“Lis Wiehl tells us the place the legislation protects us, and the place it truly is letting us down. And as an advantage she provides us the instruments to make switch occur! should you care approximately the place we're going, you'll want to learn this book.”
–Rita Cosby, Emmy Award-winning television host
Women make up fifty one% of the yank inhabitants, but nonetheless aren’t taken care of both to males in components that topic such a lot. during this provocative new booklet, Lis Wiehl, one of many country’s best federal prosecutors, finds the felony and social inequalities ladies needs to face of their day-by-day lives–and presents a “Tool field” for facing various matters. From boardroom to court, from being pregnant to birth control, from unequal pay to household violence, ladies are often passed the fast finish of the stick.
• a lady earns seventy-three cents for each greenback a guy makes.
• The legislations labels being pregnant a “disability.”
• family violence is still the only greatest probability of harm to ladies in America.
• the government keeps to extend investment for abstinence-only schooling, although it’s confirmed to place our daughters at larger threat for undesirable pregnancies and sexually transmitted diseases.
• medical health insurance plans usually tend to conceal Viagra prescriptions than contraception pills.
What’s worse, we’re additionally weighed down via a myriad of troubling attitudes: The media bombard us with pictures of younger, perfect-bodied ladies; acid-tongued commentators label us “feminazi” if we attempt to assert equivalent therapy; and the present leader justice of the ultimate court docket has a historical past of opposing legislative and felony makes an attempt to bolster women’s rights, and questions “whether encouraging homemakers to turn into legal professionals contributes to the typical good.”
Why are strong girls seen with consternation whereas strong males instill appreciate? Why is it that for each ten males in an government, decision-making position during this nation, there's just one girl in that very same position? Why do our federal courts remain stacked with male judges although girls obtain greater than half all legislation levels? And why shouldn’t a girl be president?
Enough! ladies should not equivalent in our society or below our legislation and the treatment is sort of uncomplicated: in addition to being nearly all of the inhabitants, we additionally keep an eye on the economic system, spending eighty percentage of each discretionary buck, and on condition that fifty four percentage of citizens are lady, we will be able to swing an election. With our numbers we will deal with it.
This is a serious second: we will be able to both take the line towards equality or enable ourselves to be pushed extra clear of reasonable therapy. The fifty one% Minority is a clarion name to the silent majority to take a stand . . . earlier than it’s too late.