Author: Jacky Fleming
Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing
Ever noticed that women don't feature much in history books, and wondered why? Then this is the book for you. In The Trouble with Women, feminist artist Jacky Fleming illustrates how the opinions of supposed male geniuses, such as Charles Darwin (who believed that women have smaller brains than men) and John Ruskin (who believed that women's main function was to praise men), have shaped the fate of women through history, confining them to a life of domesticity and very little else. Get ready to laugh, wince, and rescue forgotten women from the "dustbin of history," while keeping a close eye out for tell-tale "genius hair."
Author: Jacky Fleming
Publisher: Random House
CAN WOMEN BE GENIUSES? OR ARE THEIR ARMS TOO SHORT? WHY DID WE ONLY LEARN ABOUT THREE WOMEN AT SCHOOL? WHAT WERE ALL THE OTHERS DOING? 'Brilliantly, mordantly funny and extremely clever... There isn’t a man, woman or child who wouldn’t benefit from spending time with this.' India Knight The Trouble With Women does for girls what 1066 and All That did for boys: it reminds us of what we were taught about women in history lessons at school, which is to say, not a lot. A brilliantly witty book of cartoons, it reveals some of our greatest thinkers' baffling theories about women. We learn that even Charles Darwin, long celebrated for his open, objective scientific mind, believed that women would never achieve anything important, because of their smaller brains. Get ready to laugh, wince and rescue forgotten women from the 'dustbin of history', whilst keeping a close eye out for tell-tale 'genius hair'. You will never look at history in the same way again.
Changing the Broken Narrative of Black Women in America
Author: Tamara Winfrey Harris
Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers
Category: Biography & Autobiography
"Everyone seems to have an opinion about American black women--they need to get married, change their hair, act like 'ladies,' and so on. Celebrated writer Tamara Winfrey Harris writes a searing account of being a black woman in America and explains why it's time for black women to speak for themselves"--Provided by publisher.
Author: Daniel Nokovich
Category: Family & Relationships
There are three levels to every relationship that we can relate on: Physical, soul and spiritual levels. Every level requires different forms of communication and approaches. There are many discontent relationships because of a lack of understanding of the shallow to deep levels that can be experienced. Discussion about "The Trouble with Men & Women" will probably never have an end. Some authors have offered solutions summed up in the suggestion that perhaps men and women are from different planets. While various others insist that the trouble is emotional or maybe physical, still others swearing that it is mental. After years of research and a quest for answers, I have come to the conclusion that "The Trouble with Men & Women" goes much deeper than all of the usual surface issues. I would strongly suggest that "The Trouble with Men & Women" is spiritual. We often build things in this life that come crumbling down after a period of time. One structure that we should build to last above everything else is the relationship bond between a man and a woman (husband and wife). If you lose everything else at least you still have a strong relationship. It is a wise decision to make good and strong relationships a priority. If we get our relationships right everything else will be easier to face. Careers are nice to build but we end up being put out to pasture once we become unproductive or have spent our time quota in the work force. Our relationships are meant to last until our death. Getting married is like catching a tiger by the tail. After having finally caught your dream you are now forced to live with it. Then what? It is better to know what to do before you get into a marriage rather then finding out after marriage that you are little prepared to perform what is required of you. Your tiger can end up eating you alive. I find it curious what some spouses have said off the record about what their relationship is like, what they really think about marriage and what they truly desire for their relationship.
Author: Yvonne Roberts
Fiona Travers, single and in her thirties, has a talent for choosing Mr Wrong. One disappointment too many, and she decides to abandon the hunt. Old Maids RIP, the new spinster thrives. Aren't the days long gone when you hooked a husband to acquire a life? What can a man give Fiona that she can't give herself? She voluntarily places herself on the shelf - for good. But there's nothing more unsettling to the miserably married than a woman who trades in happy-ever-after for the chance of a new beginning. Take Jill. She's convinced that Fiona's announcement is just another ploy to help herself to a husband - Jill's. At the same time Claire, Fiona's best friend, has grown weary of coping alone. Secretly, she's arranged a marriage for herself. It ain't love, but when you're hurtling towards middle age, childfree and spouse-less, companionship is good enough . . . Or is it? Yvonne Roberts' wise and witty novel wickedly proposes that the trouble with single women today - is that no one can quite predict what they might do next . . . While the trouble with love - is that it still holds all the best tricks.
Feminists Confront Law and Violence in India
Author: Srimati Basu
Publisher: Univ of California Press
Category: Social Science
"The Trouble with Marriage is part of a new global feminist jurisprudence around marriage and violence that looks to law as strategy rather than solution. In this ethnography of family courts and other crime and mediation settings in India, Srimati Basu reevaluates Indian feminist theories of marriage, gender violence, and the role of the state. Basu argues that alternative dispute resolutions, originally designed to empower women in a less adversarial legal environment, have created new subjectivities but have also reinforced oppressive socioeconomic norms that leave women no better off, individually or collectively. This volume examines the extent to which feminist visions of divorce, rape, and domestic violence law in India empower women and finds, paradoxically, that these alternative ideas actually reinforce women's economic and social inequality"--Provided by publisher.
