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Penis Politics

Author : Karen Hinton
Publisher :
Page : 256 pages
File Size : 40,40 MB
Release : 2021-12
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 9781736211687

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Penis Politics is a coming-of-age memoir about one of America's top political consultants.

Running as a Woman

Author : Linda Witt
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Page : 368 pages
File Size : 24,6 MB
Release : 1994
Category : Women
ISBN : 0029203155

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The authors show just how women politicians tapped into the vote for the 1992 elections and how they will shape their campaign strategies and political agendas around it in the future. Includes interviews with Geraldine Ferraro, Pat Schroeder, Nancy Kassebaum, and other major political figures. 15 photos.

Against Memoir

Author : Michelle Tea
Publisher : Feminist Press at CUNY
Page : 212 pages
File Size : 11,35 MB
Release : 2018-05-08
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 1936932199

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The PEN Award-winning essay collection about queer lives: “Gorgeously punk-rock rebellious.”—The A.V. Club The razor-sharp but damaged Valerie Solanas; a doomed lesbian biker gang; recovering alcoholics; and teenagers barely surviving at an ice creamery: these are some of the larger-than-life, yet all-too-human figures populating America’s fringes. Rife with never-ending fights and failures, theirs are the stories we too often try to forget. But in the process of excavating and documenting these queer lives, Michelle Tea also reveals herself in unexpected and heartbreaking ways. Delivered with her signature honesty and dark humor, this is the first-ever collection of journalistic writing by the author of How to Grow Up and Valencia. As she blurs the line between telling other people’s stories and her own, she turns an investigative eye to the genre that’s nurtured her entire career—memoir—and considers the price that art demands be paid from life. “Eclectic and wide-ranging…A palpable pain animates many of these essays, as well as a raucous joy and bright curiosity.” —The New York Times “Queer counterculture beats loud and proud in Tea’s stellar collection.” —Publishers Weekly (starred) “The best essay collection I've read in years.”—The New Republic Winner of the PEN/Diamonstein-Spielvogel Award for the Art of the Essay

Women and Politics

Author : Julie Dolan
Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
Page : 377 pages
File Size : 38,29 MB
Release : 2017-06-01
Category : Political Science
ISBN : 1538100762

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Women and Politics: Paths to Power and Political Influence examines the role of women in politics from the early women’s movement to the female politicians in power today. Following the historic 2016 presidential election, this timely edition includes analysis of the challenges of navigating gender in seeking the presidency. It examines how both Hillary Clinton and Carly Fiorina were forced to “perform gender” on the campaign trail, and tasked to at once prove their masculine capability and feminine likability in order to be considered competent for the job.

The Other Elites

Author : MaryAnne Borrelli
Publisher : Lynne Rienner Publishers
Page : 284 pages
File Size : 11,80 MB
Release : 2000-12-15
Category : Business & Economics
ISBN : 9781555879716

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Contains 13 contributions, divided into four sections: theoretical and comparative perspectives on women as political executives; institutional perspectives on women as officeholders in the executive branch; institutional perspectives on the President, Congress, and the Courts; and policy and participations issues relating to women as executive activists and as citizens. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Sex Scandals, Gender, and Power in Contemporary American Politics

Author : Hinda Mandell
Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Page : 180 pages
File Size : 14,72 MB
Release : 2017-04-17
Category : Political Science
ISBN :

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Examining how gender impacts political sex scandals in the United States, this book explains how political sex scandals contribute to the mistrust of government and identifies why these events have serious consequences for our political system. The increasing tabloidization of politics and focus on politicians involved in sex scandals is both problematic and important. When a major political sex scandal occurs, it occupies as much as 25 percent of all news coverage in the United States. Even if people may deny it, they enjoy "consuming" and talking about political sex scandals. Written by a former journalist who has frequently explored the intersections of politics, sex, and gender in the United States, Sex Scandals, Gender, and Power in Contemporary American Politics investigates how political sex scandals contribute to the mistrust of government and why these events have great significance in our frenzied media environment. The book makes use of comprehensive descriptive data (including statistics) to explain how political sex scandals are a representation of society's broader gender dynamics, conveying subtle messages about power and morality. It addresses the roles of men and women in political sex scandals over time, the increasing tabloidization of politics, and the often-overlooked consequences of sex scandals for the political system. Author Hinda Mandell also documents how scandals' multiple negative effects for the politicians themselves and for society include turning politics into a spectator sport, contributing to the mistrust of government, the questioning of politicians' competence and judgment as a group, and politicians' diminishing effectiveness in office.

