Part 1: Foundations; Why gender and women's studies? Why feminism? -- Part 1A: This Is What a Feminist Looks Like -- Chapter 1: You're a Hardcore Feminist. I Swear / Jessica Valenti -- Supplement 1: Top 10 Feminist Stereotypes -- Chapter 2: Excerpts from Feminism Is for Everybody, bell hooks -- Chapter 3: Feminism Is for Everybody: Aboriginal Women, Feminism, and Diversity / Verna St. Denis -- Supplement 2: Activist Insight: Alice Walker (1944- ) -- Chapter 4: The Historical Case for Feminism / Estelle Freedman -- Part 1B: Diversity and Intersectionality -- Chapter 5: Intersectional Feminist Frameworks: A Primer / Canadian Research Institute for the Advancement of Women (CRIAW) -- Supplement 3: Intersectionality Wheel Diagram -- Supplement 4: Activist Insight: Sojourner Truth (1797-1883) -- Chapter 6: Reformulating the Feminist Perspective: Giving Voice to Women with Disabilities / Neita Kay Israelite and Karen Swartz -- Chapter 7: Overview and Introductions: This Is What a Feminist Looks Like / Shira Tarrant -- Part 1C: Women's Status, Women's Rights -- Chapter 8: Reality Check: Women in Canada and the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action 15 Years On / Canadian Feminist Alliance for International Action (FAFIA) and Canadian Labour Congress (CLC) -- Supplement 5: Race and Income Inequality in Canada: A Troubling Trend -- Supplement 6: Unpaid Work: A Global View -- Chapter 9: Unpaid Workers: The Absence of Rights / Marilyn Waring -- Chapter 10: Don't Blame Mother: Then and Now / Paula Caplan.
Part 2: Constructions of sex and gender -- Part 2A: The Social and Historical Construction of Sexed Bodies -- Supplement 7: Sex = Gender? -- Chapter 11: Introduction to Beyond the Natural Body / Nelly Oudshoorn -- Chapter 12: The Egg and the Sperm: How Science Has Constructed a Romance Based on Stereotypical Male-Female Roles / Emily Martin -- Supplement 8: Where's the Rulebook for Sex Verification? / Alice Dreger -- Chapter 13: Dueling Dualisms / Anne Fausto-Sterling -- Supplement 9: Defining Genitals: Who Will Make Room for the Intersexed? / Kate Haas -- Part 2B: The Making of "Difference" and Inequalities -- Chapter 14: Women's Brains / Stephen Gould -- Chapter 15: Freaks and Queers / Eli Clare -- Supplement 10: Ten Things Everyone Should Know about Race / Robin D.G. Kelley -- Supplement 11: Racism in Canada: A Timeline -- Part 2C: The Social Construction of Gender -- Chapter 16: X: A Fabulous Child's Story / Lois Gould -- Supplement 12: Understanding Masculinities: The Work of Raewyn Connell -- Chapter 17: "No Way My Boys Are Going to Be Like That!" Parents' Responses to Children's Gender Nonconformity / Emily W. Kane -- Supplement 13: Guide to Intersex and Trans Terminologies / Survivor Project -- Chapter 18: Transgender Rights / Riki Wilchins -- Supplement 14: Activist Insight: Men and Feminism / The White Ribbon Campaign -- Part 2D: The Social Construction of Sexuality -- Chapter 19: Becoming 100 Percent Straight / Michael A. Messner -- Supplement 15: The Heterosexual Questionnaire / Martin Rochlin -- Chapter 20: The Ethics of Genetic Research on Sexual Orientation / Udo Schuklenk, Edward Stein, Jacinta Kerin, and William Byne -- Supplement 16: Activist Insight: Homophobia and Heterosexism -- Chapter 21: Loving Women in the Modern World / Leila J. Rupp -- Chapter 22: Man-Royals and Sodomites: Some Thoughts on the Invisibility of Afro-Caribbean Lesbians / Makeda Silvera.
