• Sissy: A Coming-Of-Gender Story
    Sissy: A Coming-Of-Gender Story
    ISBN: 9780735218840
    Title: Sissy: A Coming-Of-Gender Story
    Author: TOBIA JACOB


    "Transformative ... If Tobia aspires to the ranks of comic memoirists like David Sedaris and Mindy Kaling, Sissy succeeds." --The New York Times Book Review

    A heart-wrenching, eye-opening, and giggle-inducing memoir about what it's like to grow up not sure if you're (a) a boy, (b) a girl, (c) something in between, or (d) all of the above.

    "A beautiful book . . . honest and funny."--Trevor Noah, The Daily Show
    "Sensational."--Tyler Oakley
    "Jacob Tobia is a force." --Good Morning America
    "A trans Nora Ephron . . . both honest and didactic." --OUT Magazine
    "A rallying cry for anyone who's ever felt like they don't belong." --Woman's Day

    As a young child in North Carolina, Jacob Tobia wasn't the wrong gender, they just had too much of the stuff. Barbies? Yes. Playing with bugs? Absolutely. Getting muddy? Please. Princess dresses? You betcha. Jacob wanted it all, but because they were "a boy," they were told they could only have the masculine half. Acting feminine labelled them "a sissy" and brought social isolation.

    It took Jacob years to discover that being "a sissy" isn't something to be ashamed of. It's a source of pride. Following Jacob through bullying and beauty contests, from Duke University to the United Nations to the podiums of the Methodist church--not to mention the parlors of the White House--this unforgettable memoir contains multitudes. A deeply personal story of trauma and healing, a powerful reflection on gender and self-acceptance, and a hilarious guidebook for wearing tacky clip-on earrings in today's world, Sissy guarantees you'll never think about gender--both other people's and your own--the same way again.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $37.00

  • Sister Outsider: Essays & Speeches
    Sister Outsider: Essays & Speeches
    ISBN: 9781580911863
    Title: Sister Outsider: Essays & Speeches
    Author: LORDE AUDRE

    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 fifteen essays and speeches, Lorde takes on sexism, racism, ageism, homophobia, and class, and propounds social difference as a vehicle for action and change. Her prose is incisive, unflinching, and lyrical, reflecting struggle but ultimately offering messages of hope. This commemorative edition includes a new foreword by Lorde scholar and poet Cheryl Clarke, who celebrates the ways in which Lorde's philosophies resonate more than twenty years after they were first published.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $35.00
  • Small Beauty
    Small Beauty
    ISBN: 9780994047120
    Title: Small Beauty

    Fiction. Asian & Asian American Studies. LGBTQIA Studies. Women's Studies. SMALL BEAUTY tells the story of Mei, a mixed race trans woman managing the death of her cousin, the ways she contorts to navigate racism and transphobia, and her desire for community as she takes an opportunity to leave the city and revisit a town from her family's past, where she discovers queer family history while parsing through her own anger and trauma. Cycling through time, points of view, and rural and city life, the novel introduces us to Mei's community in fictional Dundurn and Herbertsville, loosely based on Southern Ontario places: Annette and Connie, other Asian trans women from the drop-ins; Sandy, Mei's older cousin and constant (if aggressive) support; Diane, an older lesbian with a pick-up and secret links to Mei's blood family; and Nelson, a presence lost before found, whose story is told in pictures sewn into a suitcase. Interspersed with one culminating night-time lake scene, the book carries us through these stories and towards their completion as the frustrating, necessary web that keeps Mei attached to the world.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $47.00
  • So Here I Am: Women's Speeches That Empower & Inspire
    So Here I Am: Women's Speeches That Empower & Inspire
    ISBN: 9781781318270
    Title: So Here I Am: Women's Speeches That Empower & Inspire
    Author: RUSSELL ANNA

    Discover the inspiring female voices that have changed our world, and started a new conversation.& &
    The first dedicated collection of speeches by women,& So& Here& I& Am& brings together empowering orations from throughout history up to the present day.& This& is a celebration of women speaking up - within politics, science, human rights, TV and media; discussing everything from free love, anti-war, discoveries, race, gender and women's rights. With evocative and powerful& illustrations from Brazilian artist, Camila Pinheiro, this anthology of great women& - whose own achievements speak for themselves - is timely and& important. This shot of& inspiration serves as a reminder that despite all adversity, nevertheless, she persisted.&

    Speakers& include:&
    Sojourner Truth
    Marie Curie
    Emmeline Pankhurst
    Helen Keller
    Sylvia Rivera
    J.K. Rowling
    Manal Al Sharfi
    Malala Yousafzai
    Michelle Obama
    Alicia Garza

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $45.00
  • Spartacus International Gay Guide 2016/2017
    Spartacus International Gay Guide 2016/2017
    ISBN: 9783959850575
    Title: Spartacus International Gay Guide 2016/2017

    Gay men have diverse wishes for travel destinations. The best confirmation of this is presented by the success story of the Spartacus International Gay Guide, which has been around for over 4 decades now. The new edition once again presents around 21 000 listed entries of interest to gay men from over 135 countries worldwide on 1 024 pages. Whether it be a hotel in Palm Springs, a bar in Hong Kong or a club in Buenos Aires - no other travel guide offers such extensive information regarding locations where gay men are welcome and where they can be themselves. Each country is described in a detailed introductory text, which includes the legal and social situation for gay men as well as unique cultural characteristics of the country. Current information compact and at your finger tips. The following unique characteristics make the use of this guide practical and easy: The most important information for each country is highlighted and stands out, full colour country and city maps are

