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Rejected Princesses: Tales of History's Boldest Heroines, Hellion...
by Jason Porath

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English

Pages

383

Publication Date

October 25, 2016

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<p>Blending the iconoclastic feminism of <em>The Notorious RBG</em> and the confident irreverence of <em>Go the F**ck to Sleep</em>, a brazen and empowering illustrated collection that celebrates inspirational badass women throughout history, based on the popular Tumblr blog. </p><p>Well-behaved women seldom make history. Good thing these women are far from well behaved . . . </p><p>Illustrated in a contemporary animation style, <em>Rejected Princesses</em> turns the ubiquitous "pretty pink princess" stereotype portrayed in movies, and on endless toys, books, and tutus on its head, paying homage instead to an awesome collection of strong, fierce, and yes, sometimes weird, women: warrior queens, soldiers, villains, spies, revolutionaries, and more who refused to behave and meekly accept their place. </p><p>An entertaining mix of biography, imagery, and humor written in a fresh, young, and riotous voice, this thoroughly researched exploration salutes these awesome women drawn from both historical and fantastical realms, including real life, literature, mythology, and folklore. Each profile features an eye-catching image of both heroic and villainous women in command from across history and around the world, from a princess-cum-pirate in fifth century Denmark, to a rebel preacher in 1630s Boston, to a bloodthirsty Hungarian countess, and a former prostitute who commanded a fleet of more than 70,000 men on China’s seas. </p>
F*cked: Being Sexually Explorative and Self-Confident in a World ...
by , Corinne Fisher

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English

Pages

261

Publication Date

October 24, 2017

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<p><strong>Are You a Dirty, Nasty Slut? Or a Sexually Repressed Nightmare?</strong></p><p>Regardless of your background or bedroom resume, someone or something has probably made you feel that way at some point. This was what Corinne Fisher and Krystyna Hutchinson discovered when they created the wildly popular Guys We Fucked: The Anti Slut-Shaming Podcast. What started as an outlet to interview—</p><p>You guessed it!—guys they'd fucked, quickly evolved into an enormous community of Fuckers around the world, and a place to share stories of kinks gone wild, trauma, assault, and the overall confusion among people who don't know what the fuck they are doing (in other words, everyone). </p><p>F*CKED brings these raw, ridiculous, and serious conversations from the podcast to the page. It is a guide to love and sex for anyone -- female, male, trans, or undecided—who is fed up with double standards and the stigma surrounding sexual beings. It is for anyone who has ever felt afraid to be their authentic self. Corinne and Krystyna won’t talk down to you or coddle you because you’re better than that. They won’t explain why he’s just not that into you, because it doesn’t fucking matter. This book will teach you how to deal with shit, brush your shoulder off, and move on. You'll also learn about:</p><UL type=disc><li>Why shame is completely made up and how we can stop giving into it</li><li>Sexual exploration and how it sometimes ends in a trip to the ER</li><li>Stuff we should stop doing: Snooping, nitpicking our bodies, and faking orgasms</li><li>Asking your sexual partner uncomfortable questions</li><li>Masturbation, threesomes, porn, sex toys, butt stuff, and much, much more</li></ul><p>Despite what Rom-Coms and magazines tell you, you can handle sexual exploration without the assistance of a man, a glass of rose, and a Xanax. More importantly, you’re fine all by yourself. This is the book Bridget Jones should’ve read instead of writing that shitty diary in the first place.</p>
The Radium Girls: The Dark Story of America's Shining Women
by Kate Moore

