Feminism

Download E-books When Ladies Go A-Thieving: Middle-Class Shoplifters in the Victorian Department Store PDF

By Elaine S. Abelson

This publication makes a speciality of middle-class city girls as individuals in new kinds of shopper tradition. in the targeted international of the dep. shop, ladies stumbled on themselves challenged to withstand the temptations of intake. Many succumbed, procuring either what they wanted and what they wanted, but additionally stealing what appeared so available. Pitted opposed to those middle-class ladies have been the administration, detectives, and clerks of the shops. Abelson argues that during the curiosity of concealing this darker aspect of consumerism, girls of the center classification, yet no longer these of the operating type, have been allowed to shoplift and plead incapacitating illness--kleptomania. the discovery of kleptomania through psychiatrists and the adoption of this ideology of female weak point via outlets, newspapers, most of the people, the accused ladies themselves, or even the courts finds the way a gender research allowed proponents of purchaser capitalism to masks its contradictions.

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Download E-books A Strange Stirring: The Feminine Mystique and American Women at the Dawn of the 1960s PDF

By Stephanie Coontz

In 1963, Betty Friedan unleashed a hurricane of controversy along with her bestselling ebook, The female Mystique. girls wrote to her through the loads to claim that the e-book had remodeled, even stored, their lives. approximately part a century later, many ladies nonetheless keep in mind the place they have been and what they have been doing once they first learn the booklet. In A unusual Stirring, fashionable historian of ladies and marriage Stephanie Coontz strips away the myths, analyzing what The female Mystique truly acknowledged, and which teams of girls have been affected. Coontz takes us again to the early Nineteen Sixties – the age of Mad males – while the sexual revolution used to be slightly nascent, heart classification other halves stayed at domestic, and husbands retained felony keep watch over over nearly each element of kinfolk existence. in response to wide study within the magazines and pop culture of the Nineteen Forties, Nineteen Fifties, and early Nineteen Sixties, in addition to interviews with men and women who learn The female Mystique almost immediately after its e-book, A unusual Stirring brilliantly illuminates how Friedan’s publication emboldened a iteration of girls to gain that their boredom and dissatisfaction stemmed from political injustice instead of own weakness.

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Download E-books And the Bridge Is Love (Jewish Women Writers) PDF

By Faye Moskowitz

"A e-book that might make you get up and cheer."—The Detroit News

"Bridges the space among humor and depression, previous and current, Jew and gentile, to bare its author's uncomplicated humanity, deeply rooted in her unwavering love of kinfolk. . . . Touching and compelling."—The Washington Post

The Feminist Press brings again into print a literary gem. And the Bridge Is Love is a undying number of lifestyles tales approximately turning out to be up in a Jewish relations in Detroit in the course of the melancholy and turning into a author in Washington, DC. The essays variety from one on a chum who's demise to a hilarious account of binge consuming at a marriage. In among those poles is an international either sleek and out of date, shiny, but vanishing.

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Download E-books Gendering Global Conflict: Toward a Feminist Theory of War PDF

By Laura Sjoberg

Laura Sjoberg positions gender and gender subordination as key components within the making and combating of world clash. in the course of the lens ofgender, she examines the that means, explanations, practices, and stories of struggle, construction a extra inclusive method of the research of violent clash among states.

Considering struggle on the foreign, kingdom, substate, and person degrees, Sjoberg's feminist standpoint elevates a few causal variables in struggle decision-making. those comprise structural gender inequality, cycles of gendered violence, nation masculine posturing, the customarily neglected function of emotion in political interactions, gendered understandings of energy, and states' flawed notion in their personal autonomy and unitary nature. Gendering international Conflict additionally calls awareness to understudied areas that may be websites of conflict, equivalent to the place of work, the loved ones, or even the bed room. Her findings exhibit gender to be a linchpin of even the main tedious and doubtless bland tactical and logistical judgements in violent clash. Armed with that details, Sjoberg undertakes the duty of redefining and reintroducing severe readings of war's political, fiscal, and humanitarian dimensions, constructing the beginnings of a feminist idea of war.

