Category «Feminism»

Download The Spiral Dance: A Rebirth of the Ancient Religion of the by Starhawk PDF

By Starhawk

The 20 th anniversary version of The Spiral Dance celebrates the pivotal position the booklet has had in bringing Goddess worship to the non secular leading edge. This bestselling vintage is either an unprecedented reference at the practices and philosophies of Witchcraft and a consultant to the life-affirming ways that readers can flip to the Goddess to deepen their feel of private satisfaction, improve their internal strength, and combine brain, physique, and spirit. Starhawk's really good, finished review of the expansion, suppression, and modern day re-emergence of Wicca as a Goddess-worshipping faith has left an indelible mark at the feminist religious consciousness.

In a brand new advent, Starhawk finds the ways that Goddess faith and the perform of formality have tailored and built during the last 20 years, and she or he displays at the ways that those adjustments have motivated and superior her unique principles. within the face of an ever-changing international, this worthy religious guidebook is extra proper than ever.

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Download Separate Roads to Feminism: Black, Chicana, and White by Benita Roth PDF

By Benita Roth

Submit yr notice: First released in 2003

This publication is set the advance of white women's liberation, black feminism and Chicana feminism within the Nineteen Sixties and Nineteen Seventies, the period often called the "second wave" of U.S. feminist protest. Benita Roth explores the ways in which feminist hobbies emerged from the Civil Rights/Black Liberation move, the Chicano flow, and the white left, and the approaches that supported political organizing judgements made via feminists. She strains the results that inequality had at the probabilities for feminist solidarity and explores how rules universal to the left stimulated feminist organizing.

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Download Women on Top by Nancy Friday PDF

By Nancy Friday

Nancy Friday's exceptional bestsellers My mystery Garden and Forbidden Flowers broke new floor, revealing for the 1st time the complexity of women's mystery sexual fantasies. In Women on Top, she returns to the topic that made her well-known, interpreting the erotic fable lives of multiple hundred and fifty sleek girls. Drawn from Friday's own interviews and letters, Women on Top comprises transcripts of genuine sexual fantasies that would switch your frame of mind approximately girls and intercourse. A innovative exploration of girl eroticism, Women on Top finds the strong and dazzling sexual attitudes which are eternally altering our intimate lives.

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Download To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf PDF

By Virginia Woolf

The topic of this outstanding novel is the way of life of an English kinfolk within the Hebrides. “Radiant as [To the Lighthouse] is in its attractiveness, there may possibly by no means be a mistake approximately it: here's a novel to the final measure serious and uncompromising. i believe that past being concerning the very nature of truth, it's itself a imaginative and prescient of reality.”-Eudora Welty, from her creation.

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Download Queer Theory, Gender Theory: An Instant Primer by Riki Wilchins PDF

By Riki Wilchins

Publish 12 months note: First released in 2004

A one-stop, no-nonsense creation to the middle of postmodern idea, really its influence on queer and gender stories. Nationally recognized gender activist Riki Wilchins combines elementary prose with concrete examples from LGBT and feminist politics, in addition to her personal existence, to steer the reader in the course of the rules that experience perpetually altered our realizing of our bodies, intercourse and hope. this is often that infrequent postmodern thought booklet that mixes accessibility, ardour, own adventure and utilized politics, noting at each flip why those rules topic and the way they could impact your day-by-day life.

Riki Wilchins is the founding government director of the Gender Public Advocacy Coalition. the writer of Read My Lips and GenderQueer. She used to be chosen by way of Time magazine as one among “100 Civic Innovators for the twenty first Century.”

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Download Representations of Femininity in American Genre Cinema: The by David Greven PDF

By David Greven

The topic of woman transformation informs the Hollywood illustration of femininity from the studio period to the current. no matter if it happens bodily, emotionally, or on another point, transformation permits woman protagonists to barter their very own advanced wants and to withstand the obligatory marriage plot. A sweeping examine of Hollywood from Now, Voyager, The Heiress, and Flamingo Road, to Carrie, the Alien motion pictures, The courageous One, and the Slasher Horror style, this publication boldly unsettles average understandings of style movie, lady sexuality, and Freudian conception because it makes a powerful new case for the queer relevance of lady illustration.

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Download After Pornified: How Women Are Transforming Pornography & by Anne G. Sabo PDF

By Anne G. Sabo

Porn brings up loads of unfavourable photographs in our sexualized, pornified tradition. yet this day more and more ladies are significantly altering porn to respectfully catch the actual sexual lives of ladies and males, empowering and encouraging the viewer to assert her sexuality opposed to a sexualized tradition, and making a genuine counterweight to pornified media and porn because it s been identified. In those ladies s arms porn has develop into a car for ladies to discover and outline sexuality on their phrases, shining the sunshine on how we will all cut loose from conventional gender roles and shatter erotic conventions.