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $39.00
  • Spartacus International Gay Guide 2017
    Spartacus International Gay Guide 2017
    ISBN: 9783959852494
    Title: Spartacus International Gay Guide 2017

    The Spartacus International Gay Guide, now in its 46th year, offers tourists not only a worldwide list of bars, hotels, saunas, beaches and self-help groups but also provides an overview of the applicable laws on homosexuality around the world. The Spartacus International Gay Guide 2017 is published by the Bruno Gmunder publishers and offers on 970 pages around 21,000 useful listings: from bars and hotels as well as saunas to trendy shops in over 135 countries. All the tips, where gay and bisexual men can feel at home on their travels were researched and updated.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $48.00
  • Spectacular Sisterhood of Superwomen Awesome Female Characters from Comic Book History
    Spectacular Sisterhood of Superwomen Awesome Female Characters from Comic Book History
    ISBN: 9781594749483
    Title: Spectacular Sisterhood of Superwomen Awesome Female Characters from Comic Book History

    A woman's place is saving the universe.

    Think comic books can't feature strong female protagonists? Think again In The Spectacular Sisterhood of Superwomen you'll meet the most fascinating exemplars of the powerful, compelling, entertaining, and heroic female characters who've populated comic books from the very beginning. This spectacular sisterhood includes costumed crimebusters like Miss Fury, super-spies like Tiffany Sinn, sci-fi pioneers like Gale Allen, and even kid troublemakers like Little Lulu. With vintage art, publication details, a decade-by-decade survey of industry trends and women's roles in comics, and spotlights on iconic favorites like Wonder Woman and Ms. Marvel, The Spectacular Sisterhood of Superwomen proves that not only do strong female protagonists belong in comics, they've always been there.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $50.00
  • Spectrum of Sex: The Science of Male, Female, & Intersex
    Spectrum of Sex: The Science of Male, Female, & Intersex
    ISBN: 9781787752658
    Title: Spectrum of Sex: The Science of Male, Female, & Intersex

    This transformative guide completely breaks down our current understanding of biological sex and gender diversity.

    Introducing readers to seven variations of human sex, commonly considered intersex, the book challenges the myth that sex and gender are binary and explores the inherent diversity of biological sex and its relationship to gender identity and expression, and the impact this has on society. Examining historical, linguistic and socio-cultural understandings of sex and gender, as well as genetic and scientific definitions, the book is an important resource for dismantling gender and sexuality-based discrimination and promoting understanding and inclusivity.

    Co-written by one of the world's leading intersex activists and a highly respected scholar in biological sciences, and accompanied with detailed anatomical illustrations throughout, this pioneering text is the essential introduction to gender and sex diversity for gender studies, women's studies, biology and genetics courses, as well as professionals working with intersex and trans communities.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $36.00
  • Spinster: Making a Life of One's Own
    Spinster: Making a Life of One's Own
    ISBN: 9781472152077
    Title: Spinster: Making a Life of One's Own
    Author: BOLICK KATE

    A "New York Times Book Review"Notable Book
    Whom to marry, and when will it happen these two questions define every woman s existence.
    So begins "Spinster," a revelatory and slyly erudite look at the pleasures and possibilities of remaining single. Using her own experiences as a starting point, journalist and cultural critic Kate Bolick invites us into her carefully considered, passionately lived life, weaving together the past and present to examine why she along with over 100 million American women, whose ranks keep growing remains unmarried.
    This unprecedented demographic shift, Bolick explains, is the logical outcome of hundreds of years of change that has neither been fully understood, nor appreciated. "Spinster" introduces a cast of pioneering women from the last century whose genius, tenacity, and flair for drama have emboldened Bolick to fashion her life on her own terms: columnist Neith Boyce, essayist Maeve Brennan, social visionary Charlotte Perkins Gilman, poet Edna St. Vincent Millay, and novelist Edith Wharton. By animating their unconventional ideas and choices, Bolick shows us that contemporary debates about settling down, and having it all, are timeless the crucible upon which all thoughtful women have tried for centuries to forge a good life.
    Intellectually substantial and deeply personal, "Spinster" is both an unreservedly inquisitive memoir and a broader cultural exploration that asks us to acknowledge the opportunities within ourselves to live authentically. Bolick offers us a way back into our own lives a chance to see those splendid years when we were young and unencumbered, or middle-aged and finally left to our own devices, for what they really are: unbounded and our own to savor."

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00

  • Stonewall Reader
    Stonewall Reader
    ISBN: 9780143133513
    Title: Stonewall Reader

    For the fiftieth anniversary of the Stonewall uprising, an anthology chronicling the tumultuous fight for LGBTQ rights in the 1960s and the activists who spearheaded it, with a foreword by Edmund White.

