The Shore of Women

By Pamela Sargent

This vintage paintings of feminist technological know-how fiction unearths the area reordered. Following a nuclear holocaust, ladies have used complex expertise to expel males from their towns, bringing them again just for reasons of loveless copy less than the guise of strong goddesses. while one younger lady, Birana, questions her society's deception, she unearths herself exiled among the very males she has been taught to scorn. As Birana and her reluctant male protector Arvil develop nearer, their emotions for every different simply may well mend their fractured world—if they by some means be able to continue to exist.

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No More Nice Girls: Countercultural Essays

By Ellen Willis

With attribute intelligence, wit, and feminist perception, Ellen Willis addresses democracy as she sees it: “a dedication to person freedom and egalitarian self-government in each region of social, monetary, and cultural life.” relocating among scholarly and down-to-earth activist writing kinds, Willis confronts the conservative backlash that has slowly eroded democratic beliefs and advances of the Sixties in addition to the inner debates that experience usually splintered the left.

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To the Lighthouse

By Virginia Woolf

“Radiant as [To the Lighthouse] is in its attractiveness, there may by no means be a mistake approximately it: here's a novel to the final measure critical and uncompromising. i believe that past being in regards to the very nature of truth, it's itself a imaginative and prescient of reality.”—Eudora Welty, from the Introduction


The serene and maternal Mrs. Ramsay, the tragic but absurd Mr. Ramsay, and their childrens and various visitors are on vacation at the Isle of Skye. From the possible trivial postponement of a trip to a close-by lighthouse, Woolf constructs a striking, relocating exam of the complicated tensions and allegiances of family members lifestyles and the clash among males and women.

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Yes Means Yes!: Visions of Female Sexual Power and A World Without Rape

By Jaclyn Friedman, Jessica Valenti

In this groundbreaking new examine rape edited through author and activist Jaclyn Freidman and Full Frontal Feminism and He’s A Stud, She’s A Slut writer Jessica Valenti, the way in which we view rape in our tradition is eventually dismantled and changed with a real knowing and appreciate for woman sexual excitement. Feminist, political, and activist writers alike will current their principles for a paradigm shift from the “No capability No” model—an method that whereas precious for the place we have been in 1974, wishes an overhaul today.

Yes capability Yes will convey to the desk a stunning number of views and reviews curious about the speculation that teaching every person to price lady sexuality and delight results in viewing girls another way, and finishing rape. Yes capability Yes goals to have radical and far-reaching results: from educating males to regard girls as collaborators and never conquests, encouraging women and men that girls can take pleasure in intercourse rather than being shamed for it, and finally, that our youngsters can inherit a global the place rape is unusual and quickly punished. With statement on public intercourse schooling, pornography, mass media, Yes ability Yes is a strong and innovative anthology.

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Gender Hurts: A Feminist Analysis of the Politics of Transgenderism

By Sheila Jeffreys

It is barely lately that transgenderism has been permitted as a sickness for which therapy is on the market. within the Nineteen Nineties, a political circulation of transgender activism coalesced to crusade for transgender rights. enormous social, political and criminal adjustments are taking place in reaction and there's expanding popularity through governments and lots of different companies and actors of the legitimacy of those rights.

This provocative and debatable e-book explores the implications of those adjustments and provides a feminist standpoint at the ideology and perform of transgenderism, which the writer sees as damaging. It explores the consequences of transgenderism at the lesbian and homosexual group, the companions of people that transgender, childrens who're pointed out as transgender and the folks who transgender themselves, and argues that those are unfavorable. In doing so the publication contends that the phenomenon is predicated upon intercourse stereotyping, often called 'gender' – a conservative ideology that kinds the basis for women's subordination. Gender Hurts argues for the abolition of ‘gender’, which might eliminate the explanation for transgenderism.

This publication could be of curiosity to students and scholars of political technology, feminism and feminist idea and gender experiences.

