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Conceiving a Peaceful World: Women's Body Wisdom, Leadership, and...
by Susan M. Perz

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English

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March 29, 2017

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Conceiving a Peaceful World is a map for how to create Peace On Earth. It describes models for the future, what has to change--and how. Women have been the creators and driving forces behind most U.S. social movements--for example, the Peace, Civil RIghts, and Environmental Movements. Women's leadership is often influenced by women's mothering experiences, including pregnancy. With empathy and caring, women prioritize people, families, and communities--transforming policies, economic and political structures to heal the planet. Discussions include women's leadership, why peace is essential for planetary survival, why war doesn't solve conflicts, and sustainable economic models for the future. The book is enlivened by true stories and interviews with women leaders, original poetry and artwork. It draws on insights from diverse faith and spiritual traditions, moral development, psychology, leadership, and peace activism. Dr. Susan Perz spent more than 20 years researching and writing this book. She holds a Ph.D. In Education. She is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with over 30 years of experience, and 15 years as a School Counselor in the public school system. She is a poet and amateur artist. Whether you are a mom, community volunteer or activist, teacher, professor, or you are working in government, a nonprofit, business, or religious organization, this book provides abundant insights, skills, models, resources, historic examples, and new visions for transforming the future. It includes a sample curriculum for a Bacherlor's Degree in Women's Leadership for Peacemaking. Conceiving a Peaceful World: Women's BodyWIsdom, Leadership, and Peacemaking challenges the myth that world peace is a pipe dream by providing hope and empowerment through true stories of women who created dramatic social movements that have changed the world.
Time, Space, and Women's Lives in Early Modern Europe (SCE&S Boo...
by Anne Jacobson Schutte

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English

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March 28, 2017

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This collection offers a variety of approaches to aspects of women’s lives. It moves beyond men’s prescriptive pronouncements about female nature to women's lived experiences, replacing the singular woman with plural women and illuminating female agency. The contributors show that women’s lives changed over the life course and differed according to region and social class. They also demonstrate that in the early modern period the largely private spaces in women’s lives were not enclosed worlds isolated from the public spaces in which men operated.<br />Contributors to this important collection are leading international scholars and offer strong, substantial, and archival-based research.
Damned Whores and God's Police
by Anne Summers

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English

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March 28, 2017

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Sexual harassment, domestic violence and date rape had not been named, although they certainly existed, when Damned Whores and God’s Police was first published in 1975. That was before the Sex Discrimination Act of 1984 and before large numbers of women became visible in employment, in politics and elsewhere across society. It’s hard to imagine an Australia where these abuses were not yet fully understood as obstacles to women’s equality, yet that was Australia in 1975.<br /><br />It was in this climate that Anne Summers identified ‘damned whores’ and ‘God’s police’, the stereotypes that characterised all women as being either virtuous mothers whose function was to civilise society or bad girls who refused, or were unable, to conform to that norm and who were thus spurned and rejected by mainstream Australia. <br /><br />These stereotypes persist to this day, argues Anne Summers in this updated version of her classic book which, in the 40 years since it was first published, has sold well over 100,000 copies and been set on countless school and university syllabuses. Who are today’s damned whores? And why do women themselves still want to be God’s Police? And although sexual harassment, domestic violence and date rape are well understood today they are nevertheless still with us and seem to be increasing. The fight is far from over.
Feminists and Science: Critiques and Changing Perspectives in Ind...
by Sage Publications Pvt. Ltd

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English

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380

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February 20, 2017

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<p><strong>A feminist analysis of the gendered concepts and practices of science, showing how science and technology impact women’s bodies, lives and work</strong></p><br /><p>Feminists and Science, volume 2, critiques the relationship between science, gender and patriarchies in the Indian context from a multi-disciplinary perspective. This volume addresses the complexity of local knowledge and the politics of knowledge-making, interrogates how creativity and the practices of science are gendered, explores the methodologies of doing science differently and moves towards a more inclusive pedagogy. It draws upon the experience of how science and technology has impacted Indian women, going beyond the problems of women scientists in institutions, and offers a pioneering contribution to both science and women’s studies.</p><br /><p class="AUTHORAI"> </p>
Witches, Sluts, Feminists: Conjuring the Sex Positive
by Kristen J. Sollee

