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Karen Offen

United States

  • City, State: Woodside, California
  • Geographic Location: North America
  • Languages: English French German

About me:

I love reading, researching, and writing women's history and the comparative history of feminism. In December 2009 Routledge will publish a new collection of articles, Globalizing Feminisms 1789-1945, which I edited. See the cover, under Documents, below.

My Web site:

Visit My Web site (karenoffen.com)

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Helping girls and women to appreciate a history that belongs to all of us is a sure way of energizing and empowering all. Please visit my blog -Clio Talks Back

I'm passionate about:

history, valuing the lives of women around the world


Recent Forum Entries

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11 posts | Monday, December 07, 2009 3:31 AM

What is the key to women's economic empowerment?

2 posts | Friday, October 09, 2009 6:11 PM

Women Peacemakers

3 posts | Friday, August 28, 2009 7:43 AM

Sarah Palin

64 posts | Friday, October 31, 2008 7:38 AM


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From Economica:

Historically, a woman's marital status has significantly influenced her ability to control land, assets or income. Historian Karen Offen explores the constraints that women faced and discovers how some were able to escape them to achieve economic and political power.

 

From Economica:

Karen Offen, historian at Stanford University in California, and a senior scholar at the Michelle R. Clayman Institute for Gender Research, explains how the antiquated economic theory known as the male breadwinner model has constrained women in the economy--and still limits them today.

 

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