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English

Pages

496

Publication Date

April 18, 2017

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<p><strong>A<em> New York Times</em>, <em>USA Today, </em>and<em> Wall Street Journal</em> Bestseller!</strong><br /><strong>Emma Watson's Our Shared Shelf Bookclub Selection - May/June 2018 </strong></p><p>"<strong>the glowing ghosts of the radium girls haunt us still</strong>."—NPR Books </p><p><em>The incredible true story of the women who fought America's Undark danger</em></p><p>The Curies' newly discovered element of radium makes gleaming headlines across the nation as the fresh face of beauty, and wonder drug of the medical community. From body lotion to tonic water, the popular new element shines bright in the otherwise dark years of the First World War.</p><p>Meanwhile, hundreds of girls toil amidst the glowing dust of the radium-dial factories. The glittering chemical covers their bodies from head to toe; they light up the night like industrious fireflies. With such a coveted job, these "shining girls" are the luckiest alive — until they begin to fall mysteriously ill.</p><p>But the factories that once offered golden opportunities are now ignoring all claims of the gruesome side effects, and the women's cries of corruption. And as the fatal poison of the radium takes hold, the brave shining girls find themselves embroiled in one of the biggest scandals of America's early 20th century, and in a groundbreaking battle for workers' rights that will echo for centuries to come. </p><p>Written with a sparkling voice and breakneck pace, <em>The Radium Girls</em> fully illuminates the inspiring young women exposed to the "wonder" substance of radium, and their awe-inspiring strength in the face of almost impossible circumstances. Their courage and tenacity led to life-changing regulations, research into nuclear bombing, and ultimately saved hundreds of thousands of lives...</p>
Come as You Are: The Surprising New Science that Will Transform Y...
by Emily Nagoski

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English

Pages

416

Publication Date

March 03, 2015

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***A <i>NEW YORK TIMES</i> BESTELLER***<BR> <BR>An essential exploration of why and how women’s sexuality works—based on groundbreaking research and brain science—that will radically transform your sex life into one filled with confidence and joy.<BR><BR>Researchers have spent the last decade trying to develop a “pink pill” for women to function like Viagra does for men. So where is it? Well, for reasons this book makes crystal clear, that pill will never be the answer—but as a result of the research that’s gone into it, scientists in the last few years have learned more about how women’s sexuality works than we ever thought possible, and <i>Come as You Are</i> explains it all.<BR> <BR>The first lesson in this essential, transformative book by Dr. Emily Nagoski is that every woman has her own unique sexuality, like a fingerprint, and that women vary more than men in our anatomy, our sexual response mechanisms, and the way our bodies respond to the sexual world. So we never need to judge ourselves based on others’ experiences. Because women vary, and that’s normal.<BR> <BR>Second lesson: sex happens in a context. And all the complications of everyday life influence the context surrounding a woman’s arousal, desire, and orgasm.<BR> <BR>Cutting-edge research across multiple disciplines tells us that the most important factor for women in creating and sustaining a fulfilling sex life, is not what you do in bed or how you do it, but <i>how you feel about it</i>. Which means that stress, mood, trust, and body image are not peripheral factors in a woman’s sexual wellbeing; they are central to it. Once you understand these factors, and how to influence them, you can create for yourself better sex and more profound pleasure than you ever thought possible.<BR> <BR>And Emily Nagoski can prove it.
Good and Mad: The Revolutionary Power of Women's Anger
by Rebecca Traister

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English

Pages

321

Publication Date

October 02, 2018

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<b>***<i>NEW YORK TIMES </i>BESTSELLER***</b><BR> <BR><b>***BEST BOOKS OF 2018 SELECTION BY***</b><BR> <b><i>* WASHINGTON POST </i> * <i>People</i> * NPR * <i>ESQUIRE * ELLE * WIRED * </i></b><b>REFINERY 29 <i>*</i></b><BR> <BR><b>“In a year when issues of gender and sexuality dominated the national conversation, no one shaped that exchange more than Rebecca Traister. Her wise and provocative columns helped make sense of a cultural transformation.”—National Magazine Award Citation, 2018</b><BR> <BR><b>“The most brilliant voice on feminism in this country.”—Anne Lamott, author of <i>Bird by Bird</i></b><BR> <BR><b>From Rebecca Traister, the <i>New York Times</i> bestselling author of <i>All the Single Ladies </i>comes a vital, incisive exploration into the transformative power of female anger and its ability to transcend into a political movement. </b><BR><BR>In the year 2018, it seems as if women’s anger has suddenly erupted into the public conversation. But long before Pantsuit Nation, before the Women’s March, and before the #MeToo movement, women’s anger was not only politically catalytic—but politically problematic. The story of female fury and its cultural significance demonstrates the long history of bitter resentment that has enshrouded women’s slow rise to political power in America, as well as the ways that anger is received when it comes from women as opposed to when it comes from men.<BR> <BR> With eloquence and fervor, Rebecca tracks the history of female anger as political fuel—from suffragettes marching on the White House to office workers vacating their buildings after Clarence Thomas was confirmed to the Supreme Court. Here Traister explores women’s anger at both men and other women; anger between ideological allies and foes; the varied ways anger is perceived based on its owner; as well as the history of caricaturing and delegitimizing female anger; and the way women’s collective fury has become transformative political fuel—as is most certainly occurring today. She deconstructs society’s (and the media’s) condemnation of female emotion (notably, rage) and the impact of their resulting repercussions.<BR> <BR> Highlighting a double standard perpetuated against women by all sexes, and its disastrous, stultifying effect, Traister’s latest is timely and crucial. It offers a glimpse into the galvanizing force of women’s collective anger, which, when harnessed, can change history.
Fervent: A Woman's Battle Plan to Serious, Specific, and Strategi...
by Priscilla Shirer