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English

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200

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May 22, 2017

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<div><p>“Like being deemed a witch hundreds of years ago, being presumed a slut today is cause for ostracism, abuse, and death.” . . . Archetypes of “witch” and “slut” have been used to police female sexuality and punish women; now, feminists are reclaiming them as positive affirmations. This book unearths the sex positive feminist legacy of the witch in art, music, politics, and popular culture, connecting the fictional witch we love to emulate and fear with real women, past and present.</P><p><b>Kristen J. Sollee</b> is instructor at The New School and founding editrix of Slutist, an award-winning sex positive feminist website.</div>
Les voix des femmes: Contre les violences sexuelles envers les fe...
by Nathalie Cougny

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French

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280

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March 27, 2017

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<b>Dans ce livre, la place est principalement donnée à des femmes qui ont subi le viol, l’inceste et d’autres formes de violences.</b><br /><br />Certaines témoignent pour la première fois, avec beaucoup d’émotion et de pudeur. Elles ont souhaité le faire afin que chacun prenne conscience de l’ampleur des souffrances qui, bien souvent, ne guérissent pas complètement. Dix témoignages pour parler. C’est bien là l’essentiel : parler. Parce que c’est le début d’une reconstruction, d’un chemin, qu’elles prennent en toute liberté : dire, pour que l’on entende bien tous, que ces comportements, ces actes barbares doivent être punis.<br /><br />À travers ce livre, qui se présente davantage comme un documentaire, Nathalie Cougny définit les différentes formes de violences sexuelles : viol, inceste, excision, qui nous montrent l’engrenage de la violence et la reconstruction, quand elle est possible. Il nous informe des dernières lois mises en place et propose une liste ciblée d’associations, tout en nous rappelant les conséquences des violences sexuelles. Il aborde également largement l'impact des violences sur les enfants, les troubles du comportement liés à la violence, les cas de soumissions chimiques et comment réagit le cerveau face à la violence.<br />Préface de Marie-France Casalis : porte parole du Collectif Féministe Contre le Viol 4ème de couverture de Najat Vallaud-Belkacem.<br /><br />Le livre "Les voix des femmes" a été présenté au Ministère des Droits des femmes le 3 mars 2015 lors d’une conférence de presse.<br />"Les voix des femmes" est une campagne de communication inédite afin de lutter contre les violences sexuelles envers les femmes. Sous l’impulsion de l’association « Unissons nos voix », plus de 40 artistes féminines se sont réunies en chanson dans le but de mettre en lumière ce fléau. Le single de la reprise de la chanson « No woman, No cry » est sorti le 8 mars 2015. <br /><br /><b>Un livre à mettre entre toutes les mains pour comprendre et lutter contre toutes les formes de violences faites aux femmes</b><br /><br />À PROPOS DE L'AUTEUR<br /><br />Nathalie Cougny est publiée depuis 2011 et artiste peintre autodidacte depuis 1996. Née en 1967, elle vit actuellement en région parisienne avec ses 4 enfants. <br />En 1998, elle quitte son activité professionnelle au sein de la direction d’un grand groupe pour se consacrer au bénévolat dans le monde artistique durant 10 années. Elle codirige dès lors une école d'Art de 200 élèves, organise de nombreuses expositions d'artistes et des événements au profit d’un établissement philanthropique.
Women Innovators: Leaders, Makers and Givers
by , Valerie Priester

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English

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205

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March 27, 2017

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Women Innovators: Leaders, Makers and Givers (Volume 4) features women who make a daily difference. In this edition, Conversations with Tami Patzer, the following women innovators were interviewed and reveal their big messages and big missions: Bernadette Anderson, MD, Shielvonda Haith, Valerie Priester, Nanette Saylor, Rolie Lybl Manne, Dawn C. Meyer, Catherine M. Laub and Dorothy Kuhn.<br /><br />Watch for new volumes in the Women Innovators book series coming soon.
Nasty Women
by 404 Ink

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English

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March 24, 2017

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With intolerance and inequality increasingly normalised by the day, it's more important than ever to share real experiences and hold the truth to account in the midst of sensationalism and international political turmoil. Nasty Women is a collection of essays, interviews and accounts on what it is to be a woman in the 21st century. Punk, pressure, politics, people - from working class experience to racial divides in Trump's America, being a child of immigrants, to sexual assault, Brexit, pregnancy, contraception, identity, family, finding a voice online, role models and more, Laura Jane Grace of Against Me!, Zeba Talkhani, Chitra Ramaswamy are just a few of the incredible women who share their experience here. Keep telling your stories and tell them loud.
The Rules Do Not Apply: A Memoir
by Ariel Levy

