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  • How To Be a Womanby Caitlin Moran

    Ebury Publishing 2011; US$ 14.38

    It's a good time to be a woman: we have the vote and the Pill, and we haven't been burnt as witches since 1727. However, a few nagging questions do remain... Why are we supposed to get Brazilians? Should we use Botox? Do men secretly hate us? And why does everyone ask you when you're going to have a baby? Part memoir, part rant, Caitlin... more...

  • Spinsterby Kate Bolick

    Crown/Archetype 2015; US$ 26.00

    A bold, original, moving book that will inspire fanatical devotion and ignite debate. ?Whom to marry, and when will it happen?these two questions define every woman?s existence.? So begins Spinster , a revelatory and slyly erudite look at the pleasures and possibilities of remaining single. Using her own experiences as a starting point, journalist... more...

  • Sister Outsiderby Audre Lorde; Cheryl Clarke

    Potter/TenSpeed/Harmony 2012; US$ 16.99

                 Reviews"...it's been almost a quarter of a century since Audre Lorde's essays and speeches in Sister Outsider made an indelible mark on 20th-century literature. But the words of the black lesbian feminist poet seem as lyrical and unforgettable, and, sadly, as relevant today as when she first tackled everything from racism and homophobia... more...

  • Lean Inby Sheryl Sandberg

    Ebury Publishing 2013; US$ 27.18

    Ask most women whether they have the right to equality at work and the answer will be a resounding yes, but ask the same women whether they'd feel confident asking for a raise, a promotion, or equal pay, and some reticence creeps in. The statistics, although an improvement on previous decades, are certainly not in women's favour ? of 197 heads... more...

  • Separate and Dominateby Christine Delphy; David Broder

    Verso Books 2015; US$ 23.95

    An examination of how mainstream feminism has been mobilized in support of racist measures Feminist Christine Delphy co-founded the journal Nouvelles questions féministes with Simone de Beauvoir in the 1970s and became one of the most influential figures in French feminism. Today, Delphy remains a prominent and controversial feminist thinker,... more...

  • Black Macho and the Myth of the Superwomanby Michele Wallace; Jamilah Lemieux

    Verso Books 2015; US$ 19.95

    Originally published in 1978, Black Macho and the Myth of the Superwoman caused a storm of controversy. Michele Wallace blasted the masculine biases of the black politics that emerged from the sixties. She described how women remained marginalized by the patriarchal culture of Black Power, demonstrating the ways in which a genuine female subjectivity... more...

  • Beyond the Paleby Vron Ware; Mikki Kendall

    Verso Books 2015; US$ 19.95

    How have ideas about white women figured in the history of racism? Vron Ware argues that they have been central, and that feminism has, in many ways, developed as a political movement within racist societies. Dissecting the different meanings of femininity and womanhood, Beyond the Pale examines the political connections between black and white women,... more...

  • No Turning Backby Estelle Freedman

    Random House Publishing Group 2007; US$ 17.00

    Repeatedly declared dead by the media, the women?s movement has never been as vibrant as it is today. Indeed as Stanford professor and award-winning author Estelle B. Freedman argues in her compelling new book, feminism has reached a critical momentum from which there is no turning back. A truly global movement, as vital and dynamic in the developing... more...

  • The New Victoriansby Rene Denfeld

    Grand Central Publishing 2009; US$ 9.99

    Journalist Rene Denfeld explains why her generation has become alienated from the women's movement, maintaining that the actions of the movement's current leadership have actually encouraged a return to the kind of sexual repression and political powerlessness challenged by feminists in the 1970s. Here she offers a practial battle plan which includes... more...

  • Not for Saleby Rebecca Whisnant; Christine Stark

    Spinifex Press 2005; US$ 12.95

    Including the latest research on prostitution and pornography, this essay anthology shows how the sex industries harm those within them while undermining the possibilities for gender justice, human equality, and stable sexual relationships. From sex industries survivors to social activists and theorists such as Taylor Lee, Adriene Sere, and Kristen... more...