Category: Womens Studies

He's a Stud, She's a Slut, and 49 Other Double Standards by Jessica Valenti

By Jessica Valenti

Double criteria are not anything new. girls care for them each day. Take the typical truism that girls who sleep round are sluts whereas males are studs. Why is it that males develop extraordinary and sexily grey as they age whereas girls simply get baggy and haggard? have you puzzled how a tender lady is meant to either virginal and provocatively engaging whilst? Isn’t it unfair that operating mothers are categorised “bad” for concentrating on their careers whereas we shake our heads in disbelief once we pay attention concerning the occasional stay-at-home dad?

In 50 Double criteria each girl should still comprehend, Jessica Valenti, writer of complete Frontal Feminism, calls out the double criteria that impact each lady. no matter if Jessica is declaring the salary incomes discrepancies among women and men or revealing the entire locations that ladies nonetheless aren’t equivalent to their male counterparts—be it within the office, court, bed room, or home—she continues her signature wittily sarcastic tone. With sass, humor, and in-your-face proof, this e-book informs and equips girls with the instruments they should wrestle sexist reviews, topple ridiculous stereotypes (girls aren’t stable at math?), and finish the merchandising of lame double criteria.

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Her Share of the Blessings: Women's Religions among Pagans, by Ross Shepard Kraemer

By Ross Shepard Kraemer

During this pathbreaking quantity, Ross Shepard Kraemer offers the 1st accomplished examine women's religions in Greco-Roman antiquity. She vividly recreates the non secular lives of early Christian, Jewish, and pagan girls, with many desirable examples: Greek women's devotion to goddesses, rites of Roman matrons, Jewish ladies in rabbinic and diaspora groups, Christian women's struggles to workout authority and autonomy, and women's roles as leaders within the complete spectrum of Greco-Roman religions. In each case, Kraemer unearths the connections among the social constraints lower than which ladies lived, and their non secular ideals and practices.
The courting between woman autonomy, sexuality, and faith emerges as a chronic subject matter. reading the monastic Jewish Therapeutae and numerous Christian groups, Kraemer demonstrates the paradoxical liberation which girls accomplished by means of rejection of sexuality, the physique, and the feminine. within the epilogue, Kraemer pursues the tense implications such findings have for modern women.
Based on an staggering number of basic assets, Her proportion of the advantages is an insightful paintings that is going past the restrictions of earlier scholarship to supply a extra exact portrait of ladies within the Greco-Roman global.

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Gender Dimension of Social Change: The Contribution of by Elisabetta Ruspini, Angela Dale

By Elisabetta Ruspini, Angela Dale

This name explores the opportunity of longitudinal research as a robust device for appreciating the gender measurement of social swap. The authors use longitudinal info to supply new insights into the altering dynamics of women's existence classes this day. members view the information from a coverage viewpoint and use comparative research from Britain, Germany, The Netherlands, Sweden and Japan to extend our figuring out of women's existence classes and structures of inequality. lecturers, scholars and researchers in sociology, gender reviews, social examine, public and social coverage should still locate this booklet a useful source.

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The Alphabet Versus the Goddess: The Conflict Between Word by Leonard Shlain

By Leonard Shlain

This groundbreaking booklet proposes that the increase of alphabetic literacy reconfigured the human mind and taken approximately profound adjustments in background, faith, and gender kinfolk. Making amazing connections throughout mind functionality, delusion, and anthropology, Dr. Shlain indicates why pre-literate cultures have been largely knowledgeable via holistic, right-brain modes that honored the Goddess, photographs, and female values. Writing drove cultures towards linear left-brain pondering and this shift disillusioned the stability among women and men, starting up the decline of the female and ushering in patriarchal rule. interpreting the cultures of the Israelites, Greeks, Christians, and Muslims, Shlain reinterprets historical myths and parables in mild of his conception. Provocative and encouraging, this e-book is a paradigm-shattering paintings that may remodel your view of background and the brain.

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Outrageous Acts and Everyday Rebellions (2nd Edition) by Gloria Steinem

By Gloria Steinem

Outrageous Acts premiered 12 years in the past. whereas Steinem is disenchanted moment version is needed-she needs the topic have been as dated as books at the Communist peril or apartheid-many of the tales testify as to how some distance ladies have are available in 3 a long time. Even Peggy Noonan or Mary Matalin will be appalled to be informed that "no broads" have been allowed at a excessive political council, as Steinem was once informed while operating with the McGovern employees in 1969. This assortment merits higher remedy from the manufacturer, despite the fact that; the essays usually are not indexed at the packaging and the cassette halves lack screws, which makes repairing damaged tapes approximately very unlikely. nonetheless, this identify is key for all libraries.

