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The firsts : the inside story of the women reshaping Congress / by Steinhauer, Jennifer,1968-author.;
Includes bibliographical references and index.French heels, kidney punches, and the dead husband's club -- They did it their way -- Now what? -- Whose party is it, anyway? -- Reclaiming their time -- Crisis at the border -- This is what diversity looks like -- Lived experiences -- The lasts -- To impeach or not to impeach -- Paving the way forward."A lively, behind-the-scenes look at the historic cohort of diverse, young, and groundbreaking women newly elected to the House of Representatives in 2018 as they arrive in Washington, DC, and start working for change, written by a news reporter with sharp insight and deep knowledge of the Hill"--
Subjects: Women legislators; United States. Congress.; Women;
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The little death / by Parrish, P. J.;
After the headless corpse of a young man is discovered in glamorous Palm Beach, Louis Kinkaid suspects a prominent female U.S. Senator with a history of scandal. Then a second headless body turns up and the trail turns cold, allowing the killer to set his sights on Louis's best friend.
Subjects: Mystery fiction.; Policewomen; Male prostitutes; Women legislators;
© 2010., Pocket Books,
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Bulworth / by Beatty, Warren,1937-; Brugge, Pieter Jan.; Pikser, Jeremy.; Berry, Halle.; Cheadle, Don.; Platt, Oliver.; Sorvino, Paul.; Warden, Jack.; Washington, Isaiah.; Storaro, Vittorio,1940-; Morricone, Ennio.; Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation.; Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, Inc.;
DVD, NTSC, region 1; widescreen (1:85:1 ratio) ; Dolby digital 5.1 surround, Dolby surround; closed captioned.Warren Beatty, Halle Berry, Don Cheadle, Oliver Platt, Paul Sorvino, Jack Warden, Isaiah Washington.Music, Ennio Morricone ; editors, Robert C. Jones, Billy Weber ; director of photography, Vittorio Storaro.Believing his career is over, Senator Jay Bulworth takes out an enormous insurance policy and a contract on his own life. The results prove even more bloated and outrageous than his own personality.
Subjects: Feature films.; Video recordings for the hearing impaired.; Legislators; Suicidal behavior; African American women; Racism;
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Becoming / by Obama, Michelle,1964-;
Read by the author.In a life filled with meaning and accomplishment, Michelle Obama has emerged as one of the most iconic and compelling women of our era. As First Lady of the United States of America, she helped create the most welcoming and inclusive White House in history. With unerring honesty and lively wit, she describes her triumphs and her disappointments, both public and private. A deeply personal reckoning of a woman of soul and substance who has steadily defied expectations.
Subjects: Autobiographies.; Audiobooks.; Obama, Michelle, 1964-; Presidents' spouses; African American women lawyers; Legislators' spouses;
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Michelle Obama : first lady of hope / by Lightfoot, Elizabeth.;
A revealing look at Michelle Obama's life, from her Chicago childhood and her education at Princeton and Harvard, to how she first met Barack Obama, and to her role as his closest adviser.Includes bibliographical references (p. 173-199) and index.How this book came to be -- Michelle Obama -- Taking her seat at the table -- The Ivy years -- Working toward a world as it should be -- You and I (we can conquer the world) -- This First Lady's first job : mom -- Skin as tough as a rhinoceros hide -- The color purple -- Questions of race, gender, and age -- A new landscape -- Michelle Obama everywhere -- The home stretch -- Crossing the finish line.