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Download E-books What Do Women Want?: Exploding the Myth of Dependency PDF

By Susie Orbach, Luise Eichenbaum

The fashionable dating is in challenge. Why? during this pioneering paintings, Susie Orbach and Luise Eichenbaum pinpoint the deceptively easily query that lies on the root of all its difficulties and ask - what do girls wish? Torn among the entire calls for of today’s society, many girls think that they pour love, dedication and realizing into their relationships, yet that it's not lower back in type. He turns out safe and self sufficient, she feels insecure and needy. the fact is that either women and men are based… In crystal-clear prose, Susie Orbach and Luise Eichenbaum discover the relationships of fellows and ladies, explaining how males have realized to “manage” their dependency wishes very another way to girls, and why ladies suppose so established and hungry for romance. They exhibit conclusively why dependency on each side is the fundamental center of any winning courting and the way it deals a brand new blueprint for the longer term. First released in 1983, this feminist vintage has been completely revised for today’s viewers. Its message is as proper as ever.

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Download E-books Sex and Unisex: Fashion, Feminism, and the Sexual Revolution PDF

By Jo B. Paoletti

Notorious as a lot for its style as for its song, the Sixties and Nineteen Seventies produced provocative model traits that mirrored the emerging wave of gender politics and the sexual revolution. In an period while gender stereotypes have been wondered and dismantled, and whilst the feminist and homosexual rights routine have been gaining momentum and a voice, the style spoke back in variety. Designers from Paris to Hollywood imagined a way forward for equality and androgyny. The unisex flow affected every age, with grownup models trickling right down to school-aged kids and garments for babies. among 1965 and 1975, women and girls started donning pants to college; boys loved a short "peacock revolution," wearing daring colours and styles; and felony battles have been fought over hair type and size. notwithstanding, with the arrival of Diane Von Furstenberg’s wrap costume and the release of Victoria's mystery, via the mid-1980s, unisex kinds have been approximately thoroughly deserted. Jo B. Paoletti strains the trajectory of unisex type opposed to the backdrop of the preferred problems with the day―from birth control entry to ladies' participation in activities. Combing mass-market catalogs, newspaper and journal articles, cartoons, and exchange courses for symptoms of the style debates, Paoletti presents a multigenerational research of the "white house" among (or past) masculine and feminine.

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Download E-books Questioning the Veil: Open Letters to Muslim Women PDF

By Marnia Lazreg

Across a lot of the area this present day, Muslim girls of every age are more and more determining to put on the veil. is that this pattern an indication of emerging piety or a fashion of saying Muslim delight? And does the veil relatively supply girls freedom from sexual harassment? Written within the kind of letters addressing all these attracted to this factor, Questioning the Veil examines the inconsistent and insufficient purposes given for the veil, and issues to the risks and obstacles of this hugely questionable cultural perform. Marnia Lazreg, a preeminent authority in center East women's stories, combines her personal stories becoming up in a Muslim relations in Algeria with interviews and the real-life tales of different Muslim girls to provide this nuanced argument for removing the veil.

An incisive mixture of the non-public and political, supported by way of meticulous examine, Questioning the Veil will compel all readers to re-examine their perspectives of this debatable and delicate topic.

Lazreg stresses that the veil isn't really incorporated within the 5 pillars of Islam, asks no matter if piety sufficiently justifies veiling, explores the adversarial mental results of the perform at the wearer and people round her, and can pay distinctive awareness to the adverse influence of veiling for younger ladies. Lazreg's provocative findings point out that faraway from being spontaneous, the fashion towards donning the veil has been pushed via an equipped and starting to be crusade that comes with literature, DVDs, YouTube movies, and classes designed through a few Muslim males to educate girls approximately their presumed rights less than the veil.