    June 28, 2019 marks the fiftieth anniversary of the Stonewall uprising, which is considered the most significant event in the gay liberation movement, and the catalyst for the modern fight for LGBTQ rights in the United States. Drawing from the New York Public Library's archives, The Stonewall Reader is a collection of first accounts, diaries, periodic literature, and articles from LGBTQ magazines and newspapers that documented both the years leading up to and the years following the riots. Most importantly the anthology spotlights both iconic activists who were pivotal in the movement, such as Sylvia Rivera, co-founder of Street Transvestites Action Revolutionaries (STAR), as well as forgotten figures like Ernestine Eckstein, one of the few out, African American,& lesbian activists in the 1960s. The anthology focuses on the events of 1969, the five years before, and the five years after. Jason Baumann, the NYPL coordinator of humanities and LGBTQ collections, has edited and introduced the volume to coincide with the NYPL exhibition he has curated on the Stonewall uprising and gay liberation movement of 1969.

    *Includes a PDF of the list of stories and narrators as well as permissions credits.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $35.00
  • Superman Is an Arab
    Superman Is an Arab
    ISBN: 9781908906090
    Title: Superman Is an Arab

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $27.00
  • Talented Miss Highsmith: The Secret Life & Serious Art of Patricia Highsmith
    Talented Miss Highsmith: The Secret Life & Serious Art of Patricia Highsmith
    ISBN: 9780312363819
    Title: Talented Miss Highsmith: The Secret Life & Serious Art of Patricia Highsmith

    Patricia Highsmith's "The Price of Salt" is now a major motion picture" (Carol") starring Cate Blanchett and Mia Wasikowska, directed by Todd Hayes

    Patricia Highsmith, one of the great writers of 20th Century American fiction, had a life as darkly compelling as that of her favorite "hero-criminal," talented Tom Ripley. In this revolutionary biography, Joan Schenkar paints a riveting portrait, from Highsmith's birth in Texas to Hitchcock's filming of her first novel, "Strangers On a Train, " to her long, strange, self-exile in Europe. We see her as a secret writer for the comics, a brilliant creator of disturbing fictions, and erotic predator with dozens of women (and a few good men) on her love list. "The Talented Miss Highsmith" is the first literary biography with access to Highsmith's whole story: her closest friends, her oeuvre, her archives. It's a compulsive page-turner unlike any other, a book worthy of Highsmith herself.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $43.00

  • Three Women
    Three Women
    ISBN: 9781526611659
    Title: Three Women
    Author: TADDEO LISA

    THE NUMBER ONE SUNDAY TIMES AND NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER'A book that blazes, glitters and cuts to the heart of who we are. I'm not sure that a book can do much more' SUNDAY TIMES'I will probably re-read it every year of my life' CAITLIN MORAN'This book will stay with me. As unputdownable as the most page-turning fiction' JOJO MOYES'Indescribably magnificent. You will LOVE it' MARIAN KEYES'It'll knock the breath right out of you' STYLISTAll Lina wanted was to be desired. How did she end up in a marriage with two children and a husband who wouldn't touch her?All Maggie wanted was to be understood. How did she end up in a relationship with her teacher and then in court, a hated pariah in her small town?All Sloane wanted was to be admired. How did she end up a sexual object of men, including her husband, who liked to watch her have sex with other men and women?Three Women is a record of unmet needs, unspoken thoughts, disappointments, hopes and unrelenting obsessions.'Like a true crime story - in which the crime is desire' ELLE'Will amaze you. Will enrage you. Will astound you' JESSIE BURTON'Reading Three Women is like reading the diary you could have never hoped to write. It pulses like an artery' OBSERVER'The book every man should read this summer' ESQUIRE'Wow. I literally could not put it down' GWYNETH PALTROW

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $35.00
  • Tolerance Trap How God, Genes, and Good Intentions are Sabotaging Gay Equality
    Tolerance Trap How God, Genes, and Good Intentions are Sabotaging Gay Equality
    ISBN: 9780814770573
    Title: Tolerance Trap How God, Genes, and Good Intentions are Sabotaging Gay Equality

    Froma Glee ato gay marriage, from lesbian senators to out gay Marines, we have undoubtedly experienced a seismic shift in attitudes about gays in American politics and culture. Our reigning national story is that a new era of rainbow acceptance is at hand. But dig a bit deeper, and this seemingly brave new gay world is disappointing. For all of the undeniable changes, the plea for tolerance has sabotaged the full integration of gays into American life. Same-sex marriage is unrecognized and unpopular in the vast majority of states, hate crimes proliferate, and even in the much vaunted gay friendly world of Hollywood and celebrity culture, precious few stars are openly gay. Ina The Tolerance Trap, Suzanna Walters takes on received wisdom about gay identities and gay rights, arguing that we are not almost there, but on the contrary have settled for a watered-down goal of tolerance and acceptance rather than a robust claim to full civil rights. After all, wea tolerate aunpleasant realities: medicine with strong side effects, a long commute, an annoying relative. Drawing on a vast array of sources and sharing her own personal journey, Walters shows how the low bar of tolerance demeans rather than ennobles both gays and straights alike. Her fascinating examination covers the gains in political inclusion and the persistence of anti-gay laws, the easy-out sexual freedom of queer youth and the suicides and murders of those in decidedly intolerant environments. She challenges both born that way storylines that root civil rights in biology, and god made me that way arguments that similarly situate sexuality as innate and impervious to decisions we make to shape it. A sharp and provocative cultural critique, this book deftly argues that a too-soon declaration of victory short-circuits full equality and deprives us all of the transformative possibilities of full integration.Tolerance is not the end goal, but a dead end. Ina The Tolerance Trap, Walters presents a complicated snapshot of a world-shifting moment in American historyOCoone that is both a wake-up call and a call to arms for anyone seeking true equality."

