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We Were Feminists Once

By Andi Zeisler
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  • Publisher : PublicAffairs
  • Isbn : 9781610395908
  • Pages : 304
  • Category : Social Science
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Feminism has hit the big time. Once a dirty word brushed away with a grimace, "feminist" has been rebranded as a shiny label sported by movie and pop stars, fashion designers, and multi-hyphenate powerhouses like Beyoncé. It drives advertising and marketing campaigns for everything from wireless plans to underwear to perfume, presenting what's long been a movement for social justice as just another consumer choice in a vast market. Individual self-actualization is the goal, shopping more often than not the means, and celebrities the mouthpieces. But what does it mean when social change becomes a brand identity? Feminism's splashy arrival at the center of today's media and pop-culture marketplace, after all, hasn't offered solutions to the movement's unfinished business. Planned Parenthood is under sustained attack, women are still paid 77 percent-or less-of the man's dollar, and vicious attacks on women, both on- and offline, are utterly routine. Andi Zeisler, a founding editor of Bitch Media, draws on more than twenty years' experience interpreting popular culture in this biting history of how feminism has been co-opted, watered down, and turned into a gyratory media trend. Surveying movies, television, advertising, fashion, and more, Zeisler reveals a media landscape brimming with the language of empowerment, but offering little in the way of transformational change. Witty, fearless, and unflinching, We Were Feminists Once is the story of how we let this happen, and how we can amplify feminism's real purpose and power.

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  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
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  • Pages : 320
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  • Publisher : Boom! Studios
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  • Pages : 176
  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
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Book Summary:

For fans of Bloom and Spinning, critically-acclaimed writer Gabby Rivera (Marvel’s America) adapts her bestselling novel alongside artist Celia Moscote in an unforgettable queer coming-of-age story exploring race, identity and what it means to be true to your amazing self. Even when the rest of the world doesn’t understand. Juliet Milagros Palante is leaving the Bronx and headed to Portland, Oregon. She just came out to her family and isn’t sure if her mom will ever speak to her again. But Juliet has a plan to figure out what it means to be Puerto Rican, lesbian and out. And that starts with the perfect mentor—Harlowe Brisbane, a feminist author who will surely help Juliet find her best self. There’s just one problem - Harlowe’s white, not from the Bronx and doesn’t have the answers. Okay, maybe that’s more than one problem, but Juliet never said it was a perfect plan.

God's Feminist Movement

By Amber Picota
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Destiny Image Publishers
  • Isbn : 9780768409352
  • Pages : 176
  • Category : Religion
  • Reads : 957
  • File Pdf: god-s-feminist-movement.pdf

Book Summary:

Experience True Liberation by Seeing Your Beauty, Femininity, and Freedom From Heavens Point of View Has Christianity kept women trapped in the stone age? In many ways, yes; but this is not by Gods design. As society offers women opportunities to explore outer-space and govern nations, the church often stifles and limits them. The tide is changing, though. Amber Picotas Gods Feminist Movement is a new covenant manifesto calling women to embrace their true identity in Christ and fulfill their destiny as revolutionaries who shape the course of history with the Kingdom of God. There is a powerful new feminist movement emerging in the body of Christ. Its not politically driven and its not being championed by an uprising of angry man-haters. Based on an intense study of Scripture, factoring in historical and contextual hermeneutics and original languages, Picota shares a practical, non-legalistic, and non-traditional (yet deeply Biblical) look at topics that women commonly face, such as: Dating and Modesty Female Leaders in the Church Submission in Marriage Beauty and Self-Image Celebrate the power and beauty of womanhood. God has given you permission to change the worldby being you! Break off religious traditions that keep women trapped in old school legalism and move beyond Christian clichs that minimize a womans true position in Christ!

