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The myth of matriarchal prehistory : why an invented past won't give women a future / by Eller, Cynthia.;
Includes bibliographical references (p. 233-257) and index.
Subjects: Women, Prehistoric.; Religion, Prehistoric.; Matriarchy.; Matrilineal kinship.; Patriarchy.; Feminist theory.;
© c2000., Beacon Press,
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Women : our story / by Roberts, Rebecca Boggs,writer of foreword.; DK Publishing, Inc.,editor.;
The birth of the patriarchy : up to 600ce -- Purity, piety, and property : 600-1500 -- From empire to enlightenment : 1500-1800 -- Knowledge and power : 1800-1914 -- The age of empowerment : 1914-1960 -- Smashing the glass ceiling : 1960 to present day.Packed full of evocative images, this gloriously illustrated book reveals the key events in women's history--from early matriarchal societies through women's suffrage, the Suffragette movement, 20th-century feminism, and gender politics, to recent movements such as #MeToo and International Women's Day--and the key role women have had in shaping our past. Learn about the everyday lives of women through the ages as well as the big names of women's history--powerful, inspirational, and trailblazing women such as Cleopatra, Florence Nightingale, Emmeline Pankhurst, Eva Peron, and Rosa Parks--and discover the unsung contributions of lesser-known women who have changed the world, and the "forgotten" events of women's history. Placing women firmly center stage, Women: Our Story shows women where they came from, and in celebrating the achievements of women of the past, offers positive role models for women of today.
Subjects: Biographies.; Women; Women;
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And the spirit moved them : [electronic resource] : The lost radical history of America's first feminists. by Hunt, Helen LaKelly.;
A decade prior to the Seneca Falls Convention, black and white women joined together at the 1837 Anti-Slavery Convention. In this historical investigation, Hunt looks at the pioneers who converged abolitionism and women's rights; incited by "holy indignation" to challenge slavery and patriarchy, they created a blueprint for an intersectional feminism ahead of its time.Electronic reproduction.
Subjects: Electronic books.; Anti-Slavery Convention of American Women 1837 New York, N.Y.; Feminism; Antislavery movements ; Slavery; Nonfiction.; History.; Women's Studies.;
© 2017.,
On-line resources: https://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=130119&titleID=3027525 -- Click to access digital title in OverDrive.;
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Scars across humanity : understanding and overcoming violence against women / by Storkey, Elaine,1943-;
Includes bibliographical references and index.Introduction: Naming the problem -- A global pandemic -- Violence begins before birth: selective abortion and infanticide -- Cut for purity: female genital mutilation -- Early and enforced marriage: child abuse by another name -- Whose 'honour'?: killings and femicide as reprisals for shame -- Nowhere to run, nowhere to hide: violence in the home -- Money, sex and violence: trafficking and prostitution -- Rape -- War and sexual violence -- Why gender-based violence?: it's in our genes: exploring our evolutionary heritage -- Why gender-based violence?: power and patriarchy -- Religion and women -- Christianity and gender: a fuller picture.Across the globe, acts of violence against women produce more deaths, disability, and mutilation than cancer, malaria, and traffic accidents combined. The truth is that violence on such a scale could not exist were it not structured in some way into the very fabric of societies and cultures themselves. It could not continue if it were not somehow supported by deep assumptions about the value of women, or some justification of the use of power. In many cultures such assumptions are reiterated every day in the absence of legal protection for women, or indifference toward issues of human rights. In Scars Across Humanity, Elaine Storkey offers a rigorously researched overview of this global pandemic. From female infanticide and child brides to domestic abuse, prostitution, rape, and honor killings, violence against women occurs at all stages of life, and in all cultures and societies. How and why has this violence become so prevalent? It seems ambitious to hope that we can find an answer to this question, but if violence to women is ever to be eliminated, we need to know what we are up against. - back of book.
