If Women Ruled the World. How to Create the World We Want to by Sheila Ellison

By Sheila Ellison

With girls making up merely 14 percentage of Congress and with basically 8 girls CEOs within the whole crew of Fortune 500 businesses, women's collective voices are in actual fact underrepresented. Nor are they proportionately current at the airwaves or within the op-ed pages of the country's newspapers. This e-book is helping correct that imbalance via giving girls a platform for voicing their critiques, priorities, hopes, and concepts for swap. The e-book contains brief studies, tales, strategies, and meditations written and shared via ladies all over the world. Authors, celebrities, specialists, and politicians are integrated, in addition to football mothers and teen ladies, making a paintings that's funny, relocating, wondering, opinionated, hot, and informative because it examines what ladies would select in the event that they had an opportunity to take part in ruling the realm. notice: A element of this book's royalties can be donated to the Feminist Majority.

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In doing so, I will begin to undo the mentality that pop culture has woven into the minds of American teens. I believe that is our responsibility, as women. JANEL MARIE HEALY, 17, is a senior in high school. Although she is still a student, she hopes to begin a career in children’s literature soon. ∼ Something to Think About ∼ WE WOULD UNLEARN ALL THAT WE KNOW As a woman, I know how to cross my legs in a way that best hides my cellulite. I know how to best display my cleavage when I want to win an argument, get out of a speeding ticket, attract attention from a man, or avoid doing something.

Still, I suspect that as people shed the unconscious fear of being queer, they might be able to enjoy some of the best aspects of queer culture. When I was straight, I was tolerant of queers but afraid of getting too close to other women. A friend invited me to hear her play French horn in the Gay and Lesbian Pride Parade and joked that I better be careful, because girls might flirt with me. I shuddered and declined. My girlfriends and I never hugged. I looked at other girls’ earrings and soft hair and curves with feelings of envy and competition instead of open admiration and desire.

She was flooded with gratitude. Here was a real body. Here was a body like hers. And the woman was still attractive, still sexy; she wasn’t diminished in any way because she had a few ripples on her thighs, her bum. She became even more sympathetic as a character, more human. I have a vision of women and girls of all ages, all sizes, parading down a street. Our thighs are bare—our big thighs, skinny thighs, veined thighs, scarred thighs, our lumpy thighs, hairy thighs, marbled thighs, muscled thighs, our warm, alive thighs.

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