Download E-books Revenge of the Women's Studies Professor PDF

By Bonnie J. Morris

With sharp wit and prepared perception, Bonnie J. Morris opens new views at the gender and iteration gaps on campus, exploring the detrimental stereotypes that continue many scholars from taking women's reports classes. considering 1993, the George Washington college women's heritage professor has traveled the globe along with her one-woman play, "Revenge of the Women's reviews Professor," attractive audiences from New Zealand to ny in a frank dialog in regards to the backlash opposed to feminism and women's reviews. This e-book provides scenes from the unique play in addition to reflections on altering perspectives of gender and sexuality in American society, politics, and pop culture. the result's half memoir, half background of our instances, and half critique of upper education.

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Download E-books Women and Political Change: Perspectives from East-Central Europe (International Council for Central and East European Studies) PDF

This number of essays appears to be like on the effect on ladies of the political alterations that have taken position in East-Central Europe because the Nineteen Thirties. it really is strange in combining a robust modern concentration with re-evaluations of what the socialist event has intended for girls. It brings jointly experts from either East and the West to supply insights into women's lives and responses to alter in nations that have a shared legacy of kingdom socialism but are as culturally diversified as Russia and Germany, Poland and Estonia.

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Download E-books Bloom: Finding Beauty in the Unexpected--A Memoir (P.S.) PDF

By Kelle Hampton

“In her smooth and certainly attractive memoir, Kelle Hampton encourages us not to easily settle for the unforeseen conditions of our lives, yet to include them just like the issues we wanted for all along.”
—Matthew Logelin, New York Times bestselling writer of Two Kisses for Maddy

Bloom is an inspiring and heartfelt memoir that celebrates the wonder present in the unforeseen, the energy of a mother’s love, and, finally, the fantastic energy of standpoint. the writer of the preferred web publication having fun with the Small Things—named The Bump’s top distinct wishes weblog and The web publication You’ve discovered the main From within the 2010 BlogLuxe Awards—Kelle Hampton interweaves lyrical prose and gorgeous four-color images as she recounts the unforgettable tale of the 1st yr within the lifetime of her daughter Nella, who has Down syndrome. Poignant, eye-opening, and heart-soaring, Hampton’s Bloom is eventually approximately embracing lifestyles and very residing it.

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Download E-books 19 Stars of Indiana: Exceptional Hoosier Women PDF

By Michael S. Maurer

The 19 remarkable modern Hoosier girls profiled by means of Michael S. Maurer—one for every superstar within the Indiana kingdom flag—are leaders and pioneers who've excelled in a number of goals, together with legislation, enterprise, philanthropy, executive, drugs, track, artwork, athletics, faith, and schooling. one of the inspiring existence tales are these of the 1st girl named leader pass judgement on of the U.S. District court docket in Indiana, the 1st to set up a Holocaust museum within the nation, and the 1st girl elected Indiana's lieutenant governor. Maurer additionally introduces foreign golfing and billiards champions, opera singers, a rabbi, the founders of Vera Bradley Designs and For naked ft, and others. a lot of those ladies led heart-pounding lives. All labored not easy, and with zeal, to accomplish their goals. Indiana ladies of each new release will take pleasure in and relish their stories.

Sarah Evans Barker
Mary Bolk
Angela M. Brown
Alecia A. DeCoudreaux
Christel DeHaan
Nancy Shepherd Fitzgerald
Eva Mozes Kor
Jeanette Lee
Sylvia McNair
Patricia R. Miller
Nancy Noël
Mercy Okanemeh Obeime
Jane Blaffer Owen
Ora Hirsch Pescovitz
Ernestine Raclin
Sharon Rivenbark
Sandy Eisenberg Sasso
Becky Skillman
Carolyn Y. Woo

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Download E-books Tillie the Terrible Swede: How One Woman, a Sewing Needle, and a Bicycle Changed History PDF

By Sue Stauffacher

While Tillie Anderson got here to the United States, all she had used to be a needle. So she acquired herself a role in a tailor store and waited for a dream to discover her. someday, a guy sped via on a bicycle. She used to be advised "bicycles will not be for ladies," yet from then on, Tillie dreamed of riding—not swish determine eights, yet quick, hot, racy driving! and she or he knew that could not be performed in a complicated lady's costume. . . . With exhausting education and her (shocking!) new outfits, Tillie grew to become the women's bicycle-riding champion of the world.
Sue Stauffacher's vigorous textual content and Sarah McMenemy's fascinating illustrations seize the power of America's bicycle craze and inform the tale of 1 girl who would not enable society's expectancies cease her from reaching her dream.

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Download E-books The Forgotten Queens of Islam PDF

By Fatima Mernissi

Whilst Benazir Bhutto turned leading Minister of Pakistan in 1988, there have been a few who claimed that it used to be a blasphemous attack on Islamic culture, considering that no Muslim kingdom, they alleged, had ever been ruled by way of a girl. during this awesome new e-book, Fatima Mernissi indicates that these proclaimed defenders of Islamic culture weren't simply erroneous yet fallacious. She appears again via fifteen centuries of Islam and uncovers a hidden background of ladies who've held the reins of energy, yet whose lives and tales, acheivements and screw ups, have mostly been forgotten. Who have been the Queens of Islam? How did they accede to the throne and the way did their rule come to an finish? What different types of states did they govern and the way did they workout their energy? Pursuing those and different questions, Mernissi recounts the tales of fifteen queens, together with Sultana Radiyya who reigned in Delhi from 1250 until eventually her violent dying on the hand of a peasant; the Island Queens who governed within the Maldives and Indonesia; and the Arab Queens of Egypt and of the Shi'ite Dynasty of Yemen. It was once the Yemenis who bestowed upon queens a name that used to be theirs by myself - balgis al-sughra , or `Young Queen of Sheeba'. Mernissi concludes this soaking up historic inquiry by means of reflecting on its implications for the ways that politics is practised within the Islamic international this present day, a global within which ladies, whereas mostly extra informed than their predecessors, are principally excluded from the political area. This robust and interesting e-book, by way of the most unique and special voices within the Islamic global, can be of significant curiosity to an individual keen on Islamic society and politics.

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Download E-books Out of the House of Bondage: The Transformation of the Plantation Household PDF

By Thavolia Glymph

This e-book perspectives the plantation family as a website of construction the place competing visions of gender have been wielded as guns at school struggles among black and white girls. Mistresses have been robust beings within the hierarchy of slavery instead of powerless sufferers of an analogous patriarchal process answerable for the oppression of the enslaved. Glymph demanding situations renowned depictions of plantation mistresses as "friends" and "allies" of slaves and sheds gentle at the political significance of ostensible inner most struggles, and at the political agendas at paintings in framing the family as inner most and family family members as own.

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