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $51.00
  • Tomorrow Will Be Different: Love, Loss, & the Fight for Trans Equality
    Tomorrow Will Be Different: Love, Loss, & the Fight for Trans Equality
    ISBN: 9781524761486
    Title: Tomorrow Will Be Different: Love, Loss, & the Fight for Trans Equality

    Tomorrow Will Be Differentrecounts 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, she realized just how much impact her experiences could have on the country. Five years later, McBride is one of the nation?s most prominent transgender activists, walking the halls of the White House, passing laws, and addressing the country in the midst of a heated presidential election. And, she?d found her first love and future husband Andy, a trans man and fellow activist, who complemented her in every way...until cancer tragically intervened.In the same vein as the national bestseller She?s Not Thereby Jennifer Finney Boylan, Sarah?s story of identity, love, and loss serves as a powerful entry point for readers who want to gain a deeper understanding of gender identity and what it means to be openly transgender. From issues like bathroom access to healthcare to gender equality, McBride weaves the important political and cultural milestones into a personal journey that will open hearts and change minds.Informative, heartbreaking, and empowering, Tomorrow Will Be Differentis a love story and a call-to-arms that shines a light on personal stories within the trans community, and demonstrates why the fight for equality and freedom has only just begun.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $30.00
  • Too Fat, Too Slutty, Too Loud: The Rise & Reign of the Unruly Woman
    Too Fat, Too Slutty, Too Loud: The Rise & Reign of the Unruly Woman
    ISBN: 9781471171901
    Title: Too Fat, Too Slutty, Too Loud: The Rise & Reign of the Unruly Woman

    **A& Stylist& Book Club pick**

    'In a time when women are under constant attack, I am so grateful for Anne Helen Petersen's sharp and topical book. Petersen nails the magnetism of women who break boundaries and the punishment that often comes along with it. All women will see a bit of themselves in the "unruly"' Jessica Valenti, New York Times-bestselling author of& Sex Object

    You know the type: the woman who won't shut up, who flaunts it, who's too brazen, too opinionated -& too much. Sometimes, she's the life of the party; others, she's the focus of gossip. She's the unruly woman, and she's one of the most provocative, powerful forms of womanhood today.&

    The unruly woman has been around for as long as there have been boundaries of what constitutes acceptable 'feminine' behaviour - that is, for ever -& but these days she is more visible and less easily dismissed than ever before. In& Too Fat, Too Slutty, Too Loud, cultural critic and& Buzzfeed writer Anne Helen Petersen explores 'unruliness' through the lens of eleven& pop culture powerhouses, including Serena Williams, Melissa McCarthy, Nicki Minaj, Madonna, Kim Kardashian, Hillary Clinton, Caitlyn Jenner and Lena Dunham. Petersen examines why our culture loves to love and berate these controversial figures for being 'too' something: too queer, too strong, too naked, too old, too shrill,& too much. This is an& incisive, candid, conversation starting& analysis of the part influential women play in redefining contemporary femininity.&

    'An oasis in a world of hot takes, a set of crisp essays on the provocateurs who fascinate and enrage us. With warmth and wit, Anne Helen Petersen celebrates the power of being just a little too much, seeking the rebel inside the trainwreck' Emily Nussbaum, New Yorker& critic&

    'Raucous and smart . . . Because these criticisms are, writ large, the same ones flung daily at non-celeb women, the book is a timely and essential read' US& Elle

    'Anne Helen Petersen's gloriously bumptious, brash ode to nonconforming women suits the needs of this dark moment . . . Crucial reading' Rebecca Traister, author of& All the Single Ladies

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $35.00
  • Trans
    ISBN: 9781784781675
    Title: Trans

    Moving memoir and insightful examination of transgender politics
    " Six weeks before sex reassignment surgery (SRS), I am obliged to stop taking my hormones. I suddenly feel very differently about my forthcoming operation. "
    In July 2012, aged thirty, Juliet Jacques underwent sex reassignment surgery a process she chronicled with unflinching honesty in a serialised national newspaper column. "Trans" tells of her life to the present moment: a story of growing up, of defining yourself, and of the rapidly changing world of gender politics.
    Fresh from university, eager to escape a dead-end job, she launches a career as a writer in a publishing culture dominated by London cliques and still figuring out the impact of the Internet. She navigates the treacherous waters of a world where, even in the liberal and feminist media, transgender identities go unacknowledged, misunderstood or worse. Yet through art, film, music, politics and football, Jacques starts to become the person she had only imagined, and begins the process of transition. Interweaving the personal with the political, her memoir is a powerful exploration of debates that comprise trans politics, issues which promise to redefine our understanding of what it means to be alive.
    Revealing, honest, humorous, and self-deprecating, "Trans" includes an epilogue with Sheila Heti, author of "How Should a Person Be?," in which Jacques and Heti discuss the cruxes of writing and identity."

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $23.00
  • Unspeakable Acts
    Unspeakable Acts
    ISBN: 9780500023051
    Title: Unspeakable Acts

    A groundbreakingexploration of howwomen artists of the1970s combined artand protest to makesexual violence visible,creating a new kind ofart in the process.

