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The H-spot : the feminist pursuit of happiness / Jill Filipovic.

Author / Creator Filipovic, Jill.
Imprint New York : Nation Books, 2017.
Description 320 pages ; 25 cm
Language English
Subject Women -- Psychology.
Happiness.
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Women's Studies.
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Public Policy / Social Policy.
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Feminism & Feminist Theory.
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Women's Studies.
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Public Policy / Social Policy.
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Feminism & Feminist Theory.
Happiness.
Women -- Psychology.
Format Print, Book
URL for this record http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/11334623
ISBN 9781568585475 (hardback)
1568585470 (hardback)
9781568585482 (ebook)
1568585489 (ebook)
Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 285-306) and index.
Includes bibliographical references.
Summary "What do women want? It's a time-old question, but if you head out into America and talk to women one-on-one, as Jill Filipovic has done, you discover that what they want is happiness. Despite what recent books, articles, or TV shows would have you believe, real women are less concerned about "having it all," "leaning in," or "settling for 'Mr. Good Enough.'" Unsurprisingly, the way to achieve happiness is as varied as the realities they face. In The H Spot, Filipovic argues that the main obstacle standing in between women and happiness is a rigged system. In this world of unfinished feminism, men have long been able to "have it all" because of free female labor, while the bar of achievement for women has gotten higher - never before have we had to work so much at every level (whether it's to be an accomplished white-collar employee or just make ends meet), and never before have the requirements for being a "good mother" been so extreme. If our laws and policies made women's happiness and fulfillment a goal in and of itself, she explains, so many contentious issues would be resolved with one fell swoop-from women's health to equal pay. Filipovic illustrates this argument by asking women across America what it is they need, Filipovic provides an outline for a feminist movement we all need: one that provides a blueprint for how policy, laws and society can deliver on the promise of the pursuit of happiness for all"--
"What do women want? It's a time-old question, but if you head out into America and talk to women one-on-one, as Jill Filipovic has done, you discover that what they want is happiness. Despite what recent books, articles, or TV shows would have you believe, real women are less concerned about "having it all," "leaning in," or "settling for 'Mr. Good Enough.'" Unsurprisingly, the way to achieve happiness is as varied as the realities they face. In The H Spot, Filipovic argues that the main obstacle standing in between women and happiness is a rigged system. In this world of unfinished feminism, men have long been able to "have it all" because of free female labor, while the bar of achievement for women has gotten higher. Never before have we had to work so much at every level (whether it's to be an accomplished white-collar employee or just make ends meet), and never before have the requirements for being a "good mother" been so extreme. If our laws and policies made women's happiness and fulfillment a goal in and of itself, she explains, so many contentious issues would be resolved with one fell swoop - from women's health to equal pay. Filipovic illustrates this argument by asking women across America what it is they need, and provides an blueprint for a feminist movement we all need: one that lays out how policy, laws and society can deliver on the promise of the pursuit of happiness for all"--
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