At the Kingsborough Ball
Author: Sophie Barnes
Publisher: Harper Collins
Sometimes happily ever after . . . Anthony Hurst, Duke of Kingsborough, knows the time has come for him to produce an heir. But first he must find a bride. When he meets the most exquisite woman at his masquerade ball, he thinks his search is over . . . until the breathtaking beauty runs off. With few clues other than her figure, her scent, and the memory of her kiss, Anthony must find his mystery lady. . . . needs a little bit of help. Isabella Chilcott can scarcely believe it: she is finally at the Kingsborough Ball. As a child, she dreamed of dancing a waltz here, and now, thanks to a gorgeous gown she’s found in the attic, Isabella is living her fairytale fantasy. And she’s waltzing with the Duke of Kingsborough himself! But she must escape before he discovers her secrets . . . for she is not who she pretends to be, and falling in love with Prince Charming is the last thing she can allow herself to do . . .
An Uneasy History of White and Black Women in the Feminist Movement
Author: Winifred Breines
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Focusing on white and black women, this book examines the feminist movement to ask why, given the roots of second wave feminism in the civil rights movement, a racially integrated women's liberation movement didn't develop in the 1960s and 70s in the United States.
Author: Tim Lott
Publisher: Penguin UK
One man's blackly funny quest for love, self-knowledge and the solution to the impenetrable mysteries of the opposite sex. Daniel Savage's marriage and career have failed and his love life is a disaster. All he has left is a grimy bedsit and his six-year-old daughter. Who does he blame for his life? Himself. Men in general. And women, of course. Because Daniel thinks women are a nightmare from which there's no waking up. Is he right? He's determined to find out - firstly by trawling through the history of every relationship he's had, and secondly, by dating every woman he can find...
Author: Lyndsey D'Arcangelo
Publisher: Pub Syndicate
Category: Juvenile Fiction
"This tale of innocent love exposes the reality of what can happen when two polar opposites collide in a most unexpected way--through the poetry of Emily Dickinson."--Back cover.
Women, Christology, and Preaching
Author: L. Susan Bond
Publisher: Chalice Press
"L. Susan Bond offers the first exploration of the homiletical implications of the new christologies suggested by feminist theology. After surveying the traditional theories of christology, she presents options suggested in contemporary feminist schools of thought: Sophia/wisdom, womanist, mujerista, incarnational/erotic, and Asian and African christologies. With each option, Bond develops the homiletical implications, then proposes a constructive homiletic for preaching these feminist christologies."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
Author: Shaili Chopra,Meghna Pant
Publisher: Penguin Random House India Private Limited
Category: Literary Collections
Feminist Rani is a collection of interviews with path-breaking and fascinating opinion leaders--Kalki Koechlin, Tanmay Bhatt, Gul Panag, Aditi Mittal, Gauri Sawant, and many more. These are women and men who have advocated gender equality and women's rights through their work. These compelling conversations provide a perspective on the evolving concept of feminism in an age when women are taking charge and leading the way.
Author: Pant, Meghna
Amara is caught in a tug-of-war between old obedience and new friends who encourage independent thought. With Powerful insights, One and a Half Wife traces the coming-of-age of multiple characters, while re-defining family, relationships and love in contemporary India.
Author: Esther Harding
Publisher: Shambhala Publications
Acclaimed as one of the best works available on feminine psychology from the time it first appeared in 1933, The Way of All Women discusses topics such as work, marriage, motherhood, old age, and women's relationships with family, friends, and lovers. Dr. Harding, who was best known for her work with women and families, stresses the need for a woman to work toward her own wholeness and develop the many sides of her nature, and emphasizes the importance of unconscious processes.
Author: Melvin Konner
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
“A sparkling, thought-provoking account of sexual differences. Whether you’re a man or a woman, you’ll find his conclusions gripping.”—Jared Diamond There is a human genetic fluke that is surprisingly common, due to a change in a key pair of chromosomes. In the normal condition the two look the same, but in this disorder one is malformed and shrunken beyond recognition. The result is a shortened life span, higher mortality at all ages, an inability to reproduce, premature hair loss, and brain defects variously resulting in attention deficit, hyperactivity, conduct disorder, hypersexuality, and an enormous excess of both outward and self-directed aggression. It is called maleness. Melvin Konner traces the arc of evolution to explain the relationships between women and men. With patience and wit he explores the knotty question of whether men are necessary in the biological destiny of the human race. He draws on multiple, colorful examples from the natural world—such as the mating habits of the octopus, black widow, angler fish, and jacana—and argues that maleness in humans is hardly necessary to the survival of the species. In characteristically humorous and engaging prose, Konner sheds light on our biologically different identities, while noting the poignant exceptions that challenge the male/female divide. We meet hunter-gatherers such as those in Botswana, whose culture gave women a prominent place, invented the working mother, and respected women’s voices around the fire. Recent human history has upset this balance, as a dense world of war fostered extreme male dominance. But our species has been recovering over the past two centuries, and an unstoppable move toward equality is afoot. It will not be the end of men, but it will be the end of male supremacy and a better, wiser world for women and men alike.
Author: Jacky Fleming
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing UK
For women of an (un)certain age everywhere - because We're Worth It!
Author: Diana Bahtishi
Publisher: Cedar Fort
The Trouble with Women is a book about the idiosyncrasies of being a woman. It takes a humorous look at women with their problems, such as the inability to pass up a deal even it it means squeezing into a skirt only Barbie could wear. the book discusses how women relate to each other and follow their quest, to be thinner than our best friends. the focus of the book is to be able to laugh at being a woman.