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  • The Dancing Girls of Lahoreby Louise Brown

    HarperCollins 2009; Not Available

    The dancing girls of Lahore inhabit the Diamond Market in the shadow of a great mosque. The twenty-first century goes on outside the walls of this ancient quarter but scarcely registers within. Though their trade can be described with accuracy as prostitution, the dancing girls have an illustrious history: Beloved by emperors and nawabs, their sophisticated... more...

  • Women in the Middle Agesby Joseph Gies; Frances Gies

    HarperCollins 2010; Not Available

    Correcting the omissions of traditional history, this is "a reliable survey of the real and varied roles played by women in the medieval period. . . . Highly recommended."? Choice more...

  • The Female Eunuchby Germaine Greer

    HarperCollins 2009; Not Available

    The publication of Germaine Greer's The Female Eunuch in 1970 was a landmark event, raising eyebrows and ire while creating a shock wave of recognition in women around the world with its steadfast assertion that sexual liberation is the key to women's liberation. Today, Greer's searing examination of the oppression of women in contemporary society... more...

  • The Croneby Barbara G. Walker

    HarperCollins 2013; Not Available

    A probing account of the honored place of older women in ancient matriarchal societies restores to contemporary women an energizing symbol of self-value, power, and respect. more...

  • Women's Realityby Anne Wilson Schaef

    HarperCollins 2013; Not Available

    Defines the Female System as an emerging reality--a system in which women are valued, first-class citizens. Now with a new foreword by Carol S. Pearson. more...

  • The Beauty Mythby Naomi Wolf

    Random House 2013; US$ 17.58

    In the struggle for women's equality, there is one subject still shrouded in silence - women's compulsive pursuit of beauty. The myth of female beauty challenges every woman, every day of her life. Naomi Wolf exposes the tyranny of the beauty myth through the ages and its oppressive function today, in the home and at work, in literature and... more...

  • What Will It Take to Make A Woman President?by Marianne Schnall

    Seal Press 2013; US$ 17.00

    Prompted by a question from her eight-year-old daughter during the 2008 election of Barack Obama—“Why haven?t we ever had a woman president??—Marianne Schnall set out on a journey to find the answer. A widely published writer, author, and interviewer, and the Executive Director of Feminist.com, Schnall began looking at the issues from various angles... more...

  • Off-Ramps and On-Ramps Revisitedby Sylvia Ann Hewlett; Diana Forster; Laura Sherbin; Peggy Shiller; Karen Sumberg

    Rare Bird Books 2013; US$ 3.99

    The findings were announced at The New York Times auditorium with presentations by Sylvia Ann Hewlett, one of the authors of the study and Founder and President of The Center for Work Life Policy, and Lisa Belkin, the author of the New York Times Magazine cover story “The Opt-Out Revolution? which caused a media firestorm about time-outs from... more...

  • Excludedby Julia Serano

    Seal Press 2013; US$ 17.00

    While many feminist and queer movements are designed to challenge sexism, they often simultaneously police gender and sexuality—sometimes just as fiercely as the straight, male-centric mainstream does. Among LGBTQ activists, there is a long history of lesbians and gay men dismissing bisexuals, transgender people, and other gender and sexual minorities.... more...

  • The Stoning of Soraya M.by Freidoune Sahebjam; Richard Seaver

    Arcade Publishing 2011; US$ 12.95

    Soraya M.?s husband, Ghorban-Ali, couldn?t afford to marry another woman. Rather than returning Soraya?s dowry, as custom required before taking a second wife, he plotted with four friends and a counterfeit mullah to dispose of her. Together, they accused Soraya of adultery. Her only crime was cooking for a friend?s widowed husband. Exhausted by... more...