Women Don't Owe You Pretty

Women Don't Owe You Pretty
  • Author : Florence Given
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Pages : 217
  • Relase : 2020-06-11
  • ISBN : 9781788402279

Women Don't Owe You Pretty Book Review:

'THE BEAUTY MYTH' FOR THE INSTAGRAM GENERATION Women Don't Owe You Pretty is the ultimate book for anyone who wants to challenge the out-dated narratives supplied to us by the patriarchy. Through Florence's story you will learn how to protect your energy, discover that you are the love of your own life, and realise that today is a wonderful day to dump them. Florence Given is here to remind you that you owe men nothing, least of all pretty. WARNING: CONTAINS EXPLICIT CONTENT (AND A LOAD OF UNCOMFORTABLE TRUTHS). THE FEMINIST BOOK EVERYONE IS TALKING ABOUT. 'An incredible mouthpiece for modern intersectional feminism.' - Glamour 'A fearless book.' - Cosmopolitan 'A hugely influential young woman.' - Woman's Hour 'Rallying, radical and pitched perfectly for her generation.' - Evening Standard

Women Don't Owe You Pretty

Women Don't Owe You Pretty
  • Author : Florence Given
  • Publisher : Andrews McMeel Publishing
  • Pages : 208
  • Relase : 2021-04-06
  • ISBN : 9781524869854

Women Don't Owe You Pretty Book Review:

WRITER AND ACTIVIST FLORENCE GIVEN TELLS YOU HOW FEMINISM IS GOING TO RUIN YOUR LIFE (IN THE BEST WAY POSSIBLE). A vibrantly illustrated primer on modern feminism for the Instagram generation encouraging us to question the insidious narratives that would hold us back from self-acceptance, self-love, and our own power. With her refreshingly audacious voice and unmistakable art style, Florence Given explores all corners of the conversation, from overcoming insecurity projection and the tendency to find comfort in other women's flaws to how to recognize and fight against the male gaze and other toxic cultural baggage and embracing sex and body positivity. Women Don't Owe You Pretty is here to remind us that everyone is valuable as they are and we owe the world nothing, least of all pretty.

What a Time to be Alone

What a Time to be Alone
  • Author : Chidera Eggerue
  • Publisher : Hardie Grant Publishing
  • Pages : 192
  • Relase : 2018-07-26
  • ISBN : 9781787133143

What a Time to be Alone Book Review:

In What A Time To Be Alone,The Slumflower will be your life guru, confidante and best friend. She’ll show you that being alone is not just okay: it’s just about the best freaking thing that’s ever happened to you. As she says, ‘You’re bad as hell and you were made with intention.’ It’s about time you realised. Peppered with insightful Igbo proverbs from Chidera’s Nigerian mother and full of her own original artwork, What A Time To Be Alone will help you navigate the modern world. We can all decide our own fates and Chidera shows us how, using a three-part approach filled with sass, wisdom and charm. Learn how to celebrate YOU – decide your self-worth, take time to heal and empower yourself in this messy world. Don’t worry about THEM – avoid other people’s demons and realise that everyone is protecting themselves from something – no matter how aggressive their method. Feel the togetherness in US – sustain and grow healthy relationships and avoid toxicity in your friendships. Own your story. Create your own narrative. Read this book. #WATTBA

How to Date Men When You Hate Men

How to Date Men When You Hate Men
  • Author : Blythe Roberson
  • Publisher : Flatiron Books
  • Pages : 224
  • Relase : 2019-01-08
  • ISBN : 9781250193445

How to Date Men When You Hate Men Book Review:

