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Becoming Nicole: The Transformation of an American Family
Becoming Nicole
The Transformation of an American Family
Hardcover      ISBN: 0812995414
The inspiring true story of a transgender girl, her identical twin brother, and an ordinary American family’s extraordinary journey to understand, nurture, and celebrate the right to be different—from the Pulitzer Prize–winning science reporter forThe Washington Post.
Gynecology: The Metaethics of Radical Feminism
Gynecology
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
Gender and German Cinema: Feminist Interventions : German Film History/German History on Film
Gender and German Cinema
Feminist Interventions : German Film History/German History on Film
Paperback      ISBN: 0854963243
International film has received some of its most original impulses from German film makers however the works by women directors in German speaking countries have been largely ignored in spite of the important social, political and historical issues they have raised. This is the first work to consider the broad spectrum of German cinema through the category of gender. These volumes will be standard handbooks in film studies for many years to come.
Toward a Feminist Theory of the State
Toward a Feminist Theory of the State
Paperback      ISBN: 0674896467
Presents the author's analysis of politics, sexuality and the law from the perspective of women. Using the debate over Marxism and feminism as a point of departure, MacKinnon develops a theory of gender centred on sexual subordination and applies it to the State.
The Beauty Myth: How Images of Beauty Are Used Against Women
The Beauty Myth
How Images of Beauty Are Used Against Women
Paperback      ISBN: 0060512180
A look at the beauty myth exposes the unrealistic, impossible standards of female beauty as destructive social control, asserting that the myth of female perfection is created by the media and the diet, fashion, and cosmetic industries. Reprint.
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
Hardcover      ISBN: 0345377443
A Jungian analyst explores the feminine psyche through stories of "wild women"--the mythological archetype of the strong, primitive woman. 115,000 first printing.
As Nature Made Him: The Boy Who Was Raised as a Girl
As Nature Made Him
The Boy Who Was Raised as a Girl
Paperback      ISBN: 0061120561
In 1967, after a twin baby boy suffered a botched circumcision, his family agreed to a radical treatment that would alter his gender. The case would become one of the most famous in modern medicine—and a total failure. As Nature Made Him tells the extraordinary story of David Reimer, who, when finally informed of his medical history, made the decision to live as a male. A macabre tale of medical arrogance, it is first and foremost a human drama of one man's—and one family's—amazing survival in the face of terrible odds.
Delusions of Gender: How Our Minds, Society, and Neurosexism Create Difference
Delusions of Gender
How Our Minds, Society, and Neurosexism Create Difference
Paperback      ISBN: 0393340244
Drawing on the latest research in neuroscience and psychology, Cordelia Fine debunks the myth of hardwired differences between men's and women's brains, unraveling the evidence behind such claims as men's brains aren't wired for empathy and women's brains aren't made to fix cars. She then goes one step further, offering a very different explanation of the dissimilarities between men's and women's behavior. Instead of a "male brain" and a "female brain," Fine gives us a glimpse of plastic, mutable minds that are continuously influenced by cultural assumptions about gender.--From publisher description.
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
Slut: A Play and Guidebook for Combating Sexism and Sexual Violence
Slut
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.