Subjects: Women;
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The slow moon climbs : the science, history, and meaning of menopause / by Mattern, Susan P.,1966-author.aut;
Includes bibliographical references (pages 371-441) and index."Are the ways we look at menopause all wrong? Historian Susan Mattern says yes, and The Slow Moon Climbs reveals just how wrong we have been. Taking readers from the rainforests of Paraguay to the streets of Tokyo, Mattern draws on historical, scientific, and cultural research to reveal how our perceptions of menopause developed from prehistory to today. For most of human history, people had no word for menopause and did not view it as a medical condition. Rather, in traditional foraging and agrarian societies, it was a transition to another important life stage. This book, then, introduces new ways of understanding life beyond fertility. Mattern examines the fascinating "Grandmother Hypothesis"--which argues for the importance of elders in the rearing of future generations - as well as other evolutionary theories that have generated surprising insights about menopause and the place of older people in society. She looks at agricultural communities where households relied on postreproductive women for the family's survival. And she explores the emergence of menopause as a medical condition in the Western world. It was only around 1700 that people began to see menopause as a dangerous pathological disorder linked to upsetting symptoms that rendered women weak and vulnerable. Mattern argues that menopause was another syndrome, like hysterical suffocation or melancholia, that emerged or reemerged in early modern Europe in tandem with the rise of a professional medical class. The Slow Moon Climbs casts menopause, at last, in the positive light it deserves - not only as an essential life stage, but also as a key factor in the history of human flourishing."--Publisher's website.
Subjects: Menopause; Menopause; Menopause; Menopause; Menopause.; Menopause; Reproductive Medicine; Cross-Cultural Comparison;
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Create your own religion : a how-to book without instructions / by Bolelli, Daniele,1974-;
Includes bibliographical references (pages 305-344).A call to arms: create your own religion -- A call to arms: the sequel -- The intangibles: God -- The intangibles: death and afterlife (maybe...) -- The mother of all choices: inclusive or exclusive religions -- On a round ball floating in space: the relationship between humans, nature, and the universe -- Body and senses -- Sex, sex, and more sex -- Killing patriarchy and rewriting gender roles -- Incredible shrinking camels and Zen moons: wealth in the eyes of world religions -- Toward a global identity -- I could only believe in a God who can laugh: why religion needs to be fun -- How do we know what we know? -- On a tightrope stretched between good and evil: morality without fascism; more heart and fewer laws -- Toward a paradox-flavored consciousness.Create your own religion is a call to arms--an open invitation to question all the values, beliefs, and worldviews that humanity has so far held as sacred in order to find the answers we need to the very practical problems facing us. Writer, philosopher, and professor of comparative religion, Daniele Bolelli, leads the reader through three thousand years of mythology, misogyny, misinformation, and the flat-out lies about "revealed truth" that continue to muddle our ability to live a peaceful life, free of guilt and shame and the ultimate fear of death." Our worldviews are in desperate need of some housecleaning," says Bolelli. "We enter the 21st century still carrying on our backs the prejudices and ways of thinking of countless past generations. What worked for them may or may not still be of use, so it is our job to make sure to save the tools that can help us and let go of the dead weight.
Subjects: Religion.;
© [2013], Disinformation Books,
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Why don't women rule the world? : understanding women's civic and political choices / by Strachan, J. Cherie,1970-author.; Poloni-Staudinger, Lori,author.; Jenkins, Shannon,1971-author.; Ortbals, Candice D.,author.;
1. Why don't women rule the world? -- The creation of patriarchy -- Reification and the social construction of reality -- Conclusion -- Plan of the book -- Review questions -- Ambition activities -- Key words -- References -- 2. History of women in politics -- Colonial history -- The first wave -- The second wave -- The third wave -- Conclusion -- Review questions -- Ambition activities -- Key words -- References -- 3. Public opinion -- How individuals form opinions about gender issues -- How sex influences public opinion -- Partisan preferences and voting behavior -- Conclusion -- Review questions -- Ambition activities -- Key words -- References --  4. Political ambition -- Promoting women's access and ambition -- Gender socialization and political ambition -- Traditional family role orientations -- The masculinized ethos of politics -- Women's gendered psyche -- Conclusion -- Review questions -- Ambition activities -- Key words -- References -- 5. When women run -- When and where women candidates emerge -- campaign finance -- Women as candidates in 2018 -- Dismantling the masculine ethos of politics in 2018 and beyond -- Conclusion -- Review questions -- Ambition activities -- Key words -- References  -- 6. Women in legislatures -- Women's representation in legislatures around the world -- Theories of representation -- The effect of women's representation in legislative bodies -- The behavior of individual women legislators -- Women as institutional leaders -- Effects outside the institution -- How to increase the number of women in legislative office -- Conclusion -- Review questions -- Ambition activities -- Key words -- References -- 7. Women in the executive -- Patriarchy, military masculinity, and executive stereotypes -- Gender stereotypes in leadership and the presidency: public support and media -- Descriptive representation in parts of the executive -- Women in cabinets: The United States and in comparative perspective -- Women's policy agencies -- Women in state and local institutions -- Substance and symbolic representation in executive institutions -- Conclusion -- Review Questions -- Ambition activities -- Key words -- References -- 8. Women in the judiciary -- Women as lawyers and in law school -- Women as public legal officials -- The impact of women in the judicial branch -- The effect of the courts on women's lives -- Increasing the representation of women in the judicial branch -- Conclusion -- Review questions -- Ambition activities -- Key words -- References -- 9. Women in social movements -- Interest groups, social movements, and social movement organizations -- Challenges for women's and feminist movements -- Conclusion: intersectional resistance in the post-Trump era -- Review questions -- Ambition activities -- Key words -- References -- 10. Conclusion -- The first step: admit that patriarchy exists -- The second step: listen to women's complaints and take their anger seriously -- The third step: understand the roots of women's anger -- The fourth step: monitor progress and backlash to establish priorities -- The fifth step: decide what to do and act -- Review questions -- Ambition activity -- Key words -- References."Why don't women rule the world, and why don't they have more influence over the way the world is structured? This book begins to explore this question by looking at how underrepresentation of women manifests comparatively and also by exploring how it plays out in policy. Why Don't Women Rule the World? is written by 4 high-profile leaders who teach, publish and head up national and international academic caucuses on Women and Politics. They have collaborated on a project that not only offers grounded theory with practical job-related activities; but, also with an important comparative politics perspective. The book distinguishes itself from other Women and Politics texts due to three unique features: First, each chapter explores concepts from not only a U.S. perspective, but also a comparative one, expanding students' awareness of their own intersectional identities and the varying effects of patriarchy on women worldwide. Second, each chapter also has a policy feature, focusing on one or two policy areas allowing students to see the ways in which theories and concepts discussed in the chapter manifest in their lives. Finally, each chapter includes a political engagement feature with activities and prompts purposefully intended to bolster political interest, efficacy, and ambition. The book provides a thorough and theoretical introduction to the study of Women and Politics, while also meeting the growing demand for higher education to play a more prominent role in bolstering students' political interest, ambition and efficacy"-- ǂc Provided by publisher.
Subjects: Women; Leadership in women.;
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White evangelical racism : the politics of morality in America / by Butler, Anthea D.,1960-author.;
The American political scene today is poisonously divided, and the vast majority of white evangelicals play a strikingly unified, powerful role in the disunion. These evangelicals raise a starkly consequential question for electoral politics: Why do they claim morality while supporting politicians who act immorally by most Christian measures? In this clear-eyed, hard-hitting chronicle of American religion and politics, Anthea Butler answers that racism is at the core of conservative evangelical activism and power.Butler reveals how evangelical racism, propelled by the benefits of whiteness, has since the nation’s founding played a provocative role in severely fracturing the electorate. During the buildup to the Civil War, white evangelicals used scripture to defend slavery and nurture the Confederacy. During Reconstruction, they used it to deny the vote to newly emancipated blacks. In the twentieth century, they sided with segregationists in avidly opposing movements for racial equality and civil rights. Most recently, evangelicals supported the Tea Party, a Muslim ban, and border policies allowing family separation. White evangelicals today, cloaked in a vision of Christian patriarchy and nationhood, form a staunch voting bloc in support of white leadership. Evangelicalism’s racial history festers, splits America, and needs a reckoning now. -- provided by publisher.Description based on print version record.Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, MI : ProQuest, 2018. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest affiliated libraries.
