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From Eve To Dawn A History Of Women In The World Volume Ii

Author: Marilyn French
Publisher: The Feminist Press at CUNY
ISBN: 9781558616219
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The Masculine Mystique, the second volume of Marilyn French's monumental, readable, and unprecedented history of women, analyzes and evaluates the lives of women in societies around the world between feudal times and the French Revolution. Drawing upon fifteen years of collaboration with a team of researchers and prominent historians, the volume opens with fascinating chapters comparing medieval Europe and Japan, disparate cultures which nevertheless shared traditions of male dominated aggression and competitiveness. French then shows how, in Europe, this tradition led to colonialism and imperialism, and the horrific subjugation of indigenous societies, just as women were subjugated in the conquerors' home countries. As French makes clear in this impassioned women's history, only with the French Revolution did the political force women exerted powerfully change the course of history.

From Eve To Dawn

Author: Marilyn French
Publisher: The Feminist Press at CUNY
ISBN: 9781558615670
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Present a history of women from prehistoric times up to the present day, examining the changing roles of women in different ages, and covering such topics as work, marriage, family, sex roles, religion, and poltics.

What It Was All About

Author: Steven H. Propp
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 1491784237
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The year is 1970: The Supreme Court has legalized abortion, “Equal Pay for Equal Work” is now the law, and Affirmative Action programs attempt to redress past injustices and inequities. Women are coming together nationwide in “consciousness-raising” groups, sharing their knowledge and experiences with each other. A group of six women in Stentoria, California bond through such a group, and support each other as women in this new “Movement” are forming collectives; publishing their own books and periodicals; creating an exciting new genre of “Women’s Music”; as well as starting their own bookstores, to make these new materials readily available to the community. New spiritual movements—focused on the “Divine Feminine” principle—are also beginning. Even some men are sympathetic and supportive of these ideals. But as the 1980s arrive, the situation changes: the “backlash” against the women’s movement in politics and the media seemingly turns into a full-fledged “war,” specifically targeting the gains that women have achieved. Opposition from traditional religions hardens, and women’s reproductive rights come under renewed attack; the Equal Rights Amendment fails, even as women themselves debate controversial questions: such as banning pornography, and how to view a rising “Third Wave” of the women’s movement. Ominously, the threat of AIDS seemingly brings the era of “sexual freedom” to a close. The six women deal with all these issues, as well as personal challenges—including balancing work and family responsibilities. As the new century begins, they reflect about what the women’s movement ultimately accomplished. In a world now characterized by growing economic inequality, increasing low self-esteem for some women (exemplified by cosmetic surgery and “extreme makeovers”), legalized same-sex marriage, and media attention to Transgender issues, this book may help you to appreciate not only how far we’ve come, but how far we have yet to go.

There Will Be A Thousand Years Of Peace And Prosperity And They Will Be Ushered In By The Women Version 1 Version 2

Author: Anne Wilson Schaef PhD DHL
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 1491795298
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Anne Wilson Schaef builds on her former bestseller, Womens Reality, her New York Times bestseller When Society Becomes an Addict, and her multi-million copy bestseller Meditations for Women Who Do Too Much to bring us all up to date on the Womens Movement. She explores the potentially positive impact that women can and must harness to step forward for further development of the human race and for the planet as a whole. She explores the history of the waves of the Womens Movement and the personal, interpersonal, and cultural stoppers that have kept women from reaching their full potential. She demonstrates how womens special talents and assets are essential for dealing with the symptoms of what has become a dysfunctional society. This book not only offers hope and opportunity for women to step up and shape a society with their unique gifts, it offers hope for the planet itself.

From Eve To Dawn A History Of Women In The World Volume Iv

Author: Marilyn French
Publisher: The Feminist Press at CUNY
ISBN: 1558616284
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In the 20th century, women became a force for change, in part through suffrage, and in part through mass organizing. This final volume offers a vibrant history of multiple political revolutions as well as the century's horrors—including genocides and the atom bomb. It ends with a thoughtful investigation into the various indigenous feminist movements throughout the world and asks what these peaceful revolutions might augur for the future. Eschewing easy answers, French suggests that the defining moral moments of the 21st century should and will build from a global human rights agenda.