From New Yorker and Onion writer and comedian Blythe Roberson, How to Date Men When You Hate Men is a comedy philosophy book aimed at interrogating what it means to date men within the trappings of modern society. Blythe Roberson’s sharp observational humor is met by her open-hearted willingness to revel in the ugliest warts and shimmering highs of choosing to live our lives amongst other humans. She collects her crushes like ill cared-for pets, skewers her own suspect decisions, and assures readers that any date you can mess up, she can top tenfold. And really, was that date even a date in the first place? With sections like Real Interviews With Men About Whether Or Not It Was A Date; Good Flirts That Work; Bad Flirts That Do Not Work; and Definitive Proof That Tom Hanks Is The Villain Of You’ve Got Mail, How to Date Men When You Hate Men is a one stop shop for dating advice when you love men but don't like them. "With biting wit, Roberson explores the dynamics of heterosexual dating in the age of #MeToo" — The New York Times

I Am Not Your Baby Mother

I Am Not Your Baby Mother
  • Author : Candice Brathwaite
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 240
  • Relase : 2021-03-04
  • ISBN : 1529406285

I Am Not Your Baby Mother Book Review:

It's about time we made motherhood more diverse... When Candice fell pregnant and stepped into the motherhood playing field, she found her experience bore little resemblance to the glossy magazine photos of women in horizontal stripe tops and the pinned discussions on mumsnet about what pushchair to buy. Leafing through the piles of prenatal paraphernalia, she found herself wondering: "Where are all the black mothers?". Candice started blogging about motherhood in 2016 after making the simple but powerful observation that the way motherhood is portrayed in the British media is wholly unrepresentative of our society at large. The result is this thought-provoking, urgent and inspirational guide to life as a black mother. It explores the various stages in between pregnancy and waving your child off at the gates of primary school, while facing hurdles such as white privilege, racial micro-aggression and unconscious bias at every point. Candice does so with her trademark sense of humour and refreshing straight-talking, and the result is a call-to-arms that will allow mums like her to take control, scrapping the parenting rulebook to mother their own way.

How To Get Over A Boy

How To Get Over A Boy
  • Author : Chidera Eggerue
  • Publisher : Hardie Grant Publishing
  • Pages : 252
  • Relase : 2020-02-06
  • ISBN : 9781787134812

How To Get Over A Boy Book Review:

Are you fed up with thinking about that guy every minute of every waking hour, when he doesn't even reply to your texts? Are you reeling from the pain of a break-up, unsure of where to turn? Are you single and looking to be happy with your choices in the face of society's constant questioning? In How to Get Over a Boy, bestselling author Chidera Eggerue will show you, once and for all, how to reframe the stale goal of finding a man. She will equip you with tangible and applicable solutions for every part of your dating life, helping you recognise that men hold as much power in our romantic lives as we grant them. In the past, dating books tend to lean more into the territory of ‘how to make him find you hot!’, ‘how to make him jealous!’, ‘how to get him to propose!’. But these how-tos are placing men on a pedestal of being ‘the prize’. Men are NEVER the prize. You are. Let The Slumflower show you why.

Unladylike

Unladylike
  • Author : Cristen Conger,Caroline Ervin
  • Publisher : Ten Speed Press
  • Pages : 288
  • Relase : 2018-10-02
  • ISBN : 9780399580468

Unladylike Book Review:

A funny, fact-driven, and illustrated field guide to how to live a feminist life in today's world, from the hosts of the hit Unladylike podcast. Get ready to get unladylike with this field guide to the what's, why's, and how's of intersectional feminism and practical hell-raising. Through essential, inclusive, and illustrated explorations of what patriarchy looks like in the real world, authors and podcast hosts Cristen Conger and Caroline Ervin blend wild histories, astounding stats, social justice principles, and self-help advice to connect where the personal meets political in our bodies, brains, booty calls, bank accounts, and other confounding facets of modern woman-ing and nonbinary-ing. By laying out the uneven terrain of double-standards, head games, and handouts patriarchy has manspread across society for ages, Unladylike is here to unpack our gender baggage and map out the space that's ours to claim.