Comic Art and Feminism in the Baltic Sea Region

By Kristy Beers Fägersten,Anna Nordenstam,Leena Romu,Margareta Wallin Wictorin
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Isbn : 9781000404593
  • Pages : 272
  • Category : Social Science
  • Reads : 462
  • File Pdf: comic-art-and-feminism-in-the-baltic-sea-region.pdf

Book Summary:

This edited collection explores how the relationship between comic art and feminism has been shaped by global, transnational, and local trends, curating analyses of multinational comic art that encompass themes of gender, sexuality, power, vulnerability, assault, abuse, taboo, and trauma. The chapters illuminate in turn the defining features of the aesthetics, materiality, and thematic content of their source material – often expressed with humorous undertones of self-reflection or social criticism – as well as recurring strategies of visualising and narrating female experiences. Broadening the research perspective of feminist comics to include national comics cultures peripheral to the cultural centers of Anglo-American, Franco-Belgian, and Japanese comics, the anthology explores how the dominant narrative or history of canonical works can be challenged or deconstructed by local histories of comics and feminism and their transnational connections, and how local histories complement or challenge the current understanding of the relationship between feminism and comic art. This is an essential collection for scholars and students in comics studies, women and gender studies, media studies, and literature.

How to not only COMBAT and WIN AGAINST – but PROFIT (big time) from the Nazi Feminist DISEASE plaguing modern day society.

By Rahul Mookerjee
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : 0 Excuses Fitness
  • Isbn : N.a
  • Pages : 147
  • Category : Family & Relationships
  • Reads : 310
  • File Pdf: how-to-not-only-combat-and-win-against-but-profit.pdf

Book Summary:

Here is what you will learn in this course (the ACTIONABLE TIPS, each one worth what I’m charging for the course, and THEN SOME!) – Always remember the difference between REAL feminism and Nazi feminism – and REPEAT it until the cows come home. Never give up your financial freedom, or tell them “how you make your money” or “how much you have in the bank” Why ignoring her is the GOLDEN GOOSE – quite literally! Why you should remember that with Nazi feminists, and women in general, it’s all TAKE and very little GIVE. There’s no “past credit” with Nazi feminists. Use that AGAINST them. Understand that a Nazi feminist always makes sure SHE has money, while ridding you, the man of YOURS. Understand that you’ll always “be a failure” with Nazi feminists and use that thinking AGAINST THEM. Understand that they will never change. Understand that, NO, yours “aint necessarily different”. Never work jobs that are not of your choosing, no matter what the guilt trip is. Why engaging directly with Nazi feminists is a losing battle, and how to profit from just that. Why you SHOULD engage directly with the cucked men that enable all this. THE SIX TENETS OF NAZI FEMINISM! – Tenet #1 : Recognize the the overriding tenet of Nazi feminism for what it is “my way or the highway”, and USE it against them. Tenet #2 – Blame and Shame Tenet #3 – Guilt Trips Tenet #4 – Conveniently forgetting “facts” when the time is right for THEM. Tenet # 5 – Hating each other, even “sisters in Nazi Feminism” and women in general. Tenet #6 – CONTROL!!! (and how to use it against them) The “natural laws of Nature” don’t change no matter what. Why you should never tire of telling cucked men that enable this disease for what it is – like it IS. Why you should RECOGNIZE the fact that anything women can do – men can do better, and HAVE – but the reverse is NOT necessarily true. Why you should NOT have a child unless YOU absolutely want to (despite all the guilt trips and shennanigans to the contrary). What you should tell Nazi feminist mothers that claim their sons aren’t good enough to be parents when they themselves fit that particular bill. What you should tell Bozos that tell you to go to counseling for “not pandering to Nazi feminist views”. What Bozo Schofield can teach YOU about dealing with cucked males with fantasies they’re too scared to admit. PROFIT DIRECTLY from Nazi Feminism! Lose the battle, but ALWAYS win the war Why shortsightedness is ultimately the bane of Nazi feminism and how to use this to YOUR advantage as a MAN. Why the truism of “give an inch, and they’ll take a mile” is true x1000 for Nazi feminists. Why all real men SHOULD Train (physically) regularly Why all real men should train their MINDS as hard as their bodies, if not harder! Subconsciously influence Nazi feminists in ways they would NEVER IMAGINE – for your OWN benefit. Why Chinese women from the mainland are to be absolutely avoided if you’re NOT into Nazi feminism. Why you should never do the right thing for Nazi feminists Why you should NEVER worry about “tags” that Nazi feminists (and people in general) give you – and PROFIT from it. In fact you should “embrace and welcome said tags!” Why you should always “hold money over a Nazi feminist’s head” Remember the “monkey branching” tenet of Nazi feminists and why it’s such a POWERFUL tool to use as a MAN for your OWN benefit. Why you SHOULD defend yourself against a Nazi feminist using her gender as an excuse to physically or otherwise attack you. Why Donald Trump is a REAL MAN, and what the cucked male can learn (for free) from Donald Trump in that regard. “Tell the world what you’re going to do, but SHOW it first” Why “cheating” isn’t the holy grail of “assholeism” it’s made out to be, and why you should consider the “if the shoe was on the other foot question” (and more). Why she will ALWAYS make sure you, the MAN, is a cucked version of your real self (hint – so other women don’t find you attractive!) More on why men “cheat” And if you thought women didn’t cheat? Think – again. Think very carefully and several times, my friend … Using the power of SEXUAL transmutation to counter and DEFEAT (with a single unthrown BLOW) Nazi feminists. Witholding sex from Nazi feminist women until they go blue in the face. Getting Nazi feminists to break their OWN rules – oddly enough, by pestering them to follow – none other than – THEIR OWN RULES. If there ever was an example of how STUPID! these people are – this is it! All of this YOURS, my friend, for the piddly little price of $149.99. Think it’s too much? I dont know about you, but I would gladly pay $1499 or more to learn how to reclaim my manhood, my friend. Cucks and pussies out there – they’ll probably whine about the price. But if you want to be a real man, you and I both know this book is SPECIAL – and this book will tell you what NO-ONE has told you before – and this book is from one that has LIVED IT and DONE THE THING – and that THIS is the ONLY BOOK of it’s kind out there – and that THIS book, my friend, will turn YOU into the real man you CRAVE to be internally. Most men live lives of quiet desperation. So said the great Thoreau. Most men lead lives of quiet desperation. Thing is , Bro. YOU DONT HAVE TO! So said the great Rahul Mookerjee, and indeed the PIONEER in many regards. From being touted as someone that could achieve independence for a certain region of a country where no-one else could, to the bodyweight exercise guru bar none, to the Stella Artois of Fitness, to being roundly trolled and beating the trolls at their own game and minting $$$$$ From it (though not as much as I’ve minted from the Nazi feminists) … … Your truly, my friend, brings you a once in a lifetime opportunity, at the price it’s at now. It’s going to go UP shortly. Take it or not – the choice is YOURS. Either take it, or be a cuck for the rest of your life (if I were to make things simple for YOU). Well my friend, I’ve said my bit. Now, it’s up to … YOU. TAKE THE LEAP – NOW! YES, you CAN – and you SHOULD!

