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Problematic: How Toxic Callout Culture is Destroying Feminism

From Beyonce's Lemonade to The Force Awakens to the 2016 Ghostbusters reboot, the entertainment industry seems to be embracing the power of women like never before. But with more feminist content come..

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Queer City: Gay London from the Romans to the Present Day

Peter Ackroyd is our preeminent chronicler of London. In Queer City, he looks at the metropolis in a whole new way - through the history and experiences of its gay population. In Roman Londinium the p..

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Queer City: Gay London from the Romans to the Present Day

*** A Sunday Times Bestseller *** In Roman Londinium the city was dotted with lupanaria ('wolf dens' or public pleasure houses), fornices (brothels) and thermiae (hot baths). Then came the Emp..

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Queer Intentions

Today, the options and freedoms on offer to LGBTQ+ people living in the West are greater than ever before. But is same-sex marriage, improved media visibility and corporate endorsement all it's cracke..

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Queer Objects

Queer lives give rise to a vast array of objects: the things we fill our houses with, the gifts we share with our friends, the commodities we consume at work and at play, the clothes and accessories w..

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Queer: A Graphic History

Activist-academic Meg-John Barker and cartoonist Julia Scheele illuminate the histories of queer thought and LGBTQ+ action in this groundbreaking non-fiction graphic novel. From identity politics and ..

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Queering Sexual Violence - Radical Voices from Within the Anti-Violence Movement

Often pushed to the margins, queer, transgender and gender non-conforming survivors have been organizing in anti-violence work since the birth of the movement. Queering Sexual Violence: Radical Voices..

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Rad American Women A-Z: Rebels, Trailblazers, and Visionaries Who Shaped Our History ... and Our Future!

"This is not a book. This is a guest list for a party of my heroes. Thank you for inviting us."--Lemony Snicket, author of A Series of Unfortunate Events books "I feel honored to be included in this ..

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Rage Becomes Her

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Re-enchanting The World: Feminism and the Politics of the Commons

An edited collection Silvia Federici's work, spanning over twenty years, in which she provides a detailed history and critique of the politics of the commons from a feminist perspective. In her clear ..

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Representing Trans: Linguistic, Legal and Everyday Perspectives

How we present ourselves to others and how our identities are represented in society is something that we have to negotiate every day. For members of the trans community - transgender, transsexual or ..

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Rethinking Rape

Rape, claims Ann J. Cahill, affects not only those women who are raped, but all women who experience their bodies as rapable and adjust their actions and self-images accordingly. Rethinking Rape count..

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Revolting Prostitutes: The Fight for Sex Workers' Rights

Do you have to think that prostitution is good to support sex worker rights? How do sex worker rights fit with feminist and anti-capitalist politics? Is criminalising clients progressive - and can the..

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Revolution of Man, The

'Compelling. What does it mean to be a man? Finally, we're talking about it. This book is the conversation we need to have-with each other, our sons and fathers.' Peter FitzSimons, bestselling author..

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Roaring Girls: The forgotten feminists of British history

Bold, inspiring and powerfully written, Roaring Girls tells the stories of nine women who, despite every effort to suppress them, dared to be extraordinary. `Given the opportunity, women will p..

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Second Sex

Newly translated and unabridged in English for the first time, Simone de Beauvoir's masterwork is a powerful analysis of the Western notion of "woman," and a groundbreaking exploration of inequalit..

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Second Sex : Unabridged

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Sex Object: A Memoir

Who would I be if I lived in a world that didn t hate women? Hailed by the Washington Post as one of the most visible and successful feminists of her generation, Jessica Valenti has been leading the ..

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Sexual Violence in a Digital Age

This book examines how digital communications technologies have transformed modern societies, with profound effects both for everyday life, and for everyday crimes. Sexual violence, which is recognize..

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Sexual Violence: Evidence Based Policy and Prevention

The purpose of this edited volume is to examine the disconnect in the sexual violence prevention field between legislation, research and practice. The work is focused primarily on United States polic..

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Sexuality & The Stories Of Indigenous People

Sexuality and the Stories of Indigenous People is a collection of 17 essays that explore aspects of being takatapui. The traditional meaning of takatapui is 'an intimate companion of the same sex', bu..

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Sexuality: A History of Human Sexuality from Ancient Greece to the Modern Age

Charlotte McGann tells the story of human sexuality from the days of the hunter gatherers through to modern times. She explores the attitudes of the ancient Greeks and Romans to sex - and at the many ..

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Sister Outsider: Essays and Speeches

Presenting the essential writings of black lesbian poet and feminist writer Audre Lorde, Sister Outsider celebrates an influential voice in twentieth-century literature. In this charged collection of..

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So Here I Am: Speeches by great women to empower and inspire

An inspirational collection of women's speeches that have changed our world, and the conversation. So Here I Am is a celebration of empowering speeches by women throughout history and today. History h..

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Speak My Language, and Other Stories: An Anthology of Gay Fiction

'There is something special about literature ...that addresses our innermost sexual and amatory selves. Gay stories offer us vindication, fellowship, validation and a sense of shared identity that we ..

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Stonewall

A fascinating account of the birth of gay liberation and a replay of the turbulent, society-changing '60s."-San Francisco Chronicle "Illuminating...a vivid and stirring recreation of the Stonewall rio..

