How to be a Woman

Author: Caitlin Moran

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 0091940737

Category: Feminism

Page: 313

View: 5451

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!
Posted in Feminism

How To Be a Woman

Author: Caitlin Moran

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1446406164

Category: Humor

Page: 320

View: 1807

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.
Posted in Humor

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: 5078

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.
Posted in Political Science

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: 1627

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!
Posted in Business & Economics

Play Like a Man Win Like a Woman

What Men Know About Success That Women Need to Learn

Author: Gail Evans

Publisher: Crown Business

ISBN: 076790463X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 191

View: 2166

An executive vice president of CNN shares her revealing insights into the "good ol' boy network," arming women with the tools they need to succeed in a man's world. Reprint.
Posted in Business & Economics

Being a Woman

Fulfilling Your Femininity and Finding Love

Author: Toni Grant

Publisher: Avon Books

ISBN: 9780380706983

Category: Social Science

Page: 233

View: 5945

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
Posted in Social Science

A Woman's View

How Hollywood Spoke to Women, 1930-1960

Author: Jeanine Basinger

Publisher: Knopf

ISBN: 030783154X

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 528

View: 5192

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.
Posted in Performing Arts

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: 2522

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.
Posted in Family & Relationships

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: 8141

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.
Posted in Business & Economics

The Heart of a Woman

Author: Dr. Maya Angelou

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781588369246

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 352

View: 4244

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.
Posted in Biography & Autobiography

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: 6202

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.
Posted in 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: 3115

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?
Posted in Social Science

The Man's Guide to Women

Scientifically Proven Secrets from the Love Lab About What Women Really Want

Author: John Gottman,Julie Schwartz Gottman,Doug Abrams,Rachel Carlton Abrams

Publisher: Rodale Books

ISBN: 1623361850

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 224

View: 8717

Results from world-renowned relationship expert John Gottman’s famous Love Lab have proven an incredible truth: Men make or break relationships. Based on 40 years of research, The Man’s Guide to Women unlocks the mystery of how to attract, satisfy, and succeed with a woman for a lifetime. For the first time ever, there is a science-based answer to the age-old question: What do women really want in a man? Dr. Gottman, author of the New York Times bestseller The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work, and his wife and collaborator, clinical psychologist Julie Schwartz Gottman, PhD, have pored over the research along with bestselling coauthors Douglas Abrams and Rachel Carlton Abrams, MD. Together, they have written this definitive guide for men, providing answers on everything from how to approach a woman and build a connection with her to how to truly satisfy her in bed and know when the relationship is on the right track. The Man’s Guide to Women is a must-have playbook for how to play—and win—the game of love.
Posted in Family & Relationships

A Woman's Place

The Crucial Roles of Women in Family Business

Author: A. Dugan,S. Krone,K. LeCouvie,J. Pendergast,D. Kenyon-Rouvinez,Amy M. Schuman

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137512733

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 167

View: 573

Through stories and interviews the authors explore the changing role women play in today's family business, looking at how to encourage and support women family members, to the challenges women face in finding the right balance between work and life, to the role spouses play in couples that work together.
Posted in Business & Economics

The Woman in the Window

A Novel

Author: A. J. Finn

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 0062678442

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

View: 9658

Instant #1 New York Times Bestseller! “Astounding. Thrilling. Amazing.” —Gillian Flynn “Unputdownable.” —Stephen King “A dark, twisty confection.” —Ruth Ware “Absolutely gripping.” —Louise Penny For readers of Gillian Flynn and Tana French comes one of the decade’s most anticipated debuts, to be published in thirty-six languages around the world and already in development as a major film from Fox: a twisty, powerful Hitchcockian thriller about an agoraphobic woman who believes she witnessed a crime in a neighboring house. It isn’t paranoia if it’s really happening . . . Anna Fox lives alone—a recluse in her New York City home, unable to venture outside. She spends her day drinking wine (maybe too much), watching old movies, recalling happier times . . . and spying on her neighbors. Then the Russells move into the house across the way: a father, a mother, their teenage son. The perfect family. But when Anna, gazing out her window one night, sees something she shouldn’t, her world begins to crumble—and its shocking secrets are laid bare. What is real? What is imagined? Who is in danger? Who is in control? In this diabolically gripping thriller, no one—and nothing—is what it seems. Twisty and powerful, ingenious and moving, The Woman in the Window is a smart, sophisticated novel of psychological suspense that recalls the best of Hitchcock.
Posted in Fiction

Ain't I a Woman

Black Women and Feminism

Author: bell hooks

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317588614

Category: Social Science

Page: 206

View: 6149

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.
Posted in Social Science

A Woman's Wisdom

How the Book of Proverbs Speaks to Everything

Author: Lydia Brownback

Publisher: Crossway

ISBN: 1433528304

Category: Religion

Page: 224

View: 4426

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.
Posted in Religion

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: 4839

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.
Posted in Literary Criticism

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: 2529

Shattering numerous stereotypes about women, this book uses biology, anthropology, physiology, neuroscience, and medicine to explore the true nature of gender difference. Reprint.
Posted in Health & Fitness

How to Treat a Woman

The Easy Way to a Better Relationship

Author: Jeffery Brown

Publisher: Tate Pub & Enterprises Llc

ISBN: 9781606045701

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 160

View: 5107

Help yourself get back on the train to true love. How to Treat a Woman will help you hop back up on the tracks. Restoring the love you once shared, bringing back the smiles, and finding your soul mate again will provide infinite happiness, and that is exactly what this book helps to do. From ways to getting rid of the harsh language to little words and actions that will tell your lover just how you feel, Jeffrey Brown lays out an applicable plan of action to restore your relationship. Righting yourself with your significant other and righting yourself with the Lord are of ultimate importance according to Brown. Let him help you do both.
Posted in Family & Relationships