• Feminism

How to be a Woman


Author: Caitlin Moran
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 0091940737
Category: Feminism
Page: 313
View: 4099
1913 - Suffragette throws herself under the King's horse. 1969 - Feminists storm Miss World. NOW - Caitlin Moran calls Katie Price 'a mimsy Quisling f**k' and demands to know why pants are getting smaller. There's never been a better time to be a woman: we have the vote and the Pill, and we haven't been burnt as witches since 1727. However, a few, nagging questions do remaina Why are we supposed to get Brazilians? Should you get Botox? Do men secretly hate us? What should you call your vagina? Why does your bra hurt? And why does everyone ask you when you're going to have a baby? Part-memoir, part-rant, How To Be A Woman follows Caitlin Moran from her terrible 13th birthday ("I am thirteen stone, I have no friends, and boys throw gravel at me when they see me.") through adolescence, the workplace, strip-clubs, love, fat, abortion, TopShop, motherhood and beyond. After 100,000 years of the patriarchy, the world may never be the same again!

    • Humor

How To Be a Woman


Author: Caitlin Moran
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1446406164
Category: Humor
Page: 320
View: 9696
Selected by Emma Watson for her feminist book club ‘Our Shared Shelf’ It's a good time to be a woman: we have the vote and the Pill, and we haven't been burnt as witches since 1727. However, a few nagging questions do remain... Why are we supposed to get Brazilians? Should we use Botox? Do men secretly hate us? And why does everyone ask you when you're going to have a baby? Part memoir, part rant, Caitlin answers the questions that every modern woman is asking.

    • Political Science

What Will It Take to Make A Woman President?

Conversations About Women, Leadership and Power
Author: Marianne Schnall
Publisher: Seal Press
ISBN: 158005496X
Category: Political Science
Page: 384
View: 3463
Prompted by a question from her eight-year-old daughter during the 2008 election of Barack Obama—“Why haven’t we ever had a woman president?”—Marianne Schnall set out on a journey to find the answer. A widely published writer, author, and interviewer, and the Executive Director of Feminist.com, Schnall began looking at the issues from various angles and perspectives, gathering viewpoints from influential people from all sectors. What Will It Take to Make A Woman President? features interviews with politicians, public officials, thought leaders, writers, artists, and activists in an attempt to discover the obstacles that have held women back and what needs to change in order to elect a woman into the White House. With insights and personal anecdotes from Sheryl Sandberg, Maya Angelou, Gloria Steinem, Nancy Pelosi, Nicholas Kristof, Melissa Etheridge, and many more, this book addresses timely, provocative issues involving women, politics, and power. With a broader goal of encouraging women and girls to be leaders in their lives, their communities, and the larger world, Schnall and her interviewees explore the changing paradigms occurring in politics and in our culture with the hope of moving toward meaningful and effective solutions—and a world where a woman can be president.

    • Performing Arts

A Woman's View

How Hollywood Spoke to Women, 1930-1960
Author: Jeanine Basinger
Publisher: Knopf
ISBN: 030783154X
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 528
View: 9841
Now, Voyager, Stella Dallas, Leaver Her to Heaven, Imitation of Life, Mildred Pierce, Gilda…these are only a few of the hundreds of “women’s films” that poured out of Hollywood during the thirties, forties, and fifties. The films were widely disparate in subject, sentiment, and technique, they nonetheless shared one dual purpose: to provide the audience (of women, primarily) with temporary liberation into a screen dream—of romance, sexuality, luxury, suffering, or even wickedness—and then send it home reminded of, reassured by, and resigned to the fact that no matter what else she might do, a woman’s most important job was…to be a woman. Now, with boundless knowledge and infectious enthusiasm, Jeanine Basinger illuminates the various surprising and subversive ways in which women’s films delivered their message. Basinger examines dozens of films, exploring the seemingly intractable contradictions at the convoluted heart of the woman’s genre—among them, the dilemma of the strong and glamorous woman who cedes her power when she feels it threatening her personal happiness, and the self-abnegating woman whose selflessness is not always as “noble” as it appears. Basinger looks at the stars who played these women and helps us understand the qualities—the right off-screen personae, the right on-screen attitudes, the right faces—that made them personify the woman’s film and equipped them to make believable drama or comedy out of the crackpot plots, the conflicting ideas, and the exaggerations of real behavior that characterize these movies. In each of the films the author discusses—whether melodrama, screwball comedy, musical, film noir, western, or biopic—a woman occupies the center of her particular universe. Her story—in its endless variations of rags to riches, boy meets girl, battle of the sexes, mother love, doomed romance—inevitably sends a highly potent mixed message: Yes, you women belong in your “proper place” (that is, content with the Big Three of the women’s film world—men, marriage, and motherhood), but meanwhile, and paradoxically, see what fun, glamour, and power you can enjoy along the way. A Woman’s View deepens our understanding of the times and circumstances and attitudes out of which these movies were created.