Can We All Be Feminists?

By June Eric-Udorie
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Isbn : 9780525504351
  • Pages : 288
  • Category : Social Science
  • Reads : 235
  • File Pdf: can-we-all-be-feminists.pdf

Book Summary:

“As timely as it is well-written, this clear-eyed collection is just what I need right now.” —Jacqueline Woodson, author of Brown Girl Dreaming “The intersectional feminist anthology we all need to read” (Bustle), edited by a feminist activist and writer who “calls to mind a young Audre Lorde” (Kirkus) Why do some women struggle to identify as feminists, despite their commitment to gender equality? How do other aspects of our identities – such as race, religion, sexuality, gender identity, and more – impact how we relate to feminism? Why is intersectionality so important? In challenging, incisive, and fearless essays – all of which appear here for the first time – seventeen writers from diverse backgrounds wrestle with these questions, and more. A groundbreaking book that elevates underrepresented voices, Can We All Be Feminists? offers the tools and perspective we need to create a 21st century feminism that is truly for all. Including essays by: Soofiya Andry, Gabrielle Bellot, Caitlin Cruz, Nicole Dennis-Benn, Brit Bennett, Evette Dionne, Aisha Gani, Afua Hirsch, Juliet Jacques, Wei Ming Kam, Mariya Karimjee, Eishar Kaur, Emer O’Toole, Frances Ryan, Zoé Samudzi, Charlotte Shane, and Selina Thompson

Star Wars Meets the Eras of Feminism

By Valerie Estelle Frankel
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Isbn : 9781498583879
  • Pages : 364
  • Category : Social Science
  • Reads : 676
  • File Pdf: star-wars-meets-the-eras-of-feminism.pdf

Book Summary:

This book traces the changing representation of female characters in the Star Wars franchise through the lens of the four feminist waves, arguing that while the original trilogy reflects the second wave of feminism, the prequels mirror the girl power era that followed, and the sequels are helping define a new fourth wave of inclusion and diversity.