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English

Pages

211

Publication Date

August 01, 2015

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<DIV>You have an enemy . . . and he’s dead set on destroying all you hold dear and keeping you from experiencing abundant life in Christ. What’s more, his approach to disrupting your life and discrediting your faith isn’t general or generic, not a one-size-fits-all. It’s specific. Personalized. Targeted.<BR />  <BR /> So this book is your chance to strike back. With prayer. With a weapon that really works. Each chapter will guide you in crafting prayer strategies that hit the enemy where it hurts, letting him know you’re on to him and that you won’t back down. Because with every new strategy you build, you’re turning the fiercest battles of life into precise strikes against him and his handiwork, each one infused with the power of God’s Spirit.<BR />  <BR /><I>New York Times</I> bestselling author Priscilla Shirer, widely known for her international speaking, teaching, and writing ministries, brings her new role from the 2015 film <I>War Room</I> into the real lives of today’s women, addressing the topics that affect them most: renewing their <I><U>passion</U></I>, refocusing their <I><U>identity</U></I>, negotiating <I><U>family</U></I> strife, dealing with relentless <I><U>regrets</U></I>, navigating impossible <I><U>schedules</U></I>, succeeding against <I><U>temptation</U></I>, weathering their worst <I><U>fears</U></I>, uprooting <I><U>bitterness</U></I>, and more. Each chapter exposes the enemy’s cruel, crafty intentions in all kinds of these areas, then equips and encourages you to write out your own personalized prayer strategies on tear-out sheets you can post and pray over yourself and your loved ones on a regular basis.<BR />  <BR /><I>Fervent</I> is a hands-on, knees-down, don’t-give-up action guide to practical, purposeful praying.<BR /></DIV>
Provocations: Collected Essays on Art, Feminism, Politics, Sex, a...
by Camille Paglia

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English

Pages

737

Publication Date

October 09, 2018

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<b><b><b>A timely and lavishly comprehensive collection from the inimitable critical firebrand—hailed as "a fearless public intellectual and more necessary than ever” (<i>The New York Times</i>)—tackling sex, art, feminism, politics, and education, and covering the full span of her wide-ranging and important career.</b><br /></b></b> <br />Much has changed since Camille Paglia first burst onto the scene with her groundbreaking <i>Sexual Personae, </i>but the laser-sharp insights of this major American thinker continue to be ahead of the curve—not only capturing the tone of the mo­ment but also often anticipating it. Opening with a blazing manifesto of an introduction in which Paglia outlines the bedrock beliefs that inform her writing—freedom of speech, the necessity of fearless inquiry, and a deep respect for all art, both erudite and popular—<i>Provocations </i>gathers together a rich, varied body of work that illumi­nates everything from the <i>Odyssey </i>to the Oscars, from punk rock to presidents past and present. <br /> <br />Whatever your political inclination or liter­ary and artistic touchstones, Paglia’s takes are compulsively readable, thought provoking, gal­vanizing, and an essential part of our cultural dialogue, invariably giving voice to what most needs to be said.<b><b><br /></b></b>
The Woman's Dictionary of Symbols and Sacred Objects (More Crysta...
by Barbara G. Walker