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Gendering Global Conflict: Toward a Feminist Theory of War

By Laura Sjoberg

Laura Sjoberg positions gender and gender subordination as key components within the making and struggling with of worldwide clash. throughout the lens ofgender, she examines the which means, motives, practices, and stories of struggle, construction a extra inclusive method of the research of violent clash among states.

Considering warfare on the overseas, nation, substate, and person degrees, Sjoberg's feminist viewpoint elevates a couple of causal variables in struggle decision-making. those contain structural gender inequality, cycles of gendered violence, kingdom masculine posturing, the customarily missed position of emotion in political interactions, gendered understandings of strength, and states' improper notion in their personal autonomy and unitary nature. Gendering worldwide Conflict additionally calls awareness to understudied areas that may be websites of battle, akin to the office, the family, or even the bed room. Her findings exhibit gender to be a linchpin of even the main tedious and possible bland tactical and logistical judgements in violent clash. Armed with that info, Sjoberg undertakes the duty of redefining and reintroducing serious readings of war's political, monetary, and humanitarian dimensions, constructing the beginnings of a feminist conception of war.

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By Andrea Dworkin

Andrea Dworkin, as soon as referred to as “Feminism’s Malcolm X,” has been worshipped, reviled, criticized, and analyzed-but by no means missed. the ability of her writing, the fervour of her beliefs, and the ferocity of her mind have spurred the arguments and activism of 2 generations of feminists. Now the booklet that she’s top recognized for-in which she provoked the argument that eventually cut up aside the feminist movement-is being reissued for the younger ladies and males of the twenty-first century. Intercourse enraged as many readers because it encouraged while it used to be first released in 1987. In it, Dworkin argues that during a male supremacist society, intercourse among women and men constitutes a crucial a part of women’s subordination to males. (This argument used to be quickly-and falsely-simplified to “all intercourse is rape” within the public area, including fireplace to Dworkin’s already radical persona.) In her creation to this twentieth-anniversary version of Intercourse, Ariel Levy, the writer of Female Chauvinist Pigs, discusses the conditions of Dworkin’s premature loss of life within the spring of 2005, and the large impression of her lifestyles and paintings. Dworkin’s argument, she issues out, is the stickiest query of feminism: Can a lady struggle the ability whilst he stocks her bed?

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The Feminist Movement of Today (Finding a Voice: Women's Fight for Equal)

For American girls, the fight to win equality has been lengthy and tough. And the fight maintains. yet amazing growth has been made. a lot of the credits is going to feminists who refused to just accept second-class prestige as a result of their gender. This e-book examines the 3 old waves of the yank feminist circulation. It information the objectives and achievements of every wave. It additionally profiles a few of the pioneering girls who shattered stereotypes and located luck via expertise, exertions, and resolution.

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Self-Transformations: Foucault, Ethics, and Normalized Bodies (Studies in Feminist Philosophy)

By Cressida J. Heyes

Heyes' monograph in feminist philosophy is at the connection among the assumption of "normalization"--which in line with Foucault is a method or strength of regulate that homogenizes a population--and the gendered physique. Drawing on Foucault and Wittgenstein, she argues that the foremost photograph of the self--a photo that presupposes an "inner" center of the self that's expressed, safely or now not, via the outer body--obscures the relationship among modern discourses and practices of self-transformation and the forces of normalization. In different phrases, photos of the self can carry us captive after they are being learn from the outer self--the body--rather than the internal self, and we will show our internal self via engaged on our outer physique to comply. Articulating this concept with a mixture of the theoretical and the sensible, she appears at case stories concerning transgender humans, weight reduction eating regimen, and plastic surgery. Her concluding chapters examine the tricky factor of the way to tell apart non-normalizing practices of the self from normalizing ones, and makes feedback approximately how feminists may perhaps conceive of matters as embodied and enmeshed in strength kinfolk but additionally in a position to self-transformation.

the topic of normalization and its dating to sex/gender is a big one in feminist thought; Heyes' publication is exclusive in her masterful use of Foucault; its readability, and its subtle mixture of the theoretical and the anecdotal. it is going to attract feminist philosophers and theorists.

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