Do It For Yourself

Do It For Yourself
  • Author : Kara Cutruzzula
  • Publisher : Abrams
  • Pages : 144
  • Relase : 2022-07-19
  • ISBN : 9781647009304

Do It For Yourself Book Review:

A bold motivational journal for anyone seeking to boost their productivity Whether you’re embarking on a new project or planning your future, understanding what makes you tick is the crucial ï¬?rst step in making things happen. Do It For Yourself combines the pop-art-inspired graphics of Subliming with 75 thought-provoking prompts by creativity and productivity expert Kara Cutruzzula. Choose any goal and work through the ï¬?ve stages of the journal—getting going, building momentum, overcoming setbacks, following through, and seeking closure—or just open it to the phase you’re in now. Each exercise is designed to help reorient your outlook, overcome roadblocks, and encourage mindfulness, with powerful typographic quotes to inspire you along the way. In these pages, ï¬?nd the much-needed space to focus your energy, clear up mental clutter, and set yourself up for success. Because isn’t it time you did it for yourself?

The Guilty Feminist

The Guilty Feminist
  • Author : Deborah Frances-White
  • Publisher : Virago Press
  • Pages : 336
  • Relase : 2018-09-06
  • ISBN : 0349010145

The Guilty Feminist Book Review:

THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER 'This really is the "everything you have always wanted to know about feminism but were afraid to ask" manual. Essential reading for the planet.' EMMA THOMPSON In 2015 I described myself as 'guilty feminist' for the first time. My goals were noble but my concerns were trivial. I desperately wanted to close the pay gap, but I also wanted to look good sitting down naked. A funny, joyful, frank and inspiring book about embracing both feminism and our imperfections, from the creator of the hit comedy podcast, Deborah Frances-White. From inclusion to the secret autonomy in rom coms, from effective activism to what poker can tell us about power structures, Deborah explores what it means to be a twenty-first-century feminist, and encourages us to make the world better for everyone. The book also includes exclusive interviews with performers, activists and thinkers - Jessamyn Stanley, Zoe Coombs Marr, Susan Wokoma, Bisha K. Ali, Reubs Walsh, Becca Bunce, Amika George, Mo Mansfied and Leyla Hussein - plus a piece from Hannah Gadsby. Praise for THE GUILTY FEMINIST: '[Deborah Frances-White's] mixture of wit, fallibility and inclusivity is immensely appealing' Sunday Times 'Hilarious, irreverent, eternally surprising, classy as hell, genius comedians ... It's shows like this that breathe life into conversations about feminism' Phoebe Waller-Bridge 'Tackles issues from democracy to sexuality to porn with a lightness and hilarity that makes even the newly ordained feminist feel at home' Scarlett Curtis, Sunday Times 'Wildly successful ... The Guilty Feminist addresses the major feminist issues of the twenty-first century while also celebrating our glorious imperfections' Marie Claire Australia

She Speaks

She Speaks
  • Author : Yvette Cooper
  • Publisher : Atlantic Books
  • Pages : 304
  • Relase : 2019-11-14
  • ISBN : 9781786499950

She Speaks Book Review:

A powerful celebration of brilliant speeches by women throughout the ages, from Boudica to Greta Thunberg. 'A treasure trove of trailblazers...' Cathy Newman Looking at lists of the greatest speeches of all time, you might think that powerful oratory is the preserve of men. But the truth is very different - countless brave and bold women have used their voices to inspire change, transform lives and radically alter history. In this timely and personal selection of exceptional speeches, Yvette Cooper MP tells the rousing story of female oratory. From Boudica to Greta Thunberg and Margaret Thatcher to Malala, Yvette introduces each speech and demonstrates how powerful and persuasive oratory can be decidedly female. Written by one of our leading public voices, this is an inspirational call for women to be heard across the globe.

New Names for Lost Things

New Names for Lost Things
  • Author : Noor Unnahar
  • Publisher : Andrews McMeel Publishing
  • Pages : 144
  • Relase : 2021-10-19
  • ISBN : 9781524875688

New Names for Lost Things Book Review:

A poetic meditation on identity, loss, and loneliness from the bestselling poet and visual artist An all-new illustrated poetry collection from the bestselling author of yesterday i was the moon, New Names for Lost Things combines Noor Unnahar’s powerful poetic voice and her signature collage-style visual art for a book of highly personal reflections on loss, inheritance, and what is left behind on the nonlinear path to becoming who you are meant to be.

