Abstract

Popular debates about "victim feminism" have receded but underlying concerns about the extent of gender inequality and usefulness of strategies highlighting difference are still relevant. This paper applies Susan Wendell's framework—relating to women's agency under conditions of oppression—to the experience of women firefighters. The framework fits well, but one case reveals the need to modify it by attending to community. An elaboration of the framework is then used to examine four policy issues.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1527-2001
Print ISSN
0887-5367
Pages
pp. 120-141
Launched on MUSE
2004-11-15
Open Access
No
Archive Status
Archived 2009
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