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  • 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 Hite Report on Women Loving Womenby Shere Hite

    Arcadia Books Limited 2013; US$ 8.74

    In this latest Hite Report, Dr Hite examines friendship and work relationships between women. She explores various definitions of such friendships: what are the limits, does it include sex? - and sets these in their historical, societal and family contexts. And with high profile media stars such as Madonna, Britney Spears and Ellen de Generis very... 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...

  • Controlling Reproductionby Andrea Tone

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 1996; US$ 32.99

    Few topics stir stronger interest than birth control and abortion. Divisive opinions abound. This informative, detailed text contains 39 writings on the history of reproduction in the U.S. The historical path of reproduction control is viewed in the contexts of politics, law, medicine, sexuality, business, and social change. Because birth control... more...

  • Venus in Blue Jeansby Susan Abel Lieberman; Nathalie Bartle

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2012; US$ 14.99

    For generations, mothers and daughters have struggled to say the right thing -- or have said nothing at all -- when the time has come to discuss sex. VENUS IN BLUE JEANS brings refreshing hope and guidance for every mother who has been undone by such questions as "Mom, what?s French kissing" or "What?s oral sex?" or who has agonized over her teenage... more...

  • The U.S. Women's Movement in Global Perspectiveby Lee Ann Banaszak; Lisa Baldez; Maryann Barakso; Jo Freeman; Joyce Gelb; David S. Meyer; Celeste Montoya; Carol Nechemias; Jo Reger; Belinda Robnett; Deana Rohlinger; Barbara Ryan; Suzanne Staggenborg; Nancy Whittier

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2005; US$ 34.99

    This ambitious volume brings together original essays on the U.S. women's movement with analyses of women's movements in other countries around the world. A comparative perspective and a common theme?feminism in social movement action?unite these voices in a way that will excite students and inspire further research. From the grassroots to the global,... more...

  • Arab Women in the Middle Agesby Shirley Guthrie

    Saqi 2013; US$ 29.17

    Regardless of social rank and religion, whether Christian, Jew, or Muslim, Arab women in the middle ages played an important role in the functioning of society. This book is a journey into their daily lives, their private spaces and public roles. First we are introduced into the women?s sanctuaries, their homes, and what occurs within its realm –... more...

  • Dangerous Womenby Victoria B. Cass

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 1999; US$ 35.99

    Grannies, geishas, warriors, mystics, recluses, and predators?these are the dangerous women of traditional China. Through her exploration of the myth and history of the Ming, Victoria B. Cass brings their world brilliantly to life. Using new and freshly interpreted sources, the author leads us confidently into this surprising world, bolstering her... more...