou rse at cha rm sch ool� ; and mo st rec entl y, Peg gy You ng, UP S truc k driv er, forc ed to


tak e an unp aid lea ve whil e pre gna nt bec aus e she ask ed for a tem por ary rep riev e fro m hea vy lifti ng. The se uns ung her oin es’ vict orie s,


and tho se of the oth er wo me n pro file d in Gilli an Tho ma s' Bec aus e of Sex , dis ma ntle da “Ma d Me n� wor ld wh ere wo me n cou ld onl y


hop e to pla y sup por ting role s; wh ere sex ual har ass me nt was “jus t the wa y thin gs are �; and wh ere pre gna ncy me ant get ting a pin k slip .Th


rou gh first per son acc oun ts and vivi d nar rati ve, Bec aus e of Sex tell s the stor y of ho w one law , our hig hes t cou rt, and a few ten aci ous wo


me n cha nge d the Am eric an wor kpl ace fore ver. Because of Sex: One Law, Ten Cases, and Fifty Years That Changed American Women's Lives at Work

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Because of Sex: One Law, Ten Cases, and Fifty Years That Changed American Women's Lives at Work  

Because of Sex: One Law, Ten Cases, and Fifty Years That Changed American Women's Lives at Work

Because of Sex: One Law, Ten Cases, and Fifty Years That Changed American Women's Lives at Work  

Because of Sex: One Law, Ten Cases, and Fifty Years That Changed American Women's Lives at Work

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