By Mary Gabriel
She used to be the 1st girl to deal with the U.S. Congress, the 1st to function a brokerage enterprise on Wall road, and the 1st to run for president. She's the lady Gloria Steinem known as "the such a lot debatable suffragist of them all." during this largely researched biography, journalist Mary Gabriel has written a accomplished account of 1 of yank history's most original and interesting girls, who, in an period of Victorian morality, was once the loudest and such a lot radical voice for women's equality. "One of the main arguable American girls of the past due 19th century springs to lifestyles during this examine that leaves no stone unturned."--Publishers Weekly; "Deftly written biography . . . of a hell-raising visionary."--Mirabella; "A meaty slice of feminist heritage peppered with Victorian drama."--Civilization; "Remarkable . . . warrants a place on each critical American historical past student's bookshelf."--Kirkus studies, pointer.
By Susanne K. Langer
smooth theories of that means frequently culminate in a critique of technological know-how. This booklet provides a learn of human intelligence starting with a semantic concept and best right into a critique of tune.
by means of implication it units up a thought of all of the arts; the transference of its uncomplicated techniques to different arts than track isn't built, however it is sketched, generally within the bankruptcy on creative import. considerate readers of the unique variation came across those far-reaching rules fast adequate because the profession of the publication exhibits: it really is as appropriate to literature, paintings and track as to the sector of philosophy itself.
the subjects it offers with are many: language, sacrament, fantasy, track, abstraction, truth, knowledge--to identify merely the most ones. yet via all of them is going the important topic, symbolic transformation because the crucial task of human minds. This crucial proposal, emphasizing because it does the concept of symbolism, brings Mrs. Langer's ebook into line with the present curiosity in semantics. All profound problems with our age appear to focus on the fundamental ideas of symbolism and which means. The formative, inventive, articulating strength of symbols is the tonic chord which thinkers of all colleges and plenty of assorted fields are unmistakably extraordinary; the remarkable, far-reaching implications of this new basic perception represent what Mrs. Langer has known as "philosophy in a brand new key."
Mrs. Langer's publication brings the dialogue of symbolism right into a wider common use than feedback of be aware which means. Her quantity is full of life, potent, and good written and should entice each person drawn to the modern difficulties of philosophy.
By Clarisse Thorn
There's a major tradition of guys who exchange assistance, tips, and strategies for seducing girls. in the final ten years, those underground "pickup artists" have burst into the preferred awareness, aided by means of Neil Strauss’s bestselling booklet "The Game" and VH1’s hit truth express "The Pick-Up Artist."
Some males within the seduction neighborhood are sleazy misogynists who wish not anything greater than energy and regulate. a few are shy wallflowers who don't know the way to assert hello to a woman. the only factor all of them have in universal is a using have to allure women.
Clarisse Thorn, a feminist S&M author and activist, spent years getting to know those men. She saw their discussions, watched them in motion, and realized their recommendations. by means of the top of all of it, she'd given a lecture at a seduction conference and made up our minds opposed to turning into the subsequent nice relationship trainer. In "Confessions of a Pickup Artist Chaser," Clarisse tells the tale of her time between those Casanovas, in addition to her personal unorthodox reports with intercourse and relationships. She examines the conflicts and harmonies of feminism, pickup artistry, and the S&M group. so much of all, she deconstructs and reconstructs our perspectives on intercourse, love, and ethics — and develops her personal grand thought of the sport.
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||| at the Page—A Q&A with author G. Willow Wilson
||| at the Web—Is Pinterest is as girly because the media paints it? And if this is the case, who cares?
||| On Activism—Sarah Schulman talks activism, publishing politics, and making paintings from the margins
::: Nude Awakening Can the nudist circulation get its groove again?
::: Sugar Rush—Speaking with writer and recommendation columnist Cheryl Strayed
::: existence on Mars (Hill)—In the nation's fastest-growing megachurch, religion and feminism don't mix
::: road Smarts—The gender justice of graffiti artist Panmelo Castro
::: ailing Advised—A new workforce of dating specialists are making the most of the single-black-woman meme
\\\ Bookmarked—Why does gender want its personal genre?
\\\ intercourse and Salacity—Should we snort or flinch whilst girls are susceptible onscreen?
\\\ Rapped Up—Why can't the mainstream media handle lady MCs one after the other?
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By Rosemary Sullivan
A fantastically woven tapestry of insightful corollaries and private tales, delivering clean conjectures into the psyches of ladies and males in love." -- Elle .
Think of torch songs and the tango. reflect on movies equivalent to Casablanca and The English sufferer , of novels resembling Wuthering Heights and Rebecca . think about romantic, obsessive love, the new mattress of ardour we fall into, the emotion we name real love. this can be the topic of Rosemary Sullivan's provocative and interesting publication. starting along with her personal telling of a fictional love tale, she then, bankruptcy by means of bankruptcy, deconstructs it, skillfully pushing again the layers of desiring to examine what's fairly taking place. utilizing literature, mythology, movie, and private anecdote; with swish writing and an intimate wisdom of the topic, Rosemary Sullivan has written an excellent exploration of our wish for romantic love as she makes an attempt to respond to the query, Why do ladies love as they do?
