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Men Explain Things to Me Updated Edition
Men Explain Things to Me Updated Edition
by Rebecca Solnit
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In her comic, scathing essay “Men Explain Things to Me,” Rebecca Solnit takes on what often goes wrong in conversations between men and women. She writes about men who wrongly assume they know things and wrongly assume women dont, about why... (read more)

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Asking for It: The Alarming Rise of Rape Culture -- and What We Can Do about It
Asking for It: The Alarming Rise of Rape Culture -- and What We Can Do about It
by Kate Harding
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Asking for It is not a fun book, but it is an important one. Harding presents stories and statistics exposing America's rape culture, showing that our unwillingness as a society to take rape seriously drastically affects victims as well as perpetrators... (read more)

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The Purity Myth: How America's Obsession with Virginity Is Hurting Young Women
The Purity Myth: How America's Obsession with Virginity Is Hurting Young Women
by Jessica Valenti
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The United States is obsessed with virginity — from the media to schools to government agencies. In The Purity Myth, Jessica Valenti argues that the countrys intense focus on chastity is damaging to young women. Through in-depth cultural and social... (read more)

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Men Explain Things to Me
Men Explain Things to Me
by Rebecca Solnit
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"This slim book—seven essays, punctuated by enigmatic, haunting paintings by Ana Teresa Fernandez—hums with power and wit."—Boston Globe "The antidote to mansplaining."—The Stranger "Feminist, frequently funny... (read more)

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Pledged: The Secret Life of Sororities
Pledged: The Secret Life of Sororities
by Alexandra Robbins
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Now in paperback, the New York Times bestseller--with over 91,000 copies in print--that takes you behind closed doors to see what really goes on in America's sororities. Ever wonder what sorority life is really like? In Pledged, bestselling author... (read more)

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Speaking Truth to Power
Speaking Truth to Power
by Anita Hill
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The Bonds of Love: Psychoanalysis, Feminism, & the Problem of Domination
The Bonds of Love: Psychoanalysis, Feminism, & the Problem of Domination
by Jessica Benjamin
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From its beginnings in Twilight fan-fiction to its record-breaking sales as an e-book and paperback, the story of the erotic romance novel Fifty Shades of Grey and its two sequels is both unusual and fascinating. Having sold over... (read more)

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Straight Sex: Rethinking the Politics of Pleasure (Radical Thinkers)
Straight Sex: Rethinking the Politics of Pleasure (Radical Thinkers)
by Lynne Segal
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Lynne Segal is Anniversary Professor of Psychology and Gender Studies in the Department of Psychosocial Studies at Birkbeck College. Her books include Out of Time; Is the Future Female?; and Slow Motion.... (read more)

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Redefining Rape: Sexual Violence in the Era of Suffrage and Segregation
Redefining Rape: Sexual Violence in the Era of Suffrage and Segregation
by Estelle B. Freedman
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2014 Frances Richardson Sierra-Keller Prize, Western Association of Women... (read more)

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Bad Girls Go Everywhere: The Life of Helen Gurley Brown, the Woman Behind Cosmopolitan Magazine
Bad Girls Go Everywhere: The Life of Helen Gurley Brown, the Woman Behind Cosmopolitan Magazine
by Jennifer Scanlon
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The biography of the revolutionary magazine editor who created the “Cosmo Girl” before Sex and the City’s Carrie Bradshaw was even born As the author of the iconic Sex and the Single Girl (1962) and the editor-in-chief of Cosmopolitan... (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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Intercourse
Intercourse
by Andrea Dworkin
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The book that Andrea Dworkins best known for-in which she provoked the argument that ultimately split apart the feminist movement-is being reissued for the young women and men of the twenty-first... (read more)

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The Purity Myth: How America's Obsession with Virginity Is Hurting Young Women
The Purity Myth: How America's Obsession with Virginity Is Hurting Young Women
by Jessica Valenti
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The Purity Myth presents a revolutionary argument that girls and women are overly valued for their sexuality and offers solutions for a future without a damaging emphasis on virginity.... (read more)

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Lost Voices: Women, Chronic Pain, & Abuse
Lost Voices: Women, Chronic Pain, & Abuse
by Nellie A Radomsky
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Dr. Nellie Radomsky explores the complexity of chronic pain in women and evidence for its association with abuse--an issue largely unrecognized by medical practitioners. Modern medical training emphasizes diagnosis and cure, but chronic pain problems... (read more)

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Restorative Justice and Violence Against Women (Interpersonal Violence)
Restorative Justice and Violence Against Women (Interpersonal Violence)
by James Ptacek
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Emily Summers would never forget the passionate affair with Cal Westen that left her yearning for what he couldn't give her. But the charismatic, commitment-wary E.R. surgeon had given her something. And it was time he knew the truth--so he could be the... (read more)

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Feminist Accused of Sexual Harassment (Public Planet Books)
Feminist Accused of Sexual Harassment (Public Planet Books)
by Jane Gallop
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Jane Gallop is Distinguished Professor of English and Comparative Literature at the University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee. She is the author of numerous books, including Thinking Through the Body, The Daughter’s Seduction, and Around 1981: Academic... (read more)

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Unhooked: How Young Women Pursue Sex, Delay Love, and Lose at Both
Unhooked: How Young Women Pursue Sex, Delay Love, and Lose at Both
by Laura Sessions Stepp
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Features a new Afterword for this edition. A controversial look at today's sexual hook-up culture, and "[a] book...you won't stop talking about."-Patricia Cornwell From the front lines of today's sexual battlefield comes an eye-opening examination of the... (read more)

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Battering of Women: The Failure of Intervention and the Case for Prevention
Battering of Women: The Failure of Intervention and the Case for Prevention
by Larry L Tifft
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"Why have most interventions failed to decrease domestic violence in this country? Larry Tifft provides reasons—and suggests possible solutions—in this revealing study of the cultural, social structura"... (read more)

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Pledged: The Secret Life of Sororities
Pledged: The Secret Life of Sororities
by Alexandra Robbins
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Now in paperback, the New York Times bestseller--with over 91,000 copies in print--that takes you behind closed doors to see what really goes on in America's sororities. Ever wonder what sorority life is really like? In Pledged, bestselling author... (read more)

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Unruly Women: The Politics of Confinement & Resistance
Unruly Women: The Politics of Confinement & Resistance
by Karlene Faith
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Winner of the VanCity Book Prize, Unruly Women: The Politics of Confinement & Resistance is the seminal book about womens imprisonment that helped spark examinations around the world into the special circumstances women face in prison, as well as the... (read more)

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