The Second Sex

The Second SexNewly translated and unabridged in English for the first time, Simone de Beauvoir s masterwork is a powerful analysis of the Western notion of woman, and a groundbreaking exploration of inequality and otherness This long awaited new edition reinstates significant portions of the original French

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The Handmaid's Tale

The Handmaid's TaleOffred is a Handmaid in the Republic of Gilead She may leave the home of the Commander and his wife once a day to walk to food markets whose signs are now pictures instead of words because women are no longer allowed to read She must lie on her back once a month and pray that the Commander makes h

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Backlash: The Undeclared War Against American Women

Backlash: The Undeclared War Against American WomenSkillfully Probing the Attack on Women s Rights Opting out, security moms, desperate housewives, the new baby fever the trend stories of 2006 leave no doubt that American women are still being barraged by the same backlash messages that Susan Faludi brilliantly exposed in her 1991 bestselling

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All About Love: New Visions

All About Love: New VisionsAll About Love offers radical new ways to think about love by showing its interconnectedness in our private and public lives In eleven concise chapters, hooks explains how our everyday notions of what it means to give and receive love often fail us, and how these ideals are established in early chi

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Bad Feminist

Bad FeministPink is my favorite color I used to say my favorite color was black to be cool, but it is pink all shades of pink If I have an accessory, it is probably pink I read Vogue, and I m not doing it ironically, though it might seem that way I once live tweeted the September issue n nIn these funny and

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The Bell Jar

The Bell JarSylvia Plath s shocking, realistic, and intensely emotional novel about a woman falling into the grip of insanity n nEsther Greenwood is brilliant, beautiful, enormously talented, and successful, but slowly going under maybe for the last time In her acclaimed and enduring masterwork, Sylvia Plath b

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The Beauty Myth

The Beauty MythThe bestselling classic that redefined our view of the relationship between beauty and female identity In today s world, women have power, legal recognition, and professional success than ever before Alongside the evident progress of the women s movement, however, writer and journalist Naomi

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A Vindication of the Rights of Woman

A Vindication of the Rights of WomanWriting in an age when the call for the rights of man had brought revolution to America and France, Mary Wollstonecraft produced her own declaration of female independence in 1792 Passionate and forthright, A Vindication of the Rights of Woman attacked the prevailing view of docile, decorative femi

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The Feminine Mystique

The Feminine MystiqueLandmark, groundbreaking, classic these adjectives barely do justice to the pioneering vision and lasting impact of The Feminine Mystique Published in 1963, it gave a pitch perfect description of the problem that has no name the insidious beliefs and institutions that undermined women s confiden

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How to Be a Woman

How to Be a WomanThough they have the vote and the Pill and haven t been burned as witches since 1727, life isn t exactly a stroll down the catwalk for modern women They are beset by uncertainties and questions Why are they supposed to get Brazilians Why do bras hurt Why the incessant talk about babies And do m

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