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Vagina

Vagina

A New Biography

  • Author: Naomi Wolf
  • Publisher: Hachette UK
  • ISBN: 1405517719
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 352
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An astonishing new work that radically changes how we think about, talk about and understand the vagina - and consequently how we think about women and sexuality - from Naomi Wolf, one of our most respected cultural critics and author of the modern classic, The Beauty Myth. As Naomi Wolf embarks on a life-changing journey to tease out the link between sexuality and creativity, what she discovers is revelatory and exhilarating - a scientifically supported link between the vagina and female courage, assertiveness and consciousness itself. Emboldened by these new discoveries she looks back in history and show us how the vagina was considered sacred for centuries until it began to be cast as a threat. Even now in an increasingly sexualised world, it is thought of as slightly shameful. Why? Vagina: A New Biography combines cutting-edge science with cultural history to explore the role of female desire and how it affects female identity, creativity and confidence. Provocative and engaging, positive and inspiring, this book brings to light female impulses, history and dreams - and, in exploring what women really need - it goes to the very core of what it means to be female. For any woman who wants to understand her body and her mind and the culture that defines her - Vagina is essential reading.

The Beauty Myth (Vintage Feminism Short Edition)

The Beauty Myth (Vintage Feminism Short Edition)

  • Author: Naomi Wolf
  • Publisher: Random House
  • ISBN: 1473521963
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 128
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Vintage Feminism: classic feminist texts in short form WITH A NEW INTRODUCTION BY THE AUTHOR Every day, women around the world are confronted with a dilemma – how to look. In a society embroiled in a cult of female beauty and youthfulness, pressure on women to conform physically is constant and all-pervading. In this shortened edition you will find the essence of Wolf’s groundbreaking book. It is a radical, gripping and frank exposé of the tyranny of the beauty myth, its oppressive function and the destructive obsession it engenders.

Vagina

Vagina

A re-education

  • Author: Lynn Enright
  • Publisher: Atlantic Books
  • ISBN: 176063655X
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 150
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Shocking, brilliant, important. A fine addition to the feminist canon. - Emma Jane Unsworth For the first time I feel like I PROPERLY understand my vagina! I wish I had read this 23 years ago! - Scarlett Curtis From earliest childhood, girls are misled about their bodies, encouraged to describe their genitalia with cute and silly names rather than anatomically correct terms. In our schools and in our culture, we are coy about women while putting straight men's sexuality front and centre. Girls grow up feeling ashamed about their periods, about the appearance of their vulvas, about their own desires. They grow up without a full and honest sex education, and this lack of knowledge has serious consequences: the number of women attending cervical screening appointments in the UK is at a 20-year low while labiaplasty is the fastest growing type of plastic surgery in the world. Vagina provides girls and women with information they need about their own bodies - about the vagina, the hymen, the clitoris, the orgasm; about conditions like endometriosis and vulvodynia. It confronts taboos, such as abortion, miscarriage, infertility and masturbation. It tackles vital social issues like period poverty, female genital mutilation and the rights of transgender women. It is honest and moving as Lynn Enright shares her personal stories but this is about more than one woman - this is a book that will provoke thousands of conversations. We urgently need to talk about women's sexual and reproductive health, about our experiences of sex and pregnancy and pain and pleasure. Vagina: A Re-Education will help us do just that.

Lady Parts

Lady Parts

Biblical Women and The Vagina Monologues

  • Author: Kathryn D. Blanchard,Jane S. Webster
  • Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • ISBN: 1621895998
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 148
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How might women in the Bible tell their stories if they were prompted to do so by Eve Ensler's controversial play, The Vagina Monologues? This collection imagines some answers to that question. The monologues herein are written by a variety of authors, including scholars, undergraduates, clergy, and laywomen; the content of the narratives reflects this variety, being at times faithful or irreverent, tragic or even funny. All seek to give twenty-first-century voices to women in canonical texts--including the Hebrew Bible, Deuterocanonical books, and New Testament--who are often speechless, nameless, or otherwise marginalized. Not for the faint of heart, these monologues not only end the silences but also add flesh and bone to characters whose experiences have too easily been justified, metaphorized, or altogether ignored. By naming the torn places in these women's stories, this volume invites readers to encounter both the biblical characters and their contemporary interpreters with an attitude of compassionate listening. Our hope is that such compassionate listening may contribute not only to more just readings of sacred texts, but also to the mission of Eve Ensler and V-Day to end global violence against women and girls.

Emotion Online

Emotion Online

Theorizing Affect on the Internet

  • Author: J. Garde-Hansen,K. Gorton
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 1137312874
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 236
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Travelling through theories of emotion and affect, this book addresses the key ways in which media studies can be brought to bear upon everyday encounters with online cultures and practices. The book takes stock of where we are emotionally with regard to the Internet in the context of other screen media.

