From the back of the book:
Based on the assumption that all women share a common "female experience", much of twentieth century feminist theory and writing overlooks the lives of teh majority of women in the world. In All American Women, Johnetta Cole corrects this bias by showing the vast range of attitudes, circumstances, hopes, fears, and struggles of a cross section of women in the United States today. The only book of its kind, this much needed work contains writings from authors in numerous fields including Carol P Christ, Angela Y Davis, Yvonne Duffy, Geraldine Ferraro, Elain H Kim, Audre Lorde and many others- which probe five major aspects of womens lives: work, family, sexuality and reproduction, religion and politics. Cole persuasively argues that racial, ethnic, class and many other differences cannot be wiped away by the notion of "sisterhood". Insightful, necessary, this volume provides a solid foundation for understanding the diverse strands of femae experience in America today.