Women Vs Feminism

Why We All Need Liberating from the Gender Wars

Author: Joanna Williams

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing

ISBN: 1787144763

Category: Social Science

Page: 209

View: 9193

Statistics tell us there has never been a better time to be a woman but feminists are quick to point out that women are still victims of everyday sexism. This title explores what life is like for women today. It's time to ditch a feminism that appears remote from the concerns of most women and, worse, pitches men and women against each other.

Women vs Feminism

Why We All Need Liberating from the Gender Wars

Author: Joanna Williams

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing

ISBN: 1787144755

Category: Social Science

Page: 336

View: 2795

Statistics tell us there has never been a better time to be a woman but feminists are quick to point out that women are still victims of everyday sexism. This title explores what life is like for women today. It’s time to ditch a feminism that appears remote from the concerns of most women and, worse, pitches men and women against each other.

Women vs Feminism

Why We All Need Liberating from the Gender Wars

Author: Joanna Williams

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing

ISBN: 1787149404

Category: Social Science

Page: 336

View: 8845

Statistics tell us there has never been a better time to be a woman but feminists are quick to point out that women are still victims of everyday sexism. This title explores what life is like for women today. It’s time to ditch a feminism that appears remote from the concerns of most women and, worse, pitches men and women against each other.

Consuming Higher Education

Why Learning Can't be Bought

Author: Joanna Williams

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1441183604

Category: Education

Page: 208

View: 6366

Reflects on the link between constructing students as consumers and the purpose of higher education, and the implications for student identity and learning.

Who Stole Feminism?

How Women Have Betrayed Women

Author: Christina Hoff Sommers

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0684801566

Category: Social Science

Page: 320

View: 6445

Reviewers of this book have praised Christina Hoff Sommer's well-reasoned argument against many feminists' reliance on misleading, politically motivated 'facts' about how women are victimised.

Academic Freedom in an Age of Conformity

Confronting the Fear of Knowledge

Author: Joanna Williams

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137514795

Category: Education

Page: 217

View: 7371

Academic freedom is increasingly being threatened by a stifling culture of conformity in higher education that is restricting individual academics, the freedom of academic thought and the progress of knowledge – the very foundations upon which academia and universities are built. Once, scholars demanded academic freedom to critique existing knowledge and to pursue new truths. Today, while fondness for the rhetoric of academic freedom remains, it is increasingly criticised as an outdated and elitist concept by students and lecturers alike and called into question by a number of political and intellectual trends such as feminism, critical theory and identity politics. This provocative and compelling book traces the demise of academic freedom within the context of changing ideas about the purpose of the university and the nature of knowledge. The book argues that a challenge to this culture of conformity and censorship and a defence of academic free speech are needed for critique to be possible and for the intellectual project of evaluating existing knowledge and proposing new knowledge to be meaningful. This book is that challenge and a passionate call to arms for the power of academic thought today.

Ceasefire!

Why Women and Men Must Join Forces to Achieve True Equality

Author: Cathy Young

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: 360

View: 7282

Looks a the women's movement in today's society and challenges the assumption that basic differences between the sexes are unbridgeable.

Heterophobia

Sexual Harassment and the Future of Feminism

Author: Daphne Patai

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780847689880

Category: Social Science

Page: 276

View: 2873

A scathing criticism of political and sexual correctness, this thought-provoking and powerfully argued book is sure to incite debate among all Americans concerned with the legacy and future of women's rights.

Split Decisions

How and Why to Take a Break from Feminism

Author: Janet Halley

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 1400827353

Category: Social Science

Page: 424

View: 364

Is it time to take a break from feminism? In this pathbreaking book, Janet Halley reassesses the place of feminism in the law and politics of sexuality. She argues that sexuality involves deeply contested and clashing realities and interests, and that feminism helps us understand only some of them. To see crucial dimensions of sexuality that feminism does not reveal--the interests of gays and lesbians to be sure, but also those of men, and of constituencies and values beyond the realm of sex and gender--we might need to take a break from feminism. Halley also invites feminism to abandon its uncritical relationship to its own power. Feminists are, in many areas of social and political life, partners in governance. To govern responsibly, even on behalf of women, Halley urges, feminists should try taking a break from their own presuppositions. Halley offers a genealogy of various feminisms and of gay, queer, and trans theories as they split from each other in the United States during the 1980s and 1990s. All these incommensurate theories, she argues, enrich thinking on the left not despite their break from each other but because of it. She concludes by examining legal cases to show how taking a break from feminism can change your very perceptions of what's at stake in a decision and liberate you to decide it anew.