An incisive mixture of the non-public and political, supported by means of meticulous learn, Questioning the Veil will compel all readers to think again their perspectives of this arguable and delicate topic.

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Download E-books Yes Means Yes!: Visions of Female Sexual Power and A World Without Rape PDF

By Jaclyn Friedman, Jessica Valenti

In this groundbreaking new examine rape edited through author and activist Jaclyn Freidman and Full Frontal Feminism and He’s A Stud, She’s A Slut writer Jessica Valenti, the way in which we view rape in our tradition is eventually dismantled and changed with a real figuring out and appreciate for woman sexual excitement. Feminist, political, and activist writers alike will current their principles for a paradigm shift from the “No skill No” model—an procedure that whereas helpful for the place we have been in 1974, wishes an overhaul today.

Yes potential Yes will carry to the desk a blinding number of views and stories inquisitive about the speculation that teaching each person to price lady sexuality and delight ends up in viewing girls otherwise, and finishing rape. Yes potential Yes goals to have radical and far-reaching results: from instructing males to regard girls as collaborators and never conquests, encouraging women and men that ladies can get pleasure from intercourse rather than being shamed for it, and eventually, that our kids can inherit a global the place rape is uncommon and rapidly punished. With remark on public intercourse schooling, pornography, mass media, Yes capability Yes is a robust and innovative anthology.

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Download E-books Homeward Bound: Why Women Are Embracing the New Domesticity PDF

By Emily Matchar

What occurs to our society as an entire while shrewdpermanent, high-achieving younger women are honing their conventional homemaking talents? Emily Matchar bargains a sensible research into this go back to domesticity.

Amid today’s emerging anxieties—the economic system, the feared nation of our environment, the transforming into experience that the yankee Dream hasn’t grew to become out to be so dreamy after all—a groundswell of girls (and various males) are identifying to embody an strange uprising: domesticity. A new release of clever, hugely trained teens are spending their time knitting, canning jam, baking cupcakes, gardening, and extra (and running a blog approximately it, of course), embracing the labor-intensive household initiatives their moms and grandmothers eagerly shrugged off. a few are even turning clear of conventional careers and company tradition for slower, extra home-centric existence that contain “urban homesteading,” homeschooling their teenagers, or beginning Etsy companies. They’re wondering even if ordinary jobs are actually gratifying and even if it’s ok to shy away from the goals in their mom and dad’ generation.

How did this take place? And what does all of it suggest? What occurs to American tradition as a complete while our greatest and brightest positioned domestic and fireplace above different issues? Does this unexpected fascination with conventional homemaking bode in poor health for gender equality? What position have the media and weblog tradition performed in making domesticity glance so darn appealing?

In Homeward certain, acclaimed journalist Emily Matchar takes an extended, not easy examine either the inspiring attraction and the capability risks of this pattern she calls the hot Domesticity, exploring the way it might be reshaping the function of girls in society and what the results should be for we all. In riveting interviews with all types of individuals from coast to coast, Matchar examines the motivations of these who've embraced this circulation, from Southern nutrition bloggers to chicken-keeping “radical homemakers” at the East Coast to Etsy marketers in Provo, Utah, to attachment parenting devotees in Chicago, and lots of extra. This groundbreaking reporting at the New Domesticity is certain to remodel our notions of ladies in today’s society and upload a brand new layer to the continuing dialogue of no matter if girls can—or should—have all of it.

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Download E-books In Search of Our Mothers' Gardens: Womanist Prose PDF

By Alice Walker

In this, her first selection of nonfiction, Alice Walker speaks out as a
black girl, author, mom, and feminist in thirty-six items ranging
from the non-public to the political. one of the contents are essays about
other writers, bills of the civil rights move of the Sixties and the
antinuclear flow of the Eighties, and a vibrant memoir of a scarring
childhood damage and her daughter’s therapeutic words.

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