Tracing the stream from its inception, After Pornfied visualizes this remodeled porn to the reader in a manner that no different e-book on porn has performed, in order that she can also see the ability and strength of this new porn by means of ladies to unfastened our minds and our bodies from the demeaning imageries of our intercourse in all different porn and pornified media. Porn impacts us. this present day, girls are prime how one can make these results empowering.

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Download "Mind you, they'll say anything": Fay Weldon and the by Mara Elise Reisman PDF

By Mara Elise Reisman

This dissertation is the historical past of the serious reception of the novels of British writer Fay Weldon. due to her awareness to modern tradition, Weldon's fiction deals a priceless lens by which to ascertain the social, ancient, political, and literary weather of england and the us from 1967-present. Combining Weldon's own background, fiction, and nonfiction with historic, sociological, and literary files, I construct a cultural framework during which to appreciate Weldon's fiction and to teach how the bigger literary public---readers, reviewers, and publishers---received a feminist author. within the Sixties and Nineteen Seventies because the women's stream was once rising, feminists sought after equivalent rights and equivalent possibilities. Weldon's early novels have been heavily aligned with a feminist ideology that all in favour of women's voice and women's equality. Her awareness to household existence challenged the characteristically grand material of the radical and her research of women's discontent brought on critics and publishers to place Weldon as a feminist author and her texts as feminist fiction. whilst the definition of feminism shifted within the overdue Seventies and early Eighties and Weldon's books didn't depict a separatist feminist schedule, Weldon's allegiance to feminism was once puzzled. Weldon's advanced portrayal of Ruth in lifestyles and Loves of a She-Devil emphasizes Weldon's refusal to take any ideology, together with feminism, too heavily. Ruth is a intentionally provocative portrayal of a lady who, at the one hand, rejects the suburban dream and turns into self-reliant, and at the different, undergoes broad cosmetic surgery so as to glance precisely like her husband's mistress, the beautiful and petite romance author Mary Fisher. via proposing ethical concerns yet by no means supplying a transparent ethical framework, Weldon denies her readers effortless solutions. whereas reviewers came upon this slipperiness to be troublesome, within the Nineteen Nineties, students embraced Weldon's contradictory, inconsistent, always transferring philosophical positions, labeling Weldon a feminist postmodernist author and revaluing her fiction for a scholarly viewers. those shifts in serious reception display the most important adjustments feminism has passed through over the last 35 years in addition to the ways that Weldon's fiction either enacts and complicates a background of feminism.

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Download Singled Out: How Singles Are Stereotyped, Stigmatized, and by Bella DePaulo PDF

By Bella DePaulo

"Singled Out debunks myths and stereotypes approximately unmarried humans and lays the foundation for social, political, and monetary change."
-- Thomas F. Coleman, govt Director, single America Drawing from many years of medical learn and stacks of reports from front traces of singlehood, Bella DePaulo debunks the myths of singledom---and exhibits that nearly every little thing you’ve heard in regards to the advantages of having married and the perils of staying unmarried are grossly exaggerated or simply simple unsuitable. even supposing singles are singled out for unfair remedy via the place of work, undefined, and the federal tax constitution, they aren't easily sufferers of this singlism--single humans particularly reside fortunately ever after. Singled Out Debunks Ten Myths of Singlehood, together with:
-Myth--The darkish air of secrecy of Singlehood: you're depressing and lonely and your lifestyles is tragic.
-Myth--Attention, unmarried ladies: Your paintings won’t love you again and your eggs will dry up. additionally, you don’t get any and you’re promiscuous.
-Myth--Attention, unmarried males: you're attractive, slovenly, and irresponsible, and also you are the feared criminals. otherwise you are horny, fastidious, frivolous, and gay. “Elegant research, splendidly distinct examples, and transparent and witty prose…A must-read for all unmarried adults, their associates and households, in addition to social scientists and coverage advocates.”
--E. Kay Trimberger, writer of The New unmarried Woman
“The singles circulate is coming to a book shop close to you.”
--Associated Press
“Fascinating  . .this e-book might infrequently have come at a greater time. up to societal adulation of the couple discriminates opposed to unmarried humans, Singled Out means that it could additionally undermine marriage.”
--The Christian technology Monitor

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