    • Business & Economics

How to Be a Woman in Business (While Being True to Yourself)


Author: Cheryl O’Donoghue MS
Publisher: Archway Publishing
ISBN: 1480857912
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 128
View: 7668
I intended to skim this book to get the gist of it, but was immediately sucked in. Love it! Khali Henderson, Senior Partnerwww.buzztheorystrategies.com I love Cheryls engaging writing style and how she captured important advice and guidance from impressive and authentic women including herself! Jacqui Neurauter, BodyMind Therapist and Coach, president and co-founder of the Veterans Restorative Projectwww.harmoniouspathways.com How to Be a Woman in Business is a provocative, quick read for all womenwhether youve just started a career in business, or already logged a few miles and are ready to get re-inspired. Author Cheryl ODonoghue, a successful businesswoman and certified business and life coach, interviews seven fascinating women and shares practical insightslessons learned and real-life stories that will encourage you to become the self-empowered businesswoman you were meant to be. Learn how to recognize and apply success strategies from relatable women; determine your financial value at work and ask for promotions and salary bumps with confidence; create more productive business relationships; overcome obstacles in the workplace; and develop a heightened sense of self-awareness. The author also shares a powerful self-exploration exercise she calls Your Seven Circles, which helps you look within to better understand your strengths, values, and desires, and then shows you how to take inspired action to create a career that aligns with who you really are and whats most important to you in life. Be true to yourself. This book shows you how!

    • Family & Relationships

How to Be a 3% Man, Winning the Heart of the Woman of Your Dreams


Author: Corey Wayne
Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc
ISBN: 1105876675
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 481
View: 6400
Dear Friend, This book teaches you the hidden secrets to completely understand women. It covers both the dating world and long term relationships. You will learn how to meet and date the type of women you've always dreamed of. The best part is you can do this while remaining who you truly are inside. The book teaches you how to create sexual attraction in women & get women to chase & pursue you! It takes you step by step with easy to follow instructions. You will be able to meet women anytime, anyplace, & anywhere...this will give you choice with women. Whether you are single & searching or already with your dream lady, my book has the secrets most men will never know about women.

    • Business & Economics

Just Ask a Woman

Cracking the Code of What Women Want and How They Buy
Author: Mary Lou Quinlan
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780471446972
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 272
View: 6407
An enlightening blueprint of the secrets of reaching female consumers from the expert Just Ask a Woman is a powerful book about how to tap into female consumers' needs. Mary Quinlan, the founder of the premiere consultancy dedicated to marketing to women, has personally interviewed 3,000 women in the course of her research for Just Ask a Woman. Women are the decision-makers in an estimated eighty-five percent of household buying decisions, and yet far too often, products marketed specifically to them fail to connect with their needs. Here, Quinlan explores topics such as how women judge brands and advertising, how they make decisions, the effects of stress on their consumer behavior, and their increasing demands for service and communication. Quinlan rejects the traditional focus group approach in favor of highly energized and intimate talk sessions where women reveal their deeper feelings about products and services. In Just Ask a Woman marketers, brand managers, and advertisers will find a revelatory resource filled with ideas and action steps for building your brand with women-from a woman who has walked in a marketer's shoes. Mary Lou Quinlan (New York, NY) is the founder and CEO of Just Ask a Woman, a marketing consultancy dedicated to building business with women. Just Ask a Woman is a division of bcom3, a $15 billion global communications firm whose clients include Citigroup/Women & Co., Lifetime, Saks, Hearst Magazines, Toys "R" Us, and Time Inc. Known as a brand-turnaround expert, she has helped to remake brands like Avon and Continental Airlines. Quinlan has been quoted in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Fortune, Fast Company and Advertising Age and appeared on ABC, CNN, CNBC, Lifetime LIVE, Fox and nationally syndicated news shows. Her articles have been published in Marie Claire, Good Housekeeping, Redbook, and More, among others.

