The Challenge of Being a Woman was written, in part, because of the author's intense dislike of the offensive designation of whore or 'ho. She believes the inimical appellation has practically become a synonym for woman, used frequently and indiscriminately by men whose reason for using it seems to be nothing more than their disdain for women. The book is her brief account of the long and arduous struggle of women in what she perceives to be a man's world. It is sometimes humorous, sometimes serious. A must-read for both women and men.