Subjects: Obama, Michelle, 1964-; Obama, Barack.; African American women; African Americans; African American women lawyers; African American lawyers; Legislators' spouses; Presidents' spouses;
© c2009., Lyons Press,
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Tainted witness : why we doubt what women say about their lives / by Gilmore, Leigh,1959-;
Includes bibliographical references (pages 197-207) and index.Introduction : tainted witness in testimonial networks -- Anita Hill, Clarence Thomas, and the search for an adequate witness -- Jurisdictions and testimonial networks : Rigoberta Menchú -- Neoliberal life narrative : from testimony to self-help -- Witness by proxy : girls in humanitarian storytelling -- Tainted witness in law and literature : Nafissatou Diallo and Jamaica Kincaid -- Conclusion : testimonial publics--#BlackLivesMatter and Claudia Rankine's Citizen."In 1991, Anita Hill's testimony during Clarence Thomas's Senate confirmation hearing brought the problem of sexual harassment to a public audience. Although widely believed by women, Hill was defamed by conservatives and Thomas was confirmed to the Supreme Court. The tainting of Hill and her testimony is part of a larger social history in which women find themselves caught up in a system that refuses to believe what they say. Hill's experience shows how a tainted witness is not who someone is, but what someone can become. Tainted Witness examines how gender, race, and doubt stick to women witnesses as their testimony circulates in search of an adequate witness. Judgment falls unequally upon women who bear witness, as well-known conflicts about testimonial authority in the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries reveal. Women's testimonial accounts demonstrate both the symbolic potency of women's bodies and speech in the public sphere and the relative lack of institutional security and control to which they can lay claim. Each testimonial act follows in the wake of a long and invidious association of race and gender with lying that can be found to this day within legal courts and everyday practices of judgment, defining these locations as willfully unknowing and hostile to complex accounts of harm. Bringing together feminist, literary, and legal frameworks, Leigh Gilmore provides provocative readings of what happens when women's testimony is discredited. She demonstrates how testimony crosses jurisdictions, publics, and the unsteady line between truth and fiction in search of justice."--Jacket.
Subjects: Sex discrimination against women; Sex discrimination; Sex discrimination in criminal justice administration.; Witnesses; Crime; Women; False testimony.; Feminist theory.;
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The light we carry : overcoming in uncertain times / by Obama, Michelle,1964-author.;
Includes bibliographical references (pages 309-316)."Mrs. Obama offers readers a series of fresh stories and insightful reflections on change, challenge, and power, including her belief that when we light up for others, we can illuminate the richness and potential of the world around us, discovering deeper truths and new pathways for progress. Drawing from her experiences as a mother, daughter, spouse, friend, and First Lady, she shares the habits and principles she has developed to successfully adapt to change and overcome various obstacles--the earned wisdom that helps her continue to "become." She details her most valuable practices, like "starting kind," "going high," and assembling a "kitchen table" of trusted friends and mentors. With trademark humor, candor, and compassion, she also explores issues connected to race, gender, and visibility, encouraging readers to work through fear, find strength in community, and live with boldness"--
Subjects: Autobiographies.; Obama, Michelle, 1964-; Presidents' spouses; African American women lawyers; Legislators' spouses; Conduct of life.; Change.; Obama, Michelle, 1964-;
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Abortion after Roe / by Schoen, Johanna.;
Includes bibliographical references (pages 307-320) and index.Living through some giant change: the establishment of abortion services -- Medicine at the edges of life: abortion and fetal research -- The formation of the National Abortion Federation and the standards debate -- The development of dilation and evacuation and the debate over fetal bodies -- To protect the lives of American babies: the escalation of antiabortion activism -- Truths, lies, and partial truths: the debate surrounding intact D&E."Abortion is--and always has been--an arena for contesting power relations between women and men. When in 1973 the Supreme Court made the procedure legal throughout the United States, it seemed that women were at last able to make decisions about their own bodies. In the four decades that followed, however, abortion became ever more politicized and stigmatized. Abortion after Roe chronicles and analyzes what the new legal status and changing political environment have meant for abortion providers and their patients"--
Subjects: Abortion; Abortion; Abortion; Abortion; Abortion services; Pro-life movement; Dilatation and extraction abortion; Abortion, Induced; Abortion, Induced; Reproductive Rights; Women's Health.; Dissent and Disputes.; History, 20th Century.;
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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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Prostitution and sex work / by Ditmore, Melissa Hope.;
Includes bibliographical references and index.Venues -- Personnel -- Legal frameworks -- Morality, money, and prostitution prior to the criminalization of prostitution -- Red light, green light -- The wild west -- Immigration law and state legislation of morality to "protect" women -- 21st-century campaigns and laws against trafficking in persons -- From prostitutes to sex workers: a movement for rights.
Subjects: Prostitution; Sex-oriented businesses;
© c2011., Greenwood,
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