The Feminist Critique of Language

The Feminist Critique of Language
  • Author : Deborah Cameron
  • Publisher : Psychology Press
  • Pages : 368
  • Relase : 1998
  • ISBN : 0415163994

The Feminist Critique of Language Book Review:

First Published in 1998. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Women Don't Owe You Shit

Women Don't Owe You Shit
  • Author : Swearing Feminist
  • Publisher : Independently Published
  • Pages : 150
  • Relase : 2019-04-11
  • ISBN : 1093310626

Women Don't Owe You Shit Book Review:

Women don't owe you shit: Swearing Feminist Dot Grid Journal Women don't owe you shit. We don't need to smile, look pretty, lose weight, be quiet, accommodating, polite. We are not here for you to look at or approve of. We've got our own sh*t to deal with. Be an ally or get out of the fucking way. We wouldn't have to be unladylike if you would stop spewing your patriarchal bullshit. Or maybe we would. We do what we want. Christmas, birthday present for folks who give a damn about gender equality. This dot grid planner is a great gift for your feminist friend who loves to swear. Plan, organize, list, and make all the good things happen in your life. Use this dotted planner every day. Perfect for all your daily plans, checklists and goal setting so that you can achieve whatever you are planning: healthy resolutions, work deadlines, any event that you need to focus on and accomplish important things. Customize the organizer as needed to make that sh-t happen. Includes reminders, to do lists, action plans to personalize, and reflections. Motivate yourself to smash the patriarchy! The dots on our dot grid paper are spaced .2" apart. Dot gridpaper is very flexible and can be used for design, creating your own bulletstyle journals, drawing, pen and paper games and many more purposes. Manypeople like the simplicity of connecting the dots to make boxes, lists,tables, etc. Makes a great gift for your favorite feminist friend, girlfriend. DETAILS: Dimensions: 6" x 9" - a great size to tuck in your bag and go 150 white dotted grid pages Thick, high quality cover Irreverent organizer makes a great gift idea for rad feminists! Women are the future of politics. Perfect for anyone who cares about human rights, feminism and smashing the patriarchy. Click brand for more swearing feminist journals and planners.

White Feminism

White Feminism
  • Author : Koa Beck
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 320
  • Relase : 2021-01-05
  • ISBN : 9781982134433

White Feminism Book Review:

Written “with passion and insight about the knotted history of racism within women’s movements and feminist culture” (Rebecca Traister, New York Times bestselling author), this whip-smart, timely, and impassioned call for change is perfect for fans of Good and Mad and Hood Feminism. Addressing today’s conversation about race, empowerment, and inclusion in America, Koa Beck, writer and former editor-in-chief of Jezebel, boldly examines the history of feminism, from the true mission of the suffragists to the rise of corporate feminism with clear-eyed scrutiny and meticulous detail. She also examines overlooked communities—including Native American, Muslim, transgender, and more—and their ongoing struggles for social change. With “intellectually smart and emotionally intelligent” (Patrisse Cullors, New York Times bestselling author and Black Lives Matter cofounder) writing, Beck meticulously documents how elitism and racial prejudice have driven the narrative of feminist discourse. Blending pop culture, primary historical research, and first-hand storytelling, she shows us how we have shut women out of the movement, and what we can do to correct our course for a new generation. Combining a scholar’s understanding with hard data and razor-sharp cultural commentary, White Feminism “is a rousing blueprint for a more inclusive ‘new era of feminism’” (The Boston Globe).