    • Social Science

Being a Woman

Fulfilling Your Femininity and Finding Love
Author: Toni Grant
Publisher: Avon Books
ISBN: 9780380706983
Category: Social Science
Page: 233
View: 6931
Explains the four main aspects of feminine nature, Amazon, Mother, Madonna, and Courtesan, and how the proper mixture of these types can lead to a happier life

    • Social Science

Roar Like a Woman

How Feminists Think Women Suck and Men Rock
Author: Natalie Ritchie
Publisher: Natalie Ritchie
ISBN: 0648003817
Category: Social Science
Page: 278
View: 6773
Are you a feminist? Or are you a masculinist? It's a trick question—they're the same thing, says mother of two and parenting magazine journalist, Natalie Ritchie. Five decades after feminism began, women are trapped in a masculinist dead end. Feminists claim to be women's friend, but their actions shout the opposite. Feminism cheerleads a woman's man-identical career, but sneers at her work as mother and housewife. It pushes women into nine-to-five jobs designed for a man with a 24/7 wife at home, but fails to shape jobs around the domestic workload of the working woman who is also that 24/7 wife. It exhorts women to ape men's working style, and shuns development of a truly womanly working style. It celebrates a woman's 'leadership' that copies a man's leadership in the economy and politics, but blindsides a woman's more profound leadership outside the workplace as the one who shapes the souls of the next generation, and who lives, loves and spreads the joy in our homes, friendship circles and communities. Feminists seek a 50/50 'gender-equal' world in which one hundred percent of women do what one hundred percent of men do, ensuring women's interests, contributions and priorities are eradicated. In its bid to bust the patriarchy, feminism has become the patriarchy. After a wide-ranging career in public relations and writing, as a mother, and from her most recent role as features editor at a national parenting magazine, Natalie Ritchie shows feminism up for what it is—masculinism. With a warm regard for women, a big-picture eye for feminism's hypocritical man-worship, and a defiant refusal to bow to it, she points to what the world looks like when it truly values women.

    • Religion

A Woman's Place

A Christian Vision for Your Calling in the Office, the Home, and the World
Author: Katelyn Beaty
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 147679409X
Category: Religion
Page: 272
View: 5978
The managing editor of Christianity Today and founder of the popular Her.meneutics blog encourages women to find joy in vocation in this game-changing look at the importance of women and work. Women today inhabit and excel in every profession, yet many Christian women wonder about the value of work outside the home. And in circles where the traditional family model is highly regarded, many working women who sense a call to work find little church or peer support. In A Woman’s Place, Katelyn Beaty, print managing editor of Christianity Today and cofounder of Her.meneutics, insists it’s time to reconsider women’s work. She challenges us to explore new ways to live out the Scriptural call to rule over creation—in the office, the home, in ministry, and beyond. Starting with the Bible’s approach to work—including the creation story, the Proverbs 31 woman, and New Testament models—Beaty shows how women’s roles in Western society have changed; how the work-home divide came to exist; and how the Bible offers models of women in leadership. Readers will be inspired by stories of women effecting dynamic cultural change, leading institutions, and living out grand and beautiful vocations. Far from insisting that women must work outside the home, Beaty urges all believers into a better framework for imagining career, ambition, and calling. Whether caring for children, running a home, business, or working full-time, all readers will be inspired to live in a way that glorifies God. Sure to spark discussion, A Woman’s Place is a game-changing look at the importance of work for women and men alike.

