Category: Feminism

Seducing the Boys Club: Uncensored Tactics from a Woman at the Top

By Nina DiSesa

Truth no 1: 40 years after the feminist revolution, fewer than 2 percentage of Fortune a thousand CEOs are women.
Fact #2: The enjoying box isn't level.
Fact #3: you want to recover from this.

Chairman of the flagship workplace of the most important ads organization community on the earth, Nina DiSesa is a grasp communicator, a ceiling crasher, and a big-time realist. In Seducing the men Club, DiSesa indicates you ways S&M–seduction and manipulation–is the key to profitable over (and surpassing) the massive men. She asserts that girls have to meld their “female” features (nurturing, compassion, instinct) with “male” features (decisiveness, concentration, self assurance, humor) to extend their expert horizons. DiSesa additionally stocks her useful, outrageous, or even debatable maxims for making it, including

• discover ways to delight in males. males like girls who like them.
• keep in mind that girls are biologically stressed out to succeed.
• as a way to make a reputation for your self, discover a mess and attach it. a safe and comfy task basically holds you back.
• Act courageous and you'll glance brave.
• Screw the foundations. Make up your own.

Whether dead-on humorous or lethal severe, DiSesa is usually on her online game, continually on message, and completely on track as she palms ladies (men, too!) with the can-do self assurance and no-compromises perspective they should climb as excessive as their ambition can hold them–while conserving their criteria impeccable and their integrity intact.

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Why Internet Porn Matters (Stanford Briefs)

By Margret Grebowicz

Now that pornography is on the web, its political and social services have replaced. So contends Margret Grebowicz during this significant philosophical research of net porn. The creation and intake of net porn, in her account, are a symptom of the obsession with self-exposure in present day social networking media, that's, in flip, a symptom of the fashionable democratic building of the governable topic as either obvious and communicative. during this first feminist critique to privilege the consequences of pornography's net distribution instead of what it depicts, Grebowicz examines porn-sharing groups (such because the bestiality area of interest industry) and the politics of placing women's sexual excitement on demonstrate (the "squirting" industry) as a part of the bigger democratic venture. Arguing in contrast undertaking, she exhibits that sexual excitement isn't really a human correct. not likely convergences among thinkers like Catherine MacKinnon, Jean Baudrillard, Judith Butler, and Jean-François Lyotard enable her to formulate a idea of the relationships among intercourse, speech, and gear that stands as a substitute to such cyber-libertarian mottos as "freedom of speech" and "sexual freedom."

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Unmastered: A Book on Desire, Most Difficult to Tell

By Katherine Angel


One of O Magazine's Must-Read Books for June 2013

A provocative and private meditation on intercourse, strength, and feminine desire

Today's ladies, we are instructed, have extra concepts in workout their wish than ever ahead of in historical past. And but the best way we speak about wish is nearly as limited because it used to be for the Victorians. there is an important paradox on the middle of lady sexuality: What we call for in our public lives is frequently in direct distinction to what we crave in our intimate lives.
within the culture of Susan Sontag and Virginia Woolf, Katherine Angel has cast a direction via cliché, conference, and secrecy, and the result's Unmastered, a looking out and idiosyncratic account of her reports in intercourse as a tutorial and of her stories of intercourse as a woman.
Unmastered isn't simply own confession; it's also a robust reckoning with our contradictory and deeply entrenched notions of sexuality. Angel embraces the hugely charged oppositions―dominance as opposed to submission, liberation as opposed to dependence―and probes the porousness among masculine and female, notion and sensation, self and tradition, energy and pliancy, regularly reveling within the elusiveness of straightforward answers.
With outstanding candor, Angel displays at the background of her encounters and ideology, and indicates how our lives are formed through the phrases we use and the tales we inform. the result's a revelatory e-book that examines after which explodes our so much deeply rooted assumptions. Lyrical, courageous, and infrequently disarmingly humorous, Unmastered will begin one thousand debates.

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Men Explain Things To Me

By Rebecca Solnit

"This narrow book—seven essays, punctuated via enigmatic, haunting work by means of 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 large subject matters of gender and gear in those obtainable essays. sincere and whole of wit, this is often an quintessential learn that furthers the dialog on feminism and modern society."—San Francisco Chronicle most sensible Shelf

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

"The terrain has regularly felt common, yet Men clarify issues To Me is a device that all of us want so that it will locate anything that was once virtually lost."—National Post

In her comedian, scathing essay, "Men clarify issues to Me," Rebecca Solnit took on what usually is going flawed in conversations among women and men. She wrote approximately males who wrongly think they be aware of issues and wrongly think ladies do not, approximately why this arises, and the way this element 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 publication positive factors that now-classic essay in addition to "#YesAllWomen," an essay written based on 2014 Isla Vista killings and the grassroots stream that arose with it to finish violence opposed to ladies and misogyny, and the essay "Cassandra Syndrome." This e-book is usually to be had 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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Women's Oppression Today: The Marxist/Feminist Encounter

Women’s Oppression this day is a vintage textual content within the debate approximately Marxism and feminism, exploring how gender, sexuality and the “family-household system” operate when it comes to modern capitalism. during this up to date version, Michèle Barrett surveys the social and highbrow alterations that experience taken position because the book's unique book, and appears again on the political weather within which the publication was once written. In an enormous new essay, she defends the critical arguments of the e-book, even as addressing the way in which such an engagement could play out otherwise at the present time, over thirty years later.

A foreword by way of Kathi Weeks examines the significance of forthcoming all feminist theories as occasions whose repercussions stretch past the situations in their creation.

