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The Woman Question

Rebecca E. Klatch

in A Generation Divided

Published by University of California Press

Published in print October 1999 | ISBN: 9780520217133
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520922341 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1525/california/9780520217133.003.0007
The Woman Question

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This chapter discusses the divisions within both SDS and YAF over “the woman question,” over whether women were first- or second-class citizens. It explains that despite objective evidence of male dominance in each group, there was a split among women in each group as to their subjective perceptions of discrimination. The chapter argues that these differences were due primarily to organizational factors and to the availability of a language to identify inequality.

Keywords: SDS; YAF; woman question; first-class citizens; second-class citizens; male dominance; women; language; inequality; discrimination

Chapter.  11700 words. 

Subjects: Comparative and Historical Sociology

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