Gender

Harem Years: The Memoirs of an Egyptian Feminist, 1879-1924

Author: 
Huda Shaarawi
Publishing Year: 
1987
Publishing House: 
The Feminist Press at CUNY
Number of pages: 
176
Language: 
English
Volumes: 
1

In this firsthand account of the private world of a harem in colonial Cairo, Shaarawi recalls her childhood and early adult life in the seclusion of an upper-class Egyptian household, including her marriage at age thirteen. Her subsequent separation from her husband gave her time for an extended formal education, as well as an unexpected taste of independence. Shaarawi's feminist activism grew, along with her involvement in Egypt's nationalist struggle, culminating in 1923 when she publicly removed her veil in a Cairo railroad station, a daring act of defiance

Virgin or Vamp: How the Press Covers Sex Crimes

Author: 
Helen Benedict
Publishing Year: 
1993
Publishing House: 
Oxford University Press
Number of pages: 
309
Language: 
English
Volumes: 
1

In the last few years, the national press has lavished coverage on several major sex-related scandals: the Clarence Thomas-Anita Hill hearings, the William Kennedy Smith rape trial, and the Mike Tyson case. With each event came lurid stories pitting either a loose or virginal woman against an unwilling or monstrous man. Such extreme coverage, argues Helen Benedict, perpetuates myths that are harmful to victims of these crimes (and sometimes to the accused).

Les sorcières de la République

Author: 
Chloe Delaume
Publishing Year: 
2016
Publishing House: 
Editions du seuil
Number of pages: 
351
Language: 
English
Volumes: 
1

En 2062, la Sibylle fait l’objet d’un procès au Tribunal du Grand Paris, anciennement Stade de France. Alors que le Parti du Cercle a été élu à la présidence de la République en 2017, une amnésie collective a été votée par référendum trois ans plus tard.
Les Sorcières de la République est la reconstruction des événements qui se sont produits lors du Grand Blanc, quand les déesses descendues de l’Olympe ont tenté de donner le pouvoir aux femmes, à coup de formules magiques et de workshops, une période que le peuple français a voulu effacer de sa mémoire.

Delusions of Gender: How Our Minds, Society, and Neurosexism Create Difference

Author: 
Cordelia Fine
Publishing Year: 
2011
Publishing House: 
W. W. Norton & Company; Reprint edition
Number of pages: 
368
Language: 
English
Volumes: 
1

It’s the twenty-first century, and although we tried to rear unisex children―boys who play with dolls and girls who like trucks―we failed. Even though the glass ceiling is cracked, most women stay comfortably beneath it. And everywhere we hear about vitally important “hardwired” differences between male and female brains. The neuroscience that we read about in magazines, newspaper articles, books, and sometimes even scientific journals increasingly tells a tale of two brains, and the result is more often than not a validation of the status quo.

Brain Storm: The Flaws in the Science of Sex Differences

Author: 
Rebecca M. Jordan-Young
Publishing Year: 
2011
Publishing House: 
Harvard University Press; Reprint edition
Number of pages: 
408
Language: 
English
Volumes: 
1

Female and male brains are different, thanks to hormones coursing through the brain before birth. That’s taught as fact in psychology textbooks, academic journals, and bestselling books. And these hardwired differences explain everything from sexual orientation to gender identity, to why there aren’t more women physicists or more stay-at-home dads.

Choisissez tout

Author: 
Nathalie Loiseau
Publishing Year: 
2014
Publishing House: 
JC Lattès
Number of pages: 
250
Language: 
English
Volumes: 
1

« Je me souviens de l'ironie avec laquelle on répétait dans ma famille qu'enfant, je « voulais tout ». Pauvre naïve : naïve d'en avoir envie, naïve de croire que c'était possible et naïve de le dire. Naïve, je le suis restée et le revendique : have it all, vivre pleinement sa vie, ne pas renoncer avant d'avoir essayé, je voudrais que cela soit possible pour toutes les femmes. J'ai beaucoup reçu, beaucoup combattu et beaucoup obtenu. J'ai aussi connu dans de nombreux pays, d'innombrables destins de femmes qui m'ont fait réfléchir. J'ai vu dans leurs vies des reflets de la mienne.

L'art de la guerre pour les femmes

Author: 
Chin-Ning CHU
Publishing Year: 
2010
Publishing House: 
POCKET
Number of pages: 
268
Language: 
English
Volumes: 
1

Librement inspiré du mythique L'Art de la guerre de Sun Tse, L'Art de la guerre pour les femmes vous conduit sur la voie d'une meilleure compréhension de vous-même et de celle que vous voulez être.
S'appuyant sur la sagesse de Maître Sun – produire le meilleur résultat avec le minimum de conflits –, Chin-Ning Chu vous enseigne comment développer votre capacité d'analyse stratégique et devenir plus novatrice, créatrice en toutes circonstances, dans le respect de vos exigences éthiques.

Everyday Sexism

Author: 
Laura Bates
Publishing Year: 
2016
Publishing House: 
A Thomas Dunne Book for St. Martin's Griffin
Number of pages: 
416
Language: 
English
Volumes: 
1

The Everyday Sexism Project was founded by writer and activist Laura Bates in April 2012. It began life as a website where people could share their experiences of daily, normalized sexism, from street harassment to workplace discrimination to sexual assault and rape.

Red Ellen' Wilkinson: Her Ideas, Movements and World

Author: 
Matt Perry
Publishing Year: 
2015
Publishing House: 
Manchester University Press
Number of pages: 
424
Language: 
English
Volumes: 
1

This study delves beyond the familiar image of Ellen Wilkinson as the leader of the Jarrow Crusade. It has unearthed new evidence to provide a richer understanding of her remarkable achievements, her acquaintances and her witnessing of history's great turning points. From a humble background, she ascended to the rank of Minister in the 1945 Labour government. Yet she was much more than a conventional Labour politician. She wrote journalism, political theory and novels. She was both a socialist and a feminist; at times, she described herself as a revolutionary.

Emmeline Pankhurst: A Biography (Women's and Gender History) Revised ed. edition

Author: 
June Purvis
Publishing Year: 
2004
Publishing House: 
Routledge
Number of pages: 
480
Language: 
English
Volumes: 
1

Emmeline Pankhurst was perhaps the most influential woman of the twentieth century. Today her name is synonymous with the 'votes for women' campaign and she is remembered as the most brave and inspirational suffrage leader in history. In this absorbing account of her life both before and after the campaign for women's suffrage, June Purvis documents her early political work, her active role within the suffrage movement and her role as a wife and mother within her family.