How to Have Feminist Sex

How to Have Feminist Sex
  • Author : Flo Perry
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Pages : 144
  • Relase : 2020-08-27
  • ISBN : 0141990406

How to Have Feminist Sex Book Review:

'Funny, kind, generous and smart - I could have done with the wisdom of Flo Perry far sooner' Dolly Alderton We talk about feminism in the workplace and we talk about dating after #MeToo, but women's own patriarchal conditioning can be the hardest enemy to defeat. When it comes to our sex lives, few of us are free of niggling fears and body image insecurities. Rather than enjoying and exploring our bodies uninhibited, we worry about our bikini lines, bulging tummies and whether we're doing it 'right'. Flo broaches everything from faking it to consent, stress to kink, and how losing your virginity isn't so different to eating your first chocolate croissant. Her mission is to get more people talking openly about what they do and don't want from every romantic encounter.

Radical Feminist Therapy

Radical Feminist Therapy
  • Author : Bonnie Burstow
  • Publisher : SAGE Publications
  • Pages : 320
  • Relase : 1992-10-08
  • ISBN : 9781452253527

Radical Feminist Therapy Book Review:

With an emphasis on violence against women and on women's responses to it - such as depression, splitting and eating disturbances - this volume furthers the radicalization of feminist therapy. It serves as a comprehensive introduction for trainees and as an ongoing resource for social service workers and therapists. Providing detailed and grounded guidance, the author examines feminist approaches to working with women and discusses issues often omitted or pathologized in general feminist counselling texts, including prostitutes battered by pimps and self-mutilation. She explores such central questions as how women can empower themselves in a sexist society; what forms internalized oppression takes and how clients can be hel

Feminists Don't Wear Pink (and Other Lies)

Feminists Don't Wear Pink (and Other Lies)
  • Author : Scarlett Curtis
  • Publisher : Puffin
  • Pages : 384
  • Relase : 2018-10-04
  • ISBN : 0241357187

Feminists Don't Wear Pink (and Other Lies) Book Review:

________ The Sunday Times Bestseller National Book Awards Winner 2018! "Brilliant, hysterical, truthful and real. These essays illuminate the path for our future female leaders." - Reese Witherspoon "As a feminist who loves pink, I give this brilliant book of essays an enthusiastic "YES"" - Mindy Kaling "A refreshing and honest celebration of all that it means to be a woman today." - Fearne Cotton This is the must-read book that every woman needs. We asked 52 women: what does the F word mean to you? The result is extraordinary. Curated by journalist and activist Scarlett Curtis, with incredible pieces by: Emma Watson - Zoe Sugg - Keira Knightley - Gemma Arterton - Bridget Jones (by Helen Fielding) - Saoirse Ronan - Liv Little - Dolly Alderton - Karen Gillan - Alicia Garza - Jameela Jamil - Kat Dennings - Nimco Ali - Beanie Feldstein - Olivia Perez - Amika George - Evanna Lynch - Akilah Hughes - Tanya Burr - Grace Campbell - Alison Sudol - Elyse Fox - Charlie Craggs - Rhyannon Styles - Skai Jackson - Tasha Bishop - Lolly Adefope - Bronwen Brenner - Dr Alaa Murabit - Trisha Shetty - Jordan Hewson - Amy Trigg - Em Odesser - Emi Mahmoud - Lydia Wilson - Swati Sharma Warning: contains a lot of feminism and some explicit content! **Published in partnership with Girl Up, the UN women's foundation, royalties will benefit this amazing charity** More praise for Feminists Don't Wear Pink: "Wonderfully candid, often funny and absolutely necessary, a triumphant rallying call to young women." - The Observer "Pick it up and read one story from your favourite columnist or actress, but I guarantee you'll end up reading the full, illuminating collection, and you'll possibly finish it knowing more about your own personal stance than you imagined." - Glamour.co.uk "This collection of essays curated by writer Scarlett Curtis is a call-to-arm that allows us to unpick what it means to be a feminist in a safe space." - Stylist.co.uk "We advise placing a copy in the hands of every girl (and guy) you know." - Red Magazine "Rousing contemporary essays" - The Observer

Ask a Manager

Ask a Manager
  • Author : Alison Green
  • Publisher : Ballantine Books
  • Pages : 304
  • Relase : 2018-05-01
  • ISBN : 9780399181825