    The 1970s was a time of deep division and newfound freedoms. Galvanized by The Second Sex and The Feminine Mystique, the civil rights movement and the March on Washington, a new generation put their bodies on the line to protest injustice. Still, even in the heart of certain resistance movements, sexual violence against women had reached epidemic levels. Initially, it went largely unacknowledged. But some bold women artists and activists, including Yoko Ono, Ana Mendieta, Marina Abramovic´, Adrian Piper, Suzanne Lacy, Nancy Spero, and Jenny Holzer, fired up by women's experiences and the climate of revolution, started a conversation about sexual violence that continues today. Some worked unannounced and unheralded, using the street as their theater. Others managed to draw support from the highest levels of municipal power. Along the way, they changed the course of art, pioneering a form that came to be called simply, performance.

    Award-winning author Nancy Princenthal takes on these enduring issues and weaves together a new history of performance, challenging us to reexamine the relationship between art and activism, and how we can apply the lessons of that turbulent era to today.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $55.00
  • Vagina Monologues
    Vagina Monologues
    ISBN: 9780399180095
    Title: Vagina Monologues
    Author: ENSLER EVE

    A landmark in women's empowerment--as relevant as ever after a year marked by unprecedented political protest--that honors female sexuality in all its complexity.

    "I was worried about vaginas. I was worried about what we think about vaginas, and even more worried that we don't think about them. . . . So I decided to talk to women about their vaginas, to do vagina interviews, which became vagina monologues. I talked with over two hundred women. I talked to old women, young women, married women, single women, lesbians, college professors, actors, corporate professionals, sex workers, African American women, Hispanic women, Asian American women, Native American women, Caucasian women, Jewish women. At first women were reluctant to talk. They were a little shy. But once they got going, you couldn't stop them."

    So begins Eve Ensler's hilarious, eye-opening tour into the last frontier, the forbidden zone at the heart of every woman. Adapted from the award-winning one-woman show that's rocked audiences around the world, this groundbreaking book gives voice to a chorus of lusty, outrageous, poignant, and thoroughly human stories, transforming the question mark hovering over the female anatomy into a permanent victory sign. With laughter and compassion, Ensler transports her audiences to a world we've never dared to know, guaranteeing that no one who reads& The Vagina Monologues& will ever look at a woman's body the same way again.

    Praise for& The Vagina Monologues
    "Probably the most important piece of political theater of the last decade."--The New York Times

    "This play changed the world. Seeing it changed my soul. Performing in it changed my life. I am forever indebted to Eve Ensler and the transformative legacy of this play."--Kerry Washington&

    "Spellbinding, funny, and almost unbearably moving . . . both a work of art and an incisive piece of cultural history, a poem and a polemic, a performance and a balm and a benediction."--Variety
    "Often wrenching, frequently riotous. . . . Ensler is an impassioned wit."--Los Angeles Times
    "Extraordinary . . . a compelling rhapsody of the female essence."--Chicago Tribune

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $35.00
  • Vagina: a New Biography
    Vagina: a New Biography
    ISBN: 9781844086894
    Title: Vagina: a New Biography
    Author: WOLF NAOMI

    An astonishing new work that radically changes how we think about, talk about and understand the vagina - and consequently how we think about women and sexuality - from Naomi Wolf, one of our most respected cultural critics and author of the modern classic, The Beauty Myth. Vagina: A New Biography combines cutting-edge science with cultural history to explore the role of female desire and how it affects female identity, creativity and confidence. Provocative and engaging, positive and inspiring, this book brings to light female impulses, history and dreams - and, in exploring what women really need - it goes to the very core of what it means to be female. For any woman who wants to understand her body and her mind and the culture that defines her - Vagina is essential reading.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
  • Velvet Rage: Overcoming the Pain of Growing Up Gay in a Straight Man's World
    Velvet Rage: Overcoming the Pain of Growing Up Gay in a Straight Man's World
    ISBN: 9780738215679
    Title: Velvet Rage: Overcoming the Pain of Growing Up Gay in a Straight Man's World
    Author: DOWNS ALAN

    Today's gay man enjoys unprecedented, hard-won social acceptance. Despite this victory, however, serious problems still exist. Substance abuse, depression, suicide, and sex addiction among gay men are at an all-time high, causing many to ask, "Are we really better off?" Drawing on contemporary research, psychologist Alan Downs's own struggle with shame and anger, and stories from his patients,The Velvet Rage passionately describes the stages of a gay man's journey out of shame and offers practical and inspired strategies to stop the cycle of avoidance and self-defeating behavior. Updated to reflect the effects of the many recent social, cultural, and political changes, The Velvet Rage is an empowering book that has already changed the public discourse on gay culture and helped shape the identity of an entire generation of gay men.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $41.00
  • We Are Feminist: Celebrating 150 Years of the Women's Movement
    We Are Feminist: Celebrating 150 Years of the Women's Movement
    ISBN: 9781912827107
    Title: We Are Feminist: Celebrating 150 Years of the Women's Movement

    We Are Feminist is an accessible and fully-illustrated book that tells the story of the women's movement over the past 150 years. In a fantastic gift format, it's the perfect introduction to modern feminism for anyone who wants to learn more about the history of the women's rights movement.

