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Download E-books Why Men Earn More: The Startling Truth Behind the Pay Gap -- and What Women Can Do About It PDF

By Warren Farrell

Arguable and exhaustively researched, gender specialist Warren Farrell's most up-to-date publication Why males Earn More takes as its beautiful argument the concept that bias-based unequal pay for ladies is essentially a delusion, and that ladies are almost always paid under males now not simply because they're discriminated opposed to, yet simply because they've got made way of life offerings that have an effect on their skill to earn.Why males Earn More argues that whereas discrimination occasionally performs an element, either women and men unconsciously make trade-offs that impact how a lot they earn. Farrell truly defines the 25 assorted place of work offerings that impact women's and men's earning -- together with putting in place extra hours at paintings, taking riskier jobs or extra damaging assignments, being prepared to alter situation, and coaching for technical jobs that contain much less humans touch -- and gives readers with particular, research-supported methods for girls to earn better pay. Why males Earn More, with its brashness within the face of political correctness, is bound to ignite a typhoon of media controversy that might support to make this completely pragmatic exposÂŽ Warren Farrell's subsequent bestseller.

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Download E-books The Supergirls: Fashion, Feminism, Fantasy, and the History of Comic Book Heroines PDF

By Mike Madrid

The Supergirls is an extended late tribute to the exceptional struggling with adult females whose attractiveness and bravado brighten the pages of your favourite comics.”—STAN LEE

“A considerate, accomplished historical past of ladies in comics . . . The Supergirls gleefully celebrates the medium itself, in all its goofy, excellent excess.” —NPR “Best 5 Books To percentage along with your buddies” citation

“Sharp and lively—and simply obsessive sufficient approximately girls who put on capes and boots to be cool yet no longer creepy. [Madrid] basically loves these items. And he is adequate of a historian for you to hint the ways that the portrayal of sirens and supergirls has echoed society's ever-changing emotions approximately ladies and sex.” —Entertainment Weekly

Has ask yourself lady hit the comedian ebook glass ceiling? Is that the single competition that even her Amazonian power can’t defeat? enjoyable and informative, The Supergirls explores iconic superheroines and what it ability for the tradition after they do every little thing the superhero does, in basic terms in thongs and excessive heels.

This much-needed replacement historical past of yankee comedian booklet icons—from ask yourself lady to Supergirl and beyond—delves into the place those crime-fighting ladies slot in pop culture and why, and what their tales say in regards to the function of girls in society from their production to now, and into the future.

Mike Madrid is the writer of Divas, Dames & Daredevils: misplaced Heroines of Golden Age Comics (forthcoming from Exterminating Angel Press in October 2013) and The Supergirls: type, Feminism, fable, and the historical past of comedian publication Heroines, an NPR “Best e-book To proportion along with your associates” and American Library organization Amelia Bloomer venture striking ebook. Madrid, a San Francisco local and lifetime fan of comedian books and pop culture, additionally appears to be like within the documentary Wonder girls! The Untold tale of yank Superheroines.

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Download E-books The Black Body in Ecstasy: Reading Race, Reading Pornography (Next Wave: New Directions in Women's Studies) PDF

By Jennifer Christine Nash

In The Black physique in Ecstasy, Jennifer C. Nash rewrites black feminism's conception of illustration. Her research strikes past black feminism's preoccupation with harm and restoration to think about how racial fictions can create an area of organisation or even excitement for black girl matters. Nash's cutting edge readings of hardcore pornographic motion pictures from the Nineteen Seventies and Nineteen Eighties advance a brand new approach to examining racialized pornography that specializes in black women's pleasures in blackness: delights in toying with and subverting blackness, moments of racialized pleasure, planned enactments of hyperbolic blackness, and funny performances of blackness that poke enjoyable on the fantastical venture of race. Drawing on feminist and queer conception, serious race concept, and media experiences, Nash creates a brand new black feminist interpretative perform, one conscious of the messy contradictions—between satisfaction and soreness, among wish and degradation—at the guts of black pleasures.

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Download E-books Transatlantic Feminisms in the Age of Revolutions PDF

By Lisa L. Moore, Joanna Brooks

This quantity brings jointly an remarkable accumulating of girls and males from the Atlantic global in the course of the Age of Revolutions. that includes hard-to-find writings from colonists and colonized, electorate and slaves, non secular visionaries and scandal-dogged actresses, those wide-ranging decisions current a landscape of the various, brilliant international dealing with girls throughout the 17th and eighteenth centuries. An expansive creation, in addition to wealthy contextual headnotes, makes this an crucial textual content for college kids and students of literature, historical past, and women's and gender studies. With writings from figures like Aphra Behn, Phillis Wheatley, Thomas Jefferson, Mary Wollstonecraft, and Toussaint L'Ouverture, to call quite a few, Transatlantic Feminisms within the Age of Revolutions recovers the innovative second during which ladies stepped right into a globalizing global and imagined themselves free.

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Download E-books Noteworthy Francophone Women Directors: A Sequel PDF

By Janis L. Pallister

Noteworthy Francophone ladies administrators: A Sequel is a accomplished advisor that foregrounds the productions of approximately 300 Francophone girls filmmakers from France, Belgium, Switzerland, Latin American, Québec, or even Thailand. The ebook starts off following motion pictures published after the e-book of Pallister and Hottell's final quantity, Francophone ladies movie administrators, in 2005 and forestalls after the Cannes movie competition in 2010.

