The End of Patriarchy

Radical Feminism for Men

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Author: Robert Jensen

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781742199924

Category: Political Science

Page: 200

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The End of Patriarchy asks one key question: what do we need to create stable and decent human communities that can thrive in a sustainable relationship with the larger living world? Robert Jensen s answer is feminism and a critique of patriarchy. He calls for a radical feminist challenge to institutionalized male dominance; an uncompromising rejection of men s assertion of a right to control women s sexuality; and a demand for an end to the violence and coercion that are at the heart of all systems of domination and subordination. The End of Patriarchy makes a powerful argument that a socially just society requires no less than a radical feminist overhaul of the dominant patriarchal structures."

Getting Off

Pornography and the End of Masculinity

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Author: Robert Jensen

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: 197

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In his most personal and difficult book to date, Robert Jensen launched a powerful critique of mainstream pornography that promises to reignite one of the fiercest debates in contemporary feminism. At once alarming and thought-provoking, Gettin Off asks tough but crucial questions about pornography, manhood, and paths toward genuine social justice.

Radical Feminism

Feminist Activism in Movement

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Author: F. Mackay

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137363584

Category: Social Science

Page: 324

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Feminism is not dead. This groundbreaking book advances a radical and pioneering feminist manifesto for today's modern audience that exposes the real reasons as to why women are still oppressed and what feminist activism must do to counter it through a vibrant and original account of the global Reclaim the Night March.

Gender Hurts

A Feminist Analysis of the Politics of Transgenderism

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Author: Sheila Jeffreys

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 131769595X

Category: Political Science

Page: 216

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It is only recently that transgenderism has been accepted as a disorder for which treatment is available. In the 1990s, a political movement of transgender activism coalesced to campaign for transgender rights. Considerable social, political and legal changes are occurring in response and there is increasing acceptance by governments and many other organisations and actors of the legitimacy of these rights. This provocative and controversial book explores the consequences of these changes and offers a feminist perspective on the ideology and practice of transgenderism, which the author sees as harmful. It explores the effects of transgenderism on the lesbian and gay community, the partners of people who transgender, children who are identified as transgender and the people who transgender themselves, and argues that these are negative. In doing so the book contends that the phenomenon is based upon sex stereotyping, referred to as 'gender' – a conservative ideology that forms the foundation for women's subordination. Gender Hurts argues for the abolition of ‘gender’, which would remove the rationale for transgenderism. This book will be of interest to scholars and students of political science, feminism and feminist theory and gender studies.

Radically Speaking

Feminism Reclaimed

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Author: Diane Bell,Renate Klein

Publisher: Spinifex Press

ISBN: 9781875559381

Category: Social Science

Page: 624

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Since the late 1960s radical feminists have worked to articulate a vision of the world in which all women are safe and all women are acknowledged as human beings in their own right. Their analyses of oppression are based on an understanding of the interlocking power of racism, classism, and (hetero)sexism as manifested under patriarchy. Their projects include: Take Back the Night campaigns, establishing womens refuges, rape crisis centres, health centres, organising against pornography and developing courses in Womens Studies. The richness of the practice and the theory of radical feminism is often misrepresented or unknown. This book tells this story.

The Guy's Guide to Feminism

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Author: Michael Kaufman,Michael Kimmel

Publisher: Seal Press

ISBN: 1580054250

Category: Social Science

Page: 224

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In just one generation, age-old ideas about women have been swept aside . . . but what does that have to do with men? Authors Michael Kaufman and Michael Kimmel, two of the world’s leading male advocates of gender equality, believe it has everything to do with them—and that it’s crucial to educate men about feminism in order for them to fully understand just how important and positive these changes have been for them. Kaufman and Kimmel address these issues in The Guy’s Guide to Feminism. Hip and accessible, it contains nearly a hundred entries—from “Autonomy” to “Zero”—written in varying tones (humorous, satirical, irreverent, thoughtful, and serious) and in many forms (“top ten” lists, comics, interviews, mini-stories, and more). Each topic celebrates the ongoing gains that are improving the lives of women and girls—and what that really means for men. Informal and fun yet substantive and intelligent, The Guy’s Guide to Feminism illustrates how understanding and supporting feminism can help men live richer, fuller, and happier lives.

Radical Feminism

A Documentary Reader

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Author: Barbara A. Crow

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 0814715540

Category: History

Page: 573

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This text permits the original work of radical feminists to speak for itself. Comprised of pivotal documents written by US radical feminists, the book contains both unpublished and previously published material.

