"...a simple-to-use, well-organized, comprehensive resource for high schoolers and above. The writing style is clear, and the personal accounts from women across generations add interest. The volumes are chock-full of engaging data gathered from documented studies, and the chapters challenge readers to think critically and urge self-reflection. A necessary acquisition for anyone interested in equal rights for women and for public, academic, and high school libraries with women's studies collections."
"A must for all serious scholars of women's studies. Summing Up: Essential. Upper-division undergraduates through
"Paludi has drawn together an encyclopedic body of research, analysis, and finely drawn conclusions to paint a remarkably detailed picture of the place and circumstances of women in the world today. Although the title includes the word 'feminism', which can imply women having a degree of freedom and power, this work shows not just the opportunities but also the limitations and challenges women face globally, and it does so with remarkable clarity and, at times, aching honesty….Paludi has created a trio of well-documented texts in clear and direct language, suitable for any broad treatment of feminism, and by extension for women's studies at the college and university level. This resource would also be suitable for advanced high school classes…This is an accessible but outstanding reference work, in a field where issues are so important and harm so egregious that such a calm but thorough treatment is both rate and welcome."
"This three volume set is an excellent collection of chapters exploring important and up-to-date aspects of feminism and women's rights. The contributing authors are some of the best in the field and they provide insight into a wide range of issues relevant to feminist psychology. As someone who has worked with Michele Paludi for many years, I can attest to the fact that her knowledge and contributions to feminist psychology make her the perfect person to edit these volumes. It is not often that a publication with this breadth comes along, which makes it an extremely worthy read for anyone interested in feminism and women's rights."
"This 3-volume set provides truly fascinating and important reading for anyone who has an interest in equal rights for women. The chapters weave perspectives of feminism in its different forms and the consequences of sexism and victimization on women's lives. Equally if not more important, it boldly brings the relevance of feminism to the international stage where violation of women's rights is essentially a violation of human rights. This exciting set is comprehensive, relevant, timely , and offers a current understanding of feminism in this new millennium. It is highly recommended reading for everyone."
"Michele Paludi has raised the bar once again in these unparalleled volumes on feminism and women's rights. Paludi is a gifted writer and researcher, but she is equally talented at bringing together the most impressive and knowledgeable authors to discuss women's contributions and 'real life' concerns. Every chapter is intelligent and interesting. Taken in its entirety, the work is comprehensive, impeccably organized, and certain to become a classic. If, as some have said, publications can be compared to children, Michele Paludi has given us the very best, and the benefits of her contribution will be felt for years to come."