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Supergirls: Feminism, Fantasy, and the History of Comic Book Heroines

"Mike Madrid is doing God's work...mak[ing] accessible a lost, heady land of female adventure." --ComicsAlliance "Sharp and lively ...[Madrid] clearly loves this stuff. And he's enough of a historian..

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Testosterone Rex: Unmaking the Myths of Our Gendered Minds

Testosterone Rex is the powerful myth that squashes hopes of sex equality by telling us that men and women have evolved different natures. Fixed in an ancestral past that rewarded competitive men and ..

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That F Word: Growing Up Feminist in Aotearoa

There are some things worth getting angry about... In That F Word: Growing up Feminist in Aotearoa, award-winning columnist, musician and activist Lizzie Marvelly tells the story of New Zealand's fem..

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The Voyeur's Motel

On January 7, 1980, in the run-up to the publication of Thy Neighbor's Wife, Gay Talese received an anonymous letter from a man in Colorado. 'Since learning of your long awaited study of coast-to-coas..

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Theorizing Sexual Violence

Taking sexual violence in the form of rape and hetero-psychological/physical abuse, trafficking, and harassment as a point of departure, the authors of this volume explore questions about the relation..

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Tomorrow Will Be Different: Love, Loss, and the Fight for Trans Equality

Tomorrow Will Be Different recounts McBride?s lifelong struggle with gender identity. After coming out publicly as transgender in a viral post while serving as her college?s student body president, sh..

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Unspeakable Things: Sex, Lies and Revolution

Shortlisted for The Green Carnation Prize 2014 'This is not a fairytale. This is a story about how sex and money and power police our dreams.' Clear-eyed, witty and irreverent, Laurie Penny is as ruth..

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War on Women

'She showed great courage and commitment in reporting from Burma and exemplified my belief that the best journalists are also the nicest' - Aung San Suu Kyi 'One of the most distinguished television j..

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We Believe You: Survivors of Campus Sexual Assault Speak Out (aka The Survivor Project)

In 2012, Annie Clark and Andrea Pino, then 23 and 20, and both survivors of campus rapes devised a legal argument that would, for the first time, hold universities accountable for mishandling student ..

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We Should All be Feminists

A personal and powerful essay from Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, the bestselling author of 'Americanah' and 'Half of a Yellow Sun', based on her 2013 TEDx Talk of the same name. What does "feminism" mean ..

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We Were Eight Years in Power: An American Tragedy

Powerful and necessary, a state-of-the-nation portrait of America under Obama from the prize-winning, bestselling author of Between the World and Me From 2008-2016, the leader of the free world was a ..

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We Were Feminists Once: From Riot Grrrl to Covergirl, the Buying and Selling of a Political Movement

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 powe..

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What We Talk About When We Talk About Rape

Except for the foundational belief that rape is a crime, with a criminal and a victim, I will not take anything else for granted.Sohaila Abdulali was gang-raped as a teenager in Mumbai. Indignant at t..

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Who Cooked Adam Smith's Dinner?: How We Fell for a False Economy and Why it's Time to Move on

It is not from the benevolence of the butcher, the brewer, or the baker that we can expect our dinner, but from their regard to their own interest. When Adam Smith wrote that all our actions stem from..

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Who Stole My Spear

Of the 200,000 years homo sapiens has been wandering this planet, this has to be the most absurd and challenging time to be a man...How can you hunt and gather in an open-plan office? Is monogamy figh..

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Why be Happy When You Could be Normal?

In 1985 Jeanette Winterson's first novel, "Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit", was published. It was Jeanette's version of the story of a terraced house in Accrington, an adopted child, and the thwarted ..

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Why I am Not a Feminist: A Feminist Manifesto

Jessa Crispin, cultural critic and founder of Bookslut, offers a brilliant rejection of contemporary feminism-and demands something better. Somewhere along the way, Jessa Crispin argues, the feminist..

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Why Science is Sexist

In June 2015, Nobel Laureate Tim Hunt resigned from the Faculty of Life Sciences at University College London after making a dismissive remark about female scientists.The incident is just the tip of t..

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Why Women Have Better Sex Under Socialism: And Other Arguments for Economic Independence

The argument of this book can be summed up succinctly- unregulated capitalism is bad for women, and if we adopt some ideas from socialism, women will have better lives. If done properly, socialism lea..

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Wife Drought

'I need a wife' It's a common joke among women juggling work and family. But it's not actually a joke. Having a spouse who takes care of things at home is a Godsend on the domestic front. It's a poten..

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Wise Women: Wit and Wisdom from Some of the World's Most Extraordinary Women

"Never lend your car to anyone to whom you have given birth". (Erma Bombeck). Women are never at a loss to express themselves, and smart women will have something to say for every occasion. "Wise Wome..

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Witches Are Coming, The

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Witches, Sluts, Feminists

Exposing how "witch" and "slut" are used to police female sexuality, the author rehabilitates these sex positive archetypes. Witch, Slut, Feminist: these contested identities are informing millen..

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Women & Power: A Manifesto

Britain's best-known classicist Mary Beard, is also a committed and vocal feminist. With wry wit, she revisits the gender agenda and shows how history has treated powerful women. Her examples range fr..

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Women & Power: A Manifesto

Why the popular resonance of 'mansplaining' (despite the intense dislike of the term felt by many men)? It hits home for us because it points straight to what it feels likenot to be taken seriously: a..

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