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English

Pages

576

Publication Date

May 07, 2013

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<p>This fascinating guide to the history and mythology of woman-related symbols features:</p><p></p><ul> <li> Unique organization by shape of symbol or type of sacred object <p> </p> </li> <li> 21 different sections including Round and Oval Motifs, Sacred Objects, Secular-Sacred Objects, Rituals, Deities' Signs, Supernaturals, Body Parts, Nature, Birds, Plants, Minerals, Stones and Shells, and more <p> </p> </li> <li> Introductory essays for each section <p> </p> </li> <li> 753 entries and 636 illustrations <p> </p> </li> <li> Alphabetical index for easy reference</li></ul><p>Three-Rayed Sun The sun suspended in heaven by three powers, perhaps the Triple Goddess who gave birth to it (see Three-Way Motifs).</p><p>Corn Dolly An embodiment of the harvest to be set in the center of the harvest dance, or fed to the cattle to `make them thrive year round' (see Secular-Sacred Objects).</p><p>Tongue In Asia, the extended tongue was a sign of life-force as the tongue between the lips imitated the sacred lingam-yoni: male within female genital. Sticking out the tongue is still a polite sign of greeting in northern India and Tibet (see Body Parts).</p><p>Cosmic Egg In ancient times the primeval universe-or the Great Mother-took the form of an egg. It carried all numbers and letters within an ellipse, to show that everything is contained within one form at the beginning (see Round and Oval Motifs).</p>
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
by Rebecca Skloot

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English

Pages

450

Publication Date

January 28, 2010

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<b><b>Now an HBO® Film starring Oprah Winfrey and Rose Byrne</b><br /><br />#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER<br /></b><br />Her name was Henrietta Lacks, but scientists know her as HeLa. She was a poor black tobacco farmer whose cells—taken without her knowledge in 1951—became one of the most important tools in medicine, vital for developing the polio vaccine, cloning, gene mapping, and more. Henrietta's cells have been bought and sold by the billions, yet she remains virtually unknown, and her family can't afford health insurance. This phenomenal New York Times bestseller tells a riveting story of the collision between ethics, race, and medicine; of scientific discovery and faith healing; and of a daughter consumed with questions about the mother she never knew.
Men Don't Love Women Like You: The Brutal Truth About Dating, Rel...
by G.L. Lambert

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English

Pages

372

Publication Date

February 08, 2016

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"This is not a book, it is a breakthrough that will shift your thinking..." Learn the Secret that has the world buzzing! <br /><br />*Gold Medal Winner of the 2018 ELit Book Award for Best Self Help Book!*<br /><br />Most men don't want you, they want to f**k you, know the difference. Most men don't love you, they love what you do for them, know the difference. Men Don't Love Women Like You! is a Step-By-Step manual on how to stop manipulation, command attention, and be seen as a must have by any man! <br />**************** <br /> <br />You are the type of woman that men grow bored with and replace. Your beauty, your brains, your perceived uniqueness is hype. In your bias world, a man would be lucky to have a woman like you because you aren't like every other female. The brutal truth that we men refuse to tell you, is that you are painfully typical. You flirt like every other woman. You hold the same conversations as every other woman. You read the same typical relationship advice and try the same tricks as every other woman. All because you are obsessed with being loved like every other woman. <br /> <br />Men play along but they don't play for long. You are the woman we date and then dump. Sleep with then forget. Get into a relationship with, then eventually grow bored of. You will never work out because you don't stand out! The men you want the most, want you the least because you are just as ordinary as the women you claim to be better than. <br /> <br />No man is hard to figure out. No man is emotionally unavailable. No man is unready to settle down. When a man tells you he's not looking for anything serious, he means "with you!" <br /> <br />There are two types of women The Placeholder & The Game Changer. You are The Placeholder, that girl who fills a man's needs until The Game Changer arrives. A man will date you, sleep with you, even enter into a relationship, but you are not what he really wants. You are a practice woman, preparing him for his future wife. Aren't you tired of being just another seat filler? Will you become yet another mediocre woman that ends up settling for average because great men don't see her as anything special? Or are you ready to Spartan Up and learn how to become his Game Changer... <br /> <br />Men Don t Love Women Like You, is a brutally honest manual that will transform you from typical to priceless. The secrets in this book will guide you step by step as you learn what men think, how to counter their Bullsh*t, and the exact ways to turn the table in your favor. No matter who the man is, how young, old, rich, or popular he may be, this book will show you how to attain power over him. From the first meeting to the first date. From a new relationship hitting its first bump to an old relationship on its last legs. You will learn to dominate men in ways you never dreamed of. You will become what you were always meant to be A Goddess in the flesh. <br /> <br />Typical bitches get Typical results! Empowered women get powerful results! Open this book and learn how to get away with Pu$$y Power at a level never before seen and change your life.

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