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Taking Out the Trash: Octavia E. Butler’s Wild Seed and the Feminist Voice in American SF
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Price: $15.00 USD. Words: 3,920. Language: English. Published: March 27, 2015 by Femspec Journal. Category: Essay » Literature
The world of SF is introduced for a complex female character in the form of the maternal shape-shifter, Anyanwu. Butler’s depiction of womanhood through Anyanwu defamiliarizes the construction of women in science fiction.
Book Reviews and Books & Media Received, Femspec Issue 9.1, 2008
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Price: $15.00 USD. Words: 4,160. Language: English. Published: March 26, 2015. Category: Essay » Literature
Book Reviews of two Nava Semel books: IsraIsland. Yedioth Ahronoth Books and Chemed Books: Tel-Aviv, Miskal, 2005, 275 pp., paperback, Hebrew and The Rat Laughs. Tel-Aviv, Miskal Yedioth Ahronoth Books and Chemed Books, 2007, both reviewed by Lani Ravin and several books and media received. Summarized by different Femspec staff members.
Daughters of Distance
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 81,000. Language: English. Published: March 25, 2015. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Running & jogging
What does it mean to be a female in endurance sport? Hundreds of women open up about their realities as athletes, wives, girlfriends and mothers. From the intimacy of the bedroom to the community of competition, some of these stories will encourage and uplift. Others will surprise and infuriate. Welcome to the beautiful and complicated world of strong women.
Space Opera: Melodrama, Feminism And The Women Of Farscape, Femspec Issue 6.2
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Price: $15.00 USD. Words: 5,190. Language: English. Published: March 19, 2015 by Femspec Journal. Category: Essay » Literature
The science fiction series Farscape (199table-of-contents002) figures aesthetically as a science fiction/soap opera hybrid, which works toward increasingly empowered female representation,” which the author discusses.
Phenomenal Women: The Shape-Shifter Archetype in Postcolonial Magical Realist Fiction, Femspec Issue 6.2
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Price: $15.00 USD. Words: 9,380. Language: English. Published: March 19, 2015 by Femspec Journal. Category: Essay » Literature
This article provocatively explores the usefulness of the construct of magical realism in the context of post-colonial oppositional narrative strategies, in particular by feminist authors.
Rats, Stones and the Goddess : A Conversation with Sabine Lichtenfels, Femspec Issue 9.1
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Price: $15.00 USD. Words: 6,890. Language: English. Published: March 11, 2015 by Femspec Journal. Category: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Activism
Batya Weinbaum interviewed Sabine Lichtenfels in July, 2005 when invited to participate in the seminar for Peace Journalists at Tamera. Tamera is an international intentional community in Southern Portugal. They openly maintain free love lifestyle to free up energy to liberate and change an oppressive society, along the lines of New Left thinkers influenced by Marcuse and Wilhelm Reich.
Bluestockings Beware: Cultural Backlash and the Reconfiguration of the Witch in Popular Nineteenth-Century Literature. Femspec Issue 6.2, 2005
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Price: $15.00 USD. Words: 10,450. Language: English. Published: March 3, 2015 by Femspec Journal. Category: Nonfiction » Social Science » Women's studies
The author “decided to view four nineteenth century short stories that reflect this cultural linkage through the looking glass of narratives of American witch-hunting, Puritan theology, and the history of women’s changing roles in mid-nineteenth century America."
The Evolution of Her: Redefining Your Beliefs about Your Feminine Identity
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Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 28,790. Language: English. Published: March 3, 2015. Category: Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Personal Growth / General
A fascinating evolution of identity is occurring in which women everywhere are redefining themselves. The Evolution of Her describes how we can take part in this thrilling cultural movement by living the lives we want instead of following society’s prescriptive life plan.
The Path to Total Equality: A Social Revolution
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,080. Language: English. Published: January 27, 2015. Category: Essay » Sociology
Sexism is alive and well. Women still make less money than men, remain objectified, and still lack control over their bodies. There are calls for equality, but what would that mean? What would need to happen in America for total sexual equality to be realized? This essay is a blueprint for the specific changes required to realize complete sexual equality.
The Strangulation of Grace Roberts Artist's Model December 29, 1916
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 4,780. Language: English. Published: January 27, 2015. Category: Nonfiction » Social Science » Women's studies
Grace Roberts was a 25-year-old manicurist and artist's model for hosiery ads across the United States. In her violent death the reader is transported into the life of affluent Philadelphia nearly a century ago. One of her most prominent suitors was the heir to a Pittsburgh coal fortune, a man who was educated at Yale. He and Mary's romance was broken off in 1907 because of social constraints.