Part 3: Gendered identities -- Part 3A: Thinking about Difference and Identity -- Chapter 23: Stereotyping as a Signifying Practice / Stuart Hall -- Chapter 24: Undoing the "Package Picture" of Cultures / Uma Narayan -- Chapter 25: Women's Experience of Racism: How Race and Gender Interact / Canadian Research Institute for the Advancement of Women (CRIAW) -- Chapter 26: The Hall of Shame: Lies, Masks, and Respectful Femininity / Amita Handa -- Part 3B: Histories and Legacies of Colonialism and Imperialism -- Chapter 27: The Secret of Slavery in Canada / Afua Cooper -- Chapter 28: Black Women Rage / Wendy Braithwaite -- Chapter 29: The Construction of a Negative Identity / Kim Anderson -- Supplement 17: Colonization and the Indian Act Chapter 30: Regulating Native Identity by Gender / Bonita Lawrence -- Supplement 18: Colonization and Residential Schools -- Part 3C: Aboriginal Women: Agency, Creativity, and Strength -- Chapter 31: The Cattle Thief / Pauline E. Johnson -- Chapter 32: I Am Not Your Princess / Chrystos -- Chapter 33: "You Can't Change the Indian Act?" Shirley Bear with the Tobique Women's Group -- Chapter 34: The Eagle Has Landed: Native Women, Leadership, and Community Development / Sylvia Maracle.
Part 4: Cultural representations and body politics -- Part 4A: Cultural Representations and the Creation of Desire -- Supplement 19: Fast Facts about Sexualization and Marketing to Girls / Sharon Lamb, Lyn Mikel Brown and Peggy Orenstein -- Chapter 35: Image-Based Culture: Advertising and Popular Culture / Sut Jhally -- Supplement 20: Disney's Version of Girlhood / Sharon Lamb and Lyn Mikel Brown -- Supplement 21: Questions for Critical Viewing / Sharon Lamb and Lyn Mikel Brown -- Chapter 36: Ghetto Bitches, China Dolls, and Cha-Cha Divas: Race, Beauty, and the Tyranny of Tyra Banks / Jennifer L. Pozner -- Supplement 22: Activist Insight: Fun with Media Literacy / Jennifer L. Pozner -- Supplement 23: Gender Play / Sharon Lamb and Lyn Mikel Brown -- Part 4B: Regulating Women's Bodies and Desires -- Supplement 24: If Men Could Menstruate: A Political Essay / Gloria Steinem -- Chapter 37: The Cult of Virginity / Jessica Valenti -- Chapter 38: Introduction to Our Schools/Our Selves / Jessica Yee -- Supplement 25: Activist Insight: The New Sex Ed / Asian Communities for Reproductive Justice -- Chapter 39: Sugar and Spice and Something More Than Nice? Queer Girls and Transformations of Social Exclusion / Marnina Gonick -- Part 4C: Beauty Projects: Conformity and Resistance -- Chapter 40: Exacting Beauty: Exploring Women's Body Projects and Problems in the 21st Century / Carla Rice -- Chapter 41: Fat and Fabulous: Resisting Constructions of Female Body Ideals / Kathleen LeBesco -- Chapter 42: Body Beautiful/Body Perfect: Where Do Women with Disabilities Fit In? / Francine Odette -- Chapter 43: "We Need a Theoretical Base": Cynthia Rich, Women's Studies, and Ageism: An Interview / Valerie Barnes Lipscomb -- Supplement 26: The Beast of Beauty: Toxic Ingredients in Cosmetics -- Part 4D: Politics of Women's Health: From Medicalization to Health Care Reform -- Chapter 44: Introduction to Women and Health: Power, Technology, Inequality, and Conflict in a Gendered World / Kathryn S. Ratcliff -- Supplement 27: Activist Insight: Our Bodies, Ourselves -- Chapter 45: Racism, Women's Health, and Reproductive Freedom / Carolyn Egan and Linda Gardner -- Chapter 46: Women, Disability, and the Right to Health / Paula C. Pinto -- Supplement 28: Understanding the Social Determinants of Health -- Supplement 29: How Sexism and Racism Determine Health -- Chapter 47: HIV/AIDS, Globalization, and the International Women's Movement / Sisonke Msimang -- Part 4E: Social Status and Reproductive Rights.
