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Difficult Women

Author : Helen Lewis
ISBN : 9781473562257
Genre : Social Science
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** Shortlisted in the 2020 Parliamentary Book Awards ** ** A Sunday Times bestseller ** Well-behaved women don't make history: difficult women do. Strikers in saris. Bomb-throwing suffragettes. The pioneer of the refuge movement who became a men's rights activist. Forget feel-good heroines: meet the feminist trailblazers who have been airbrushed from history for being 'difficult' - and discover how they made a difference. Here are their stories in all their shocking, funny and unvarnished glory. 'This is the antidote to saccharine you-go-girl fluff. Effortlessly erudite and funny' Caroline Criado-Perez 'Compulsive, rigorous, unforgettable, hilarious and devastating' Hadley Freeman

Difficult Women

Author : Roxane Gay
ISBN : 9780802189646
Genre : Fiction
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Award-winning author and powerhouse talent Roxane Gay burst onto the scene with An Untamed State and the New York Times bestselling essay collection Bad Feminist (Harper Perennial). Gay returns with Difficult Women, a collection of stories of rare force and beauty, of hardscrabble lives, passionate loves, and quirky and vexed human connection. The women in these stories live lives of privilege and of poverty, are in marriages both loving and haunted by past crimes or emotional blackmail. A pair of sisters, grown now, have been inseparable ever since they were abducted together as children, and must negotiate the elder sister's marriage. A woman married to a twin pretends not to realize when her husband and his brother impersonate each other. A stripper putting herself through college fends off the advances of an overzealous customer. A black engineer moves to Upper Michigan for a job and faces the malign curiosity of her colleagues and the difficulty of leaving her past behind. From a girls’ fight club to a wealthy subdivision in Florida where neighbors conform, compete, and spy on each other, Gay delivers a wry, beautiful, haunting vision of modern America reminiscent of Merritt Tierce, Jamie Quatro, and Miranda July.

Ladies Who Lunge

Author : Tara Brabazon
ISBN : 0868404217
Genre : Social Science
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Ladies who Lunge: Essays on Difficult Women dances through history with the unconventional woman. Witty and refreshing, the tone, texture and feeling of the words on the page are as unconventional as the plucky women who punctuate the prose. It is a tough, determined, moving, frank and funny review of difficult women: how they got there, how we can understand their actions, and how we can learn from them.

Difficult Women

Author : David Plante
ISBN : 9781681371504
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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David Plante's dazzling portraits of three influential women in the literary world, now back in print for the first time in decades. Difficult Women presents portraits of three extraordinary, complicated, and, yes, difficult women, while also raising intriguing and, in their own way, difficult questions about the character and motivations of the keenly and often cruelly observant portraitist himself. The book begins with David Plante’s portrait of Jean Rhys in her old age, when the publication of The Wide Sargasso Sea, after years of silence that had made Rhys’s great novels of the 1920s and ’30s as good as unknown, had at last gained genuine recognition for her. Rhys, however, can hardly be said to be enjoying her new fame. A terminal alcoholic, she curses and staggers and rants like King Lear on the heath in the hotel room that she has made her home, while Plante looks impassively on. Sonia Orwell is his second subject, a suave exploiter and hapless victim of her beauty and social prowess, while the unflappable, brilliant, and impossibly opinionated Germaine Greer sails through the final pages, ever ready to set the world, and any erring companion, right.

Bitch

Author : Elizabeth Wurtzel
ISBN : 9780307829887
Genre : Social Science
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From the author of the bestselling Prozac Nation comes one of the most entertaining feminist manifestos ever written. In five brilliant extended essays, she links the lives of women as demanding and disparate as Amy Fisher, Hillary Clinton, Margaux Hemingway, and Nicole Brown Simpson. Wurtzel gives voice to those women whose lives have been misunderstood, who have been dismissed for their beauty, their madness, their youth. Bitch is a brilliant tract on the history of manipulative female behavior. By looking at women who derive their power from their sexuality, Wurtzel offers a trenchant cultural critique of contemporary gender relations. Beginning with Delilah, the first woman to supposedly bring a great man down (latter-day Delilahs include Yoko Ono, Pam Smart, Bess Myerson), Wurtzel finds many biblical counterparts to the men and women in today's headlines. She finds in the story of Amy Fisher the tragic plight of all Lolitas, our thirst for their brief and intense flame. She connects Hemingway's tragic suicide to those of Sylvia Plath, Edie Sedgwick, and Marilyn Monroe, women whose beauty was an end, ultimately, in itself. Wurtzel, writing about the wife/mistress dichotomy, explains how some women are anointed as wife material, while others are relegated to the role of mistress. She takes to task the double standard imposed on women, the cultural insistence on goodness and society's complete obsession with badness: what's a girl to do? Let's face it, if women were any real threat to male power, "Gennifer Flowers would be sitting behind the desk of the Oval Office," writes Wurtzel, "and Bill Clinton would be a lounge singer in the Excelsior Hotel in Little Rock." Bitch tells a tale both celebratory and cautionary as Wurtzel catalogs some of the most infamous women in history, defending their outsize desires, describing their exquisite loneliness, championing their take-no-prisoners approach to life and to love. Whether writing about Courtney Love, Sally Hemings, Bathsheba, Kimba Wood, Sharon Stone, Princess Di--or waxing eloquent on the hideous success of The Rules, the evil that is The Bridges of Madison County, the twisted logic of You'll Never Make Love in This Town Again--Wurtzel is back with a bitchography that cuts to the core. In prose both blistering and brilliant, Bitch is a treatise on the nature of desperate sexual manipulation and a triumph of pussy power.

