Women in the Crossfire by Robert Paul Churchill

Women in the Crossfire: Understanding and Ending Honor Killing by Robert Paul Churchill
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Overview: A thorough examination of honor-killings – a topic frequently in the news, but little understood – from historical, religious, anthropological, and psychological perspectives
Makes use of original research by analyzing a database of honor killing cases, published for the first time
Clarifies the meanings of honor in honor-shame communities where honor killings occur, as well as the way they relate to expectations for gender performance and personal identity
Presents a causal explanation of the existence and psychology of honor killing drawing extensively on works in gender and feminist studies, as well as psychiatry and psychology
Offers extensive recommendations for the short-term protection of girls and women at risk, as well as for moral transformations to bring about the complete end of honor killing as a social practice
Genre: Non-Fiction > General

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Women Don’t Ask by Linda Babcock

Women Don’t Ask: Negotiation and the Gender Divide by Linda Babcock, Sara Laschever
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Overview: When Linda Babcock asked why so many male graduate students were teaching their own courses and most female students were assigned as assistants, her dean said: "More men ask. The women just don’t ask." It turns out that whether they want higher salaries or more help at home, women often find it hard to ask. Sometimes they don’t know that change is possible–they don’t know that they can ask. Sometimes they fear that asking may damage a relationship. And sometimes they don’t ask because they’ve learned that society can react badly to women asserting their own needs and desires.
By looking at the barriers holding women back and the social forces constraining them, Women Don’t Ask shows women how to reframe their interactions and more accurately evaluate their opportunities. It teaches them how to ask for what they want in ways that feel comfortable and possible, taking into account the impact of asking on their relationships. And it teaches all of us how to recognize the ways in which our institutions, child-rearing practices, and unspoken assumptions perpetuate inequalities–inequalities that are not only fundamentally unfair but also inefficient and economically unsound.
With women’s progress toward full economic and social equality stalled, women’s lives becoming increasingly complex, and the structures of businesses changing, the ability to negotiate is no longer a luxury but a necessity. Drawing on research in psychology, sociology, economics, and organizational behavior as well as dozens of interviews with men and women from all walks of life, Women Don’t Ask is the first book to identify the dramatic difference between men and women in their propensity to negotiate for what they want. It tells women how to ask, and why they should.
Genre: Non-Fiction > General

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Women and Leadership by Deborah L. Rhode

Women and Leadership by Deborah L. Rhode
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Overview: For most of recorded history, men have held nearly all of the most powerful leadership positions. Today, although women occupy an increasing percentage of leadership positions, in America they hold less than a fifth of positions in both the public and private sectors. The United States ranks 78th in the world for women’s representation in political office. In politics, although women constitute a majority of the electorate, they account for only 18 percent of Congress, 10 percent of governors, and 12 percent of mayors of the nation’s 100 largest cities. In academia, women account for a majority of college graduates, but only about a quarter of full professors and university presidents. In law, women are almost half of law school graduates, but only 17 percent of the equity partners of major firms, and 22 percent of Fortune 500 general counsels. In business, women constitute a third of MBA graduates, but only 5 percent of Fortune 500 CEOs.

In Women and Leadership, the eminent legal scholar Deborah L. Rhode focuses on women’s underrepresentation in leadership roles and asks why it persists and what we can do about it. Although organizations generally stand to gain from increasing gender equity in leadership, women’s underrepresentation is persistent and pervasive. Rhode explores the reasons, including women’s family roles, unconscious gender bias, and exclusion from professional development networks. She stresses that we cannot address the problem at the individual level; instead, she argues that we need broad-based strategies that address the deep-seated structural and cultural conditions facing women. She surveys a range of professions in politics, management, law, and academia and draws from a survey of prominent women to develop solutions that can successfully chip away at the imbalance. These include developing robust women-to-women networks, enacting laws and policies that address work/life imbalances, and training programs that start at an earlier age. Rhode’s clear exploration of the leadership gap and her compelling policy prescriptions will make this an essential book for anyone interested in leveling the playing field for women leaders in America.
Genre: Non-Fiction > General

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Women in the American Revolution by Barbara B. Oberg

Women in the American Revolution: Gender, Politics, and the Domestic World by Barbara B. Oberg
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Overview: Building on a quarter century of scholarship following the publication of the groundbreaking Women in the Age of the American Revolution, the engagingly written essays in this volume offer an updated answer to the question, What was life like for women in the era of the American Revolution? The contributors examine how women dealt with years of armed conflict and carried on their daily lives, exploring factors such as age, race, educational background, marital status, social class, and region.