    • Biography & Autobiography

The Heart of a Woman


Author: Dr. Maya Angelou
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 9781588369246
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 352
View: 5504
Maya Angelou has fascinated, moved, and inspired countless readers with the first three volumes of her autobiography, one of the most remarkable personal narratives of our age. Now, in her fourth volume, The Heart of a Woman, her turbulent life breaks wide open with joy as the singer-dancer enters the razzle-dazzle of fabulous New York City. There, at the Harlem Writers Guild, her love for writing blazes anew. Her compassion and commitment lead her to respond to the fiery times by becoming the northern coordinator of Martin Luther King's history-making quest. A tempestuous, earthy woman, she promises her heart to one man only to have it stolen, virtually on her weding day, by a passionate African freedom fighter. Filled with unforgettable vignettes of famous characters, from Billie Holiday to Malcolm X, The Heart of a Woman sings with Maya Angelou's eloquent prose -- her fondest dreams, deepest disappointments, and her dramatically tender relationship with her rebellious teenage son. Vulnerable, humorous, tough, Maya speaks with an intimate awareness of the heart within all of us. From the Paperback edition.

    • Literary Criticism

How to Make It as a Woman

Collective Biographical History from Victoria to the Present
Author: Alison Booth
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 9780226065465
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 423
View: 9155
How to Make It as a Woman outlines the history of prosopography or group biography, focusing on the all-female collections that took hold in nineteenth-century Britain and America. The queens, nurses, writers, reformers, adventurers, even assassins in these collective female biographies served as models to guide the moral development of young women. But often these famous historical women presented untrustworthy examples. Beginning in the fifteenth century with Christine de Pizan, Alison Booth traces the long tradition of this genre, investigating the varied types and stories most often grouped together in illustrated books designed for entertainment and instruction. She claims that these group biographies have been instrumental in constructing modern subjectivities as well as relations among classes, races, and nations. From Joan of Arc to Virginia Woolf, Booth examines a host of models of womanhood—both bad and good. Incorporating a bibliography that includes more than 900 all-female collections published in English between 1830 and 1940, Booth uses collective biographies to decode the varied advice on how to make it as a woman.

    • Social Science

Ain't I a Woman

Black Women and Feminism
Author: bell hooks
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317588614
Category: Social Science
Page: 206
View: 3038
A classic work of feminist scholarship, Ain't I a Woman has become a must-read for all those interested in the nature of black womanhood. Examining the impact of sexism on black women during slavery, the devaluation of black womanhood, black male sexism, racism among feminists, and the black woman's involvement with feminism, hooks attempts to move us beyond racist and sexist assumptions. The result is nothing short of groundbreaking, giving this book a critical place on every feminist scholar's bookshelf.

    • Social Science

The Politics of Being a Woman

Feminism, Media and 21st Century Popular Culture
Author: H. Savigny,H. Warner
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137384662
Category: Social Science
Page: 200
View: 2049
What does it mean to be a woman in the 21st century? The feminist movement has a long and rich history, but is its time now passed? This edited collection is driven by the question, why is feminism viewed by some (we would add a majority) as outdated, no longer necessary and having achieved its goals, and what role have the media played in this?

    • Family & Relationships

How to Treat a Woman

The Professional Man's Guide to Achieving Meaningful Relationships with Women of the Modern Era
Author: Gary Knight
Publisher: Outskirts Press
ISBN: 9780615153193
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 104
View: 7688
Guys, are you spending so much time making your career a success that your personal life is in the toilet? If so, then this book is for you! This book is designed to assist successful, professional men to achieve meaningful relationships with high caliber women of the modern era. It is not a "how to" or a sex manual; rather, it will provide you with common sense techniques to be as successful in your personal life as you are in your professional career.

