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Second-generation feminist women have also turned their attention to the issue of women’s health and women’s access to health care during midlife and later. The authors of a classic feminist text on women’s health from the early years of the second wave of the feminist movement, Our Bodies, Ourselves, have, in recent years, extended their analysis to women’s health issues in maturity. In Ourselves, Growing Older (Doress-Worters and Laskin Siegal 1994) and Our Bodies, Ourselves: Menopause (Boston Women’s Health Book Collective 2006), members of the Boston Women’s Health Book Collective take on the challenge of advocating for a view of menopause as a natural developmental event in women’s lives, as an alternative to a dominant view that the end of menstruation at midlife is a pathological sign of the beginning of physical decline in women, a definition historically related to patriarchal views of women’s value as being tied to reproduction.
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Both past and present discriminatory practices limit access to educational and employment opportunities and consequently to opportunities to gain merit. When minority group members are actively sought or preferred, it is arguably because affirmative action is necessary to compensate for advantages that groups such as males and whites have derived from racism and sexism. Thus past discrimination will be sufficiently countered that such affirmative action strategies will no longer be necessary. American affirmative action policies have primarily addressed race and gender inequalities, and women have benefited as much as racial and ethnic minorities from these policies.