Chapter 48: The Women Are Coming: The Abortion Caravan / Judy Rebick -- Chapter 49: Sterilization and Abortion / Betsy Hartmann -- Supplement 30: Large Numbers of Natives Were Sterilized by Province / Brian Savage -- Chapter 50: A Primer on Reproductive Justice and Social Change / Loretta Ross, Rickie Solinger, and Population and Development Program at Hampshire College -- Supplement 31: Reproductive Rights around the World -- Part 4F: Violence against Women -- Chapter 51: The Ultimate Rape Victim / Jane Doe -- Chapter 52: Factsheet: Violence against Women and Girls / Marika Morris and the Canadian Research Institute for the Advancement of Women (CRIAW) -- Chapter 53: Their Spirits Live within Us: Aboriginal Women in Downtown Eastside Vancouver Emerging into Visibility / Dara Culhane -- Supplement 32: Ten Things Men Can Do to Prevent Gender Violence / Jackson Katz.
Part 5: Gendering work, globalization, and activism -- Part 5A: Women and Global Restructuring -- Supplement 33: What Is Neo-liberal Globalization? / Alison Jagger -- Chapter 54: Women and Globalization / Shawn Meghan Burn -- Supplement 34: The IMF: Violating Women since 1945 / Christine Ahn and Kavita Ramdas -- Chapter 55: Women behind the Labels: Worker Testimonies from Central America / STITCH and the Maquila Solidarity Network -- Supplement 35: Structural Adjustment Programs Work for Elites and Impoverish the Rest / Global Exchange -- Chapter 56: The Gendered Politics and Violence of Structural Adjustment: A View from Jamaica / Faye V. Harrison -- Chapter 57: Fruits of Injustice: Women in the Post-NAFTA Food System / Deborah Barndt -- Part 5B: The "New Economy": On (Not) Getting By in North America -- Chapter 58: Nickel-and-Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in North America / Barbara Ehrenreich -- Chapter 59: Factsheet: Women and Restructuring in Canada / Deborah Stienstra -- Chapter 60: Provisioning: Thinking about All of Women's Work / Sheila Neysmith, Marge Reitsma-Street, Stephanie Baker-Collins, and Elaine Porter -- Part 5C: Poverty, Homelessness, and Social Welfare in Canada -- Chapter 61: Poverty in Canada / Ann Duffy and Nancy Mandell -- Chapter 62: The Leaner, Meaner Welfare Machine: The Ontario Conservative Government's Ideological and Material Attack on Single Mothers / Margaret Hillyard Little -- Supplement 36: Hidden Homelessness / Raising the Roof -- Chapter 63: Research Bulletin no. 2: Women and Homelessness / Street Health and Sistering -- Supplement 37: Rural Women and Poverty -- Chapter 64: The Little Voices of Nunavut: A Study of Women's Homelessness North of 60 / Qulliit Nunavut Status of Women Council -- Part 6: Organizing for Change -- Part 6A: Women's Movements in Canada -- Supplement 38: Activist Insight: History Shows the Importance of Breaking Silence / Paulette Senior -- Chapter 65: The Women's Movement in Canada / Jacquetta Newman and Linda White -- Chapter 66: 2,000 Good Reasons to March / Fédération des femmes du Québec -- Supplement 39: Activist Insight: Messages of Hope for Young Aboriginal Women / Priscilla Settee -- Chapter 67: The Future of Feminism / Judy Rebick -- Supplement 40: RebELLES: Manifesto of the Pan-Canadian Young Feminist Gathering -- Part 6B: Transnational Feminism: Challenges and Possibilities -- Supplement 41: The World Conferences on Women -- Chapter 68: The Evolution of Transnational Feminisms: Consensus, Conflict, and New Dynamics / Aili Mari Tripp -- Supplement 42: Feminism without Borders -- Supplement 43: Gender Power in the United Nations -- Chapter 69: A Conversation with Cynthia Enloe: Feminists Look at Masculinity and the Men Who Wage War / Carol Cohn and Cynthia Enloe -- Supplement 44: Global Women's Strike / Huelga Mundial de Mujeres.