    • Business & Economics

Lead Like a Woman

Your Essential Guide for True Confidence, Career Clarity, Vibrant Wellbeing and Leadership Success
Author: Michelle McQuaid,Megan Dalla-Camina
Publisher: Lead Like A Women Pty Ltd
ISBN: 0994597037
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 340
View: 7890
Does a lack of confidence stop you from embracing new opportunities or speaking your truth? Have you ever wanted to create a change, make a career move, or become a more authentic leader, but didn't quite know where to start? Do you ever feel like you just don't have the energy and grit to pursue your dreams? Or perhaps you're a leader or coach looking for tested ways to help women succeed? 'Lead Like A Woman' guides women to see more of who they really are, and get more of what they truly want. Based on the award winning leadership development program, this journey uncovers the stories that hold women back, and gives them the evidence-based roadmap to create the career and life they long for. From seeking more confidence, to building a personal brand, leveraging mentors and sponsors, and creating vibrant wellbeing, this book is the permission slip women have been waiting for. Fusing the latest research from positive psychology, neuroscience, gender science, leadership development and wellbeing, with real stories of what it's like to work in a male dominated world, this book teaches women how to flex their mindsets and leverage their feminine traits so they can fully step into their power. It will forever change the way women work and live, and provides the missing guidance for leaders who want to create long awaited breakthroughs for women at work. Brilliantly researched, passionately written, enjoyable to read, and packed with coaching playsheets to enable action, 'Lead Like A Woman' is the guidebook that will create both a personal and workplace revolution in how women live and lead. Megan Dalla-Camina and Michelle McQuaid are former corporate executives with decades of experience in business, leadership, positive psychology and gender diversity. They work with multinational organizations, leaders and individual women to create positive change based on their unique fusion of science, spirit and experience. Their award winning work has been featured everywhere from Forbes, Fortune, The Wall Street Journal and Harvard Business Review, to Fast Company and Elle magazine.

    • Health & Fitness

Just Like a Woman

How Gender Science is Redefining what Makes Us Female
Author: Dianne R. Hales
Publisher: Bantam
ISBN: 9780553378184
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 398
View: 5836
Shattering numerous stereotypes about women, this book uses biology, anthropology, physiology, neuroscience, and medicine to explore the true nature of gender difference. Reprint.

    • Family & Relationships

How to Train a Woman


Author: Rachel Ellyn
Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub
ISBN: 9781461130925
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 84
View: 9639
Over the course of many successful years in the business world, Rachel met scores of wonderful men that were wounded by the breakdown of their marriages and subsequent divorces. She saw repeating patterns including the waste of time and money spent clumsily struggling to meet new women and have enjoyable dates. With a determination to avoid repeating patterns herself, she found the tips, techniques and values it takes to recognize, to have and to maintain a successful relationship. Now combining her passion for writing and story telling with her skills, knowledge, and drive that lead to her business success, Rachel shares her off beat take on the world, and her findings where life, love, divorce and dating are concerned. An excellent, lighthearted read for both men and women!

    • Religion

A Woman's Wisdom

How the Book of Proverbs Speaks to Everything
Author: Lydia Brownback
Publisher: Crossway
ISBN: 1433528304
Category: Religion
Page: 224
View: 6984
Advice books are no short-lived trend. They continue to top bestseller lists even though much of the “wisdom” being offered proves shallow in the long run. People are looking for practical, proven advice for life and the book of Proverbs is the wisest place to start. Unpacking the book of Proverbs, Lydia Brownback shows how the Bible speaks to real life issues such as money, purity, marriage, and the day-to-day grind. Writing with a familiar yet knowledgeable tone, Brownback draws in the busiest of readers and asks realistic questions for personal reflection or group study. This well-conceived, twelve chapter book contains three parts: What Is Wisdom and Why Does It Matter? Six Things Wise Women Know A Portrait of Wisdom A Woman’s Wisdom gives women—a way to be wise, to know the very Author of wisdom, and to understand how to apply his relevant, riches.