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English

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225

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March 14, 2017

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<b>A gorgeous memoir about a woman overcoming dramatic loss and finding reinvention—for readers of Cheryl Strayed and Joan Didion</b><br /><br /> When thirty-eight-year-old <i>New Yorker</i> writer Ariel Levy left for a reporting trip to Mongolia in 2012, she was pregnant, married, financially secure, and successful on her own terms. A month later, none of that was true.<br /><br /> Levy picks you up and hurls you through the story of how she built an unconventional life and then watched it fall apart with astonishing speed. Like much of her generation, she was raised to resist traditional rules—about work, about love, and about womanhood.<br /><br /> <b>“I wanted what we all want: everything. We want a mate who feels like family and a lover who is exotic, surprising. We want to be youthful adventurers and middle-aged mothers. We want intimacy and autonomy, safety and stimulation, reassurance and novelty, coziness and thrills. But we can’t have it all.”</b><br /><br /> In this profound and beautiful memoir, Levy chronicles the adventure and heartbreak of being “a woman who is free to do whatever she chooses.” Her own story of resilience becomes an unforgettable portrait of the shifting forces in our culture, of what has changed—and of what is eternal.<br /><br /> <b>Advance praise for <i>The Rules Do Not Apply</i></b><br /><br />“I read <i>The Rules Do Not Apply</i> in one long, rapt sitting. Unflinching and intimate, wrenching and revelatory, Ariel Levy’s powerful memoir about love, loss, and finding one’s way shimmers with truth and heart on every page.”<b>—Cheryl Strayed</b><br /><br /> “Every deep feeling a human is capable of will be shaken loose by this profound book. Ariel Levy has taken grief and made art out of it.”<b>—David Sedaris</b><br /><br /> “Ariel Levy is a writer of uncompromising honesty, remarkable clarity, and surprising humor gathered from the wreckage of tragedy. Her account of life doing its darnedest to topple her, and her refusal to be knocked down, will leave you shaken and inspired. I am the better for having read this book.”<b>—Lena Dunham</b><br /><br /> “A great memoir is not a trip through someone else’s life but a series of long looks into your own. Ariel Levy’s book—grieving, hopeful, painful, funny—is that.”<b>—Amy Bloom</b><br /><br /> “It’s become a truism that feminists are living out our mothers’ unlived lives. But Ariel Levy seems to be living out the unlived lives of an entire generation of women, simultaneously. Free to do whatever she chooses, she chooses everything. While reinventing work, marriage, family, pregnancy, sex, and divorce for herself from the ground up, Levy experiences devastating loss. And she recounts it all here with searing intimacy and an unsentimental yet openhearted rigor.”<b>—Alison Bechdel</b><br /><br /> “<i>The Rules Do Not Apply</i> is heartbreaking, brilliant, and disarming, the kind of book that may change you. Ariel Levy writes with a beauty that is ferociously honest and with the fervor of an explorer. No one else has written so insightfully about the current legacy of feminism’s ‘lavish gift’ of freedom. Levy has a voice unlike any other. This is a devastating and inspired book.”<b>—René Steinke</b>
Dear Ijeawele, or A Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions
by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

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English

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80

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March 07, 2017

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<b><i>New York Times</i> Best Seller<br /><br />From the best-selling author of <i>Americanah </i>and <i>We Should All Be Feminists</i> comes a powerful new statement about feminism today--written as a letter to a friend. </b><br /><br />A few years ago, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie received a letter from a dear friend from childhood, asking her how to raise her baby girl as a feminist. <i>Dear Ijeawele </i>is Adichie's letter of response.<br />     Here are fifteen invaluable suggestions--compelling, direct, wryly funny, and perceptive--for how to empower a daughter to become a strong, independent woman. From encouraging her to choose a helicopter, and not only a doll, as a toy if she so desires; having open conversations with her about clothes, makeup, and sexuality; debunking the myth that women are somehow biologically arranged to be in the kitchen making dinner, and that men can "allow" women to have full careers, <i>Dear Ijeawele</i> goes right to the heart of sexual politics in the twenty-first century. It will start a new and urgently needed conversation about what it really means to be a woman today.

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