Selections from Eliza Leslie by Eliza Leslie, Etta M. Madden

By Eliza Leslie, Etta M. Madden

Best recognized for her culinary and family courses and the award-winning brief tale “Mrs. Washington Potts,” Eliza Leslie merits a way more popular position in modern literary discussions of the 19th century. Her writing, recognized for its openly moralistic and didactic tones—though usually awarded with wit and humor—also presents modern readers with a nuanced viewpoint for knowing the range between American girls in Leslie’s time.

Leslie’s writing serves as a statement on gender beliefs and consumerism; offers advanced structures of racial, nationwide, and class-based identities; and reviews literary genres akin to the Gothic romance and the affection letter. those criticisms are uncovered throughout the juxtaposition of her fiction and nonfiction instructive texts, which variety from classes on literary behavior to needlework; from recipes for American and French culinary dishes to trip sketches; from songs to academic video games. Demonstrating the complexity of decisions on hand to girls on the time, this quantity allows readers to work out how Leslie’s rhetoric and viewers wisdom facilitated her skill to attract a wide swath of the nineteenth-century examining public.

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When Women Sexually Abuse Men: The Hidden Side of Rape, by Philip W. Cook, Tammy L. Hodo

By Philip W. Cook, Tammy L. Hodo

Crimes of a sexual nature perpetrated via women opposed to men represent a major challenge in our society. a lady can rape a guy, and this crime happens way more usually than such a lot think. This ebook addresses a whole diversity of crimes past rape, despite the fact that; stalking, sexual harassment, and sexual attack are all lined in detail.

When ladies Sexually Abuse males: The Hidden facet of Rape, Stalking, Harassment, and Sexual Assault illuminates the long-overlooked topic of grownup lady opposed to grownup male intercourse crimes. Combining own bills, details on legal situations, proper learn on grownup lady opposed to grownup male sexual offenses, and statistical facts from the FBI and different executive resources, the authors comprehensively rfile how a few ladies may be competitive sexual predators, similar to their male opposite numbers; spotlight the alterations within the legal habit of ladies; and supply interesting tales of precise crime in addition to stunning revelations approximately human behavior.

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Geek Girls Unite: How Fangirls, Bookworms, Indie Chicks, and by Leslie Simon

By Leslie Simon

For each lady who marches to the beat of her personal drum, Leslie Simon has your manifesto: a sensible, expansive, and winningly unique occasion of comedy queens, movie geeks, bookworms, craft professionals, indie chicks, and different all-star girls. Following the breakaway hit ebook Everybody Hurts, Simon’s energizing examine today’s pop-culture and counterculture heroines—like Amy Sedaris, Tina Fey, Sofia Coppola, Regina Spektor, and Jenny Hart—is an empowering, eye-opening, and, particularly, enjoyable trip. Readers of The Hip Girl’s advisor to Homemaking and The sleek Girl’s consultant to lifestyles will love becoming a member of forces as Geek ladies Unite!

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Negotiating Belongings: Stories of Forced Migration of Dinka by Melanie Baak

By Melanie Baak

Belonging is an argument that has effects on us all, yet if you happen to were displaced, unsettled or made 'homeless' through the elevated pursuits linked to the modern globalising period, belonging is less than consistent problem. Migration throws into query not just the assets of these who bodily migrate, but in addition, relatively in a postcolonial context, the assets of these who're indigenous to and 'settlers' in international locations of migration, next generations born to migrants, and people who are left at the back of in nations of starting place. Negotiating Belongings utilises narrative, ethnographic and autoethnographic techniques to discover the negotiations for belonging for 6 ladies from Dinka groups originating in southern Sudan. It explores belonging, really relating to migration, via a attention of belonging to geographical regions, ethnic teams, neighborhood, family members and family members. In exploring how the trips in the direction of wanted property are haunted by way of quite a few social approaches equivalent to colonisation, energy, 'race' and gender, the writer argues that negotiating belonging is a continuous flow among being and turning into. The examine utilises and calls for other ways of hearing and very listening to the narratives of the ladies as embedded inside of non-Western epistemologies and ontologies. via this it develops an realizing of the relational ontology, cieng, that governs the ways that the ladies exist on the earth. The women's narratives along the author's adventure in the Dinka group offer specific how you can interrogate the intersections of being and changing into at the haunted trip to belonging. The relational ontology of cieng presents an extra approach of figuring out belonging, changing into and being as continuously relational.