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Gender Through the Prism of Difference by Maxine Baca Zinn, Visit Amazon's Pierrette Hondagneu-Sotelo

By Maxine Baca Zinn, Visit Amazon's Pierrette Hondagneu-Sotelo Page, search results, Learn about Author Central, Pierrette Hondagneu-Sotelo, , Michael A. Messner, Amy M. Denissen

The 3rd variation of Gender throughout the Prism of distinction adopts an international, transnational viewpoint on how race, type, and sexual variety are important to the examine of intercourse and gender. against this with different books during this area--which are inclined to specialise in U.S. or ecu viewpoints--this booklet positive aspects many articles in accordance with learn performed somewhere else through the international. The editors open this wide-ranging assortment with a provocative analytical advent that units the degree for realizing gender as a socially developed adventure. that includes normally new readings, the e-book covers well timed subjects--such as gender and pop culture, Islam, and males and war--to aid scholars make a connection among the problems raised within the ebook and present occasions. It additionally addresses a couple of compelling issues, together with the consequences of globalization on notions of masculinity, the problems confronted via Muslim girls residing in post-9/11 the United States, and the perceptions of "blackness" all over the world. Guiding scholars in the course of the advanced realities of trendy gender relationships, Gender during the Prism of distinction is perfect for undergraduate or graduate classes within the sociology of gender; women's experiences; gender roles; the sociology of girls; girls in society; race, classification, and gender; feminist concept; and social inequality.

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The Essential Nawal El Saadawi: A Reader (Zed Essential by Nawal El Saadawi, Adele Newson Horst

By Nawal El Saadawi, Adele Newson Horst

Publish yr note: First released might 1st 2009

The writings of Nawal El Saadawi are necessary to someone wishing to appreciate the modern Arab international. Her dissident voice has stayed as constant in its critique of neo.imperialist overseas politics because it has in its denunciation of women's oppression, either in her local Egypt and within the wider global. Saadawi is a determine of overseas value, and her paintings has a valuable position in Arabic heritage and tradition of the final part century. that includes paintings by no means earlier than translated into English, the basic Nawal El Saadawi gathers jointly a variety of Saadawi's writing. From novellas and brief tales to essays on politics, tradition, faith and intercourse; from wide interviews to her paintings as a dramatist; from poetry to autobiography, this publication is vital for someone wishing to realize a feeling of the breadth of Saadawi's work.

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In the master's eye: representations of women, Blacks, and by Susan J. Tracy

By Susan J. Tracy

This publication explores the best way literature can be utilized to augment social energy. via rigorous readings of a chain of antebellum plantation novels, Susan J. Tracy exhibits how the narrative techniques hired via proslavery Southern writers served to justify and perpetuate the oppression of ladies, blacks, and bad whites. Tracy makes a speciality of the old romances of six authors: George Tucker, James Ewell Heath, William Alexander Caruthers, John Pendleton Kennedy, Nathaniel Beverley Tucker, and William Gilmore Simms. utilizing adaptations on a ordinary plot - within which a tender planter/hero rescues a planter's daughter from an "enemy" of her category - each one of those novelists strengthened an idealized imaginative and prescient of a Southern civilization according to male superiority, white supremacy, and sophistication inequality. it's a international within which white males are represented because the usual leaders of unswerving and based ladies, thankful and docile slaves, and inferior bad whites. based on Tracy, the interweaving of those topics unearths the level to which the Southern safeguard of slavery within the years top as much as the Civil warfare used to be a controversy not just approximately race kin yet approximately gender and sophistication relatives besides.

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Rejected Princesses: Tales of History’s Boldest Heroines, by Jason Porath

By Jason Porath

Blending the iconoclastic feminism of The infamous RBG and the convinced irreverence of Go the F**ck to Sleep, a brazen and empowering illustrated assortment that celebrates inspirational badass ladies all through heritage, in accordance with the preferred Tumblr weblog.

Well-behaved ladies seldom make background. great thing those ladies are faraway from good behaved . . .

Illustrated in a latest animation variety, Rejected Princesses turns the ever-present "pretty red princess" stereotype portrayed in video clips, and on unending toys, books, and tutus on its head, paying homage in its place to an amazing selection of powerful, fierce, and convinced, occasionally bizarre, ladies: warrior queens, infantrymen, villains, spies, revolutionaries, and extra who refused to act and meekly settle for their position.

An exciting mixture of biography, imagery, and humor written in a clean, younger, and riotous voice, this completely researched exploration salutes those notable girls drawn from either old and fantastical geographical regions, together with actual lifestyles, literature, mythology, and folklore. each one profile positive factors an attention-grabbing picture of either heroic and villainous ladies in command from throughout historical past and world wide, from a princess-cum-pirate in 5th century Denmark, to a insurgent preacher in 1630s Boston, to a bloodthirsty Hungarian countess, and a former prostitute who commanded a fleet of greater than 70,000 males on China’s seas.

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