Difficult Women On Television Drama

Author : Isabel C. Pinedo
ISBN : 9781000342895
Genre : Social Science
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Difficult Women on Television Drama analyses select case studies from international TV dramas to examine the unresolved feminist issues they raise or address: equal labor force participation, the demand for sexual pleasure and freedom, opposition to sexual and domestic violence, and the need for intersectional approaches. Drawing on examples from The Killing, Orange is the New Black, Big Little Lies, Wentworth, Outlander, Westworld, Being Mary Jane, Queen Sugar, Vida, and other television dramas with a focus on complex female characters, this book illustrates how female creative control in key production roles (direct authorship) together with industrial imperatives and a conducive cultural context (indirect authorship) are necessary to produce feminist texts. Placed within the larger context of a rise in feminist activism and political participation by women; the growing embrace of a feminist identity; and the ascendance of post-feminism, this book reconsiders the unfinished nature of feminist struggle(s) and suggests the need for a broader sweep of economic change. This book is a must-read for scholars of media and communication studies; television and film studies; cultural studies; American studies; sociology of gender and sexualities; women and gender studies; and international film, media and cinema studies.

Difficult Women Artful Lives

Author : Susan R. Horton
ISBN : UOM:39015034306921
Genre : Literary Criticism
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"Horton offers a truly original approach to her subjects -- sophisticated, probing, daring. Her book is an important contribution to scholarship on both writers and to a rethinking of how we approach writers from the 'contact zone.'."--Sidonie Smith, Binghamton University.

In Praise Of Difficult Women

Author : Karen Karbo
ISBN : 9781426217951
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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From Frida Kahlo and Elizabeth Taylor to Nora Ephron, Carrie Fisher, and Lena Dunham, this witty narrative explores what we can learn from the imperfect and extraordinary legacies of 29 iconic women who forged their own unique paths in the world. Smart, sassy, and unapologetically feminine, this elegantly illustrated book is an ode to the bold and charismatic women of modern history. Best-selling author Karen Karbo (The Gospel According to Coco Chanel) spotlights the spirited rule breakers who charted their way with little regard for expectations: Amelia Earhart, Helen Gurley Brown, Edie Sedgwick, Hillary Clinton, Amy Poehler, and Shonda Rhimes, among others. Their lives--imperfect, elegant, messy, glorious--provide inspiration and instruction for the new age of feminism we have entered. Karbo distills these lessons with wit and humor, examining the universal themes that connect us to each of these mesmerizing personalities today: success and style, love and authenticity, daring and courage. Being "difficult," Karbo reveals, might not make life easier. But it can make it more fulfilling--whatever that means for you. In the Reader's Guide included in the back of the book, Karbo asks thought-provoking questions about how we relate to each woman that will make for fascinating book club conversation.

Special Issue Difficult Women

Author : Svenja Hohenstein
ISBN : OCLC:1158459779
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Ten Difficult Women Their Impact And Legacy

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How To Seduce Difficult Women

Author : Richard Temtchine
ISBN : 1460930045
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Following the release of the film "How to Seduce Difficult Women" Richard Temchine's companion manual instructs the reader how to gain the competence that inspires confidence in the opposite sex.

Difficult Women

Author : Hanna Wattendorff
ISBN : 1726783650
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Difficult women make for good stories. In 'Ladies Without Servants', housewives won't clean, and grandmothers take over. In 'New Year's Day', a woman with a deadly brain rethinks morality. The heroine in 'The Spell' may be insane, yet she makes romance happen. 'A Capture' is the old story of a woman choosing between two men, but does she really have a mind of her own? In 'The Love Diet', a woman is hell-bent on hurrying love.

How To Deal With A Difficult Woman

Author : Tanya White
ISBN : 1434303659
Genre : Family & Relationships
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HOW TO DEAL WITH A DIFFICULT WOMAN Men, you can't always ignore her. Women, you can't always argue with her. Eventually, you will have to learn to deal with her. Answer these questions: Are you constantly screening your caller ID when one of your feuding family females calls? Hate going to your church for fear of running into one of those chaotic church sisters who damper your spiritual fire? Sick of being hurt by phony, fair weather girlfriends who drain, discourage and distract you? Are you close to transferring departments or quitting your job because of your awful coworkers who bring nothing but havoc into your life from 9 to 5? A difficult woman can be impossible to tolerate at times. But she does not have to sap your emotional energy. You can have peace in the midst of a storm of the wackiest, wishy-washy and worrisome women in your life.

A Difficult Woman In Hollywood

Author : Joanna Lee
ISBN : 0533127785
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Ethics

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ISBN : PSU:000048168229
Genre : Ethics
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Difficult Subjects

Author : Kristina Huneault
ISBN : UOM:39015056321725
Genre : Social Science
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The working women of Victorian and Edwardian Britain were fascinating but difficult subjects for artists, photographers, and illustrators. The cultural meanings of labour sat uncomfortably with conventional ideologies of femininity, and working women unsettled the boundaries between gender and class, selfhood and otherness. From paintings of servants in middle-class households, to exhibits of flower-makers on display for a shilling, the visual culture of women's labour offered a complex web of interior fantasy and exterior reality. The picture would become more challenging still when working women themselves began to use visual spectacle. In this first in-depth exploration of the representation of British working women, Kristina Huneault explores the rich meanings of female employment during a period of labour unrest, demands for women's enfranchisement, and mounting calls for social justice. In the course of her study she questions the investments of desire and the claims to power that reside in visual artifacts, drawing significant conclusions about the relationship between art and identity.

The Dublin University Magazine

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ISBN : UOM:39015056058715
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Without God

Author : Percy Greg
ISBN : OXFORD:590439243
Genre : Apologetics
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Treatise On The Diseases Of Women

Author : Alexander Johnston Chalmers Skene
ISBN : UOM:39015071085305
Genre : Gynecology
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Cincinnati Lancet And Clinic

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