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Sisters of the Yam: Black Women and Self-Recovery by bell hooks

By bell hooks

In Sisters of the Yam, bell hooks displays at the ways that the emotional well-being of black women has been and keeps to be impacted through sexism and racism. meaning to create a context the place black women may possibly either paintings on their person efforts for self-actualization whereas final hooked up to a bigger international of collective fight, hooks articulates the hyperlink among self-recovery and political resistance.

Both an expression of the enjoyment of self-healing and the necessity to be ever vigilant within the fight for equality, Sisters of the Yam maintains to talk to the event of black womanhood.

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Madame Jazz: Contemporary Women Instrumentalists by Leslie Gourse

By Leslie Gourse

Nadine Jansen, a flugelhornist and pianist, recollects an evening within the Forties while a guy got here out of the viewers as she used to be enjoying either tools. "I hate to work out a lady do that," he defined as he hit the top of her horn, approximately chipping her the teeth. part a century later, an important band named Diva made its debut in ny on March 30, 1993, with Melissa Slocum on bass, Sue Terry on alto sax, Lolly Bienenfeld on trombone, Sherrie Maricle on drums, and a number of alternative respectable instrumentalists. The band made this kind of strong influence that it used to be instantly booked to play at Carnegie corridor the subsequent 12 months. when you had but to note, Diva signaled the emergence of girls musicians as an important strength in jazz.

Madame Jazz is an interesting invitation to the interior global of girls in jazz. Ranging essentially from the overdue Seventies to today's forefront of functionality jazz in ny urban and at the West Coast, it chronicles an important time of transition as ladies take the plunge from novelty acts considered as moment classification electorate to sought-out pros trendy and employed for his or her consummate musicianship. writer Leslie Gourse surveys the scene within the jazz golf equipment, the live performance halls, the fairs, and the recording studios from the musicians' perspective. She unearths fascinating growth on all fronts, but in addition lingering discrimination. The becoming good fortune of girls instrumentalists has been decades in coming, she writes. lengthy after girls turned authorized as writers and, to a lesser quantity, as visible artists, girls in music--classical, pop, or jazz--faced the approximately insuperable barrier of chauvinism and the nonetheless insidious strength of culture and behavior that retains so much males appearing with the musicians they've got consistently labored with, different men.

Gourse offers dozens of eye-catching no-holds-barred interviews with either emerging stars and pro veterans. listed here are up-and-coming pianists Renee Rosnes and Rachel Z., trumpeter Rebecca Coupe Frank, saxophonist Virginia Mayhew, bassist Tracy Wormworth, and drummer Terri Lynne Carrington, and enduring legends Dorothy Donegan, Marian McParland and Shirley Horne. the following, besides, are conversations with 3 pioneering company ladies: agent and manufacturer Helen Keane, supervisor Linda Goldstein, and pageant and live performance manufacturer Cobi Narita. all the girls converse insightfully approximately their proposal and their dedication to pursuing the track they love. also they are frank concerning the realities of lifestyles at the street, and the additional dues ladies musicians pay in a difficult and aggressive box the place everyone will pay dues. A separate bankruptcy deals a more in-depth examine girls musicians and the continuous pressure confronting those that could mix love, marriage, and/or motherhood with a lifestyles in music.

Madame Jazz is ready the heritage that ladies jazz instrumentalists are making now, in addition to an inspiring preview of the even brighter days forward. It concludes with Frankie Nemko's full of life evaluate of the West Coast jazz scene, and appends the main entire record ever assembled of ladies presently enjoying tools professionally.

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