For patriot women the Revolution created opportunities-to market goods, find a new social status within the community, or gain power in the family. Those who remained loyal to the Crown, however, often saw their lives diminished-their property confiscated, their businesses failed, or their sense of security shattered. Some essays focus on individuals (Sarah Bache, Phillis Wheatley), while others address the impact of war on social or commercial interactions between men and women. Patriot women in occupied Boston fell in love with and married British soldiers; in Philadelphia women mobilized support for nonimportation; and in several major colonial cities wives took over the family business while their husbands fought. Together, these essays recover what the Revolution meant to and for women.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Educational

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10 Women Who Changed Science by Catherine Whitlock +

10 Women Who Changed Science and the World by Catherine Whitlock, Rhodri Evans
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Overview: Spanning the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, this fascinating history explores the lives and achievements of great women in science across the globe.

Ten Women Who Changed Science and the World tells the stories of trailblazing women who made a historic impact on physics, biology, chemistry, astronomy, and medicine. Included in this volume are famous figures, such as two-time Nobel Prize winner Marie Curie, as well as individuals whose names will be new to many, though their breakthroughs were no less remarkable.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Educational

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Fitness Revolution for Women, 2nd edition by Pete Cerqua

High Intensity Fitness Revolution for Women, 2nd edition by Pete Cerqua, Victoria Toujilina
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Overview: As a high-powered woman, you’re constantly on the go, balancing a busy workday, a vibrant social life, and the demands of caring for your family. With your hectic schedule, finding the time to hit the gym is not just hard-it’s almost impossible. But what if you could achieve your optimum fitness in no more than fifteen minutes a day? With High Intensity Fitness Revolution for Women you can do just that. Here bestselling author and celebrated fitness trainer Pete Cerqua presents a groundbreaking fitness regime that helps you get in the best shape of your life in less than fifteen minutes a day at home.

The regimes in High Intensity Fitness Revolution for Women will help you fit exercise into your already jam-packed life by teaching you how to work out smarter, not longer. With this program, gone forever are the long hours that you used to dread spending in the gym. Even the busiest of career-focused women can benefit from Cerqua’s proven program. These workouts are expertly designed using scientific principles and are repeatedly proven to help you achieve the fastest results through the shortest workouts. All you need is fifteen extra minutes a day!
Genre: Non-Fiction > Health, Fitness & Medical

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The Five: The Untold Lives of the Women Killed by Jack the Ripper – Hallie Rubenhold

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Written by Hallie Rubenhold
Read by Louise Brealey
Format: MP3
Bitrate: 64 Kbps

Length: 13hrs 26min
Publisher: Bolinda Publishing Co., 2019

Five devastating human stories and a dark and moving portrait of Victorian London – the untold lives of the women killed by Jack the Ripper.

Polly, Annie, Elizabeth, Catherine and Mary-Jane are famous for the same thing, though they never met. They came from Fleet Street, Knightsbridge, Wolverhampton, Sweden and Wales. They wrote ballads, ran coffeehouses and lived on country estates; they breathed ink dust from printing presses and escaped people traffickers.

What they had in common was the year of their murders: 1888. The person responsible was never identified, but the character created by the press to fill that gap has become far more famous than any of these five women.

For more than a century, newspapers have been keen to tell us that ‘the Ripper’ preyed on prostitutes. Not only is this untrue, as historian Hallie Rubenhold has discovered, it has prevented the real stories of these fascinating women from being told. Now, in this devastating narrative of five lives, Rubenhold finally sets the record straight, revealing a world not just of Dickens and Queen Victoria but of poverty, homelessness and rampant misogyny. They died because they were in the wrong place at the wrong time – but their greatest misfortune was to be born a woman.

Something to note about four of these women, they were middle-aged, old by 1800’s standards.