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Download E-books Why Internet Porn Matters (Stanford Briefs) PDF

By Margret Grebowicz

Now that pornography is on the web, its political and social capabilities have replaced. So contends Margret Grebowicz during this crucial philosophical research of web porn. The construction and intake of web porn, in her account, are a symptom of the obsession with self-exposure in modern day social networking media, that is, in flip, a symptom of the fashionable democratic development of the governable topic as either obvious and communicative. during this first feminist critique to privilege the consequences of pornography's web distribution instead of what it depicts, Grebowicz examines porn-sharing groups (such because the bestiality area of interest marketplace) and the politics of placing women's sexual excitement on demonstrate (the "squirting" marketplace) as a part of the bigger democratic undertaking. Arguing by contrast venture, she indicates that sexual excitement isn't a human correct. not going convergences among thinkers like Catherine MacKinnon, Jean Baudrillard, Judith Butler, and Jean-François Lyotard enable her to formulate a conception of the relationships among intercourse, speech, and tool that stands instead to such cyber-libertarian mottos as "freedom of speech" and "sexual freedom."

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Download E-books Miss MacIntosh, My Darling (complete) PDF

By Marguerite Young

Usually in comparison to James Joyce’s Finnegans Wake, Young's novel resonates with specific and poignant observations of yank tradition, in an epic and surrealist poetic prose. It took the under-recognized, enigmatic and iconoclastic writer eighteen years of labor to accomplish this dense, quantity novel.

This novel is likely one of the so much bold and memorable literary achievements of our time. it's a picaresque, mental novel--a novel of the line, a trip or voyage of the human spirit in its look for fact in a global of phantasm and nightmare. it really is an epic of what can be referred to as the Arabian Nights of yank lifestyles. Marguerite Young's procedure is poetic, imagistic, incantatory; in prose of notable richness she assessments the character of her characters--and the character of truth. leave out MacIntosh, My Darling is written with oceanic track relocating at many degrees of attention and conception; however the toughly fibred life like textile is usually there, within the happenings of the narrative, the humor, definitely the right info, the definitions of the characters. omit MacIntosh herself, who hails from What Cheer, Iowa, and turns out downright and general, with an incorruptible humorousness and the will to place an finish to phantoms; Catherine Cartwheel, the opium girl, a recluse who's close away in a good New England seashore condominium and entertains imaginary site visitors; Mr. Spitzer, the legal professional, musical composer and mystical house visitor, a gradual guy, absolutely not sure of himself and of truth; his dual brother Peron, the homosexual and raffish gambler and virtuoso on this planet of activities; Cousin Hannah, the horsewoman, balloonist, mountain-climber and militant Boston feminist, referred to as Al Hamad via the entire seraglios of the East; Titus Bonebreaker of Chicago, wild guy of God dreaming of a heavenly crown; the very effective Christian hangman, Mr. Weed of the Wabash River Valley; a featherweight champion who meets his equivalent in a graveyard--these are a number of who reside with phantasmagorical vividness within the pages of omit MacIntosh, My Darling. the unconventional touches on many elements of life--drug habit, woman's suffrage, homicide, suicide, being pregnant either actual and imaginary, schizophrenia, many unusual loves, the psychology of playing, perfectionism; however the great quantity of this large booklet serves regularly to accentuate the strength of the primary query: "What we could do whilst, fleeing from phantasm, we're faced via illusion?" what's genuine, what's dream? Is the calendar of the human middle similar to that saved via the earth? Is it attainable that one might reside a secondary lifetime of which one doesn't recognize? In each point, leave out MacIntosh, My Darling stands through itself--in the lyric fantastic thing about its prose, its imaginitive energy and cumulative emotional energy. it's the paintings of a author of genius.

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Download E-books Simone de Beauvoir, Philosophy, and Feminism PDF

By Nancy Bauer

In the creation to The moment Sex, Simone de Beauvoir notes that "a guy by no means starts by means of setting up himself as anyone of a undeniable intercourse: his being a guy poses no problem." Nancy Bauer starts off her ebook by way of asking: "Then what sort of an issue does being a girl pose?" Bauer's objective is to teach that during answering this question The moment Sex dramatizes the level to which being a lady poses a philosophical challenge.

This publication is a decision for philosophers in addition to feminists to show, or go back to, The moment Sex. Bauer exhibits that Beauvoir's magnum opus, written a quarter-century ahead of the advance of up to date feminist philosophy, constitutes a meditation at the dating among ladies and philosophy that continues to be profoundly undervalued. She argues that the intense impact The moment Sex has had on women's lives, then and now, could be traced to Beauvoir's discovery of a brand new technique to philosophize―a method grounded in her id as a girl. In providing a brand new interpretation of The moment Sex, Bauer indicates how philosophy may be politically efficient for girls whereas last really philosophical.

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Download E-books Price of Honor: Muslim Women Lift the Veil of Silence on the Islamic World PDF

By Jan Goodwin

Lately, the increasing stream of militant Islam has replaced the way in which hundreds of thousands imagine, behave, gown, and reside, yet nowhere has its impression been extra powerfully felt than in its dramatic, frequently devastating impression at the lives of ladies. Award-winning journalist Jan Goodwin traveled via ten Islamic nations and interviewed hundreds and hundreds of Muslim girls, from pros to peasants, from royalty to rebels.  the result's an unforgettable trip right into a international the place ladies are limited, remoted, even killed for the sake of a “code of honor” created and zealously enforced by way of men. 

Price of Honor brings to existence a global within which girls became pawns in a sour strength online game, and provides readers a provocative glance inside of Muslim society today.

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