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Get We Were Feminists Once: From Riot Grrrl to CoverGirl®, the PDF

By Andi Zeisler

ISBN-10: 1610395905

ISBN-13: 9781610395908

Feminism has bought out, or so argues Andi Zeisler, the founding editor and artistic director of complain journal: Today’s feminism is a choose-your-own experience tale. girls can opt for which points of feminist empowerment sound the sexiest, and hype these to the exclusion of extra pressing political concerns.

Today, feminism is not any longer a grimy note, and girls purporting to face up for women’s equality now comprise high-powered names like Beyoncé, Taylor fast, and Emma Watson. Hip lingerie traces promote granny pants with “feminist” emblazoned at the again. In each book shop, there are rankings of seductive feminist how-to company courses telling ladies how you can in attaining “it all.” in truth, it’s an analogous form of sloganeering and wishful considering that sells low-fat yogurt on television ads: get a fitness center club, get a role, get a husband, put on an influence go well with, input the boardroom. in the meantime, entry to abortion clinics is transforming into ever tougher for lots of ladies around the kingdom, and Arizona has handed a legislations requiring medical professionals to inform ladies present process an abortive strategy a few junk technological know-how approach to “reversing” abortion espoused via the Tea social gathering correct. Feminism has long past mainstream, yet actual equality isn't a simple sell.

Drawing on nearly twenty years of expertise protecting pop culture from the frontlines of the feminist circulation, Andi Zeisler will inform a cultural heritage in the course of the tales of associations and genuine ladies, feminists and differently, in the United States. She exposes how feminism has reworked into anything slightly warranting the identify, ignoring the numerous for the single, shamelessly colluding with marketplace forces and pop culture. this type of feminism isn't quite nuanced, and it doesn’t problem identities and hegemonies up to it deals nips and tucks. it really is not a collective motion on behalf of all ladies and people routinely marginalized, yet extra approximately self-actualization of the few. Witty and fearless, We have been Feminists as soon as is tale of the way lets have allow this ensue, and the place we move from right here.

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Download e-book for kindle: Women's Film and Female Experience, 1940-1950 by Andrea S. Walsh

By Andrea S. Walsh

ISBN-10: 0313391114

ISBN-13: 9780313391118

Women's movie and feminine Experience takes a clean examine quite a lot of well known women's motion pictures to be able to notice what American girl realization within the Nineteen Forties used to be quite approximately.

The writer lines the evolution and improvement of the Hollywood women's movie, and describes the social heritage of yankee girls within the Forties. She then analyzes dominant narrative styles inside of well known women's movies of the last decade: the maternal drama, the occupation girl comedy, and the movies of suspicion and mistrust.

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Get The Vagina: A Literary and Cultural History PDF

By Emma L. E. Rees

ISBN-10: 1628922125

ISBN-13: 9781628922127

From South Park to Kathy Acker, from Lars Von Trier to intercourse and town, women’s sexual organs are demonized. within the Vagina: A Literary and Cultural historical past, Emma L.E. Rees investigates the evolution of this demonization: she considers how writers, artists and filmmakers deal with the issue of he vagina's complicated 'covert visibility' and the way the ‘c-word’ is an obscenity that either legitimates and perpetuates the fractured identities of girls globally.

In our postmodern, porn-obsessed tradition, vaginas seem to be all over, actually or symbolically yet, crucially, they're as silenced as they're objectified. Even universal slang phrases for the vagina should be obvious as an try and divert consciousness clear of the truth of women’s lived sexual reports: slang bargains a handy distraction from whatever taboo. The Vagina: A Literary and Cultural heritage is a vital contribution to the continued debate in knowing the female identification.

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Download e-book for kindle: Unmarked: The Politics of Performance by Peggy Phelan

By Peggy Phelan

ISBN-10: 0415068223

ISBN-13: 9780415068222

Unmarked is a debatable research of the fraught relation among political and representational visibility in modern tradition. Written from and for the Left, Unmarked rethinks the claims of visibility politics via a feminist psychoanalytic exam of particular functionality texts - together with images, portray, movie, theatre and anti-abortion demonstrations.

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Download e-book for kindle: Love, Death, and the Changing of the Seasons by Marilyn Hacker

By Marilyn Hacker

This seriously acclaimed sonnet series is the passionately excessive tale of a love affair among ladies, from the electrical energy in their first acquaintance to the adventure in their parting.

