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Changing the Pattern: The Story of Emily Stowe (Stories of by Sydell Waxman

By Sydell Waxman

While Emily Stowe was once born in Ontario in 1831, each girl's lifestyles a suite trend. despite her character, intelligence, services or creativity, her destiny used to be constrained to home tasks and childcare. Emily Stowe was firm to alter that trend. Sydell Waxman, a author, researcher and lecturer on girls of the 1800s, tells of the occasions within the lifetime of the younger Emily Stowe which triggered her to turn into, not just the 1st girl college significant and the 1st lady to education drugs in Canada, yet a pioneer within the struggle for women's rights. With assistance from unique sketches and archival fabric, altering the trend additionally creates a brilliant photo of Canada within the overdue 1800s because it follows Emily's campaign to create new styles for girls' lives.

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Hard to Get: Twenty-Something Women and the Paradox of by Leslie C. Bell

By Leslie C. Bell

Hard to Get is a robust and intimate exam of the intercourse and love lives of the main liberated girls in history—twenty-something American ladies who've had extra possibilities, extra confident position versions, and additional information than any prior iteration. Drawing from her years of expertise as a researcher and a psychotherapist, Leslie C. Bell takes us at once into the lives of younger girls who fight to barter the complexities of sexual hope and delight, and to make experience in their traditionally specific yet contradictory constellation of possibilities and demanding situations. In candid interviews, Bell’s topics demonstrate that, regardless of having extra offerings than ever, they face nice uncertainty approximately hope, sexuality, and relationships. Ground-breaking and hugely readable, Hard to Get bargains attention-grabbing insights into the various ways in which intercourse, love, and fulfilling relationships end up strangely elusive to those younger ladies as they navigate the recent emotional panorama of the twenty first century.

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Voices of the Women's Health Movement, Volume 2

An exceptional and definitive selection of rabble-rousing writings on women’s health, Voices of the Women’s overall healthiness Movement explores various provocative themes from reproductive rights to sexuality to motherhood. Trail-blazing recommend Barbara Seaman and wellbeing and fitness activist Laura Eldridge deliver the progressive principles of a number of generations jointly during this strong new publication celebrating women’s our bodies, and women’s voices. The greater than 2 hundred members comprise Jennifer Baumgardner, Susan Brownmiller, Phyllis Chesler, Angela Y. Davis, Barbara Ehrenreich, Germaine Greer, Shulamith Firestone, Charlotte Perkins Gilman, Erica Jong, Molly Haskell, Shere Hite, Susie Orbach, Judith Rossner, Alix Kates Shulman, Gloria Steinem, Sojourner fact, Rebecca Walker, Naomi Wolf, etc. With Voices of the Women’s healthiness Movement, for the 1st time, each lady and woman can event in a single position the strong historical past of stirring phrases and robust lady views that experience encouraged numerous ladies to take regulate in their well-being and their lives.
 
Volume highlights contain influential writings on intercourse, rape and violence opposed to girls, physique snapshot, expert consent, self-help gynecology, sufferer advocacy, and the mind-body connection.

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Whipping Girl: A Transsexual Woman on Sexism and the by Julia Serano

By Julia Serano

A provocative manifesto, Whipping Girl tells the strong tale of Julia Serano, a transsexual girl whose supremely clever writing displays her various historical past as a lesbian transgender activist biologist. Serano stocks her stories and observations—both pre- and post-transition—to demonstrate the ways that worry, suspicion, and dismissiveness towards femininity form our societal attitudes towards trans ladies, in addition to gender and sexuality as a whole.

Serano's well-honed arguments stem from her skill to bridge the distance among the often-disparate organic and social views on gender. She exposes how deep-rooted the cultural trust is that femininity is frivolous, vulnerable, and passive, and the way this “feminine” weak point exists merely to draw and appease male desire.

In addition to debunking renowned misconceptions approximately transsexuality, Serano makes the case that today's feminists and transgender activist needs to paintings to embody and empower femininity—in all of its wondrous varieties.

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Feminism and Avant-Garde Aesthetics in the Levantine Novel by Kifah Hanna (auth.)

By Kifah Hanna (auth.)

Writing in accordance with struggle and nationwide obstacle, al-Samm?n, Khal?feh, Barak?t, and others brought into the Arabic literary canon aesthetic kinds able to wearing Levantine women's stories. via assessing their feminism in this kind of means, this ebook goals to restore a severe emphasis on aesthetics in Arab women's writing.