What Women Want

Fun, Freedom and an End to Feminism

Author: Ella Whelan

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781925501476

Category: Social Science

Page: 98

View: 1911

The brave, bold Ella Whelan is a leading voice of a rising generation of young warriors for free speech, which is lamentably threatened from both the left and the right in today's world. -- Camille Paglia And now, in this brilliant book, she puts the case for female autonomy against feminist victimhood. Some feminists will no doubt cry 'anti-feminist!', but this would be inaccurate; in fact, this book is in the tradition of the Suffragettes, the female explorers, the female workforce and other female pioneers of the 20th and 21st centuries who demanded that society should mine rather than suppress women's potential. All women and men who value women's liberation should read this. -- Brendan O'Neill (from the Foreword).

Self-Made Man

One Woman's Year Disguised as a Man

Author: Norah Vincent

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101201347

Category: Social Science

Page: 304

View: 949

A journalist’s provocative and spellbinding account of her eighteen months spent disguised as a man. Norah Vincent became an instant media sensation with the publication of Self-Made Man, her take on just how hard it is to be a man, even in a man’s world. Following in the tradition of John Howard Griffin (Black Like Me), Vincent spent a year and a half disguised as her male alter ego, Ned, exploring what men are like when women aren’t around. As Ned, she joined a bowling team, took a high-octane sales job, went on dates with women (and men), visited strip clubs, and even managed to infiltrate a monastery and a men’s therapy group. At once thought-provoking and pure fun to read, Self-Made Man is a sympathetic and thrilling tour de force of immersion journalism. From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Feminine Mystique (50th Anniversary Edition)

Author: Betty Friedan

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393239187

Category: Social Science

Page: 592

View: 1361

“If you’ve never read it, read it now.”—Arianna Huffington, O, The Oprah Magazine Landmark, 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 confidence in their intellectual capabilities and kept them in the home. Writing in a time when the average woman first married in her teens and 60 percent of women students dropped out of college to marry, Betty Friedan captured the frustrations and thwarted ambitions of a generation and showed women how they could reclaim their lives. Part social chronicle, part manifesto, The Feminine Mystique is filled with fascinating anecdotes and interviews as well as insights that continue to inspire. This 50th–anniversary edition features an afterword by best-selling author Anna Quindlen as well as a new introduction by Gail Collins.

Scream from the Shadows

The Women's Liberation Movement in Japan

Author: Setsu Shigematsu

Publisher: U of Minnesota Press

ISBN: 0816667586

Category: Social Science

Page: 271

View: 1922

The first sustained analysis of the Japanese women's liberation movement of the '70s, with its lessons for contemporary politics

The Language Police

How Pressure Groups Restrict What Students Learn

Author: Diane Ravitch

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0307428850

Category: Education

Page: 288

View: 3025

If you’re an actress or a coed just trying to do a man-size job, a yes-man who turns a deaf ear to some sob sister, an heiress aboard her yacht, or a bookworm enjoying a boy’s night out, Diane Ravitch’s internationally acclaimed The Language Police has bad news for you: Erase those words from your vocabulary! Textbook publishers and state education agencies have sought to root out racist, sexist, and elitist language in classroom and library materials. But according to Diane Ravitch, a leading historian of education, what began with the best of intentions has veered toward bizarre extremes. At a time when we celebrate and encourage diversity, young readers are fed bowdlerized texts, devoid of the references that give these works their meaning and vitality. With forceful arguments and sensible solutions for rescuing American education from the pressure groups that have made classrooms bland and uninspiring, The Language Police offers a powerful corrective to a cultural scandal. From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Stalled Revolution

Is Equality for Women an Impossible Dream?

Author: Eva Tutchell,John Edmonds

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing

ISBN: 1787146014

Category: Social Science

Page: 344

View: 8827

This book reveals some of the critical success factors behind two of history's most successful campaigns for equality - the Votes for Women campaign and the Women’s Liberation Movement, providing answers to many of the dilemmas faced my modern day campaigners.

