The Feminist Dollar

Synopsis

"You now hold in your hands the most important new shopping manual since "Consumer Reports", the most innovative travel book ever since the "Guide Michelin", and the most practical feminist handbook since Our Bodies, Ourselves....From now on, every home, office, or library reference shelf will be incomplete without The Feminist Dollar". -- Letty Cottin Pogrebin, author of Deborah, Golda, & Me

The purchasing power of American women is potentially the greatest in the world. So why not support the rights of women while you shop? Fun to read, easy to use, and packed with the latest information available, The Feminist Dollar gives you the basic facts about gender fairness and equity as it is -- or is not -- practiced by corporations and governments, so that you can make informed decisions about the policies you want to support when buying merchandise and traveling abroad.

Among the almost 400 companies covered here that make and market the products you buy and use every day, you will discover which promote women, have generous child-care or family leave policies, or contribute to organizations that benefit women.

Also, you will find the FEM (Feminist Evaluation Measure) ratings of some of the states and countries to which you might travel. For product ratings at a glance, consult the Buying Guide, gathered at the end of the book for easy access while shopping. Use The Feminist Dollar for all your purchases. Pocketbook power is on the march!