Salt by Nayyirah Waheed

By Nayyirah Waheed

Salt is a trip via heat and sharpness. This number of poetry explores the realities of a number of identities, language, diasporic lifestyles & soreness, the self, group, therapeutic, occasion, and love.

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"You can't remain
a
war
between
what you need to say (who you actually are)
and what you want to say (who you fake to be)
your mouth was once no longer designed to consume itself.
– spit"

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"At first look, the publication turns out type of empty. a couple of sentences on every one web page, a few poems a bit longer yet no more then a web page or . yet that vacant area that's left on the finish of every poem is there for a cause. It's there to offer you time. Time to method what you learn. that vacant area is helping you concentration, is helping you notice that although the web page might sound to be empty, it's whatever yet. The phrases want the gap. The intensity of the phrases want it. i would like it. Salt is amazing."
– Ryan Hasan (comment at Amazon's site)

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Gibbon's Decline and Fall by Sheri S. Tepper

By Sheri S. Tepper

A wave of fundamentalism is sweeping around the globe because the millennium techniques, and a power-hungry  presidential candidate sees his price tag to good fortune in making an instance out of a teenage woman who deserted her boy or girl in a Dumpster. Taking the girl's case is Carolyn Crespin, a former legal professional, who left her task for a quiet kin existence. Now she needs to name upon 5 pals from collage, who took a vow to continuously stand jointly. yet their luck may depend upon the help of Sophy, the enigmatic 6th pal, whom all of them believed useless.

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Feminism Is for Everybody: Passionate Politics by bell hooks

By bell hooks

A real feminist politics constantly brings us from bondage to freedom, from lovelessness to loving....There might be no love with out justice.—from the bankruptcy "To Love back: the center of Feminism"

In this attractive and provocative quantity, bell hooks introduces a well-liked idea of feminism rooted in good judgment and the knowledge of expertise. Hers is a imaginative and prescient of a cherished neighborhood that appeals to all these dedicated to equality, mutual recognize, and justice.

hooks applies her serious research to the main contentious and hard concerns dealing with feminists this present day, together with reproductive rights, violence, race, type, and paintings. together with her wide-spread perception and unsparing honesty, hooks demands a feminism loose from divisive obstacles yet wealthy with rigorous debate. In language either eye-opening and confident, hooks encourages us to call for choices to patriarchal, racist, and homophobic tradition, and to visualize a special future.

hooks speaks to all these looking for precise liberation, asking readers to take examine feminism in a brand new gentle, to determine that it touches all lives. Issuing a call for participation to take part absolutely in feminist circulation and to profit totally from it, hooks exhibits that feminism—far from being an superseded inspiration or one restricted to an highbrow elite--is certainly for everybody.

bell hooks is the writer of various severely acclaimed books at the politics of race, gender, type, and tradition. A common lecturer within the usa and overseas, she is exceptional Professor of English at urban university, urban collage of latest York.

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Hetty: The Genius and Madness of America's First Female by Charles Slack

By Charles Slack

Whilst J. P. Morgan referred to as a gathering of latest York's monetary leaders after the inventory marketplace crash of 1907, Hetty eco-friendly was once the single girl within the room. The Guinness publication of global Records memorialized her because the World's maximum Miser, and, certainly, this not going robber baron -- who parlayed a snug inheritance right into a fortune that was once worthy approximately 1.6 billion in today's funds -- used to be frugal to a fault. yet in an age while girls weren't even allowed to vote, by no means brain main issue themselves with rates of interest, she lived by way of her personal ideas. In Hetty, Charles Slack reexamines her existence and legacy, giving us, in the end, a wonderfully "nuanced portrait" (Newsweek) of 1 of the best -- and such a lot eccentric -- financiers in American history.

This P.S. version positive factors an additional sixteen pages of insights into the e-book, together with writer interviews, instructed examining, and extra.

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Feminist Visions of Development: Gender Analysis and Policy

Within the wake of the 4th global convention on girls this quantity brings jointly prime gender and improvement students who interrogate the final 20 years of labor during this area.
Feminist Visions of Development throws clean mild on key concerns including:
* gender and the environment
* schooling
* inhabitants
* reproductive rights
* industrialisation
* macroeconomic policy
* poverty.
Inspired through contemporary feminist theoretical paintings, it re-examines past structural research and opens the way in which for extra study within the box.

