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  • Have I Got a Guy for Youby Alix Strauss

    F+W Media 2008; US$ 14.95

    The good news is: You've got a date. The bad news is: Your mother sent him. Picture this: Mom swears she's found "the one" for you, her baby girl, and you end up on the date from hell. If you've been there, done that , you'll appreciate the dating catch-22 that is Have I Got a Guy for You . In this take-no-prisoners collection of hilarious, wince-inducing... more...

  • Raging Gracefullyby Jennifer Sander

    F+W Media 2006; US$ 14.95

    In Raging Gracefully, women just like you give voice to the unique challenges and choices that color this glorious yet gut-wrenching time of life. This engaging, endearing collection of true-life stories reveals the guts and glory of women old enough to know who they are--and run with it: a grieving widow of forty-nine experiences the healing powers... more...

  • Prostitution als notwendiges Übel?by Nele Bastian; Katrin Billerbeck

    Tectum Verlag 2011; US$ 22.89

    Hauptbeschreibung Mit dem Gesetz zur Regelung der Rechtsverhältnisse der Prostituierten wollte der Bund 2002 Prostituierten mehr soziale und rechtliche Sicherheit garantieren, indem er deren Lohn einklagbar machte und ihren Anspruch auf Sozialversicherungsschutz festschrieb. Trotz dieser gesellschaftlichen Liberalisierung prägen nach wie vor restriktive... more...

  • "Die Frau ist frei geboren und bleibt dem Manne gleich an Rechten"by Marianne Neuwöhner

    Tectum Verlag 2011; US$ 19.08

    Hauptbeschreibung Sind Frauen in Deutschland gleichberechtigt? Ja, meint Marianne Neuwöhner, zumindest, was den Bereich der Bildung angeht. Alle anderen Bereiche des Lebens halten trotz Gleichstellung im Grundgesetz vielfältige Benachteiligungen bereit. Ausgehend von einem Überblick über die geschichtliche Entwicklung der Frauenrechte zeigt die Autorin... more...

  • All-Night Partyby Andrea Barnet

    Algonquin Books 2004; US$ 16.95

    They were smart. Sassy. Daring. Exotic. Eclectic. Sexy. And influential. One could call them the first divas--and they ran absolutely wild. They were poets, actresses, singers, artists, journalists, publishers, baronesses, and benefactresses. They were thinkers and they were drinkers. They eschewed the social conventions expected of them--to be wives... more...

  • Anticlimaxby Sheila Jeffreys

    Spinifex Press 2012; US$ 19.99

    Sexuality has been reframed by postmoderism, but this clear discussion of literature, politics, and popular culture provides a useful historical view. The sexual revolution of the 1960s and 1970s is remembered as a time of great freedom for women, but did the sexual revolution have the same goals as the Women?s Liberation Movement? Was it truly liberation... more...

  • The Politics of Gender after Socialismby Susan Gal; Gail Kligman

    Princeton University Press 2012; US$ 32.95

    With the collapse of communism, a new world seemed to open for the peoples of East Central Europe. The possibilities this world presented, and the costs it exacted, have been experienced differently by men and women. Susan Gal and Gail Kligman explore these differences through a probing analysis of the role of gender in reshaping politics and social... more...

  • Love, InshAllahby Nura Maznavi; Ayesha Mattu

    Soft Skull Press 2012; US$ 15.95

    In this groundbreaking collection, American Muslim women writers sweep aside stereotypes to share their real-life tales of flirting, dating, longing, and sex. Their stories show just how varied the search for love can be—from singles' events and college flirtations to arranged marriages, all with a uniquely Muslim twist. These heartfelt tales are... more...

  • The Conflictby Elisabeth Badinter

    HarperCollins Canada 2012; US$ 13.99

    In this explosive new book, acclaimed French author Elisabeth Badinter attacks a most unlikely force undermining women?s equality: liberal motherhood, in thrall to all that is ?natural.? Attachment parenting, co-sleeping and on-demand breastfeeding—these hallmarks of contemporary motherhood have succeeded in tethering women to the home and family... more...

  • In Her Own Timeby Maggie Siggins

    HarperCollins Canada 2010; US$ 21.99

    It all started with an R.H. King Collegiate class of ?61 reunion: 26 women meeting 30 years after their graduation. Siggins was struck by their wide range of fascinating life stories. These, after all, were the women who were born during the war, had come of age in the ?60s, and were changed by the women?s movement of the ?70s. They had all stood... more...