Girls to the Front: The True Story of the Riot Grrrl Revolution

By Sara Marcus

“For a moment Wave feminist like myself, women to front inspires splendidly the way in which the new release after mine soaked up the promise and the punishment of feminist consciousness....A richly relocating story.” —Village Voice author Vivian Gornick

Girls to the Front is the epic, definitive background of the revolt Grrrl movement—the radical feminist punk rebellion that exploded into the general public eye within the Nineties, changing America’s gender panorama ceaselessly. writer Sara Marcus, a track and politics author for Time Out New York, Slate.com, Pos, and Heeb journal, interweaves learn, interviews, and her personal stories as a revolt Grrrl front-liner. Her passionate, subtle narrative brilliantly conveys the tale of punk bands like Bikini Kill, Bratmobile, Heavens to Betsy—as good as successors like Sleater-Kinney, Partyline, and Kathleen Hanna’s Le Tigre—and their influence on today’s tradition.

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The Female Thing: Dirt, envy, sex, vulnerability

By Laura Kipnis

From the writer of the acclaimed Against Love comes a pointed, audacious, and witty exam of the nation of the feminine psyche within the post-post-feminist global of the twenty-first century.Women stay stuck among feminism and femininity, among self-affirmation and an unending quest for self-improvement, among enjoying an injured occasion and claiming independence. instead of blaming the standard suspects–men, the media–Kipnis takes a difficult examine culprits in the direction of domestic, specifically girls themselves. Kipnis serves up the gory information of the mutual displeasure among women and men in painfully hilarious element. Is anatomy future in the end? An bold and unique reassessment of feminism and women’s ambivalence approximately it, the feminine Thing breathes provocative new existence into that age-old query.

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Labyrinth of Desire: Women, Passion, and Romantic Obsession

By Rosemary Sullivan

A provocative blend of fiction and mirrored image through an award-winning author that explores the query of why girls love the way in which they do. A top vendor in Canada.

Every lady longs to be in a love tale. yet what are they eager for? In Labyrinth of Desire, award-winning author Rosemary Sullivan explores the various tales upon which ladies base their (mis)understanding of romantic love. She starts her publication with an unique and wonderfully crafted love tale which she then deconstructs, bankruptcy through bankruptcy, skillfully peeling again the layers of which means and utilizing own anecdote, historical past, movie, and literature to find why her heroine, like such a lot of another way clever and brilliant ladies, falls hopelessly, obsessively, excruciatingly in love with the inaccurate guy. even if she is exploring the tale of Simone de Beauvoir and Jean-Paul Sartre, or of Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera, Sullivan's sleek writing and intimate wisdom of her topic deliver those tales to lifestyles and asks us the entire query: Why do girls love the best way they do?

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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 zone of social, monetary, and cultural life.” relocating among scholarly and down-to-earth activist writing types, Willis confronts the conservative backlash that has slowly eroded democratic beliefs and advances of the Sixties in addition to the interior debates that experience often splintered the left.

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The Suffragette: The History of the Women's Militant Suffrage Movement

Via 1903, extra than fifty years of peaceable campaigning had introduced British ladies no towards achieving the appropriate to vote. In that yr activist Emmeline Pankhurst based the Women's Social and Political Union, a militant association devoted to reaching women's suffrage. The union's motto, "Deeds no longer words," mirrored its radical process, inclusive of stone-throwing, window-breaking, arson, and actual disagreement with authorities.
The Suffragette, written by way of Emmeline Pankhurst's daughter, Sylvia, bargains an insider's viewpoint at the union's development and improvement in addition to the causes and beliefs that encouraged its leaders and fans. She chronicles the protesters' strategies in addition to the results in their activities: arrests, imprisonment, starvation moves, and the psychological and actual ordeals of compelled feeding. classic photos illustrate the demonstrations, court trials, and different dramatic incidents from the historical past of the women's militant suffrage flow.

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After Pornified: How Women Are Transforming Pornography & Why It Really Matters

By Anne G. Sabo



Porn brings up loads of unfavourable photos in our sexualized, pornified tradition. yet this present day more and more ladies are notably altering porn to respectfully seize the actual sexual lives of girls and males, empowering and encouraging the viewer to assert her sexuality opposed to a sexualized tradition, and making a genuine counterweight to pornified media and porn as it’s been identified. In those women’s palms porn has turn into a car for girls to discover and outline sexuality on their phrases, shining the sunshine on how we will all separate from from conventional gender roles and shatter erotic conventions.

Tracing the circulation from its inception, After Pornfied visualizes this remodeled porn to the reader in a fashion that no different booklet on porn has performed, in order that she can also see the ability and power of this new porn via girls to loose our minds and our bodies from the demeaning imageries of our intercourse in all different porn and pornified media.

Porn impacts us. at the present time, ladies are prime easy methods to make these results empowering.

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Francophone Women Film Directors: A Guide

By Janis L. Pallister, Ruth A. Hottell

Like its 1997 predecessor, Francophone girls movie administrators: a brand new Guide is either a instructing device and a listing to be used via students and scholars of movie and literature.

Unique between publications facing movie, either for its breadth and for the actual fact that it truly is dedicated completely to francophone ladies in the course of the international, such a lot of whom are passed over from different directories and stories, this consultant includes listings of a few 300 francophone ladies filmmakers and their movies.

Whenever attainable, dates, short biographies, descriptions, and short severe analyses are integrated. topics studied comprise such topics as abortion, pornography, prostitution, and mother-daughter relationships.

A checklist of movie assets and an in depth bibliography, and an index of geographical subdivisions, maximize the directory's usefulness.

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Intercourse

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 facility of her writing, the eagerness of her beliefs, and the ferocity of her mind have spurred the arguments and activism of 2 generations of feminists. Now the e-book that she’s top identified for-in which she provoked the argument that eventually break 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 was once first released in 1987. In it, Dworkin argues that during a male supremacist society, intercourse among women and men constitutes a vital a part of women’s subordination to males. (This argument was once quickly-and falsely-simplified to “all intercourse is rape” within the public enviornment, including hearth to Dworkin’s already radical persona.) In her creation to this twentieth-anniversary variation 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 influence of her existence and paintings. Dworkin’s argument, she issues out, is the stickiest query of feminism: Can a lady struggle the facility while he stocks her bed?

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America Dreaming: How Youth Changed America in the 60's

By Laban Carrick Hill

Laban Hill, writer of the acclaimed Harlem Stomp, is again with an in-depth exploration of the United States within the 1960's and the teenagers who outfitted a brand new global round them and adjusted our society significantly.

Like Harlem Stomp, the United States Dreaming is an academic and visible check out a time of power and impact. masking topics corresponding to the civil rights circulate, hippie tradition, black nationalism, and the feminist stream, Hill paints a sprawling photograph of lifestyles within the '60's and indicates how childrens have been at the leading edge of the societal adjustments that happened in this grand decade.

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