Ask a Manager Book Review:

From the creator of the popular website Ask a Manager and New York’s work-advice columnist comes a witty, practical guide to 200 difficult professional conversations—featuring all-new advice! There’s a reason Alison Green has been called “the Dear Abby of the work world.” Ten years as a workplace-advice columnist have taught her that people avoid awkward conversations in the office because they simply don’t know what to say. Thankfully, Green does—and in this incredibly helpful book, she tackles the tough discussions you may need to have during your career. You’ll learn what to say when • coworkers push their work on you—then take credit for it • you accidentally trash-talk someone in an email then hit “reply all” • you’re being micromanaged—or not being managed at all • you catch a colleague in a lie • your boss seems unhappy with your work • your cubemate’s loud speakerphone is making you homicidal • you got drunk at the holiday party Praise for Ask a Manager “A must-read for anyone who works . . . [Alison Green’s] advice boils down to the idea that you should be professional (even when others are not) and that communicating in a straightforward manner with candor and kindness will get you far, no matter where you work.”—Booklist (starred review) “The author’s friendly, warm, no-nonsense writing is a pleasure to read, and her advice can be widely applied to relationships in all areas of readers’ lives. Ideal for anyone new to the job market or new to management, or anyone hoping to improve their work experience.”—Library Journal (starred review) “I am a huge fan of Alison Green’s Ask a Manager column. This book is even better. It teaches us how to deal with many of the most vexing big and little problems in our workplaces—and to do so with grace, confidence, and a sense of humor.”—Robert Sutton, Stanford professor and author of The No Asshole Rule and The Asshole Survival Guide “Ask a Manager is the ultimate playbook for navigating the traditional workforce in a diplomatic but firm way.”—Erin Lowry, author of Broke Millennial: Stop Scraping By and Get Your Financial Life Together

Be Your Own Best Friend: The Glorious Truths of Being Female

Be Your Own Best Friend: The Glorious Truths of Being Female
  • Author : Chessie King
  • Publisher : HarperCollins UK
  • Pages : 240
  • Relase : 2020-06-11
  • ISBN : 9780008377403

Be Your Own Best Friend: The Glorious Truths of Being Female Book Review:

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The Periodic Table of Feminism

The Periodic Table of Feminism
  • Author : Marisa Bate
  • Publisher : Seal Press
  • Pages : 208
  • Relase : 2018-10-16
  • ISBN : 9781580058698

The Periodic Table of Feminism Book Review:

A cleverly nerdy review of feminist history told through the wide range of women who have shaped it, from Ruth Bader Ginsberg and Oprah to Beyoncé and The Spice Girls A quirky, intelligent, and stylish review of the feminist movement, told through the stories of standout figures who have shaped it, The Periodic Table of Feminism charts the impact of female leaders from Betty Friedan and Ruth Bader Ginsburg to Michelle Obama and Oprah. Using the periodic table as a categorical device, the featured women are divided into "chemical" groups to show how the women and the battles they fought speak to each other across time and geography: Precious Metals: the face of the movements, like Simone De Beauvoir and Gloria Steinem Catalysts: Pioneers and fire-starters, like Susan B. Anthony and Sheryl Sandberg Conductors: The organizers, like Sojourner Truth and Rebecca Solnit Diatomics: Women working together, like The Spice Girls and The Women's Equality Party Stabilizers: Pacifists, like Margaret Atwood, Lindy West, and Eve Ensler Explosives: Radicals, anarchists, and violent uprisers, like Adrienne Rich and Roxane Gay Rejectors: "I am not a feminist" proclaimers, like Alice Walker and Sarah Jessica Parker With clever "top 10" lists--such as Feminists in Fiction, Feminists Before Feminism, Best Women's Marches, and Male Feminists--plus 120 meme-ready illustrations and inspiring pull quotes, this essential guide to feminism offers courage and inspiration for a new generation.