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How to Suppress Women's Writing by Joanna Russ

By Joanna Russ

"She didn't write it. She wrote it yet she shouldn't have. She wrote it yet glance what she wrote approximately. She wrote it yet she isn't particularly an artist, and it isn't relatively paintings. She wrote it yet she had aid. She wrote it yet she's an anomaly. She wrote it BUT..." easy methods to Suppress Women's Writing is a meticulously researched and humorously written "guidebook" to the various methods ladies and different "minorities" were barred from generating written paintings. In chapters entitled "Prohibitions," "Bad Faith," "Denial of Agency," toxins of Agency," "The Double commonplace of Content," "False Categorization," "Isolation," "Anomalousness," "Lack of Models," Responses," and "Aesthetics" Joanna Russ names, defines, and illustrates these limitations to art-making we could have felt yet which are likely to stay unnamed and therefore insolvable. With the obvious proliferation of ladies writers within the final decade, is that this e-book nonetheless proper? wonder what number ladies you recognize who're attempting to make paintings? and the way many locate the time, assets, and aid to prevail? as long as poverty, loss of rest, and sexism - these "powerful, casual prohibitions opposed to committing art" - exist, the way to Suppress Women's Writing is still timely.

By the writer of the feminine Man--a provocative survey of the forces that paintings opposed to ladies who dare to write down.

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Whipping Girl: A Transsexual Woman on Sexism and the by Julia Serano

By Julia Serano

A provocative manifesto, Whipping woman tells the robust tale of Julia Serano, a transsexual lady whose supremely clever writing displays her different heritage as a lesbian transgender activist biologist. Serano stocks her reviews and observations — either pre- and post-transition — to bare the ways that worry, suspicion, and dismissiveness towards femininity form our societal attitudes towards trans ladies, in addition to gender and sexuality as a whole.

Serano's well-honed arguments stem from her skill to bridge the distance among the often-disparate organic and social views on gender. She exposes how deep-rooted the cultural trust is that femininity is frivolous, vulnerable, and passive, and the way this “feminine” weak spot exists basically to draw and appease male desire.

In addition to debunking well known misconceptions approximately transsexuality, Serano makes the case that today's feminists and transgender activist needs to paintings to include and empower femininity — in all of its wondrous types.

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My Brilliant Career (Penguin Classics) by Miles Franklin

By Miles Franklin

The fierce, irreverent novel of aspiration and uprising that's either a cornerstone of Australian literature and a feminist classic

Miles Franklin started the candid, passionate, and opposite My tremendous Career while she used to be in basic terms 16, proceeding it to be the Australian solution to Jane Eyre. however the ebook she produced-a thinly veiled autobiographical novel a few younger lady hungering for all times and love within the outback-so scandalized her nation upon its visual appeal in 1901 that she insisted it no longer be released back till ten years after her loss of life.

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Women of Vision: Histories in Feminist Film and Video

Legends and emerging stars of feminist movie and video inform their stories.

Alexandra Juhasz requested twenty-one ladies to inform their stories-women whose names make up a who's (and who may be) who of self reliant and experimental movie and video. What emerged within the ensuing conversations is a compelling (and formerly underdocumented) heritage of feminism and feminist movie and video, from its origins within the fifties and sixties to its apex within the seventies, to today.

Interviewees: Pearl Bowser, Margaret Caples, Michelle Citron, Megan Cunningham, Cheryl Dunye, Vanalyne eco-friendly, Barbara Hammer, Kate Horsfield, Carol Leigh, Susan tycoon, Juanita Mohammed, Frances Negrón-Muntaner, Eve Oishi, Constance Penley, Wendy Quinn, Julia Reichert, Carolee Schneemann, Valerie Soe, Victoria Vesna, and Yvonne Welbon.

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All the Single Ladies: Unmarried Women and the Rise of an by Rebecca Traister

By Rebecca Traister

A nuanced research into the sexual, financial, and emotional lives of ladies in the US, this “singularly effective work” (Los Angeles instances) by means of Rebecca Traister “the such a lot amazing voice on feminism within the country” (Anne Lamott) is “sure to be vigorously discussed” (Booklist, starred review).

In 2009, the award-winning journalist Rebecca Traister began the entire unmarried Ladies—a ebook she notion will be a piece of latest journalism—about the twenty-first century phenomenon of the yank unmarried girl. It used to be the yr the percentage of yank ladies who have been married dropped lower than fifty percentage; and the median age of first marriages, which had remained among twenty and twenty-two years previous for almost a century (1890–1980), had risen dramatically to twenty-seven.

But over the process her huge learn and greater than 100 interviews with lecturers and social scientists and favourite unmarried girls, Traister found a startling fact: the phenomenon of the one girl in the US isn't a brand new one. And traditionally, while girls got innovations past early heterosexual marriage, the consequences have been colossal social change—temperance, abolition, secondary schooling, and more.

Today, basically twenty percentage of usa citizens are wed via age twenty-nine, in comparison to approximately sixty percentage in 1960. The inhabitants Reference Bureau calls it a “dramatic reversal.” the entire unmarried girls is a outstanding portrait of latest American lifestyles and the way we came, during the lens of the one American girl. masking classification, race, sexual orientation, and packed with bright anecdotes from attention-grabbing modern and historic figures, the entire unmarried girls is destined to be a vintage paintings of social heritage and journalism. Exhaustively researched, brilliantly balanced, and advised with Traister’s signature wit and perception, this publication might be shelved along Gail Collins’s whilst every little thing replaced.

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