The Curious Feminist

By Cynthia Enloe
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Univ of California Press
  • Isbn : 9780520938519
  • Pages : 367
  • Category : Social Science
  • Reads : 732
  • File Pdf: the-curious-feminist.pdf

Book Summary:

In this collection of lively essays, Cynthia Enloe makes better sense of globalization and international politics by taking a deep and personal look into the daily realities in a range of women's lives. She proposes a distinctively feminist curiosity that begins with taking women seriously, especially during this era of unprecedented American influence. This means listening carefully, digging deep, challenging assumptions, and welcoming surprises. Listening to women in Asian sneaker factories, Enloe reveals, enables us to bring down to earth the often abstract discussions of the global economy. Paying close attention to Iraqi women's organizing efforts under military occupation exposes the false global promises made by officials. Enloe also turns the beam of her inquiry inward. In a series of four candid interviews and a new set of autobiographical pieces, she reflects on the gradual development of her own feminist curiosity. Describing her wartime suburban girlhood and her years at Berkeley, she maps the everyday obstacles placed on the path to feminist consciousness—and suggests how those obstacles can be identified and overcome. The Curious Feminist shows how taking women seriously also challenges the common assumption that masculinities are trivial factors in today's international affairs. Enloe explores the workings of masculinity inside organizations as diverse as the American military, a Serbian militia, the UN, and Oxfam. A feminist curiosity finds all women worth thinking about, Enloe claims. She suggests that we pay thoughtful attention to women who appear complicit in violence or in the oppression of others, or too cozily wrapped up in their relative privilege to inspire praise or compassion. Enloe's vitality, passion, and incisive wit illuminate each essay. The Curious Feminist is an original and timely invitation to look at global politics in an entirely different way.

Full Frontal Feminism

By Jessica Valenti
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Seal Press
  • Isbn : 9781580055727
  • Pages : 288
  • Category : Social Science
  • Reads : 939
  • File Pdf: full-frontal-feminism.pdf

Book Summary:

Now in its updated second edition, Full Frontal Feminism is a book that continues to embody the forward-looking messages that author Jessica Valenti propagated as founder of the popular website, Feministing.com. Full Frontal Feminism is a smart and relatable guide to the issues that matter to today’s young women. This edition includes a new foreword by Valenti, reflecting upon what’s happened in the seven years since Full Frontal Feminism was originally published. With new openers from Valenti in every chapter, the book covers a range of topics, including pop culture, health, reproductive rights, violence, education, relationships, and more. Chapters include: You’re a Hardcore Feminist. I Swear. Feminists Do It Better (and Other Sex Tips) Pop Culture Gone Wild The Blame (and Shame) Game If These Uterine Walls Could Talk Material World My Big Fat Unnecessary Wedding and Other Dating Diseases “Real” Women Have Babies I Promise I Won’t Say “Herstory” Boys Do Cry Beauty Cult Sex and the City Voters, My Ass A Quick Academic Aside Get to It Since its original publication, Full Frontal Feminism has reassured readers—yeah, you're feminists, and that's actually pretty cool.

A Big-Enough God

By Sara Maitland
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Henry Holt and Company
  • Isbn : 9781466881549
  • Pages : 191
  • Category : Religion
  • Reads : 739
  • File Pdf: a-big-enough-god.pdf

Book Summary:

A Big-Enough God continues the author's literary challenge by offering Christians a path for spiritual journey that encourages belief in a deity that is larger than our imagination. Free from the constraints of doctrine or ecclesiology, the author comes to her task, the joys of revelation, armed with a fresh feminist perspective. Writing as a Christian and a feminist, Maitland approaches the subject of a big-enough God that is beyond gender or image--but not beyond choice--to define theology as the art of telling--and listening to--stories about the divine. If God exists, it is as a being which wishes above all to reveal itself in its work and which labors constantly in its relationships with its creations.