Book and Film Reviews and Books Received, Femspec double issue v. 8
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Price: $15.00 USD. Words: 5,040. Language: English. Published: January 22, 2015. Category: Nonfiction » Social Science » Women's studies
Book reviews of Daughters of the Great Star by Diana Rivers; Becoming the Villainess by Jeannine Hall Gailey and Naomi Mitchison, a Profile of Her Life and Work by Lesley Hall. Review of the film, Fissures.
The Ironing Cure: How to iron the easier and faster way
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Price: Free! Words: 4,340. Language: English. Published: January 20, 2015. Category: Nonfiction » Home and Garden » Cleaning & caretaking
Stop struggling with the ironing. Do it the better way.
Derailed But Not Defeated, Femspec v. 8
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Price: $15.00 USD. Words: 4,450. Language: English. Published: January 14, 2015 by Femspec Journal. Category: Essay » Political
My worst fears seemed to be realized when, on my first day, my department chair, a Harvard man nearing retirement, greeted me by saying, “I really hate to see you here. Society wastes its investment when it educates women.” Now a dream more than twenty years after I left that position made me realized that I still needed to clear out some of the psychic stuff I’d left behind and move on.
What to Do When You Are Stuck at Toxic U: Strategies for Avoidance, Salvage, and Survival
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Price: $15.00 USD. Words: 6,790. Language: English. Published: January 14, 2015 by Femspec Journal. Category: Nonfiction » Social Science » Women's studies
You see, no one at The College, an all purpose label for the small, religious, liberal arts college at which until recently I was tenure track will discuss any reasons why I am in my last year. Considering all the evidence of my outstanding performance, I was stunned and devastated when I got a curt letter of non-renewal.
Professor/Mother: The Uneasy Partnership, Femspec v. 8
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Price: $15.00 USD. Words: 4,190. Language: English. Published: January 13, 2015 by Femspec Journal. Category: Nonfiction » Social Science » Women's studies
In 1992, I had given birth to a son and had taken a one-year maternity leave, which thereby extended the Post-doctoral Fellowship over three years rather than the usual two. This essay charts a circuitous route toward a tenure-stream position, a route made arduous by a harsh economy and the demands of motherhood experienced for the first time and outside the relative security of tenured academe.
Growing Thick Skin: One Consequence of Discrimination Femspec Double Issue v. 8
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Price: $15.00 USD. Words: 9,090. Language: English. Published: December 18, 2014 by Femspec Journal. Category: Essay » Political
It wasn’t until graduate school that I realized that as a woman my technical aptitude was an issue. I was the first woman in the environmental engineering doctoral program at Michigan Tech University. It was here that I first learned how differently I approached technical problem solving and how that tended to disturb my advisors. Tina Andres is explaining her experience with discrimination.
Faces: Imprisoned Women and Their Struggle with the Criminal Justice System
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 60,380. Language: English. Published: December 4, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Social Science » Women's studies
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In 2008 a group of women serving life sentences for capital crimes decided to reach out to at-risk youth and warn them of the consequences of bad choices. With the mantra: If we can help just one kid, all this work will be worth it, they produced and performed a play: FACES. The play became a phenomenon and reached hundreds of people—in the prison and at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.
The Slaughter Of An NYU Graduate Student Greenwich Village New York City February 1955
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 4,930. Language: English. Published: November 30, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » True Crime » Murder
24-year-old Herta Payson found the lifeless corpse of Ann Yarrow, an honors student at NYU. She leant her small apartment to Yarrow while she spent time traveling to S. Carolina. The murder was shocking in its starkness to veteran policemen who were used to homicide cases. The murder case was front page headlines for several months. I have used newspapers and ancestry records to complete my book.
Camp Fire Girls Roots And Remembrances In New York State
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 5,680. Language: English. Published: September 14, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » Genealogy
The Camp Fire Girls is an organization that offers young women a chance to excel and learn without the pressure of competition. My book also appreciates the different county chapters in New York. Each has benefited the Camp Fire Girls nationally. Eliza Laub became the first president of the Buffalo Camp Fire Girls Council. She is among the many leaders and members that I have profiled in my ebook.
Half a Piece of Cloth: The Courage of Africa's Countless Widows
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Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 71,820. Language: English. Published: June 19, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » Africa
Riveting first-hand accounts from widows in seven African countries, many young with young children, exposing their desperate circumstances and courage. 'In tune with the African way of telling stories. Once I started reading, it was hard to put down.' From the Introduction by Emily Onyango of Kenya.