Fixing Men: Sex, Birth Control, and AIDS in Mexico by Matthew C. Gutmann

By Matthew C. Gutmann

Such a lot stories on reproductive rights make ladies their concentration, yet in solving males, Matthew Gutmann illuminates what males within the Mexican nation of Oaxaca say and do approximately birth control, intercourse, and AIDS. in accordance with large fieldwork, this leap forward learn via a preeminent anthropologist of guys and masculinities unearths how those males and the ladies of their lives make judgements approximately contraception, how they do something about the plague of AIDS, and the contradictory therapeutic recommendations biomedical and indigenous clinical practitioners hire for infertility, impotence, and infidelity. Gutmann talks with males in the course of and after their vasectomies and discovers why a few choose sterilization whereas such a lot of others believe "planned out of relatives planning."

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The Big Lie: Motherhood, Feminism, and the Reality of the by Tanya Selvaratnam

By Tanya Selvaratnam

A candid evaluation of the professionals and cons of behind schedule motherhood.

Biology doesn't bend to feminist beliefs and technological know-how doesn't paintings miracles. that's the message of this eye-opening dialogue of the results of not on time motherhood. half own account, half manifesto, Selvaratnam recounts her emotional trip via a number of miscarriages after the age of 37. Her health professional advised her she nonetheless "had time," yet Selvaratnam came upon little trustworthy and sometimes conflicting information regarding a mature woman's organic skill (or lack of ability) to conceive.

Beyond her own tale, the writer speaks to ladies in related events round the kingdom, in addition to fertility medical professionals, adoption counselors, reproductive future health execs, celebrities, feminists, reporters, and sociologists. via in-depth reporting and her personal adventure, Selvaratnam urges extra common schooling and open dialogue approximately not on time motherhood within the wish that long-lasting strategies can take influence. the result's a booklet jam-packed with useful info that might let ladies to make smarter offerings approximately their reproductive futures and to strike a extra reasonable stability among technological know-how, society and private objectives.

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Unspeakable Things: Sex, Lies and Revolution by Laurie Penny

By Laurie Penny

'This isn't a fairytale. this can be a tale approximately how intercourse and funds and tool police our dreams.'

Clear-eyed, witty and irreverent, Laurie Penny is as ruthless in her dissection of contemporary feminism and sophistication politics as she is in discussing her personal reviews in journalism, activism and underground culture.

This is a ebook approximately poverty and prejudice, on-line courting and consuming problems, riots within the streets and lies at the tv. The backlash is on opposed to sexual freedom for women and men and social justice ­– and feminism must get braver.

Penny speaks for a brand new feminism that takes no prisoners, a feminism that's approximately justice and equality, but additionally approximately freedom for all. It's concerning the freedom to be who we're, to like who we decide, to invent new gender roles, and to talk out fiercely opposed to those that may deny us these rights. it's a e-book that offers the silenced a voice ­– a voice that speaks of unspeakable things.

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Work without wages: comparative studies of domestic labor by Jane L. Collins, Martha Gimenez

By Jane L. Collins, Martha Gimenez

This e-book expands contemporary learn at the financial importance of household-based creation for family members intake and for the broader marketplace. whereas the significance of women's household exertions has been more often than not famous, the complicated articulation among loved ones actions and the altering nature of the economic climate has hardly been tested in better intensity than during this quantity. The authors discover, theoretically and empirically, the relationships among family exertions, salary degrees, markets, financial swap, and the prestige of girls within the context of either first and 3rd global international locations. within the method, narrowly-defined debates are improved, suggesting ways that our figuring out of family actions is proper to reviews of petty commodity creation and vice versa.

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Beyond Mothers, Monsters, Whores: Thinking about Women's by Laura Sjoberg, Caron E. Gentry

By Laura Sjoberg, Caron E. Gentry

Beyond moms, Monsters, Whores takes the advice in Mothers, Monsters, Whores that it is very important see genderings in characterizations of violent ladies, and to take advantage of critique of these genderings to retheorize person violence in international politics. It starts by way of demonstrating the interdependence of the non-public and foreign degrees of world politics in violent women's lives, yet then indicates that this interdependence is inaccurately depicted in gender-subordinating narratives of women's violence. Such narratives, the authors argue, should not basically normatively difficult at the floor but in addition intersect with different identifiers, resembling race, faith, and geopolitical situation.

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The Hostess: Hospitality, Femininity, and the Expropriation by Tracy McNulty

By Tracy McNulty

The evolution of the belief of hospitality may be traced along the advance of Western civilization. Etymologically, the host is the “master,” yet this id is tested via expropriation and loss—the top host is the one that offers the main, eventually relinquishing what defines him as grasp. within the Hostess, Tracy McNulty asks, What are the results for personhood of sharing a person—a spouse or daughter—as an act of hospitality? in lots of traditions, the hostess is considered now not as an issue yet because the master’s estate. A international presence that either sustains and undercuts him, the hostess embodies the interaction of self and different in the host’s personal id. right here McNulty combines severe readings of the Bible and Pierre Klossowski’s trilogy The legislation of Hospitality with analyses of exogamous marital trade, theological works from the Talmud to Aquinas, the writings of Kant and Nietzsche, and the idea of femininity within the paintings of Freud and Lacan. eventually, she contends, hospitality comprises the boundary among the correct and the fallacious, affecting the topic in addition to interpersonal family members. Tracy McNulty is assistant professor of romance reviews at Cornell college.

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Beyond Pro-Life and Pro-Choice: Moral Diversity in the by Kathy Rudy

By Kathy Rudy

Past Pro-Life and Pro-Choice is a present to all who are looking to extend their realizing of the spiritual, ethical, and philosophical features of the abortion debate. Ethicist Kathy Rudy examines 4 structures of trust - Catholicism, evangelical Protestantism, feminism, and classical liberalism as expressed within the scientific occupation - and divulges the function abortion performs in each one. She exhibits why, in each one case, principles, approximately abortion are not going to alter - simply because they emerge from every one community's deeply held values and matters, which differ from neighborhood to neighborhood. She demonstrates that developing the abortion debate as a call among "pro-life" and "pro-choice" has distorted and misrepresented the ways in which many folks relate to the difficulty of abortion, and has obscured the range of trust either between and inside groups and participants.

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Women Still at Work: Professionals over Sixty and On the Job by Elizabeth F. Fideler

By Elizabeth F. Fideler

From Betty White to Toni Morrison, we're surrounded through examples of girls operating way past the conventional retirement age. actually, the quickest transforming into section of the team is ladies age sixty-five and older. Women nonetheless at Work tells the standard tales of hard-working girls and the explanations they're nonetheless at the activity, with a spotlight on girls within the expert staff. The e-book is stuffed with profiles of genuine ladies, operating in settings from academia to drug and alcohol rehabilitation facilities, from company to the humanities, conversing in regards to the many explanation why they nonetheless paintings and the effect paintings has on their lives.

Women nonetheless at Work attracts on nationwide survey information and in-depth interviews, exhibiting not just the massive photograph of older girls advancing their careers regardless of difficult financial stipulations, but in addition delivering the non-public insights of daily operating girls from all components of the rustic. Their tales exhibit a few of the key subject matters ladies decide to remain at work—including activity pride, diminishing retirement rate reductions, the necessity to help teenagers or mom and dad longer in existence, exercise the hard-won correct to paintings, and extra. Women nonetheless at Work indicates employment to be a good and lucrative a part of existence for plenty of girls well past the predicted retirement age.

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