Subjects: Electronic books.; Evangelicalism;
On-line resources: https://ebookcentral.proquest.com/lib/kirtland-ebooks/detail.action?docID=6499765 -- Available  online. Click here to access.;
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Counting the cost / [electronic resource]. by Duggar, Jill.;
Jill and Derick knew a normal life wasn't possible for them. As a star on the popular TLC reality show 19 Kids and Counting, Jill grew up in front of viewers who were fascinated by her family's way of life. She was the responsible, second daughter of Jim Bob and Michelle's nineteen kids; always with a baby on her hip and happy to wear the modest ankle-length dresses with throat-high necklines. She didn't protest the strict model of patriarchy that her family followed, which declares that men are superior, that women are expected to be wives and mothers and are discouraged from attaining a higher education, and that parental authority over their children continues well into adulthood, even once they are married. But as Jill got older, married Derick, and they embarked on their own lives, the red flags became too obvious to ignore. For as long as they could, Jill and Derick tried to be obedient family members -- they weren't willing to rock the boat. But now they're raising a family of their own, and they're done with the secrets. Thanks to time, tears, therapy, and blessings from God, they have the strength to share their journey. Theirs is a remarkable story of the power of the truth and is a moving example of how to find healing through honesty.Electronic reproduction.
Subjects: Electronic books.; Nonfiction.; Biography & Autobiography.; Religion & Spirituality.;
© 2023.,
On-line resources: http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=130119&titleID=9885650 -- Click to access digital title in OverDrive.;
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"We are all fast-food workers now" : the global uprising against poverty wages / by Orleck, Annelise.; Cooke, Liz,photographer.;
"The story of low-wage workers rising up around the world to demand respect and a living wage. We Are All Fast Food Workers Now: The Global Uprising Against Poverty Wages traces the evolution of a new global labor movement sparked and sustained by low-wage workers from Manila to Manhattan, from Baja California to Bangladesh, from Capetown to Cambodia. This is an up close and personal look at globalization and its costs, as seen through the eyes and told whenever possible through the words of low-wage workers themselves: the berry pickers and small farmers, fast food servers, retail cashiers, garment workers, hotel housekeepers, home health care aides, airport workers and adjunct professors who are fighting for respect, safety and a living wage. The result of 140 interviews by award-winning historian Annelise Orleck, and with original photographs by Liz Cooke, this is a powerful look at neo-liberalism and its damages, a story of resistance and rebellion, a reflection on hope and change as it rises from the bottom up"--Includes bibliographical references (pages 262-280) and index.Part I. Poverty wages, we're not lovin' it: roots and branches of a global uprising -- Brands of wage slavery, marks of labor solidarity -- Inequality rising -- All we're asking for is a little respect -- "We are workers, not slaves" -- "I consider the union my second mother" -- Hotel housekeepers go Norma Rae -- United for respect: OUR Walmart and the uprising of retail workers -- Supersize my wages: fast-food workers and the march of history -- 1911-2011: history and the global labor struggle -- People Power movements in the twenty-first century -- "You can't dismantle capitalism without dismantling patriarchy" -- This is what solidarity feels like -- Part II. The rising of the global precariat -- Respect, let it go, 'cause baby, you're a firework -- Realizing precarity: "We are all fast-food workers now" -- Days of disruption, 2016 -- The new civil rights movement -- Counting victories, girding for an uphill struggle -- Huelga de Hambre: hunger and hunger strikes rising -- Social movement unionism and the souls of workers -- "Contractualization" -- "Stand up, live better": organizing for respect at Walmart -- Part III. Garment workers' organizing in the age of fast fashion -- "If people would think about us, we wouldn't die": beautiful clothes, ugly reality -- How the rag trade went global -- "The girl effect" -- "Made with love in Bangladesh" -- "We are not a pocket revolution": Bangladeshi garment workers since Rana Plaza -- "A Khmer would rather work for free than work without dignity" -- "After Pol Pot, we need a good life" -- Consciousness-raising, Cambodia style -- Filipina garment workers, organizing in the zone -- Part IV. No rice without freedom, no freedom without rice: the global uprising of peasants and farmworkers -- "No land no life": uprisings of the "landless" -- "Agrarian reform in reverse": food crises, land grabs, and migrant labor -- Milk with dignity -- "Like the time of Cesar Chavez": strawberry fields, exploitation forever -- Bitter grapes -- "What are we rising for?" -- "These borders are not our borders" -- After the colonizers, RICE -- Part V. "They said it was impossible": local victories and transformative visions -- "We can turn around the labor movement. We can rebuild power and we can win!" -- Flashes of hope -- Big ideas, new models, small courtesies build a new world.
Subjects: Working poor; Living wage movement.;
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