What Will It Take to Make A Woman President?: Conversations About Women, Leadership and Power

By Marianne Schnall

“I would really like for my more youthful lovers to read What Will It Take to Make a girl President? by Marianne Schnall. It’s a set of interviews and essays via nice girls, together with Maya Angelou, Gloria Steinem, and Melissa Etheridge. they're going to encourage you to turn into a greater leader.” —Beyoncé

caused via a question from her eight-year-old daughter in the course of the 2008 election of Barack Obama—“Why haven’t we ever had a girl president?”—Marianne Schnall set out on a trip to discover the reply. A largely released author, writer, and interviewer, and the administrative Director of Feminist.com, Schnall started taking a look at the problems from a variety of angles and views, collecting viewpoints from influential humans from all sectors.

What Will It Take to Make a girl President? features interviews with politicians, public officers, inspiration leaders, writers, artists, and activists in an try to observe the stumbling blocks that experience held girls again and what must switch in an effort to pick a lady into the White House.

With insights and private anecdotes from Sheryl Sandberg, Maya Angelou, Gloria Steinem, Nancy Pelosi, Nicholas Kristof, Melissa Etheridge, and plenty of extra, this publication addresses well timed, provocative matters related to girls, politics, and tool. With a broader aim of encouraging girls and women to be leaders of their lives, their groups, and the bigger international, Schnall and her interviewees discover the altering paradigms happening in politics and in our tradition with the desire of relocating towards significant and powerful solutions—and an international the place a girl might be president.

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Poststructural Subjects and Feminist Concerns: An Examination of Identity, Agency and Politics in the Works of Foucault, Butler and Kristeva

By Katherine Lowery Cooklin

I handle the query of even if poststructuralist theories of subjectivity can
accommodate emancipatory politics. I learn the versions of subjectivity provided through
Michel Foucault, Judith Butler and Julia Kristeva, and that i review those versions in phrases of
their skill to supply a moral and political framework that doesn't perpetuate
oppression, and particularly that are supposed to be followed by way of feminists. In bankruptcy 1, I argue
that Foucault reduces the topic to a placeholder inside a discursive systemand
forecloses the opportunity of significant corporation and emanicpatory politics. simply because
nothing escapes the discursive approach, Foucault gets rid of the subject’s capability for serious mirrored image, corporation and intervention at the structures of oppression. Given
Foucault’s description of strength and of subjugated wisdom, the single promise that
Foucault holds is for overall contestation and incessant transgression. I study the software
of Foucault’s paintings for feminist politics and finish higher replacement might be
sought. In bankruptcy 2, I research the application of Foucault’s paintings for feminist politics, and
offer a critique of a few feminist appropriations of Foucault. In bankruptcy three, I learn
Judith Butler’s conception of subjectivity. I argue that, like Foucault, Butler reduces topics
to placeholders inside an inherently oppressive method and forecloses the opportunity of a
subject’s potential for serious mirrored image on that approach. all through this bankruptcy I tackle
problems for feminist politics. bankruptcy four is a critique of makes an attempt to discover a significant
account of employer in Butler’s paintings via recasting her as an existentialist. In bankruptcy five, I
turn to Kristeva’s thought of signification and subjectivity. I argue that Kristeva doesn't
reduce the topic to the discursive approach, and that her conception permits significant
agency. I argue that Kristeva’s idea can be utilized to diagnose social oppression. I exhibit
how Kristeva’s conception can be utilized to diagnose fascist routine and sexism. I argue
that her concept holds promise for a therapy to oppression.

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In the Land of Invisible Women: A Female Doctor's Journey in the Saudi Kingdom

By Qanta Ahmed

"In this stunningly written ebook, a Western proficient Muslim medical professional brings alive what it capacity for a girl to stay within the Saudi country. i have hardly ever skilled so vividly the shunning and shaming, racism and anti-Semitism, however the shock is how Dr. Ahmed additionally reveals tenderness on the tattered edges of extremism, and a life-changing pilgrimage again to her Muslim faith." - Gail Sheehy

The judgements that fluctuate your lifestyles are usually the main impulsive ones.

Unexpectedly denied a visa to stay within the usa, Qanta Ahmed, a tender British Muslim health professional, turns into an outcast in movement. On a whim, she accepts an exhilarating place in Saudi Arabia. this isn't only a new activity; it is a likelihood at event in an unique land she thinks she is familiar with, a spot she hopes she is going to belong.

What she discovers is tremendously various. the dominion is an international aside, a land of unparralled distinction. She reveals rejection and scorn within the areas she believed could such a lot include her, but in addition humor, honesty, loyalty and love.

And for Qanta, greater than something, it's a land of chance. a spot the place she discovers what it takes for one girl to recreate herself within the land of invisible ladies.

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The Flipside of Feminism: What Smart Women Know and Men Can't Say

By Suzanne Venker, Phyllis Schlafly

40 years have handed because the so-called women's stream claimed to free up girls from preconceived notions of what it capability to be female—and the consequences are in. the newest information convey that as ladies have received extra freedom, extra schooling, and extra energy, they've got turn into much less satisfied. within the Flipside of Feminism, Suzanne Venker and Phyllis Schlafly offer readers with a brand new view of ladies in America—casting off the ideology that preaches pretend empowerment and liberation from males and marriage. Their booklet demonstrates that conservative ladies are, in reality, the main liberated ladies in the US and the folk to whom adolescents may be turning for suggestion. Their convinced and rational method of the conflict of the sexes is strictly what the US wishes.

