The New Feminist Agenda

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ISBN: 9781603582919
Availability: Out of Print
Published: Chelsea Green Publishing Company - April 23rd, 2012

Vermont's former governor proves that the personal really is political in this informative - and slightly frightening - account of how the United States lags behind nearly every advanced country in paid family leave, child care and women in office, and what we can do about it. ~ Reviewed by Jess Hanlon

Love, InshAllah: The Secret Love Lives of American Muslim Women

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By Nura Maznavi (Editor), Ayesha Mattu (Editor)
ISBN: 9781593764289
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Published: Soft Skull Press - February 17th, 2012

These are engaging stories written by American Muslim women hell-bent on changing the misconceptions of their sex and religion. From religious freedom to sexual prowess, polygamy to homosexuality, these women are rebellious, sexual, witty, independent... this astonishing list goes on! Love, Inshallah effectively broke down Muslim habits for the reader for a more thorough understanding of the culture, as well as the delicate balance between personal freedom and adherence to religious preferences (which, as you can imagine, is quite tricky). Truly ground- and heart- breaking honesty that will leave you enlightened and feeling great. ~ Reviewed by Jess Hanlon

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ISBN: 9781250032096
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Published: Picador - June 4th, 2013

A Strange Stirring

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ISBN: 9780465028429
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Published: Basic Books - March 6th, 2012

A highly readable account of the effect that Betty Freidan's controversial 1963 book The Feminine Mystique had on American women. Anecdotes from letters and interviews are moving and evocative of a time that now seems ancient. ~ Reviewed by Louise Jones

The Second Sex

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By Simone De Beauvoir, Constance Borde (Translated by), Sheila Malovany-Chevallier (Translated by)
ISBN: 9780307277787
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Published: Vintage - May 3rd, 2011

"One is not born a woman, but becomes one." Find out why, how, and the distinction in this feminist essential... and share it with everyone. ~ Reviewed by Jess Hanlon

Female Chauvinist Pigs

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ISBN: 9780743284288
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Published: Free Press - October 1st, 2006

Playboy MagazineGirls Gone Wild. Pole dancing. Fishnet stockings paired with pumps and a low-cut tube-top. Sound appealing? Levy takes a look at the rise of raunch culture and what draws women to actively participate in making sex objects of each other. This is a hysterical new perspective on the ramifications of the highly sexualized culture of the United States that prompts the question: is this really what our feminist mothers fought for? ~ Reviewed by Jess Hanlon


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