The Sexual Paradox

Men, Women and the Real Gender Gap

Author: Susan Pinker

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0743284712

Category: Psychology

Page: 352

View: 8816

Now available in paperback from psychologist and award- winningcolumnistSusanPinker, the groundbreaking and contro- versial book that is “lively, well- written...important and timely” (The Washington Post). In this “ringing salvo in the sex-difference wars” (The New York Times Book Review), Pinker examines how fundamental sex differences play out over the life span. By comparing fragile boys who succeed later in life with high- achieving women who opt out or plateau in their careers, Pinker turns several assumptions upside down: that women and men are biologically equivalent, that intelligence is all it takes to succeed, and that women are just versions of men, with identical interests and goals. In lively prose, Pinker guides readers through the latest findings in neuro- science and economics while addressing these questions: Are males the more fragile sex? Which sex is the happiest at work? Why do some male college dropouts earn more than the bright girls who sat beside them in third grade? The answers to these questions are the opposite of what we expect. A provocative and illuminating examination of how and why learning and behavioral gaps in the nursery are reversed in the boardroom, this fascinat- ing book reveals how sex differ- ences influence career choices and ambition. Through the stories of real men and women, science, and examples from popular culture, Susan Pinker takes a new look at the differences between women and men.

Why I Am Not a Feminist

A Feminist Manifesto

Author: Jessa Crispin

Publisher: Melville House

ISBN: 1612196012

Category: Feminism

Page: 151

View: 7489

Are you a feminist? Do you believe women are human beings and that they deserve to be treated as such? That women deserve all the same rights and liberties bestowed upon men? If so, then you are a feminist... or so the feminists keep insisting. But somewhere along the way, the movement for female liberation sacrificed meaning for acceptance, and left us with a banal, polite, ineffectual pose that barely challenges the status quo. In this bracing, fiercely intelligent manifesto, Jessa Crispin demands more.

Is There Anything Good About Men?

How Cultures Flourish by Exploiting Men

Author: Roy F. Baumeister

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199705917

Category: Social Science

Page: 320

View: 1774

Have men really been engaged in a centuries-old conspiracy to exploit and oppress women? Have the essential differences between men and women really been erased? Have men now become unnecessary? Are they good for anything at all? In Is There Anything Good About Men?, Roy Baumeister offers provocative answers to these and many other questions about the current state of manhood in America. Baumeister argues that relations between men and women are now and have always been more cooperative than antagonistic, that men and women are different in basic ways, and that successful cultures capitalize on these differences to outperform rival cultures. Amongst our ancestors---as with many other species--only the alpha males were able to reproduce, leading them to take more risks and to exhibit more aggressive and protective behaviors than women, whose evolutionary strategies required a different set of behaviors. Whereas women favor and excel at one-to-one intimate relationships, men compete with one another and build larger organizations and social networks from which culture grows. But cultures in turn exploit men by insisting that their role is to achieve and produce, to provide for others, and if necessary to sacrifice themselves. Baumeister shows that while men have greatly benefited from the culture they have created, they have also suffered because of it. Men may dominate the upper echelons of business and politics, but far more men than women die in work-related accidents, are incarcerated, or are killed in battle--facts nearly always left out of current gender debates. Engagingly written, brilliantly argued, and based on evidence from a wide range of disciplines, Is There Anything Good About Men? offers a new and far more balanced view of gender relations.

Get Over Yourself

Nietzsche for Our Times

Author: Patrick West

Publisher: Andrews UK Limited

ISBN: 184540954X

Category: Philosophy

Page: 124

View: 5176

Many books have sought to introduce the writings of the infamous and influential philosopher, Friedrich Nietzsche, but Get Over Yourself puts matters the other way round. Rather than simply explaining his thought, it instead asks: what would Nietzsche make of us? What would he think of our 21st-century, digital age? In our time of identity politics, therapy culture, 'safe spaces', religious fundamentalism, virtue-signalling, Twitterstorms, public emoting, 'dumbing-down', digital addiction and the politics of envy, the book introduces Nietzsche by putting the man in our shoes. Get Over Yourself both uses Nietzsche's philosophy to understand our society, and takes our society to explain his philosophy.