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Bananas, Beaches and Bases: Making Feminist Sense of International Politics

during this fresh radical research of globalization, Cynthia Enloe examines contemporary events—Bangladeshi garment manufacturing unit deaths, household employees within the Persian Gulf, chinese language international travelers, and the UN gender politics of guns—to exhibit the the most important position of girls in overseas politics today.

With all new and up-to-date chapters, Enloe describes what percentage women's doubtless own strategies—in their marriages, of their housekeeping, of their dealing with beliefs of beauty—are, in fact, the stuff of worldwide politics. Enloe bargains a feminist gender research of the worldwide politics of either masculinities and femininities, dismantles an it sounds as if overwhelming global approach, and divulges that procedure to be even more fragile and open to alter than we think.

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The Woman in the Shaman's Body: Reclaiming the Feminine in Religion and Medicine

By Barbara Tedlock

A exotic anthropologist–who can be an initiated shaman–reveals the long-hidden girl roots of the world’s oldest type of faith and medication. here's a attention-grabbing excursion into this historical culture, from its prehistoric beginnings to the paintings of ladies shamans around the globe today.

Shamanism was once not just humankind’s first religious and therapeutic perform, it was once initially the area of ladies. this can be the declare of Barbara Tedlock’s provocative and myth-shattering e-book. Reinterpreting generations of scholarship, Tedlock–herself knowledgeable in dreamwork, divination, and healing–explains how and why the position of girls in shamanism was once misinterpreted and suppressed, and gives a stunning array of facts, from prehistoric African rock paintings to trendy Mongolian ceremonies, for women’s shamanic powers.

Tedlock combines firsthand debts of her personal education one of the Maya of Guatemala with the wealthy checklist of ladies warriors and hunters, religious publications, and prophets from many cultures and instances. Probing the practices that distinguish lady shamanism from the far better recognized male traditions, she reveals:

• the foremost function of physique knowledge and women’s eroticism in shamanic trance and ecstasy

• the feminine types of dream witnessing, imaginative and prescient questing, and use of hallucinogenic drugs

• Shamanic midwifery and the non secular powers published in childbirth and per 30 days girl cycles

• Shamanic symbolism in weaving and different female arts

• Gender moving and male-female partnership in shamanic practice

Filled with illuminating tales and illustrations, the girl within the Shaman’s physique restores ladies to their crucial position within the background of spirituality and celebrates their carrying on with position within the world wide resurgence of shamanism this day.

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The Madwoman's Underclothes: Essays and Occasional Writings

By Germaine Greer

Always robust and fearless, Germaine Greer moves correct on the center of the matter—be it John F. Kennedy and vaginal deodorants, rape and synthetic insemination, plastic surgery, the dying of Jimi Hendrix, or the famine in Ethiopia. This assortment represents a mosaic of essays, lengthy and brief, a few of that are showing for the 1st time in print and all of which chafe the normal and are bristling with argument.

From the younger liveliness of her sixties items, which “got up everybody’s nose,” to the intensity and complexity of her later paintings, The Madwoman’s underwear is a mirrored image either one of an period and of the altering rules and varieties of Germaine Greer: “The essays on Brazil, Cuba, and Ethiopia characterize my coming of age. whatever like a coherent process of values is commencing to emerge after my years of wandering, even though i've got under no circumstances arrived at a collection of articles of religion, and not will, I hope.”

Greer’s critiques on social, political, and sexual traits and mores are tendered in her detailed fashion—outspoken, with rapier wit and no tolerance for narrow-mindedness. yet as explosive, indignant, and sometimes humorous as those essays are, additionally they display tenderness and disappointment and that emotion that underlies all of Greer’s work—passionate commitment.

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White Ink: Interviews on Sex, Text and Politics

By Helene Cixous

Helene Cixous is greatly considered as one of many world's so much influential feminist writers and thinkers. "White Ink" brings jointly her so much revealing interviews, to be had in English for the 1st time. Spanning over 4 many years and together with a brand new interview with the editor Susan , this assortment offers an excellent, working remark at the matters on the center of Cixous' writing.Here, Cixous discusses her books and her inventive method, her perspectives on and insights into literature, philosophy, theatre, politics, aesthetics, religion and ethics, human kinfolk and the nation of the realm. As she responds to interviewers' questions, Cixous is caused to mirror on her roles and actions as poet, playwright, feminist theorist, professor of literature, thinker, girl, Jew. each one interview is a outstanding functionality, an occasion in language and notion the place Cixous' celebrated highbrow and poetic strength will be witnessed 'in action'. The accessibility of the interview layout offers an exceptional starting-point for readers new to Cixous, whereas these already accustomed to her paintings will locate unforeseen insights and clean elucidations of her suggestion.

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Corporeal Generosity: On Giving With Nietzsche, Merleau-Ponty, and Levinas (Suny Series in Gender Theory)

By Rosalyn Diprose

Rosalyn Diprose contends that generosity is not only a human advantage, however it is an openness to others that's severe to our life, sociality, and social formation. Her idea demanding situations the permitted version of generosity as a typical personality trait that publications somebody to provide anything they own away to others inside of an trade financial system. This ebook areas giving within the realm of ontology, in addition to the realm of politics and social construction, because it promotes how one can foster social kinfolk that generate sexual, cultural, and stylistic changes. The analyses within the booklet theorize generosity when it comes to intercorporeal relatives the place the self is given to others. Drawing totally on the philosophy of Nietzsche, Merleau-Ponty, and Levinas, and providing serious interpretations of feminist philosophers equivalent to Beauvoir and Butler, the writer builds a politically delicate proposal of generosity.

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