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Reel to Real: Race, Sex and Class at the Movies (Routledge by bell hooks

By bell hooks

Movies topic – that's the message of  Reel to Real, bell hooks’ vintage choice of essays on movie. They subject on a private point, supplying us with unforgettable moments, even life-changing reviews and so they can confront us, too, with the main profound social problems with race, intercourse and sophistication. the following bell hooks – one in all America’s such a lot celebrated and exciting cultural critics – talks again to motion pictures that experience moved and provoked her, from Quentin Tarantino’s Pulp Fiction to the paintings of Spike Lee. together with additionally her conversations with grasp filmmakers reminiscent of Charles Burnett and Julie sprint, Reel to Real is a needs to learn for a person who believes that video clips are worthy arguing about.

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Women's Studies: The Basics by Bonnie G. Smith

By Bonnie G. Smith

Womens stories: The Basics is an obtainable advent into the ever increasing and more and more suitable box of reviews all for ladies. Tracing the historical past of the self-discipline from its origins, this article units out the most agendas of womens reviews and feminism, exploring the worldwide improvement of the topic through the years, and highlighting its relevance within the modern international.

Reflecting the range of the sector, middle topics include:
• the interdisciplinary nature of womens studies
• middle feminist theories and the feminist agenda
• problems with intersectionality: girls, race, category and gender
• girls, sexuality and the body
• worldwide views at the learn of women
• the connection among womens experiences and gender studies.

Providing an organization starting place for all these new to the topic, this publication is efficacious analyzing for undergraduates and postgraduates majoring in womens reviews and gender reviews, and all these in comparable disciplines looking a priceless evaluation for women-centred, topic particular classes.

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Suzanne Noël: Cosmetic Surgery, Feminism and Beauty in Early by Paula J. Martin

By Paula J. Martin

Operating on the leading edge of plastic surgery on the flip of the 20 th century, Dr Suzanne Noel used to be either a pioneer in her clinical box and a company believer within the development of girls. this present day her perspectives at the advantages of aesthetic surgical procedure to ladies could appear at odds together with her feminist principals, yet via putting Noel within the context of turn-of-the-century French tradition, this booklet is ready to show how those worldviews have been reconciled. Noel was once capable of mix her severe convictions for gender equality and anti-ageism within the staff along with her underlying compassion and hindrance for her girl sufferers, in the course of a time while there have been no legislation in position to guard ladies from place of work discrimination. She used to be additionally accountable for a number of advances in plastic surgery, a thriving undefined, and is this day most sensible recognized for her improvement of the mini facelift. This e-book, as a result, sheds a lot helpful gentle on advances in aesthetic surgical procedure, twentieth-century attractiveness tradition, girls and the general public sphere, and the 'new woman'.

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Normal Life: Administrative Violence, Critical Trans by Dean Spade

By Dean Spade

Wait—what's flawed with rights? it is often assumed that trans and gender nonconforming humans should still keep on with the civil rights and "equality" suggestions of lesbian and homosexual rights companies by way of agitating for criminal reforms that will ostensibly warrantly nondiscrimination and equivalent security lower than the legislations. This technique assumes that find out how to tackle the poverty and criminalization that plague trans populations is to achieve felony acceptance and inclusion within the state's associations. yet is that this method effective?

In Normal Life Dean Spade offers revelatory opinions of the felony equality framework for social swap, and issues to examples of transformative grassroots trans activism that's elevating calls for that transcend conventional civil rights reforms. Spade explodes assumptions approximately what criminal rights can do for marginalized populations, and describes transformative resistance methods and formations that handle the foundation motives of damage and violence.

within the new afterword to this revised and increased version, Spade notes the swift mainstreaming of trans politics and unearths that his predictions that gaining felony popularity will fail to profit trans populations are coming to fruition. Spade examines fresh efforts through the Obama management and trans equality advocates to "pinkwash" nation violence by way of articulating the USA army and criminal platforms as websites for trans inclusion reforms. within the context of modern elevated mainstream visibility of trans humans and trans politics, Spade maintains to suggest for the dismantling of structures of country violence that shorten the lives of trans humans. Now greater than ever, Normal Life is an pressing demand justice and trans liberation, and the unconventional variations it is going to require.

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Feminism and Men by Nikki van der Gaag

By Nikki van der Gaag

Feminism has replaced the realm; it's substantially reshaping women’s lives. yet what approximately males? They nonetheless carry many of the strength within the economic system, in govt, in religions, within the media and sometimes within the kin too. while, many males are wondering conventional perspectives approximately what it ability to be a guy. Others resent the earnings ladies have made and wish to show again the clock.

Feminism and males asks: how could feminism increase the lives of guys in addition to ladies? And is there a spot for males within the feminist tale?

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