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A Companion to Feminist Geography (Blackwell Companions to - download pdf or read online

By Lise Nelson, Joni Seager

ISBN-10: 1405101865

ISBN-13: 9781405101868

A spouse to Feminist Geography captures the breadth and variety of this bright and substantial box. It exhibits how feminist geography has altered the panorama of geographical inquiry and data because the Nineteen Seventies, reframing primary ways throughout quite a number disciplines, together with structure, environmental experiences, and geography. extra, it situates feminist geography in the context of geographical suggestion and inside of interdisciplinary feminist debates.
The better half, that includes participants from worldwide, explores the various literatures that include feminist geography this present day, tracing the emergence of key debates within the box. the amount displays some of the websites and destinations from which feminist geographical research is being produced; and it features a systematic evaluate of feminist contributions to significant sub-fields in geography, protecting either demonstrated topics, comparable to exertions, city, and environmental geography, and rising components of scholarship, reminiscent of the physique and the state.

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New PDF release: Fear of Flying (Isadora Wing Series, Book 1)

By Erica Jong

ISBN-10: 1453222081

ISBN-13: 9781453222089

Bored together with her marriage, a psychoanalyst's spouse embarks on a wild, life-changing affair

After 5 years, Isadora Wing has come to a crossroads in her marriage: may still she and her husband remain jointly or get divorced? Accompanying her husband to an analysts' convention in Vienna, she ditches him and moves out on her personal, crisscrossing Europe looking for a guy who can encourage uninhibited ardour. yet, as she involves examine, liberation and happiness aren't inevitably an analogous thing.

A literary sensation whilst first released in 1973, Fear of Flying proven Erica Jong as certainly one of her generation's optimum voices on intercourse and feminism. approximately 4 a long time later, the unconventional has misplaced none of its perception, verve, or jaw-dropping wit.

This e-book positive aspects an illustrated biography of Erica Jong, together with infrequent images and never-before-seen files from the author's own collection.

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Download e-book for iPad: Manifesta: Young Women, Feminism, and the Future (10th by Jennifer Baumgardner, Amy Richards

By Jennifer Baumgardner, Amy Richards

A strong indictment from inside of of the present kingdom of feminism, and a passionate name to arms

From Lilith reasonable to Buffy the Vampire Slayer to the WNBA--everywhere you glance, woman tradition is obviously ascendant. younger women dwell through feminism's pursuits, but feminism itself is undeniably at a crossroads; "girl power" feminists seem to be keen about own empowerment on the fee of politics whereas political associations reminiscent of Ms. and NOW are so conflict weary they've misplaced their skill to talk to a brand new iteration. In Manifesta, Jennifer Baumgardner and Amy Richards convey the snags in every one feminist hub--from the dissolution of insurrection grrrls into the likes of the Spice women, to older women's hawking of younger girls' imperiled vanity, to the hyped hatred of feminist thorns like Katie Roiphe and Naomi Wolf--and end up that those snags haven't, in truth, torn feminism asunder.

In an clever and incendiary argument, Baumgardner and Richards handle matters rather than emotions and the political in addition to the non-public. They describe the seven lethal sins the media commits opposed to feminism, supply keys to obtainable and pressing activism, talk about why the period remains to be a correct and an important political objective, and spell out what a global with equality may seem like. They follow 3rd Wave self assurance to moment Wave cognizance, the entire whereas conserving that the reply to feminism's difficulties continues to be feminism.

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The Lace Makers of Narsapur by Maria Mies PDF

By Maria Mies

ISBN-10: 1742198112

ISBN-13: 9781742198118

Publish yr note: initially released in 1982

A delicate and groundbreaking research of ladies, this exam of globalization in India presents a desirable case research of its results on lady staff within the kingdom of Andhra Pradesh.

Originally released in 1982, the ebook is a crucial perception right into a staff dispossessed sooner than the new financial growth in India. It information the best way ladies were used to supply luxurious items for the Western marketplace whereas they aren't counted as employees or manufacturers of their fragmented offices. in its place, those girls are outlined as nonworking housewives and their paintings as relaxation task.

With premiums of pay a long way less than applicable degrees, pauperization is sped up and their place in Indian society speedily deteriorates. a useful research with implications at the international degree, the case of the lace makers maintains to teach at the actual effect of commercial improvement.

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Download e-book for kindle: Ink-Stained Amazons and Cinematic Warriors: Superwomen in by Jennifer K. Stuller

By Jennifer K. Stuller

ISBN-10: 0857732080

ISBN-13: 9780857732088

During this finished historical past, inquiry, critique, and reference advisor, Stuller argues that Superwomen, from ask yourself lady to Charlie’s Angels, are greater than simply love pursuits or sidekicks who stand via their supermen. She exhibits how the feminine hero in sleek mythology has damaged during the conventional boy's membership barrier to bare the pivotal function of high-heeled crimefighters in pop culture. bankruptcy themes comprise love and compassion, spies and sexuality, daddy’s ladies, and the advanced roles of superwomen who're additionally moms.

The publication additionally contains a word list of contemporary mythic girls, in addition to a foreword by way of acclaimed cultural commentator Roz Kaveney, writer of Superheroes! Capes and Crusaders in Comics and Films.

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