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Infidel
Infidel
by Ayaan Hirsi Ali
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Ali's memoir Infidel reveals an extraordinary woman who survived a harrowing early life, fled to the Netherlands to escape an arranged marriage, and was elected to that country's Parliament before death threats landed her under 24-hour guard. Not every... (read more)

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A Room of One's Own
A Room of One's Own
by Virginia Woolf
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Virginia Woolf's landmark inquiry into women's role in society   In A Room of One's Own, Virginia Woolf imagines that Shakespeare had a sister—a sister equal to Shakespeare in talent, and equal in genius, but whose legacy is radically... (read more)

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Permitted and Prohibited Desires
Permitted and Prohibited Desires
by Anne Allison
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A fascinating exploration of the varied culture of sex and sexuality, power and gender dynamics, in contemporary Japan.... (read more)

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When Everything Changed: The Amazing Journey of American Women from 1960 to the Present
When Everything Changed: The Amazing Journey of American Women from 1960 to the Present
by Gail Collins
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Gail Collins, New York Times columnist and bestselling author, recounts the astounding revolution in women's lives over the past 50 years, with her usual sly wit and unfussy style (People). When Everything Changed begins in 1960, when most American women... (read more)

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Sexual Personae: Art & Decadence from Nefertiti to Emily Dickinson
Sexual Personae: Art & Decadence from Nefertiti to Emily Dickinson
by Camille Paglia
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From ancient Egypt through the nineteenth century, Sexual Personae explores the provocative connections between art and pagan ritual; between Emily Dickinson and the Marquis de Sade; between Lord Byron and Elvis Presley. It ultimately challenges the... (read more)

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On Liberty and the Subjection of Women
On Liberty and the Subjection of Women
by John Stuart Mill
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Two cornerstones of liberalism from the great social radical of English philosophy John Stuart Mill was a prodigious thinker who sharply challenged the beliefs of his age. In On Liberty?one of the sacred texts of liberalism?he argues that any democracy... (read more)

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Written by Herself: Volume I: Autobiographies of American Women: An Anthology
Written by Herself: Volume I: Autobiographies of American Women: An Anthology
by Jill Ker Conway
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The bestselling author of The Road from Coorain presents an extraordinarily powerful anthology of the autobiographical writings of 25 women, literary predecessors and contemporaries that include Jane Addams, Zora Neale Hurst, Harriet Jacobs, Ellen... (read more)

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Uppity Women of Medieval Times
Uppity Women of Medieval Times
by Vicki Leon
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Meet "Serfer Girls", "Battle Axes", "Amazons in Shining Armor", and a host of other women who made history during the Middle Ages Once again, Vicki Leon makes history sizzle with insightful and witty portraits and accounts of women notorious, courageous,... (read more)

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Alice James: A Biography
Alice James: A Biography
by Jean Strouse
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The Jameses are perhaps the most extraordinary and  distinguished family in American intellectual life. Henry’s novels, celebrated as among the finest in the language, and William’s groundbreaking philosophical and psychological works... (read more)

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Black White and Jewish: Autobiography of a Shifting Self
Black White and Jewish: Autobiography of a Shifting Self
by Rebecca Walker
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The Civil Rights movement brought author Alice Walker and lawyer Mel Leventhal together, and in 1969 their daughter, Rebecca, was born. Some saw this unusual copper-colored girl as an outrage or an oddity; others viewed her as a symbol of harmony, a... (read more)

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A Question of Choice
A Question of Choice
by Sarah Weddington
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On the 20th anniversary of the momentous Roe v. Wade decision, here is the engrossing story of the case by the attorney who successfully argued it in the Supreme Court--now with a new chapter on the current situation. B/W photos.... (read more)

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Dreams of Trespass: Tales of a Harem Girlhood
Dreams of Trespass: Tales of a Harem Girlhood
by Fatima Marnissi
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”I was born in a harem in 1940 in Fez, Morocco...” So begins Fatima Mernissi in this exotic and rich narrative of a childhood behind the iron gates of a domestic harem. In Dreams of Trespass, Mernissi weaves her own memories with the dreams... (read more)

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Justice, Gender, and the Family
Justice, Gender, and the Family
by Susan Moller Okin
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In the first feminist critique of modern political theory, Okin shows how the failure to apply theories of justice to the family not only undermines our most cherished democratic values but has led to a major crisis over gender-related issues.... (read more)

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Who Cooked the Last Supper?: The Women's History of the World
Who Cooked the Last Supper?: The Women's History of the World
by Rosalind Miles
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The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio: How My Mother Raised 10 Kids on 25 Words or Less
The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio: How My Mother Raised 10 Kids on 25 Words or Less
by Terry Ryan
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The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio introduces Evelyn Ryan, an enterprising woman who kept poverty at bay with wit, poetry, and perfect prose during the "contest era" of the 1950s and 1960s. Standing up to the church, her alcoholic husband, and antiquated... (read more)

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Brothel: Mustang Ranch and Its Women
Brothel: Mustang Ranch and Its Women
by Alexa Albert
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In this fascinating study of Nevada's infamous Mustang Ranch, Albert puts a human face on the women who work in America's largest brothel. "Brothel" is a candid and powerful work that examines the realities behind prostitution and tells the stories of... (read more)

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A Vindication of the Rights of Men; A Vindication of the Rights of Woman; An Historical and Moral View of the French Revolution
A Vindication of the Rights of Men; A Vindication of the Rights of Woman; An Historical and Moral View of the French Revolution
by Mary Wollstonecraft
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This volume brings together the major political writings of Mary Wollstonecraft in the order in which they appeared in the revolutionary 1790s. It traces her passionate and indignant response to the excitement of the early days of the French Revolution... (read more)

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The Penguin Atlas of Women in the World: Completely Revised and Updated
The Penguin Atlas of Women in the World: Completely Revised and Updated
by Joni Seager
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In this revision of her ground-breaking atlas, Joni Seager draws on a vast amount of new global data to explore the key issues facing women today: equality, motherhood, feminism, beauty, culture, women at work, women in the global economy, changing... (read more)

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Feminist Legal Theory (New Perspectives on Law, Culture, and Society)
Feminist Legal Theory (New Perspectives on Law, Culture, and Society)
by Katharine Bartlett
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Our understanding of the law and its potential for reforming social and political norms was dramatically reshaped in the 1980s by the intellectual movement known as feminist legal theory. What makes this new theory so important is the far-reaching... (read more)

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Competition: A Feminist Taboo?
Competition: A Feminist Taboo?
by Neill Irvin Painter
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Why is it so hard for women to talk about competition? As the editors of this original anthology state: "Feminists have long been fiercely critical of male power games, yet we have often ignored or concealed our own conflcits over money, control... (read more)

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