Legalizing Misandry: From Public Shame to Systemic Discrimination Against Men

By Paul Nathanson, Katherine Young

Lurid and sensationalized occasions reminiscent of the general public reaction to Lorena Bobbitt after she bring to a halt her abusive husband's penis, prurient fascination provoked via Anita Hill's allegations approximately Clarence Thomas, and the exploitation of the mass homicide of fourteen ladies in Montreal were processed via pop culture because the Nineties to supply pervasive misandry - contempt for males, the counterpart of misogyny. Paul Nathanson and Katherine younger think that this unearths a shift within the usa and Canada to a worldview in accordance with ideological feminism, which offers all concerns from the viewpoint of ladies and, within the strategy, explicitly or implicitly assaults males as a category. They argue that ideological feminism is silently reshaping legislation, pubic coverage, schooling, and journalism. Legalizing Misandry bargains full of life and compelling facts to illustrate the pervasiveness of this new considering - from the courts, school rooms, executive committees, and company bureaucracies to legislation and guidelines affecting employment, marriage, divorce, custody, sexual harassment, violence, and human rights.

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Pornography and silence: Culture's revenge against nature

By Susan Griffin

First version Hardcover (1981) in excellent . dirt Jackst exhibits enormous quantity of damage alongside the sides, a few scuffing and tears of the canopy. despite the fact that, the particular e-book is particularly fresh & unmarked, there's just one illness within the textual content: web page 111 has a pinhead-size tear alongside the ground of the web page. backbone is company. regardless of the situation of the airborne dirt and dust Jacket, it is a great fresh reproduction. The vintage 1981 hugely unique, bold paintings, masking a big selection of disparate fabric corresponding to: technical manuals, gynecology texts, early theologians statements, annals of yankee exploration, workplace manuals, poetry, goals, and so forth. A ebook that explores ritual, technology, historical past and mind's eye calling upon reminiscence and mutilation and feminine anger, a really relocating ebook. advised transport with a unfastened supply affirmation.

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Ascent of Women: A New Age Is Dawning for Every Mother's Daughter

By Sally Armstrong

The earth is transferring below the prestige of girls. Ascent of ladies, the paperback Canadian model, tells a awesome tale approximately girls claiming their very own area - opposed to all odds - and the way this shift from oppression to emancipation will enhance the financial system, lessen poverty and curtail clash. Sally Armstrong, often referred to as the warfare correspondent for the world's girls, has been following the motion at the entrance line for ladies and women in Bosnia, Egypt, Congo, the center East, Afghanistan and the USA for twenty-five years. She says the manifesto for this revolution is being written in mud-brick huts in Afghanistan and on Tehrir sq. in Egypt and within the forests of the Congo, in addition to at the streets of Kenya, the place one hundred sixty women sued their govt for failing to guard them from being raped, and received, and in Pakistan, the place Malala Yousafzai, is scuffling with for the rights of all ladies. Armstrong has been a watch witness to the worst atrocities and is now the first to jot down in regards to the marvelous adjustments which are occurring in Asia, Africa and the Americas.

Her eye-witness reporting has earned her many awards together with the Gold Award from the nationwide journal Awards beginning and the Author's Award from the basis for the development of Canadian Letters. She bought the Amnesty foreign Canada Media Award in 2000, 2002 and back in 2011. She was once a member of the foreign Women's fee a UN physique that includes 20 Palestinian ladies, 20 Israeli ladies and 12 internationals whose mandate is helping with the trail to peace within the heart East.

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Re-Inventing Africa: Matriarchy, Religion and Culture

By Ifi Amadiume

This impressive publication matters a clarion demand a brand new figuring out of Africa. the writer of the best-selling Male Daughters/Female Husbands right here matters a problem to western anthropologists to acknowledge their very own complicity in generating a model of Africa that's usually little greater than a mirrored image in their personal class-based, patriarchal thought.

Professor Amadiume calls as a substitute for a brand new heritage of Africa, made and written by means of Africans. this is often this sort of book.

The book

* explores how imperialism, violence, patriarchy and class-based social constructions - initially imposed by means of colonialism - became internalized to lead to a modern Africa cursed with neo-colonial states.

