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Ask and Tell: Gay and Lesbian Veterans Speak Out
Ask and Tell: Gay and Lesbian Veterans Speak Out
by Steve Estes
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"Don't Ask, Don't Tell" was the directive of President Clinton's 1993 military policy regarding gay and lesbian soldiers. This official silence continued a collective amnesia about the patriotic service and courageous sacrifices of homosexual troops. Ask... (read more)

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The Brokeback Book: From Story to Cultural Phenomenon
The Brokeback Book: From Story to Cultural Phenomenon
by William R Handley
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An American Western made by a Taiwanese director and filmed in Canada, Brokeback Mountain was a global cultural phenomenon even before it became the highest grossing gay-themed drama in film history. Few films have inspired as much passion and... (read more)

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Sisterhood Is Forever: The Women's Anthology for the New Millennium
Sisterhood Is Forever: The Women's Anthology for the New Millennium
by Robin Morgan
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Thirty years after Robin Morgan's groundbreaking anthology, Sisterhood Is Powerful -- named by The American Librarians' Association one of "The 100 Most Influential Books of the Twentieth Century" -- comes this landmark new collection for the twenty... (read more)

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Ritual Making Women: Shaping Rites for Changing Lives (Gender, Theology and Spirituality)
Ritual Making Women: Shaping Rites for Changing Lives (Gender, Theology and Spirituality)
by Jan Berry
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This book looks at the way in which women's making of ritual has emerged from the rapidly developing field of women's spirituality and theology. The author uses ethnographic material drawn from her personal experience in working with individuals and... (read more)

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How Women Got Their Curves and Other Just-So Stories: Evolutionary Enigmas
How Women Got Their Curves and Other Just-So Stories: Evolutionary Enigmas
by David P Barash
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So how did women get their curves? Why do they have breasts, while other mammals only develop breast tissue while lactating, and why do women menstruate, when virtually no other beings do so? What are the reasons for female orgasm? Why are human females... (read more)

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Women Food and God: An Unexpected Path to Almost Everything
Women Food and God: An Unexpected Path to Almost Everything
by Geneen Roth
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Geneen Roth's masterwork, Women Food and God explores the relationship between how we eat and how we see ourselves in the world.... (read more)

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Sex and Gender
Sex and Gender
by John Archer
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Drawing on the latest research evidence, the authors of this textbook examine the extent to which men and women actually differ, and the origins and implications of the differences, in physical development, sexual experience, emotional expression, mental... (read more)

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Elf Girl
Elf Girl
by Rev Jen
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Meet Rev Jen. Patron saint of the uncool. Cheerleader for nonconformists, geeks, and oddballs the world over. From her tiny rent-controlled apartment on Manhattan’s hip Lower East Side, she holds court over a wacky cast of friends and lovers with... (read more)

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The Good Girls Revolt: How the Women of Newsweek Sued Their Bosses and Changed the Workplace
The Good Girls Revolt: How the Women of Newsweek Sued Their Bosses and Changed the Workplace
by Lynn Povich
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It was the 1960s––a time of economic boom and social strife. Young women poured into the workplace, but the “Help Wanted” ads were segregated by gender and the “Mad Men” office culture was rife with sexual... (read more)

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Pornified: How Pornography Is Damaging Our Lives, Our Relationships, and Our Families
Pornified: How Pornography Is Damaging Our Lives, Our Relationships, and Our Families
by Pamela Paul
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“Strips porn of its culture-war claptrap . . . Pornified may stand as a Kinsey Report for our time.”—San Francisco Chronicle Porn in America is everywhere—not just in cybersex and Playboy but in popular video games, advice columns... (read more)

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Red: Teenage Girls in America Write on What Fires Up Their Lives Today
Red: Teenage Girls in America Write on What Fires Up Their Lives Today
by Amy Goldwasser
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"Unsparingly frank and perceptive" (Vanity Fair) personal essays by teenage girls. For every teen girl who thinks she's alone, and every adult who's dared to try to figure her out, comes this eye-opening collection in the spirit of New York Times... (read more)

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From Disgust to Humanity: Sexual Orientation and Constitutional Law (Inalienable Rights)
From Disgust to Humanity: Sexual Orientation and Constitutional Law (Inalienable Rights)
by Martha Nussbaum
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A distinguished professor of law and philosophy at the University of Chicago, a prolific writer and award-winning thinker, Martha Nussbaum stands as one of our foremost authorities on law, justice, freedom, morality, and emotion. In From Disgust to... (read more)

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Bitchfest: Ten Years of Cultural Criticism from the Pages of Bitch Magazine
Bitchfest: Ten Years of Cultural Criticism from the Pages of Bitch Magazine
by Lisa Jervis and Andi Zeisler
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Girl power, Riot Grrrl, first-, second-, or third-wave feminist — however you choose to label your gender-equality insistence, Bitch magazine has had you covered. To celebrate their ten year anniversary, Bitch has released this cultural compendium; a... (read more)

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Riding Fury Home: A Memoir
Riding Fury Home: A Memoir
by Chana Wilson
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In 1958, when Chana Wilson was seven, her mother held a rifle to her head and pulled the trigger. The gun jammed and she was taken away to a mental hospital. On her return, Chana became the caretaker of her heavily medicated, suicidal mother. It would be... (read more)

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The Velvet Rage: Overcoming the Pain of Growing Up Gay in a Straight Man's World
The Velvet Rage: Overcoming the Pain of Growing Up Gay in a Straight Man's World
by Alan Downs
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The gay male world today is characterized by seductive beauty, artful creativity, flamboyant sexuality, and, encouragingly, unprecedented acceptability in society. Yet despite the progress of the recent past, gay men still find themselves asking, "Are we... (read more)

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Temptress: From the Original Bad Girls to Women on Top
Temptress: From the Original Bad Girls to Women on Top
by Jane Billinghurst
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According to Jane Billinghurst, men created the idea of the temptress — an irresistible woman bent on bringing them down — to justify the fact that they so often surrender to women, especially in the bedroom. In this fascinating study, she... (read more)

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The Monster Within: The Hidden Side of Motherhood
The Monster Within: The Hidden Side of Motherhood
by Barbara Almond
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"Psychoanalysis has always addressed the monster within: conflicts, fears, and those unacceptable feelings of anger, envy, and hatred with which we all grapple. Such feelings are particularly scary for mothers, and Dr. Barbara Almond, an experienced... (read more)

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Gay, Straight, and the Reason Why: The Science of Sexual Orientation
Gay, Straight, and the Reason Why: The Science of Sexual Orientation
by Simon Levay
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What causes a child to grow up gay or straight? In this book, neuroscientist Simon LeVay summarizes a wealth of scientific evidence that points to one inescapable conclusion: Sexual orientation results primarily from an interaction between genes, sex... (read more)

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Wild Unrest: Charlotte Perkins Gilman and the Making of "The Yellow Wall-Paper"
Wild Unrest: Charlotte Perkins Gilman and the Making of "The Yellow Wall-Paper"
by Helen Lefkowitz Horowitz
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In Wild Unrest, Helen Lefkowitz Horowitz offers a vivid portrait of Charlotte Perkins Gilman in the 1880s, drawing new connections between the author's life and work and illuminating the predicament of women then and now. "The Yellow Wall-Paper" captured... (read more)

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Manhood: The Rise and Fall of the Penis
Manhood: The Rise and Fall of the Penis
by Mels Vandriel
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 In Manhood, experienced urologist and sexologist Mels van Driel offers an unprecedented history of the penis—with answers to everything you wanted to know, and even some questions you’d never thought to ask. Investigating the penis and... (read more)

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