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Slut: A Play and Guidebook for Combating Sexism and Sexual Violence
A Play and Guidebook for Combating Sexism and Sexual Violence
Paperback      ISBN: 1558618708
"SLUT is truthful, raw, and immediate! Experience this play and witness what American young women live with everyday."Gloria Steinem Remember the slut at your school? Whether used as a slur or reclaimed as an expression of sexy confidence, this word has been used as an acceptable excuse for rape, bullying, and the sexual double standard. In the spirit ofThe Vagina Monologues, this riveting, critically acclaimed play, written in collaboration with New York City high school students, sheds light on enduring feminist issues. The play is accompanied by production notes, a guide for talk-backs, and provocative essays by Carol Gilligan, Jennifer Baumgardner, and Jarrod Chin of Mentors in Violence Prevention (MVP), among others, providing the resources to inspire change within our communities and ourselves. An edition of the play only (without commentary) is also available. Katie Cappiello and Meg McInerney are the creative director and managing director of the revolutionary feminist acting school The Arts Effect. In their ten years of teaching, they have brought theater arts programming to public, private, and special education schools worldwide. Their work has been hailed by Secretary of State Hillary R. Clinton, Gloria Steinem, Eve Ensler, Kathy Najimy, Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney, Tina Fey, and Amy Poehler, and they have been honored by The National Women's Hall of Fame and The United States Congress for their dedicated, cutting-edge work empowering young girls. Jennifer Baumgardner is the executive director of The Feminist Press at CUNY as well as an author, activist, and filmmaker.
Women After All: Sex, Evolution, and the End of Male Supremacy
Women After All
Sex, Evolution, and the End of Male Supremacy
Hardcover      ISBN: 0393239969
Examines the relationships between women and men, drawing on examples from the natural world, arguing for the natural superiority of women.
As Nature Made Him: The Boy Who Was Raised As a Girl
As Nature Made Him
The Boy Who Was Raised As a Girl
Hardcover      ISBN: 0060192119
Tells the story of a man, whose botched circumcision as a baby and subsequent surgical alteration to a female, was mistakenly used as an argument for the success of such procedures
Queer Theory, Gender Theory: An Instant Primer
Queer Theory, Gender Theory
An Instant Primer
Paperback      ISBN: 1555837980
In this introduction to the work of postmodern sex and gender theorists, gender activist Riki Wilchins explains the key ideas that have shaped contemporary sex and gender studies. Using straightforward prose and concrete examples from LGBT politics - as well as her own life - Wilchins makes thinkers like Derrida, Foucault, and Judith Butler easily accessible to students, activists, and others who are interested in some of the most compelling and divisive issues of the last 100 years. Additionally, Wilchins reports on the ways queer youths today are using the tools of queer theory and gender theory to reshape their world. This book connects postmodern theory to political passion, personal experience, and the patterns of everyday life.
The Riddle of Gender: Science, Activism, And Transgender Rights
The Riddle of Gender
Science, Activism, And Transgender Rights
Paperback      ISBN: 0385721978
A close-up look at the transgender movement and what it means in terms of our basic attitudes toward gender identity examines both historical and contemporary considerations, profiling people whose bodies and psyches fall between the regular boundaries of male and female and examining such issues as the ambivalent relationship between the gay and transgender communities. Reprint. 10,000 first printing.
Gynecology: The Metaethics of Radical Feminism
The Metaethics of Radical Feminism
Paperback      ISBN: 0807014133
"In this deeply original, provocative book, outrage, hilarity, grief, profanity, lyricism and moral daring join in bursting the accustomed bounds even of feminist discourse." —The New York Times Book Review
Men's Work, Women's Work: A Sociological History of the Sexual Division of Labour in Employment
Men's Work, Women's Work
A Sociological History of the Sexual Division of Labour in Employment
Paperback      ISBN: 0816618151
Discusses the range of employment in which women are found and the patterns of task segregation, focusing on the period from the Industrial Revolution to the present
Women Who Run With the Wolves: Myths and Stories of the Wild Woman Archetype
Women Who Run With the Wolves
Myths and Stories of the Wild Woman Archetype
Paperback      ISBN: 0345409876
A Jungian analyst explores the feminine psyche through stories of "wild women"--the mythological archetype of the strong, primitive woman
Dude, You're a Fag: Masculinity and Sexuality in High School
Dude, You're a Fag
Masculinity and Sexuality in High School
Paperback      ISBN: 0520252306
A perceptive ethnographic study explores the complex issues of gender identity and sexuality in high school, in a study based on eighteen months of fieldwork in a racially diverse working-class high school, looking at the definition of masculinity in terms of both a field of meaning and as a set of social practices. Simultaneous.
When I Knew
When I Knew
Paperback      ISBN: 0060571462
A collection of humorous anecdotes from homosexual men and women describes the moment when they first realized that they were gay, including contributions by such figures as B.D. Wong, Arthur Laurents, and Stephen Fry.