    The book looks at how far women have come, celebrating both collective and individual achievements. Organised into feminist waves, it tells a visual story through graphically represented statistics, key dates and events, quotes and facts about rights campaigns and the women who inspired them. Easy to dip in and out of, and sure to provide a jolt of empowerment to the next generation of feminists.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $30.00
  • We Should All Be Feminists
    We Should All Be Feminists
    ISBN: 9780008115272
    Title: 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. 'I would like to ask that we begin to dream about and plan for a different world. A fairer world. A world of happier men and happier women who are truer to themselves. And this is how to start: we must raise our daughters differently. We must also raise our sons differently...' What does "feminism" mean today? In this personal, eloquently argued essay - adapted from her much-admired Tedx talk of the same name - Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie offers readers a unique definition of feminism for the twenty-first century, one rooted in inclusion and awareness. Drawing extensively on her own experiences and her deep understanding of the often masked realities of sexual politics, here is one remarkable author's exploration of what it means to be a woman now - an of-the-moment rallying cry for why we should all be feminists.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $13.00
  • What a Time to Be Alone: The Slumflower's Guide to Why You Are Already Enough
    What a Time to Be Alone: The Slumflower's Guide to Why You Are Already Enough
    ISBN: 9781787132115
    Title: What a Time to Be Alone: The Slumflower's Guide to Why You Are Already Enough

    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 realize 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

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $23.00
  • What We Talk about When We Talk about Rape
    What We Talk about When We Talk about Rape
    ISBN: 9780143793403
    Title: What We Talk about When We Talk about Rape

    Sohaila Abdulali was gang-raped as a seventeen-year-old in Mumbai. Indignant at the silence on the issue in India, she wrote an article for an Indian women's magazine questioning how we perceive rape and rape victims. Thirty years later her story went viral in the wake of the 2012 fatal gang rape in Delhi and the global outcry that followed. In 2013, Abdulali published an op-ed in the New York Times called "After Being Raped, I Was Wounded; My Honor Wasn't" that was widely circulated. Now, as the #metoo and #timesup movements blow open the topic of sexual assault and rape, What We Talk About When We Talk About Rape is a brilliant and entirely original contribution to our understanding. Drawing on her own experience, her research, her work with hundreds of survivors as the head of a rape crisis center in Boston, and three decades of grappling with the issue as a feminist intellectual and writer, Abdulali examines the contemporary discourse about rape and rape culture, questioning our assumptions and asking how we want to raise the next generation. She interviews survivors whose moving personal stories of hard-won strength, humor, and wisdom collectively tell the larger story of how societies may begin to heal.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $24.00
  • Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal?
    Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal?
    ISBN: 9780099556091
    Title: Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal?

    In 1985, at twenty-five, Jeanette published Oranges, the story of a girl adopted by Pentecostal parents, supposed to grow up to be a missionary. Instead, she falls in love with a woman. Disaster. 

    Oranges became an international bestseller, inspired an award-winning BBC adaptation, and was semi-autobiographical. Mrs. Winterson, a thwarted giantess, loomed over the novel and the author's life. When Jeanette left home at sixteen because she was in love with a woman, Mrs. Winterson asked her: Why be happy when you could be normal? This is Jeanette's story--acute, fierce, celebratory--of a life's work to find happiness: a search for belonging, love, identity, a home. About a young girl locked out of her home, sitting on the doorstep all night, and a mother waiting for Armageddon with two sets of false teeth and a revolver in the duster drawer; about growing up in a northern industrial town; about the Universe as a Cosmic Dustbin. It is also about other people's stories, showing how fiction and poetry can form a string of guiding lights, a life raft that supports us when we are sinking.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00
  • Why I Am Not a Feminist: A Feminist Manifesto
    Why I Am Not a Feminist: A Feminist Manifesto
    ISBN: 9781863959056
    Title: Why I Am Not a Feminist: A Feminist Manifesto

    Outspoken critic Jessa Crispin delivers a searing rejection of contemporary feminism... and a bracing manifesto for revolution.
    Are you a feminist? Do you believe women are human beings and that they deserve to be treated as such? That women deserve all the same rights and liberties bestowed upon men? If so, then you are a feminist . . . or so the feminists keep insisting. But somewhere along the way, the movement for female liberation sacrificed meaning for acceptance, and left us with a banal, polite, ineffectual pose that barely challenges the status quo. In this bracing, fiercely intelligent manifesto, Jessa Crispin demands more.

    Why I Am Not A Feminist& is a radical, fearless call for revolution. It accuses the feminist movement of obliviousness, irrelevance, and cowardice--and demands nothing less than the total dismantling of a system of oppression.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
  • Why We Can't Sleep: Women's New Midlife Crisis
    Why We Can't Sleep: Women's New Midlife Crisis
    ISBN: 9781922268419
    Title: Why We Can't Sleep: Women's New Midlife Crisis
    Author: CALHOUN ADA

    When Ada Calhoun found herself in the throes of a midlife crisis, she thought that she had no right to complain. She was married with children and a good career. So why did she feel miserable? And why did it seem that the women around her were miserable, too?

