"I was worried about vaginas. I was worried about what we think about vaginas, and even more worried that we don't think about them. . . . So I decided to talk to women about their vaginas, to do vagina interviews, which became vagina monologues. I talked with over two hundred women. I talked to old women, young women, marrie... read more
|Author:||Joanna Hoare , Fiona Gell|
Women are often denied the right to participate in decision-making, whether as active citizens, or as leaders. In particular, women living in poverty often have little opportunity to influence decisions and policies that will have a direct impact on the welfare of themselves, their communities, and their livelihoods. Encourag... read more
Because I am a girl I am less likely to go to school. Because I am a girl I am more likely to suffer from malnutrition. Because I am a girl I am more likely to suffer violence in the home. Because I am girl I am more likely to marry and start a family before I reach my twenties. Eight authors have visited eight different coun... read more
Historica's Women is a proud account of the part women have played in our history in areas of science, religion, politics, social change, sport and the arts.It covers the period 1000AD to the present, with feature stories, timelines of the key events for each period, contemporary quotations, b&w and colour illustrations, and ... read more
recipient of the National Endowment for the Arts Prize and Ms. editor-in-chief presents strategies for countering the religious right's attempts to de-secularize the nation, discussing how the nation's founders were revolutionary thinkers whose membership included agnostics, atheists, and free thinkers. Original.
The past two decades have witnessed a significant shift in how rape is understood in Western societies. This shift in perception has revealed the startling frequency of occurrences of date rape, obscuring the divide between rape and what was once just sex. Just Sex? combines an overview of the existing literature with an ... read more
In this controversial new book, Susan Pinker takes a hard look at how fundamental gender differences continue to play out in the workplace. By comparing the lives of troubled schoolboys and promising girls, Pinker turns several widely-held assumptions upside down: that the sexes are biologically equivalent; that intelligence ... read more
For the acclaimed author and activist Jennifer Baumgardner, bisexuality has always been more than the "sexual non-preference of the '90s." In "Look Both Ways", Baumgardner takes a close look at the growing visibility of gay and bisexual characters, performers, and issues on the national cultural stage. Despite the prevalence ... read more
|Author:||Lorraine Jean Hoping|
Bones tell Diane France their secrets. With her scientific training, she can examine bones and learn who this person was and how they died. She gets called to crime and accident scenes and can even find out about the life and times of famous people in history from their bones.
|Author:||Simone de Beauvoir|
A work of anthropology and sociology, of biology and psychoanalysis, which stands - almost five decades after its first appearance - as the first landmark in the modern feminist upsurge that has transformed perceptions of the social relationship of man and womankind in our time.
Only women have abortions, yet it is mainly men who decide whether they may have them. This text shows how a psychological analysis of the abortion debate can increase understanding of why it arouses such strength of feeling. Psychology's relationship to abortion has been complex and pervasive, yet traditional approaches negl... read more
In this groundbreaking book, Dr Louann Brizendine describes the uniquely flexible structure of the female brain and its constant, dynamic state of change - the key difference that separates it from that of the male - and reveals how women think, what they value, how they communicate, and whom they'll love. She also reveals th... read more
The acclaimed author of the groundbreaking bestseller "Schoolgirls" reveals the dark side of pink and pretty: the rise of the girlie-girl, she warns, is not that innocent. Pink and pretty or predatory and hardened, sexualized girlhood influences our daughters from infancy onward, telling them that how a girl looks matters m... read more
|Author:||Kathryn T. Flannery|
In the late 1960s and early 1970s, ordinary women affiliated with the women's movement were responsible for a veritable explosion of periodicals, poetry, and manifestos, as well as performances designed to support 'do-it-yourself' education and consciousness-raising. Kathryn Thoms Flannery discusses this outpouring and the gr... read more
|Author:||Lisa M. Diamond|
This unsettling and original book offers a radical new understanding of the context-dependent nature of female sexuality. Lisa Diamond argues that for some women, love and desire are not rigidly heterosexual or homosexual but fluid, changing as women move through the stages of life, various social groups, and, most import... read more
Collected writings from the principal feminist writers, from Abigail Adams and Sojourner Truth to Emma Goldman and Margaret Sanger.
Women's studies conference
She has been known as the 'kept woman', the 'fancy woman' and the 'other woman'. She exists as both a fictional character and flesh-and-blood human being. But who is she, really?
What do Madame de Pompedour, Heloise, Marilyn Monroe, Jane Eyre and Camilla Parker-Bowles have in common? Why do women become mistresses, and ... read more
Dubbed 'the poster girl of Palestinian militancy', Leila Khaled's image flashed across the world after she hijacked a passenger jet in 1969. The picture of a young, determined looking woman with a checkered scarf, clutching an AK-47, was as era-defining as that of Che Guevara. In this intimate profile, based on interviews wi... read more
The most comprehensive guide to the terminology and history of feminist theory available. This established and much admired dictionary provides succinct definitions of more than 600 terms, topics, movements and approaches as well as influential feminist thinkers, activists and critics within feminist theory. Entries cover a w... read more