Alice S. Rossi


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Alice S. Rossi (September 24, 1922 – November 3, 2009) was a pioneering feminist and sociologist.

Alice Emma Schaerr was born on September 24, 1922 in in Brooklyn, New York.

Rossi's scholarship focused on the status of women at work, in the family, and their sexual life. Her writings helped to build the foundations of the feminist movement. Her early advocacy of abortion and ... more »

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  • ''Demands for equality for women are threats to men's self-esteem and sense of sexual turf.''
    Alice S. Rossi (b. 1922), U.S. sociologist. Dissent, p. 539 (November-December 1970).
  • ''... a supportive husband is an absolute requirement for professional women.... He is something she looks for, and when she finds him, she marries him.''
    Alice S. Rossi (b. 1922), U.S. sociologist. Dissent, p. 533 (November-December 1970). Rossi and her husband were both prominent sociologists.
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