Misconceptions

Misconceptions

Truth, Lies, and the Unexpected on the Journey to Motherhood

  • Author: Naomi Wolf
  • Publisher: Anchor
  • ISBN: 1400075599
  • Category: Health & Fitness
  • Page: 352
  • View: 4917
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In Misconceptions, bestselling author Naomi Wolf she demythologizes motherhood and reveals the dangers of common assumptions about childbirth. With uncompromising honesty she describes how hormones eroded her sense of independence, ultrasounds tested her commitment to abortion rights, and the keepers of the OB/GYN establishment lacked compassion. The weeks after her first daughter’s birth taught her how society, employers, and even husbands can manipulate new mothers. She had bewildering post partum depression, but learned that a surprisingly high percentage of women experience it. Wolf’s courageous willingness to talk about the unexpected difficulties of childbirth will help every woman become a more knowledgeable planner of her pregnancy and better prepare her for the challenges of balancing a career, freedom, and a growing family. Invaluable in its advice to parents, Misconceptions speaks to anyone connected–personally, medically, or professionally–to a new mother.

The Importance of Ideas

The Importance of Ideas

16 thoughts to get you thinking

  • Author: Andrew Kelly
  • Publisher: Guardian Books
  • ISBN: 1783560746
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 50
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Elephants in Europe, heroes, the end of neoliberalism: the ebook before you is unlike any other. Within its virtual pages, you will find a plethora of provoking ideas from thinkers, scientists, writers and comedians. In their short contributions, authors as diverse as Nate Silver and Naomi Wolf, Polly Morland and Michael Pollan offer their thoughts on everything from Big Data to big appetites. Ideas – new, unexpected, creative, counter-intuitive and reflective – are an irresistible source of joy. They get the grey matter turning over, they can inform and inspire, prompt us change our minds or discover why we disagree with something. Without ideas, life is drab and flat. With a new flow of ideas, it is vibrant and exciting. The sixteen ideas contained within this ebook will both take you to new subjects and invite you to look afresh at ones you know well. Drawn from the some of the most popular speakers at the Bristol Festival of Ideas, and introduced and edited by the Festival’s curator, Andrew Kelly, The Importance of Ideas is an utterly original assortment of thoughts to make you think. The full list of contributors, in alphabetical order: Katharine Baldock, Sanjay Basu, Bidisha, Robin Ince, Tony Juniper, Sunder Katwala, Sara Maitland, Jane Memmott, George Monbiot, Polly Morland, Geoff Mulgan, Michael Pollan, Lord David Sainsbury, Michael Sandel, Nate Silver, Andrew Solomon, David Stuckler, Naomi Wolf.

Lytton Strachey: The New Biography

Lytton Strachey: The New Biography

  • Author: Michael Holroyd
  • Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
  • ISBN: 0393347958
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 600
  • View: 9211
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"A triumphant success. . . . His prose is confident, clear . . . occasionally perfect." —Dennis Potter, The Times (London) "It is impossible to suppose that this ‘Life' will ever be superseded . . . the best literary biography to appear for many years."—John Rothenstein, New York Times "Written with vivacity and scrupulousness. . . . [Michael Holroyd] has a great novelist's sense of the obstinate mystery of the human person."—George Steiner, The New Yorker

The Economist

The Economist

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Commerce
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Becoming a Woman

Becoming a Woman

A Biography of Christine Jorgensen

  • Author: Richard Docter F
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1136576282
  • Category: History
  • Page: 360
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Discover the remarkable woman behind the legend. Discover Christine Jorgensen’s remarkable, inspirational journey to become the woman she always knew she should have been. Becoming a Woman: A Biography of Christine Jorgensen provides fascinating insights about the woman who opened doors—and minds—on behalf of sexual minorities. This book chronicles Christine’s drive, ability to solve problems, immense determination, and just plain luck as she transformed herself into her true gender—and reveals facets of her personality previously undisclosed by other biographies of her life. Christine Jorgensen was a major contributor to the unfolding of the so-called sexual revolution in America. Becoming a Woman: A Biography of Christine Jorgensen is the story of one courageous individual overcoming personal and social barriers, enduring the difficult compromises that needed to be made, and the ultimate realization of goals. This revealing warts-and-all biography tells Christine’s real story while examining the history of transsexuality in western societies, the medical intervention provided to her, and insightful profiles of Alfred C. Kinsey, Georges Burou, Harry Benjamin, and Christian Hamburger. The appearance and characteristics of cross dressers are also discussed, as well as their lifestyles are contrasted with transsexual persons. This biography serves to illustrate the challenge to lessen discrimination against all LGBT persons—and the struggle that still lies ahead. Becoming a Woman: A Biography of Christine Jorgensen explores: the supportive and high functioning family in which Christine grew up Jorgensen’s struggle with homosexual feelings deemed unacceptable by society Jorgensen’s young adult years while presenting as a man the steps in his/her transsexual self-identification Jorgensen’s determination to redefine himself/herself through medical intervention why Dr. Christian Hamburger in Copenhagen took an interest in Jorgensen’s case the previously unrevealed story of Jorgensen’s revelations to a news reporter that led to international headlines how Jorgensen developed a profitable nightclub act the conflicts that accompanied the writing and publication of her autobiography Jorgensen’s love/hate personality characteristic and its effect on personal relationships much more! Becoming a Woman: A Biography of Christine Jorgensen is eye-opening, thought-provoking reading perfect for transsexuals and prospective transsexuals; those who identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual, or as cross dressers; mental health professionals; sociologists; educators; students; social workers; civil rights attorneys; and cultural anthropologists.