* uncovers the hidden matriarchal heritage of Africa which keeps to empower girls in political fight through the continent

* seems to be on the masculinization of indigenous African religions, effected mostly by means of the imposition of Christianity and Islam

* presents a consultant to the most Afro-centric social theorists, writing a brand new social heritage in their continent.

Dedicated to the diasporic African groups of their fight to build substitute, anti-racist and anti-imperialist epistemologies of self-representation and self-generated beliefs, this can be the start of a brand new imaginative and prescient of Africa, from the strong voice of an African lady.

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Sexual Solipsism: Philosophical Essays on Pornography and Objectification

By Rae Langton

Rae Langton right here attracts jointly her ground-breaking paintings on pornography and objectification. On pornography she argues from uncontroversial liberal premises to the arguable feminist conclusions that pornography subordinates and silences ladies, and that ladies have rights opposed to pornography. On objectification she starts off with the normal concept that objectification consists of treating an individual as something, yet then indicates that it's via a type of self-fulfilling projection of ideals and perceptions of ladies as subordinate that ladies are made subordinate and taken care of as issues. those arguable essays in feminist philosophy could be stimulating interpreting for an individual attracted to the prestige of girls in society.

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Borderlands/La Frontera: The New Mestiza

Cultural Writing. Essays. Latino/Latina experiences. Rooted in Gloria Anzaldua's adventure as a Chicana, a lesbian, an activist, and a author, the groundbreaking essays and poems during this quantity profoundly challenged how we expect approximately id. BORDERLANDS/LA FRONTERA remapped our knowing of what a "border" is, seeing it now not as an easy divide among right here and there, us and them, yet as a psychic, social, and cultural terrain that we inhabit, and that inhabits we all. This twentieth-anniversary version good points new commentaries from in demand activists, artists, and academics at the legacy of Gloria Anzaldua's visionary paintings.

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Unmarked: The Politics of Performance

By Peggy Phelan

Unmarked is a arguable research of the fraught relation among political and representational visibility in modern tradition. Written from and for the Left, Unmarked rethinks the claims of visibility politics via a feminist psychoanalytic exam of particular functionality texts - together with images, portray, movie, theatre and anti-abortion demonstrations.

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Julia Kristeva and Feminist Thought

By Birgit Schippers

This e-book appraises the connection among modern feminism and Julia Kristeva, an immense determine in Continental concept. It addresses the conflicting diversity of feminist responses to Kristeva's key rules and Kristeva's both conflicting in addition to ambiguous place vis-à-vis feminism.

Schippers argues that this advanced dating can merely be understood via positioning Kristeva alongside the fissures and fault strains which run via feminism. by means of getting to feminism's inner debates and disputes, and addressing the philosophical commitments and attachments held through Kristeva's critics, the publication clarifies the varied Kristeva reception inside of feminism and illuminates how her principles difficulty modern feminist thought.
And regardless of Kristeva's basic ambiguity in the direction of all concerns feminist, Schippers makes a case for Kristeva's vital contribution to a feminist venture that's sympathetic in the direction of her account of fluid subjectivity and her critique of id politics. In doing so, the writer advances the scholarly realizing of Kristeva and of up to date feminist thought.

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I Don't: A Contrarian History of Marriage

By Susan Squire

A provocative survey of marriage and what it has intended for society, politics, faith, and the home.
For 10000 years, marriage―and the assumption of marriage―has been on the very origin of human society. during this provocative and impressive ebook, Susan Squire unravels the turbulent historical past and plenty of implications of our most simple establishment. beginning with the invention, lengthy prior to recorded time, that intercourse ends up in paternity (and therefore to couplehood), and top as much as the sunrise of the trendy "love marriage," Squire delves into the various methods women and men have come jointly and what the country in their unions has intended for background, society, and politics – particularly the politics of the home.
This ebook is the made of 13 years of severe study, yet much more than the highbrow scope, what units it aside is Squire's voice and contrarian boldness. discovered, acerbic, opinionated, and humorous, she attracts on every thing from Sumerian mythology to Renaissance theater to Victorian housewives' manuals (sometimes all even as) to create a bright, kaleidoscopic view of the various issues marriage has been and intended. the result's a ebook to impress and fascinate readers of all ideological stripes: feminists, traditionalists, conservatives, and progressives alike.

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