    Calhoun decided to find some answers. She looked into housing costs, HR trends, credit card debt averages and divorce data. At every turn, she saw a pattern- sandwiched between the Boomers and the Millennials, Gen X women were facing new problems as they entered middle age, problems that were largely overlooked. Speaking with women across America about their experiences as the generation raised to 'have it all,' Calhoun found that most were exhausted, terrified about money, under-employed, and overwhelmed. Instead of being heard, they were told instead to lean in, take 'me-time', or make a chore chart to get their lives and homes in order.

    In Why We Can't Sleep, Calhoun opens up the cultural and political contexts of this predicament and offers solutions for how to pull oneself out of the abyss-and keep the next generation of women from falling in. The result is reassuring, empowering and essential reading for all middle-aged women, and anyone who hopes to understand them.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $38.00
  • Witches: What Women Do Together
    Witches: What Women Do Together
    ISBN: 9780143788294
    Title: Witches: What Women Do Together

    Covens. Girl bands. Ballet troupes. Convents. In all times and places, girls and women have come together in communities of vocation, of necessity, of support. And wherever women gather, magic happens. Female farmers change the way we grow our food. Online beauty communities democratise the intricacies of skincare. Teen girls invent phrases that enter the urban lexicon, and choose our next pop superstars.

    Patriarchal societies have long been content to uphold men's and boys' clubs, while viewing groups that exclude men as sites of rivalry and suspicion. In this deeply personal exploration of what women make together, Sam George-Allen delves into workplaces, industries and social groups to dismantle the cultural myth of female isolation and uncover evidence that these groups are formidable.

    Thoughtful, intimate, and convincing, Witches is a long-overdue celebration of the power and pleasure of working with other women.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $38.00
  • Woman's Belly Book Finding Your True Center for More Energy, Confidence, and Pleasure
    Woman's Belly Book Finding Your True Center for More Energy, Confidence, and Pleasure
    ISBN: 9781577315377
    Title: Woman's Belly Book Finding Your True Center for More Energy, Confidence, and Pleasure

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $31.00
  • Women & Power: A Manifesto
    Women & Power: A Manifesto
    ISBN: 9781788160612
    Title: Women & Power: A Manifesto
    Author: BEARD MARY

    An updated edition of the Sunday Times BestsellerBritain'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 from the classical world to the modern day, from Medusa and Athena to Theresa May and Hillary Clinton. Beard explores the cultural underpinnings of misogyny, considering the public voice of women, our cultural assumptions about women's relationship with power, and how powerful women resist being packaged into a male template. A year on since the advent of #metoo, Beard looks at how the discussions have moved on during this time, and how that intersects with issues of rape and consent, and the stories men tell themselves to support their actions. In trademark Beardian style, using examples ancient and modern, Beard argues, 'it's time for change - and now!' From the author of international bestseller SPQR: A History of Ancient Rome.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $17.00
  • Women who Dig
    Women who Dig
    ISBN: 9780889775275
    Title: Women who Dig
    Author: MOYLES TRINA

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $55.00
  • Women Who Run With the Wolves
    Women Who Run With the Wolves
    ISBN: 9780345409874
    Title: Women Who Run With the Wolves

    "A deeply spiritual book...She honors what is tough, smart and untamed in women. She venerates the female soul."
    --The Washington Post Book World
    Within every woman there lives a powerful force, filled with good instincts, passionate creativity, and ageless knowing. She is the Wild Woman, who represents the instinctual nature of women. But she is an endangered species. For though the gifts of wildish nature belong to us at birth, society's attempt to "civilize" us into rigid roles has muffled the deep, life-giving messages of our own souls. In Women Who Run with the Wolves, Dr. Estes unfolds rich intercultural myths, fairy tales, folk tales, and stories, many from her own traditions, in order to help women reconnect with the fierce, healthy, visionary attributes of this instinctual nature. Through the stories and commentaries in this remarkable book, we retrieve, examine, love, and understand the Wild Woman, and hold her against our deep psyches as one who is both magic and medicine. Dr. Estes has created a new lexicon for describing the female psyche. Fertile and life-giving, it is a psychology of women in the truest sense, a knowing of the soul.
    "The work of Clarissa Pinkola Estes, rooted in old and deep family rites and in archetypal psychology, recognizes that the soul is not lost, but has been put to sleep....This volume reminds us that we are nature for all our sophistication, that we are still wild, and the recovery of that vitality will itself set us right in the world."
    --Thomas Moore
    Author of Care of the Soul"

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $23.00
  • Women, Men & the Whole Damn Thing
    Women, Men & the Whole Damn Thing
    ISBN: 9781760877729
    Title: Women, Men & the Whole Damn Thing
    Author: LESER DAVID

    One of the most talked-about and widely praised articles of our time becomes the water-cooler book of the #MeToo era.
    'How to find the right words to frame this horror? How to understand why men do what they do to women? How to comprehend this malign force that seems to seep from the male psyche and infect us all? . . . That is the central hope, the appeal, embedded in this book: that other men might join me in this investigation and ruthless self-interrogation-and in doing so, become part of the change that is so urgently required.'
    David Leser

    In February 2018, the Good Weekend cover story by David Leser, 'Women, men and the whole damn thing', had an extraordinary response. David received hundreds of personal messages from readers around the world - both women and men - urging him to expand his story. Here is that book: a brilliant, impassioned, unflinching account of the firestorm of #MeToo, how we got there and where we must now go.