By H. G. Wells
Twenty-one, passionate and headstrong, Ann Veronica Stanley is set to stay her personal lifestyles. whilst her father forbids her attending a trendy ball, she comes to a decision she has no selection yet to go away her relations domestic and make a clean begin in London. There, she reveals a global of intellectuals, socialists and suffragettes — a spot the place, as a pupil in biology at Imperial university, she will be really unfastened. but if she meets the bright Capes, a married educational, and speedy falls in love, she quickly reveals that freedom comes at a price.
A interesting description of the women's suffrage flow, Ann Veronica bargains an confident depiction of 1 woman's sexual awakening and look for independence.
By Nicole Brossard
Translated by way of Susanne de Lotbiniere-Harwood
Carla Carlson is on the inn Clarendon in Quebec urban attempting to end a singular. within sight, a lady, preoccupied with unhappiness and infatuated together with her boss, catalogues antiquities on the Museum of Civilization. each evening, the 2 girls meet on the lodge bar and speak approximately early life and fogeys and landscapes, approximately time and paintings, approximately Descartes and Francis Bacon and writing.
When Yesterday, on the lodge Clarendon seemed in French (as Hier), the media referred to as it the head of Brossard’s awesome forty-year literary occupation. From its intersection of 4 ladies emerges a type of artwork install, a full of life learn during which lifestyles and loss of life and the vertigo of ruins tangle themselves jointly to claim whatever approximately background and hope and art.
By Emily Matchar
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Amid today’s emerging anxieties—the economic system, the feared country of our environment, the becoming feel that the yankee Dream hasn’t grew to become out to be so dreamy after all—a groundswell of ladies (and quite a lot of males) are deciding upon to embody an strange uprising: domesticity. A new release of clever, hugely knowledgeable teenagers are spending their time knitting, canning jam, baking cupcakes, gardening, and extra (and running a blog approximately it, of course), embracing the labor-intensive household initiatives their moms and grandmothers eagerly shrugged off. a few are even turning clear of conventional careers and company tradition for slower, extra home-centric life that contain “urban homesteading,” homeschooling their youngsters, or beginning Etsy companies. They’re wondering even if ordinary jobs are actually pleasing and no matter if it’s alright to draw back from the goals in their parents’ generation.
How did this take place? And what does all of it suggest? What occurs to American tradition as a complete whilst our greatest and brightest placed domestic and fireside above different issues? Does this unexpected fascination with conventional homemaking bode unwell for gender equality? What function have the media and weblog tradition performed in making domesticity glance so darn appealing?
In Homeward sure, acclaimed journalist Emily Matchar takes a protracted, not easy examine either the inspiring attraction and the capability risks of this development she calls the recent Domesticity, exploring the way it will be reshaping the position of ladies in society and what the implications will be for we all. In riveting interviews with all types of individuals from coast to coast, Matchar examines the motivations of these who've embraced this stream, from Southern nutrients bloggers to chicken-keeping “radical homemakers” at the East Coast to Etsy marketers in Provo, Utah, to attachment parenting devotees in Chicago, and lots of extra. This groundbreaking reporting at the New Domesticity is absolute to remodel our notions of girls in today’s society and upload a brand new layer to the continued dialogue of even if ladies can—or should—have all of it.
By Camille Paglia
Provocative cultural critic Paglia (Sexual Personas) right here deals 21 formerly released essays and interviews that remember popular culture whereas trashing feminism and educational idea. Her paeans to Madonna, tributes to Elizabeth Taylor and Marlon Brando, and discussions of rock track and bodybuilding comprise assaults at the prudery of previous defend institution feminists, whereas her reports of scholarly works on cross-dressing and homosexual historical past trumpet Paglia's rivalry that today's intellectuals refuse to recognize the darkish, immutable powers of sexual force. Reverence for those powers led Paglia to take her arguable stand, absolutely documented right here, opposed to sympathy for sufferers of date rape. Paglia lacks the subtlety and decorum of the very scholars--from Freud and Jung to Leslie Fiedier--whom she claims as her forerunners; she as a substitute resembles the rock stars whom she so venerates, stripped in their capability for self-mockery. but for all their faults, her essays have interaction with an bold variety of artwork and ideas, her invocation of primal sexuality including a lacking point to severe debates. whereas she could be excited by a truckful of highway salt, Paglia shouldn't be neglected.
By Megan Amram
Megan Amram, one in every of Forbes’ “30 less than 30 in Hollywood & Entertainment,” Rolling Stone’s “25 Funniest humans on Twitter,” and a author for NBC’s hit express Parks and Recreation, provides a politically, scientifically, and anatomically unsuitable “textbook” that may have ladies screaming with laughter, and males loss of life to understand what the noise is about.
In the vein of pretend professional books via John Hodgman and Amy Sedaris, Science…for Her! is ostensibly a booklet of technology written via a denizen of women’s magazines. Comedy author and Twitter sensation Megan Amram showcases her fiendish wit with a pitch-perfect assault on every little thing from these insanely perky advice for self-improvement to our extraordinary shopaholic relationship tradition to the socially mandated pursuit of marvelous intercourse to the cringe-worthy mystery codes of meals and physique issues.
Part hilarious farce, half biting gender observation, Amram blends Cosmo and technology to spotlight absurdities with a machine-gun of laugh-inducing strains that depart not anything and nobody unscathed. topics comprise: this Spring’s ten such a lot glamorous how one can die; suggestions for web hosting your individual giant bang; what faith is correct on your physique sort; and the main urgent factor dealing with girls this present day: kale!!!
Be ready to snicker approximately something during this outrageous satirical gem.