By Barbara Goldsmith

Barbara Goldsmith's portrait of suffragette Victoria Woodhull and her instances was once hailed through George Plimpton as "a superbly written biography of a notable girl" and by way of Gloria Steinem as "more memorable than a dozen histories."

A hugely readable blend of heritage and biography, Other Powers interviews the tales of a few of the main colourful social, political, and spiritual figures of America's Victorian period with the brave and infamous lifetime of Victoria Woodhull--psychic, suffragette, writer, presidential candidate, and self-confessed practitioner of loose love. it really is set amid the conflict for women's suffrage, the Spiritualist stream that swept around the country within the age of Radical Reconstruction following the Civil warfare, and the sour struggle that pitted black males opposed to white girls within the fight for the fitting to vote.

Peter homosexual discovered Other Powers "Irresistible...this is a biography bound to retain the reader reading." And Gloria Steinem referred to as it "A real-life novel of ways one charismatic woman...turned women's suffrage, the church, ny urban, and masses of the rustic on its ear."

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By Melanie G. Wiber

In accordance with in depth research of human beginning illustrations, responses from scholars and associates and study into reconstructive representation and feminist feedback of Western artwork, this ground-breaking booklet strains the sophisticated ways that paleoanthropological conventions have motivated and feature shifted within the production of those illustrations. Wiber unearths that embedded meanings in those illustrations transcend gender to incorporate different ubiquitous topics — racial superiority and upward cultural development. Underlying these kind of subject matters, she discovered a easy conservatism within the paleoanthropological method of evolutionary conception.

Erect Men/Undulating Women presents a deeper knowing of popularized illustrations of human origins, yet, extra importantly, it encourages readers to achieve a sensitivity to the ways that Western tradition constructs “scientific” findings which are suitable with its deeply held ideals and values.

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By Margaret A. Simons

In a compelling chronicle of her seek to appreciate Beauvoir's philosophy within the moment intercourse, Margaret A. Simons deals a special point of view on BeauvoirOs wide-ranging contribution to twentieth-century suggestion. She information the invention of the origins of Beauvoir's existential philosophy in her handwritten diary from 1927; uncovers facts of the sexist exclusion of Beauvoir from the philosophical canon; unearths facts that the African-American author Richard Wright supplied Beauvoir with the theoretical version of oppression that she utilized in the second one intercourse; indicates the impression of the second one intercourse in reworking Sartre's philosophy and in laying the theoretical foundations of radical feminism; and addresses feminist problems with racism, motherhood, and lesbian id. Simons additionally attracts on her event as a WomenOs Liberation organizer as she witnessed how ladies used the second one intercourse in defining the rules of radical feminism. Bringing jointly her paintings as either activist and student, Simons bargains a hugely unique contribution to the renaissance of Beauvoir scholarship.

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By Germaine Greer

The book of Germaine Greer's The lady Eunuch in 1970 was once a landmark occasion, elevating eyebrows and ire whereas making a surprise wave of popularity in girls around the globe with its steadfast statement that sexual liberation is the main to women's liberation. this day, Greer's searing exam of the oppression of girls in modern society is either a tremendous historic list of the place we've got been and a surprisingly correct treatise on what nonetheless is still achieved.

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By Sheri S. Tepper

A wave of fundamentalism is sweeping around the globe because the millennium ways, and a power-hungry  presidential candidate sees his price ticket to good fortune in making an instance out of a teenage lady who deserted her youngster in a Dumpster. Taking the girl's case is Carolyn Crespin, a former lawyer, who left her activity for a quiet relations existence. Now she needs to name upon 5 neighbors from university, who took a vow to continually stand jointly. yet their luck may well depend upon the help of Sophy, the enigmatic 6th pal, whom all of them believed useless.

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By Rebecca Solnit

"This narrow book—seven essays, punctuated through enigmatic, haunting work via Ana Teresa Fernandez—hums with energy and wit."—Boston Globe

"The antidote to mansplaining."—The Stranger

"Feminist, often humorous, unflinchingly sincere and infrequently scathing in its conclusions."—Salon

"Solnit tackles vast issues of gender and gear in those available essays. sincere and entire of wit, this can be an necessary learn that furthers the dialog on feminism and modern society."—San Francisco Chronicle best Shelf

"Solnit [is] the right author to take on the topic: her prose variety is so transparent and cool."—The New Republic

"The terrain has continually felt normal, yet Men clarify issues To Me is a device that all of us want with a purpose to locate anything that was once virtually lost."—National Post

In her comedian, scathing essay, "Men clarify issues to Me," Rebecca Solnit took on what frequently is going fallacious in conversations among women and men. She wrote approximately males who wrongly suppose they be aware of issues and wrongly think girls do not, approximately why this arises, and the way this point of the gender wars works, airing a few of her personal hilariously lousy encounters.

This up-to-date variation with new essays of this nationwide bestseller booklet beneficial properties that now-classic essay in addition to "#YesAllWomen," an essay written according to 2014 Isla Vista killings and the grassroots circulate that arose with it to finish violence opposed to girls and misogyny, and the essay "Cassandra Syndrome." This publication is usually on hand in hardcover.

Writer, historian, and activist Rebecca Solnit is the writer of fourteen books, so much lately The remote Nearby. She is a Harper's Magazine contributing editor.

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By Joanna Russ

And Chaos Died (1970) is a technological know-how fiction novel by means of Joanna Russ, probably the genre's best-known feminist writer. Its environment is a dystopian projection of recent society, within which Earth's inhabitants has persevered to develop, with the results just a little mitigated by way of complicated know-how. the unconventional used to be nominated for, yet didn't win, the 1970 Nebula Award.

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By Michelle Ballif

This quantity explores how girls within the fields of rhetoric and composition have succeeded, regardless of the demanding situations inherent within the conditions in their paintings. concentrating on these ladies as a rule seen as "successful" in rhetoric and composition, this quantity relates their tales of successes (and disasters) to function versions for different ladies within the occupation who aspire to "make it," too: to be successful as girls teachers in a sea of gender and disciplinary bias and to have a existence, as well.

Building at the profits made through numerous generations of rhetoric and composition students, this quantity offers ideas for a more moderen iteration of students getting into the sphere and, in so doing, broadens the aid base for girls within the box by means of connecting them with a better net of girls within the occupation. delivering frank dialogue and private struggles in addition to offering reference fabrics addressing those issues, strong profession recommendation, and inspirational narratives instructed by means of girls who've "made it" within the box of rhetoric and composition, this paintings highlights such universal matters as:

  • dealing with sexism within the tenure and promoting method,

  • maintaining a stability among occupation and kinfolk,

  • struggling for scholarly and/or administrative admire,

  • mentoring junior girls,

  • finding one’s voice in scholarship, and

  • struggling to assert "no" to unrewarded carrier paintings

The profiles of person profitable girls describe each one woman’s tools for fulfillment, study the associated fee each one has paid for that good fortune, and go alongside the recommendation every one has to provide different ladies who're starting a profession within the box or trying to jumpstart an latest occupation. With assets and normal recommendation for ladies within the box of rhetoric and composition to lead them via their careers—as they develop into, live to tell the tale, and thrive as execs within the self-discipline – this ebook is must-have analyzing for each lady making her profession within the rhetoric and composition fields.

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