Machine Habitus

By Massimo Airoldi
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Isbn : 9781509543298
  • Pages : 200
  • Category : Social Science
  • Reads : 499
  • File Pdf: machine-habitus.pdf

Book Summary:

We commonly think of society as made of and by humans, but with the proliferation of machine learning and AI technologies, this is clearly no longer the case. Billions of automated systems tacitly contribute to the social construction of reality by drawing algorithmic distinctions between the visible and the invisible, the relevant and the irrelevant, the likely and the unlikely – on and beyond platforms. Drawing on the work of Pierre Bourdieu, this book develops an original sociology of algorithms as social agents, actively participating in social life. Through a wide range of examples, Massimo Airoldi shows how society shapes algorithmic code, and how this culture in the code guides the practical behaviour of the code in the culture, shaping society in turn. The ‘machine habitus’ is the generative mechanism at work throughout myriads of feedback loops linking humans with artificial social agents, in the context of digital infrastructures and pre-digital social structures. Machine Habitus will be of great interest to students and scholars in sociology, media and cultural studies, science and technology studies and information technology, and to anyone interested in the growing role of algorithms and AI in our social and cultural life.

Bad Feminist

By Roxane Gay
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Isbn : 9780062282729
  • Pages : 336
  • Category : Social Science
  • Reads : 161
  • File Pdf: bad-feminist.pdf

Book Summary:

“Roxane Gay is so great at weaving the intimate and personal with what is most bewildering and upsetting at this moment in culture. She is always looking, always thinking, always passionate, always careful, always right there.” — Sheila Heti, author of How Should a Person Be? A New York Times Bestseller Best Book of the Year: NPR • Boston Globe • Newsweek • Time Out New York • Oprah.com • Miami Herald • Book Riot • Buzz Feed • Globe and Mail (Toronto) • The Root • Shelf Awareness A collection of essays spanning politics, criticism, and feminism from one of the most-watched cultural observers of her generation In these funny and insightful essays, Gay takes us through the journey of her evolution as a woman (Sweet Valley High) of color (The Help) while also taking readers on a ride through culture of the last few years (Girls, Django in Chains) and commenting on the state of feminism today (abortion, Chris Brown). The portrait that emerges is not only one of an incredibly insightful woman continually growing to understand herself and our society, but also one of our culture. Bad Feminist is a sharp, funny, and spot-on look at the ways in which the culture we consume becomes who we are, and an inspiring call-to-arms of all the ways we still need to do better, coming from one of our most interesting and important cultural critics.

Anything That Loves

By Ashley Cook,Steve Orlando,Josh Trujillo,Leia Weathington
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Northwest Press
  • Isbn : 9781938720338
  • Pages : 221
  • Category : Comics & Graphic Novels
  • Reads : 688
  • File Pdf: anything-that-loves.pdf

Book Summary:

For all their differences, gay and straight people are often united in their problems with bisexuality. People who follow their hearts wherever they lead, regardless of gender, are still usually met with disbelief and suspicion. From confessional, personal accounts to erotic flights of fancy to undersea identity politics, this collection of comics invites the reader to step outside of the categories and explore the wild and wonderful uncharted territory between “gay” and “straight”. Featuring comics and illustrations by Adam Pruett, Agnes Czaja, Alex Dahm, Amy T. Falcone, Ashley Cook & Caroline Hobbs, Bill Roundy, Ellen Forney, Erika Moen, Jason A. Quest, Jason Thompson, John Lustig, Jon Macy, Josh Trujillo & Dave Valeza, Kate Leth, Kevin Boze, Leanne Franson, Leia Weathington, Lena H. Chandhok, Margreet de Heer, MariNaomi, Maurice Vellekoop, Melaina, Nick Leonard, Powflip, Randall Kirby, Roberta Gregory, Sam Orchard, Sonya Samantha Saturday, Stasia Burrington, Steve Orlando, Tania Walker, and Tara Madison Avery & Mike Sullivan. Featuring an introduction by editor Charles "Zan" Christensen and a foreword by PoMoSexuals author Carol Queen, PhD. Winner of the Bisexual Book Award for Bisexual Nonfiction! Recognized by the American Library Association's "Over the Rainbow Project" as one of their Top Ten Favorites! Released by Northwest Press, which has been publishing quality LGBT-inclusive comics and graphic novels since 2010.