What I Saw at the Revolution

Author : Peggy Noonan
Publisher :
Page : 388 pages
File Size : 10,18 MB
Release : 1991
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 9780804107600

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Peggy Noonan, who earned fame and widespread admiration as the most talented speechwriter of the Reagan-Bush era, writes a witty personal memoir about her life and professional adventures in the middle of American politics.

Good Morning, Destroyer of Men's Souls

Author : Nina Renata Aron
Publisher : Crown Publishing Group (NY)
Page : 306 pages
File Size : 50,85 MB
Release : 2020
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 0525576673

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A scorching memoir of a love affair with an addict, weaving personal reckoning with psychology and history to understand the nature of addiction, codependency, and our appetite for obsessive love. "The disease he has is addiction," Nina Renata Aron writes of her boyfriend, K. "The disease I have is loving him." Their love affair was dramatic, urgent, overwhelming--an intoxicating antidote to the long, lonely days of early motherhood. But soon after they get together, K starts using again, and years of relapses and broken promises follow. Even as his addiction deepens, she stays, convinced she is the one who can get him sober. If she leaves him, has she failed? After an adolescence marred by family trauma and addiction, Nina can't help but feel responsible for those suffering around her. How can she break this pattern? Written in prose at once unflinching and acrobatic, Aron delivers a piercing memoir of romance and addiction, drawing on intimate anecdote as well as academic research to crack open the long-feminized and overlooked phenomenon of codependency. She shifts between visceral, ferocious accounts of her affair with K and introspective analysis of the part she plays in his addictions, as well as defining moments in the history of codependency, from temperance to the formation of Al-Anon to more recent research in the psychology of addiction. Good Morning, Destroyer of Men's Souls is a blazing, big-hearted book, one that illuminates and adds nuance to the messy tethers between femininity, enabling, and love.

In Praise of One-Night Stand an Old Philosopher’s Sexual Memoir

Author : K.T. Fann
Publisher : Partridge Publishing Singapore
Page : 113 pages
File Size : 46,21 MB
Release : 2021-11-16
Category : Philosophy
ISBN : 1543766072

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One book that’s been lurking in the back of my mind for a long time is a book about sex. You see, abort forty years ago while I was going through a painful divorce, I decided to teach a course called “Philosophy of Sex” at my university. My other favorite philosopher Wittgenstein once said to his student:“ What is the use of studying philosophy if all that does for you is to enable you to talk with some plausibility about some abstruse questions of logic, etc., and if it does not improve your thinking about the important questions of everyday life?” Other than the food, is there anything more significant to everyday life than sex? Yet, philosophers rarely discuss sex as a philosophical topic. I tried to apply my philosophical skills to help myself think clearly about the male-female relationships while living them. Over the years I have formed my own philosophy of sex and seriously contemplated writing a philosophical book, following my course outline with the title, “Thinking About Sex”. But such a book would be too didactic and boring. My recent writings convinced me that I write best when I let my thoughts range freely, and do not try to organize them into a set form. So there won’t be a table of contents or chapter divisions in this book. What follows are my sexual reminiscences interjected with my philosophizing about them. The events described are real, and the persons involved are real, but with names changed. Some parts of it may sound to some people like pornography, but it is actually a philosophy book. A great contemporary philosopher Noam Chomsky said,“ The job of a philosopher is to tell the truth and to expose lies.” That’s what I am trying to do. Another great philosopher Karl Marx said,“ Philosophers hitherto have only interpreted the world in various ways, the point, however, is to change it.” I am also trying to do that. This is not just a memoir, but I meant it to be a subversive track. I wish to subvert the status quo of our sexual mores. In fact, I meant this to be a Manifesto of Sexual Liberation!

Gender Gap

Author : Bella S. Abzug
Publisher : Boston : Houghton Mifflin
Page : 276 pages
File Size : 24,18 MB
Release : 1984
Category : Political Science
ISBN :

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