Women Lifers by Meredith Huey Dye, Ronald H. Aday

Women Lifers: Lives Before, Behind, and Beyond Bars by Meredith Huey Dye, Ronald H. Aday
Requirements: PDF Reader 7.8 MB
Overview: The number of women in United States prisons has increased dramatically since the 1980s, and has in proportion outpaced that of men’s incarceration. Despite these numbers, incarcerated women, and women lifers specifically, represent a relatively small percentage of the overall correctional and lifer populations. As such, women lifers are easy to overlook, discount, and diminish as such a small group. Many women lifers perceive themselves as a forgotten group; most often those whom we "lock up" and "throw away the key". They feel excluded from prison programming within and from their own families outside. They feel stigmatized by staff and other women in prison.
Aging fast, many have real fears about declining health and losing family members over lengthy stretches of time. However, women lifers are some of the most resilient and strongest women who survive life in prison with the support of each other and religious faith, often transforming themselves in the process of doing time.
While mostof the women had extensive histories of trauma, abuse, and mental health issues, few had prior experience as offenders. Despite the term "lifer", many of these women will be released from prison after serving long sentences. Beyond this basic profile, there is much more to learn and share about the lives of women lifers. Focusing on women’s pathways into prison, the ways they cope with life behind bars, and their diverse reentry needs, Meredith Dye and Ronald Aday give voice to women lifers and place their experiences within the larger context of penal harm policies. The authors look at their physical and mental health, family connections, adjustment to prison, prison supports and activities, and experiences with abuse/trauma; while also looking at the growing public and policy concerns over mass incarceration in general.
Women Lifers provides insight into the lives of incarcerated women before, during, and following a life sentence, especially the population of those serving life sentences. With the growing numbers of women lifers in the United States, the authors emphasize the importance for the public and policymakers to understand the unique circumstances that brought these women to prison, the policies that keep them there, and the major challenges they face in carving out a successful life in prison and beyond.
Genre: Non-Fiction – Education

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Women Who Hike: Walking With America’s Most …

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How to Draw Sexy Women Step-by-Step Guide by Andy Hopper

How to Draw Sexy Women Step-by-Step Guide: Best Sexy Women Drawing Book for You and Your Kids by Andy Hopper
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Overview: People who love kids spend a sizeable amount of their adult life obsessing about how their lives would be with kids in it. They wonder how they can be good parents and be their kids’ ultimate companion. They actively or passively prepare for this period of their lives and try to figure out ways to connect with their kids. The kids came with a need to express themselves, and it turns out that drawing is one of these needs. Herein lies the problem; the parent cannot draw.

If this is your story, we understand how hard it is for you to confront that wrong notion that you cannot be there for your kids. You do not have to feel this way because you can always get help.

Now, that help has come in the form of this drawing book. You do not have to feel like you are not doing enough for your kids in the area of creative expression because now, you can always bring out this book and guide them on how to use it to fulfill their drawing needs. The best part of this is that you will be doing it together; you learn as they learn and at the same time, you get to connect with them on a deeper level. So yes, you may not have much artistic or drawing skill, but you can help your kids develop theirs, and this book and the drawing guides in it will help you get them there. You and your kids are about to have the most amazing creative experience – one that you will talk about for years to come.
Genre: Non-Fiction > General

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Stealing the Language: The Emergence of Women’s Poetry in America

Stealing the Language: The Emergence of Women’s Poetry in America
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Models: Attract Women Through Honesty

Models: Attract Women Through Honesty
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Women’s Health Australia – July 2019

Women’s Health Australia – July 2019
Requirements: PDF Reader 55.7 MB
Overview: For women who dare to look, feel and be their best.
Australia’s favourite women’s health and fitness magazine now delivers the best advice and breaking news in health, wellbeing, weight loss, fitness, beauty and style, sex and relationships, and personal development, direct to your handbag. Women’s Health & Fitness speaks to the woman who wants to be one thing: her best. To balance a fulfilling career with time just for her. To look a million dollars, but also to feel it. To achieve her best body, with a healthy mind to match. To enjoy satisfying relationships and friendships, while being confident in her own skin. And to make the things she dreams about, reality.
Genre: Magazine –

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The Australian Women’s Weekly Food – April 2019

The Australian Women’s Weekly Food – April 2019
Requirements: PDF Reader 88 MB
Overview: From The Australian Women’s Weekly comes a magazine devoted to FOOD
The Australian Women’s Weekly FOOD magazine is all about food; how to create, make, bake and cook it. With masses of tips, hints, and useful ‘how-to’ pictures and videos, FOOD helps readers to cook with confidence.
Genre: Magazine –

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