By Isabel Vincent

ISBN-10: 0307366154

ISBN-13: 9780307366153

Within the moment 1/2 the 19th century, numerous thousand impoverished younger Jewish ladies from jap Europe have been pressured into prostitution within the frontier colonies of Latin the United States, South Africa, India, and elements of the U.S. through the Zwi Migdal, a infamous legal gang of Jewish mobsters.

Isabel Vincent, acclaimed writer of Hitler's Silent Partners, tells the awesome precise tale of 3 such women—Sophia Chamys, Rachel Liberman, and Rebecca Freedman—who, like such a lot of others, have been eager to get away a hopeless destiny in Europe's teeming city ghettos and rural shtetls. Bodies and Souls is a surprising and spellbinding account of a enormous betrayal that brings to gentle a gloomy and shameful hitherto untold bankruptcy in Jewish history—brilliantly chronicling the heartbreaking plight of ladies rejected through a society that deemed them impure and detailing their striking struggles to stay with dignity in a neighborhood in their personal construction.

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Australia has no entrenched bill of rights, despite a number of attempts by the Labor government since 1973 to introduce such a constitutional amendment. On each occasion, the federal government was rebuffed by the Senate and by the general public through referenda. The main reason for the failure seems to have been the fear that a constitutional bill of rights would further centralise an already heavily centralised federation (Institute of Intergovernmental Relations, 1991: 24). What Australia has and Canada lacks is a powerful national trade union movement.

The main goal of assimilation is to offer a credible employment equity, but mainly on current male terms. The model encourages women to escape from the female-populated, but male-devalued, private sphere of the family, into the male-valued world of paid work. Employment modifications accommodating women's life patterns which are envisaged by the model, or which have been actually implemented, are minimal. They are typically limited to maternity leaves and generally unsatisfactory provision of childcare during working hours.

Moreover, Burt found that information sent to the head office was not always passed on to branch offices. Despite the emphasis of the government's literature on the positive impact of employment equity on the operation of firms, very few employers showed any interest in understanding the barriers to women's employment. Trade union support for state feminism in Western Europe and North America has also been far from enthusiastic. The union reluctance to support state-directed equality policies has been attributed by Lovenduski (1986: 293-4) to the low priority unions tend to assign to women's issues, and to union opposition to state imposition on traditional, 'sacrosanct' preserves of collective bargaining.

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