    In this essential and incisive investigation, Leser unearths the roots of misogyny, its inextricable links to the patriarchy, and how history brought us to the #MeToo movement and the wave of incandescent female rage that is sweeping the world. Crucially, he also interrogates his own psyche, privilege and culpability as he bears witness to the 'collective wound of the world' and asks how we can move towards healing and profound and permanent change.

    'An important read for anybody interested in a real dialogue and a real engagement on how to move forward in a #MeToo era. The fact that it is written by a man who is aware of his privileges and led by his curiosity for a genuine understanding makes it all the more important.'
    Zainab Salbi, author of Between Two Worlds and executive editor and host of #MeToo, Now What?

    'David Leser has written the book a man needed to write. He has a deep ethical understanding of discrimination against women. He cares about that injustice. But he also cares about how men themselves can be part of the solution. Compassionate, incisive and beautifully written.'
    Professor Catharine Lumby, academic, author and journalist

    'A brave plunge into deep waters: a tough, thorough, tender-even loving-book.'
    Robert Drewe, author of The Shark Net

    Author bio:

    David Leser is an Australian journalist, author and public interviewer. A former Middle East and North American correspondent he has been a journalist for 40 years and become widely known in Australia for his in-depth profiles and stories on social and political issues.

    He has interviewed everyone from Meryl Streep, Germaine Greer and Ayaan Hirsi Ali to Gina Rinehart, Alan Jones and the Dalai Lama. David is the recipient of numerous awards for his journalism and his memoir To Begin To Know: Walking in the Shadows of my Father, was shortlisted for the National Biography Award in 2015.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $33.00
  • Women, Race & Class
    Women, Race & Class
    ISBN: 9780241408407
    Title: Women, Race & Class
    Author: DAVIS ANGELA Y.

    'Black women were equal to their men in the oppression they suffered; they were their men's social equals within the slave community; and they resisted slavery with a passion equal to their men's'

    Ranging from the age of slavery to contemporary injustices, this seminal history of race, gender and class inequality by the radical political activist Angela Davis offers an alternative view of female struggles for liberation. Tracing the intertwined histories of the abolitionist and women's suffrage movements, Davis examines the racism and class prejudice inherent in so much of white feminism, and in doing so brings to light new pioneering heroines, from field slaves to mill workers, who fought back and refused to accept the lives into which they were born.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $26.00
  • Women's Atlas
    Women's Atlas
    ISBN: 9781742236186
    Title: Women's Atlas
    Author: SEAGER JONI

    ‘This is not just an atlas about women. It’s a feminist remapping of the world.’ - Joni Seager Joni Seager’s award-winning The Women’s Atlas illustrates the status of women worldwide today. Through cutting-edge infographics, the atlas portrays how women are living across continents and cultures: • Gender Equality • LGBTQIA+ Rights • Literacy and Information Technology • Feminism • Domestic Violence • Work and the Global Economy • Changing Households • Motherhood • Government and Power • The Culture of Beauty, and much more. The result is the most comprehensive and accessible global analysis of key issues facing women: the advances that have been made and the distances still to be travelled. ‘The Women’s Atlas puts inequality into clear, confronting perspective and inspires us to do more for all women.’ - Rosie Batty, Domestic Violence Campaigner and 2015 Australian of the Year

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $35.00
  • Xenofeminism Manifesto
    Xenofeminism Manifesto
    ISBN: 9781788731577
    Title: Xenofeminism Manifesto

    Xenofeminism is not a bid for revolution, but a wager on the long game of history, demanding imagination, dexterity and persistence.
    Xenofeminism seeks to construct a coalitional politics, a politics without the infection of purity.
    Is xenofeminism a programme' Not if this means anything so crude as a recipe, or a single-purpose tool by which a determinate problem is solved.
    Xenofeminism is a platform, an incipient ambition to construct a new language for sexual politics a language that seizes its own methods as materials to be reworked, and incrementally bootstraps itself into existence.
    Xenofeminism is a politics for alienation.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $18.00
  • You're in the Wrong Bathroom!: & 20 Other Myths & Misconceptions About Transgender & Gender Nonconforming People
    You're in the Wrong Bathroom!: & 20 Other Myths & Misconceptions About Transgender & Gender Nonconforming People
    ISBN: 9780807033890
    Title: You're in the Wrong Bathroom!: & 20 Other Myths & Misconceptions About Transgender & Gender Nonconforming People

    Debunks the twenty-one most common myths and misperceptions about transgender issues

    From Laverne Cox and Caitlyn Jenner to Thomas Beatie ("the pregnant man") and transgender youth, coverage of trans lives has been exploding--yet so much misinformation persists. Bringing together the medical, social, psychological, and political aspects of being trans in the United States today, "You're in the Wrong Bathroom " And 20 Other Myths About Transgender and Gender-Nonconforming People unpacks the twenty-one most common myths and misconceptions about transgender and gender-nonconforming people. Authors Laura Erickson-Schroth, MD, a psychiatrist, and Laura A. Jacobs, LCSW-R, a psychotherapist, address a range of fallacies:

    Trans People Are "Trapped in the Wrong Body"
    You're Not Really Trans If You Haven't Had "the Surgery"
    Trans People Are a Danger to Others, Especially Children
    Trans People Are Mentally Ill and Therapy Can Change Them
    Trans People and Feminists Don't Get Along

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00

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