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The Underground Girls of Kabul: In Search of a Hidden Resistance in Afghanistan

By Jenny Nordberg

An investigative journalist uncovers a hidden customized that may rework your knowing of what it skill to develop up as a girl

In Afghanistan, a tradition governed nearly fullyyt via males, the beginning of a son is reason for social gathering and the arriving of a daughter is frequently mourned as misfortune. A bacha posh (literally translated from Dari as “dressed up like a boy”) is a 3rd type of baby – a lady quickly raised as a boy and awarded as such to the surface international. Jenny Nordberg, the reporter who broke the tale of this phenomenon for the New York Times, constructs a robust and relocating account of these secretly residing at the different part of a deeply segregated society the place ladies have nearly no rights and little freedom.

The Underground ladies of Kabul
is anchored via bright characters who carry this extraordinary tale to existence: Azita, a feminine parliamentarian who sees no different selection yet to show her fourth daughter Mehran right into a boy; Zahra, the tomboy teen who struggles with puberty and refuses her mom and dad’ makes an attempt to show her again right into a lady; Shukria, now a married mom of 3 after residing for 20 years as a guy; and Nader, who prays with Shahed, the undercover lady police officer, as they either stay in male hide as adults.

At the center of this emotional narrative is a brand new standpoint at the severe sacrifices of Afghan girls and women opposed to the violent backdrop of America’s longest battle. Divided into 4 components, the booklet follows these born because the undesirable intercourse in Afghanistan, yet who live because the socially favourite gender via youth and puberty, simply to later be pressured into marriage and childbirth. The Underground ladies of Kabul charts their dramatic existence cycles, whereas analyzing our personal historical past and the parallels to subversive activities of people that stay below oppression everywhere.

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Volatile Bodies: Toward a Corporeal Feminism (Theories of Representation and Difference)

By Elizabeth Grosz

"The place of the author’s investigations, the physique itself instead of the sector of subjective representations of self and of functionality in cultures, is utterly new.... i feel this paintings could be a landmark in destiny feminist thinking." ―Alphonso Lingis

"This is a textual content of infrequent erudition and highbrow strength. it is going to not just introduce feminists to an enriching set of theoretical views yet units a excessive serious usual for feminist dialogues at the prestige of the body." ―Judith Butler

Volatile our bodies demonstrates that the sexually particular physique is socially built: biology or nature isn't really against or in clash with tradition. Human biology is inherently social and has no natural or average "origin" outdoors of tradition. Being the uncooked fabric of social and cultural association, it truly is "incomplete" and hence topic to the never-ending rewriting and social inscription that represent all signal systems.

Examining the theories of Freud, Lacan, Merleau-Ponty, Foucault, Deleuze, Derrida, and so forth. with reference to the physique, Elizabeth Grosz concludes that the physique they theorize is male. those thinkers aren't delivering an account of "human" corporeality yet of male corporeality. Grosz then turns to corporeal studies distinct to women―menstruation, being pregnant, childbirth, lactation, menopause. Her exam of girl adventure lays the foundation for constructing theories of sexed corporeality instead of only rectifying unsuitable types of male theorists.

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When Everything Changed: The Amazing Journey of American Women from 1960 to the Present

By Gail Collins

Gail Collins, New York instances columnist and bestselling writer, recounts the unbelievable revolution in women's lives over the last 50 years, together with her traditional "sly wit and unfussy kind" (People).

When every thing Changed starts off in 1960, whilst such a lot American ladies needed to get their husbands' permission to use for a bank card. It leads to 2008 with Hillary Clinton's ancient presidential crusade. This used to be a time of cataclysmic switch, whilst, after 400 years, expectancies in regards to the lives of yank ladies have been smashed in precisely a generation.

A finished mixture of oral background and Gail Collins's willing research--covering politics, style, pop culture, economics, intercourse, households, and work--When every thing Changed is the definitive booklet on 5 the most important many years of growth. the big strides made considering 1960 contain the arrival of the contraception tablet, the top of "Help Wanted--Male" and "Help Wanted--Female" advertisements, and the lifting of quotas for ladies in admission to scientific and legislation colleges. Gail Collins describes what has occurred in each realm of women's lives, in part in the course of the tales of either those that made heritage and people who easily made their way.

Picking up the place her hugely lauded ebook America's Women left off, When every little thing Changed is a dynamic tale, informed with the down-to-earth, a laugh, and agenda-free tone for which this cherished New York instances columnist is understood. Older readers, women and men alike, could be startled as they're reminded of what their lives as soon as were--"Father is familiar with top" and "My Little Margie" on television; day-by-day weigh-ins for stewardesses; few lady professors; no girls within the Boston marathon, in strive against zones, or within the police division. more youthful readers will see their heritage in a wealthy new method. it's been an period jam-packed with drama and dreams--some dashed and others discovered past anyone's imagining.

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Embodied Progress: A Cultural Account of Assisted Conception

By Sarah Franklin

New reproductive applied sciences, comparable to in vitrio fertilization, were the topic of severe public dialogue and debate around the globe. as well as tough moral, ethical, own and political questions, new applied sciences of assisted belief additionally increase novel socio-cultural dilemmas. How are parenthood, kinship and procreation being redefined within the context of recent reproductive applied sciences? Has reproductive selection develop into a part of purchaser tradition? Embodied Progress bargains a distinct standpoint on those and different cultural dimensions of assisted notion ideas. in accordance with ethnographic study in Britain, this learn foregrounds the reports of girls and who suffer IVF, when additionally asking how such reports should be variously understood.

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