Bitches bimbos and ballbreakers

Author: Guerrilla Girls (Group of artists)
Publisher: Penguin Group USA
ISBN: UOM:39015060013755
Release Date: 2003-08-26
Genre: Psychology

A witty, outrageous look at the diverse female stereotypes through the ages explores the origins, history, and significance of such stereotypes as Old Maid, Trophy Wife, and Prostitute with a Heart of Gold for women of all ages, discussing sexual slurs, the evolution of butches and femmes, and the lives of real and fictional women who have become stereotypes. Original.

Confessions of the Guerrilla Girls

Author: Guerrilla Girls (Group of artists)
Publisher: Harper Perennial
ISBN: UOM:39015034424005
Release Date: 1995
Genre: Social Science

Fifty posters and a self-interview augment documentation of ten years of the hit-and-run feminist campaign against sexism, racism, and elitism in the art world and in our culture at large. Original. $30,000 ad/promo. Tour.

Encyclopedia of Women and American Politics

Author: Lynne E. Ford
Publisher: Infobase Publishing
ISBN: 9781438110325
Release Date: 2009-01-01
Genre: United States

Presents a comprehensive reference to the role of women in American politics and government, including biographies, related topics, organizations, primary documents, and significant court cases.

Female Chauvinist Pigs

Author: Ariel Levy
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9780743284288
Release Date: 2006-10-03
Genre: Social Science

Examines how some women are promoting chauvinism by behaving in sexually compromising ways, in an account that evaluates how women may be contributing to misogynistic and stereotyped belief systems.

Goths Gamers and Grrrls

Author: Ross Haenfler
Publisher:
ISBN: 0190276614
Release Date: 2015-12
Genre: Subculture

Goths, Gamers, and Grrrls: Deviance and Youth Subcultures introduces students to the sociological study of deviance, equipping them with the theoretical tools necessary to analyze various youth subcultures--and virtually any subculture--in new and fascinating ways. In this revised and updated third edition, author Ross Haenfler examines eight different youth subcultures in depth: skinheads, punk rock/hardcore/straight edge, hip hop, heavy metal, virginity pledgers, Goths, gamers and hackers, and riot grrrls. Each chapter begins with a brief description and history of the scene before exploring a specific sociological concept or theory.

The Vagina Monologues

Author: Eve Ensler
Publisher: Dramatists Play Service Inc
ISBN: 0822217724
Release Date: 2000-01-01
Genre: Drama

THE STORY: An Obie Award-winning whirlwind tour of a forbidden zone, THE VAGINA MONOLOGUES introduces a wildly divergent gathering of female voices, including a six-year-old girl, a septuagenarian New Yorker, a vagina workshop participant, a woman

When Memory Speaks

Author: Jill Ker Conway
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 9780307797230
Release Date: 2011-06-08
Genre: Literary Criticism

J ill Ker Conway, one of our most admired autobiographers--author of The Road from Coorain and True North--looks astutely and with feeling into the modern memoir: the forms and styles it assumes, and the strikingly different ways in which men and women respectively tend to understand and present their lives. In a narrative rich with evocations of memoirists over the centuries--from Jean-Jacques Rousseau and George Sand to W. E. B. Du Bois, Virginia Woolf, Frank McCourt and Katharine Graham--the author suggests why it is that we are so drawn to the reading of autobiography, and she illuminates the cultural assumptions behind the ways in which we talk about ourselves. Conway traces the narrative patterns typically found in autobiographies by men to the tale of the classical Greek hero and his epic journey of adventure. She shows how this configuration evolved, in memoirs, into the passionate romantic struggling against the conventions of society, into the frontier hero battling the wilderness, into self-made men overcoming economic obstacles to create an invention or a fortune--or, more recently, into a quest for meaning, for an understandable past, for an ethnic identity. In contrast, she sees the designs that women commonly employ for their memoirs as evolving from the writings of the mystics--such as Dame Julian of Norwich or St. Teresa of Avila--about their relationship with an all-powerful God. As against the male autobiographer's expectation of power over his fate, we see the woman memoirist again and again believing that she lacks command of her destiny, and tending to censor her own story. Throughout, Conway underlines the memoir's magic quality of allowing us to enter another human being's life and mind--and how this experience enlarges and instructs our own lives.

Confessions of the Guerrilla Girls

Author: Whitney Chadwick
Publisher: Rivers Oram Press
ISBN: 0044409478
Release Date: 1995-01
Genre: Art, American

Includes an interview with a number of Guerrilla Girls and examples of Guerrilla Girls' work.

Women who Run with the Wolves

Author: Clarissa Pinkola Est's
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 9781846041099
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Archetype (Psychology)

'Women Who Run With The Wolves isn't just another book. It is a gift of profound insight, wisdom and love. An oracle from one who knows.' Alice Walker In the classic Women Who Run With The Wolves, Clarissa Pinkola Estes tells us about the 'wild woman', the wise and ageless presence in the female psyche that gives women their creativity, energy and power. For centuries, the 'wild woman' has been repressed by a male-orientated value system which trivialises women's emotions. Using a combination of time-honoured stories and contemporary casework, Estes reveals that the 'wild woman' in us is innately healthy, passionate and wise. Thoughtfully written and compelling in its arguments, Women Who Run With The Wolves gives readers a new sense of direction, a self confidence and purpose in their lives.

Whores and Other Feminists

Author: Jill Nagle
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 0415918227
Release Date: 1997
Genre: Art

Whores and Other Feminists fleshes out feminist politics from the perspective of sex workers--strippers, prostitutes, porn writers, producers and performers, dominatrices--and their allies. Comprising a range of voices from both within and outside the academy, this collection draws from traditional feminisms, postmodern feminism, queer theory, and sex radicalism. It stretches the boundaries of contemporary feminism, holding accountable both traditional feminism for stigmatizing sex workers, and also the sex industry for its sexist practices.

Sexual Politics

Author: Kate Millett
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
ISBN: 0252068890
Release Date: 2000
Genre: Literary Criticism

Identifying patriarchy as a socially conditioned belief system masquerading as nature, the author demonstrates how its attitudes and systems penetrate literature, philosophy, psychology, and politics. Her work rocked the foundations of the literary canon by castigating time-honored classics for their use of sex to degrade women.

The War on Choice

Author: Gloria Feldt
Publisher: Bantam
ISBN: 0553382926
Release Date: 2004
Genre: Political Science

Discusses the undercover war on women's rights on the part of right-wing conservatives and their White House allies, examining the actions being taken at the highest levels of government against contraception, sex education, and abortion.