By Leora Tanenbaum

The writer of the groundbreaking paintings Slut! explores the phenomenon of slut-shaming within the age of sexting, tweeting, and “liking.” She indicates that the sexual double commonplace is extra risky than ever ahead of and gives knowledge and methods for easing its damaging results on younger women’s lives.

Young ladies are inspired to precise themselves sexually. but once they do, they're derided as “sluts.” stuck in a double bind of combined sexual messages, younger women are burdened. to meet the contradictory roles of being attractive yet no longer slutty, they convey an “experienced” identification on social media-even in the event that they aren't sexually active—while mockingly pertaining to themselves and their acquaintances as “sluts.”

But this procedure can turn into a weapon used opposed to younger ladies within the fingers of comrades who circulation rumors and innuendo—elevating age-old slut-shaming to lethal degrees, with suicide between bullied teenage women turning into more and more universal. Now, Leora Tanenbaum revisits her influential paintings on sexual stereotyping to supply clean perception into the electronic and face-to-face worlds modern younger ladies inhabit. She stocks her new study, regarding interviews with quite a lot of teenage ladies and younger women from numerous backgrounds in addition to mom and dad, educators, and lecturers. Tanenbaum analyzes the coping mechanisms younger women at present use and issues them in a brand new course to get rid of slut-shaming for good.

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Some have been slaves who continued their final years of servitude prior to escaping from their masters; a few have been squaddies who fought for the liberty in their brethren and for equivalent rights; a few have been newshounds who lined the defeat in their oppressors. right here, for the 1st time, are accumulated the tales of African american citizens who witnessed the Civil struggle. They contain the nice abolitionist Frederick Douglass at the that means of the warfare; Martin R. Delany on his assembly with Lincoln to achieve permission to elevate a military of African american citizens; Susie King Taylor on her existence as a laundress and nurse to a Union regiment within the deep South; Elizabeth Keckley, Mary Todd Lincoln's seamstress, on Abraham Lincoln's trip to Richmond after its fall; Elijah P. Marrs on emerging from slave to Union sergeant whereas battling for his freedom in Kentucky; letters from black infantrymen to black newspapers; and lots more and plenty more.

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By Virginia Woolf

“Radiant as [To the Lighthouse] is in its attractiveness, there may well by no means be a mistake approximately it: here's a novel to the final measure critical and uncompromising. i feel that past being in regards to the very nature of truth, it really is itself a imaginative and prescient of reality.”—Eudora Welty, from the Introduction


The serene and maternal Mrs. Ramsay, the tragic but absurd Mr. Ramsay, and their young children and various site visitors are on vacation at the Isle of Skye. From the likely trivial postponement of a trip to a close-by lighthouse, Woolf constructs a striking, relocating exam of the advanced tensions and allegiances of family members lifestyles and the clash among males and women.

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By Patricia Hill Collins

During this, her groundbreaking ebook, Patricia Hill Collins examines the recent sorts of racism in American existence and the political responses to them. utilizing the stories of African American women and men as her touchstone, she covers a variety of matters that attach questions of race to American identification. She follows the lengthy arc of African American responses to racism within the US, from Black Nationalism, to Black feminism, to hip hop. utilizing this "genealogy," she then investigates how nationalism has operated and reemerged within the wake of latest globalization and the unforeseen resurgence of nationalism. She then deals an interpretation of the way Black nationalism works at the present time within the wake of adjusting Black adolescence identification and the ongoing have to draw on nationalism and feminism to formulate either a reaction to racism and a concrete platform of political motion.

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By Kate Millett

A sensation upon its book in 1970, Sexual Politics files the subjugation of girls in nice literature and artwork. Kate Millett's research objectives 4 respected authors―D. H. Lawrence, Henry Miller, Norman Mailer, and Jean Genet―and builds a damning profile of literature's patriarchal myths and their extension into psychology, philosophy, and politics. Her eloquence and well known examples taught a iteration to acknowledge inequities masquerading as nature and proved the price of feminist critique in all points of existence. This new version beneficial properties the student Catharine A. MacKinnon and the New Yorker correspondent Rebecca Mead at the value of Millett's paintings to difficult the complacency that sidelines feminism.

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"Singled Out debunks myths and stereotypes approximately unmarried humans and lays the basis for social, political, and financial change."
-- Thomas F. Coleman, govt Director, single America

Drawing from a long time of clinical examine and stacks of reports from front traces of singlehood, Bella DePaulo debunks the myths of singledom---and exhibits that nearly every thing you might have heard in regards to the advantages of having married and the perils of staying unmarried are grossly exaggerated or simply simple incorrect. even supposing singles are singled out for unfair remedy via the place of work, undefined, and the federal tax constitution, they don't seem to be easily sufferers of this singlism--single humans fairly live fortunately ever after.

Singled Out Debunks Ten Myths of Singlehood, together with:
-Myth--The darkish air of mystery of Singlehood: you're depressing and lonely and your lifestyles is tragic.
-Myth--Attention, unmarried ladies: Your paintings will not love you again and your eggs will dry up. additionally, you do not get any and you are promiscuous.
-Myth--Attention, unmarried males: you're attractive, slovenly, and irresponsible, and also you are the feared criminals. otherwise you are attractive, fastidious, frivolous, and gay.

"Elegant research, splendidly specified examples, and transparent and witty prose…A must-read for all unmarried adults, their pals 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 bookshop close to you."
--Associated Press

"Fascinating . .this booklet might rarely have come at a greater time. up to societal adulation of the couple discriminates opposed to unmarried humans, Singled Out means that it will possibly additionally undermine marriage."
--The Christian technological know-how Monitor

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By Nancy Bauer

In the advent to The moment Sex, Simone de Beauvoir notes that "a guy by no means starts via developing himself as a person of a undeniable intercourse: his being a guy poses no problem." Nancy Bauer starts her booklet by way of asking: "Then what sort of an issue does being a girl pose?" Bauer's goal is to teach that during answering this question The moment Sex dramatizes the level to which being a girl poses a philosophical challenge.

This publication is a choice for philosophers in addition to feminists to show, or go back to, The moment Sex. Bauer indicates that Beauvoir's magnum opus, written a quarter-century earlier than the advance of latest feminist philosophy, constitutes a meditation at the dating among ladies and philosophy that is still profoundly undervalued. She argues that the intense impression The moment Sex has had on women's lives, then and now, will be traced to Beauvoir's discovery of a brand new solution to philosophize―a approach grounded in her identification as a girl. In supplying a brand new interpretation of The moment Sex, Bauer indicates how philosophy will be politically effective for ladies whereas closing really philosophical.

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By Bell Hooks

Movies subject – that's the message of  Reel to Real, bell hooks’ vintage choice of essays on movie. They topic on a private point, supplying us with unforgettable moments, even life-changing studies and so they can confront us, too, with the main profound social problems with race, intercourse and sophistication. the following bell hooks – certainly one of America’s so much celebrated and exciting cultural critics – talks again to movies that experience moved and provoked her, from Quentin Tarantino’s Pulp Fiction to the paintings of Spike Lee. together with additionally her conversations with grasp filmmakers reminiscent of Charles Burnett and Julie sprint, Reel to Real is a needs to learn for someone who believes that videos are worthy arguing about.

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