Not for Sale

Feminists Resisting Prostitution and Pornography

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Author: Rebecca Whisnant,Christine Stark

Publisher: Spinifex Press

ISBN: 9781876756499

Category: Social Science

Page: 445

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As prostitution and pornography increasingly saturate our lives and our communities, they are also becoming normalised and accepted as harmless entertainment for men and as legitimate, even liberating, forms of work for women. Not For Sale brings the feminist movement against prostitution and pornography into the 21st century, showing how these industries cause grievous harm to those within them while undermining the possibilities for gender justice, human equality, and truly diverse and joyful sexual relationships. The essays collected here connect feminist perspectives on the sex industry with radical critiques of racism, poverty, militarism, and unbridled corporate capitalism, and show how the harms of prostitution and pornography are amplified by contemporary technologies of mass communication. Bringing together research, testimony, and theory by more than thirty writers and activists from different countries and generations, including a number of courageous industry survivors, the book is both a vital contribution to ongoing debates and a call to action and resistance.

The End of Men

And the Rise of Women

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Author: Hanna Rosin

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101596929

Category: Social Science

Page: 336

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“You have to…play by the rules so you can get to the top and change things.” -- Sheryl Sandberg A landmark portrait of women, men, and power in a transformed world Men have been the dominant sex since, well, the dawn of mankind. But Hanna Rosin was the first to notice that this long-held truth is, astonishingly, no longer true. At this unprecedented moment, by almost every measure, women are no longer gaining on men: They have pulled decisively ahead. And “the end of men”—the title of Rosin’s Atlantic cover story on the subject—has entered the lexicon as dramatically as Betty Friedan’s “feminine mystique,” Simone de Beauvoir’s “second sex,” Susan Faludi’s “backlash,” and Naomi Wolf’s “beauty myth” once did. In this landmark book, Rosin reveals how this new state of affairs is radically shifting the power dynamics between men and women at every level of society, with profound implications for marriage, sex, children, work, and more. With wide-ranging curiosity and insight unhampered by assumptions or ideology, Rosin shows how the radically different ways men and women today earn, learn, spend, couple up—even kill—has turned the big picture upside down. And in The End of Men she helps us see how, regardless of gender, we can adapt to the new reality and channel it for a better future.

Radical feminism

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Author: Anne Koedt

Publisher: Crown

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: 424

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Man's Dominion

The Rise of Religion and the Eclipse of Women's Rights

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Author: Sheila Jeffreys

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136626468

Category: Political Science

Page: 232

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In this feminist critique of the politics of religion, Sheila Jeffreys argues that the renewed rise of religion is harmful to women’s human rights. The book seeks to rekindle the criticism of religion as the founding ideology of patriarchy. Focusing on the three monotheistic religions; Judaism, Christianity and Islam, this book examines common anti-women attitudes such as ‘male-headship’, impurity of women, the need to control women’s bodies, and their modern manifestations in multicultural Western states. It points to the incorporation of religious law into legal systems, faith schools, and campaigns led by Christian and Islamic organisations against women’s rights at the U.N., and explains how religious rights threaten to subvert women’s rights. Including highly-topical chapters on the burka and the covering of women, and polygamy, this text questions the ideology of multiculturalism which shields religion from criticism by demanding respect for culture and faith, whilst ignoring the harm that women suffer from religion. Man’s Dominion is an incisive and polemic text that will be of interest to students of gender studies, religion, and politics.

Right Wing Women

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Author: Andrea Dworkin

Publisher: Perigee Trade

ISBN: N.A

Category: Political Science

Page: 255

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Argues that the Amercian political right mobilizes women by exploiting their fears, and discusses the issues of abortion, sexual equality, anti-Semitism, and anti-feminism

Feminism, Inc.

Coming of Age in Girl Power Media Culture

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Author: E. Zaslow

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230101534

Category: Social Science

Page: 205

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This book explores how girls growing up in girl power media culture understand gender, self, empowerment, and resistance.

Gyn/ecology

The Metaethics of Radical Feminism

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Author: Mary Daly

Publisher: Beacon Press

ISBN: 9780807014134

Category: Religion

Page: 484

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"In this deeply original, provocative book, outrage, hilarity, grief, profanity, lyricism and moral daring join in bursting the accustomed bounds even of feminist discourse." —The New York Times Book Review

Nothing Mat(t)ers

A Feminist Critique of Postmodernism

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Author: Somer Brodribb

Publisher: James Lorimer & Company

ISBN: 9781550284102

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 178

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PREFACE INTRODUCTION The Labyrinth CHAPTER ONE A Space Odyssey CHAPTER TWO Nothingness and De/generation CHAPTER THREE Existence and Death CHAPTER FOUR Neutrality and De/meaning CHAPTER FIVE Lacan and Irigaray: Ethical Lack and Ethical Presence CHAPTER SIX Out of Oblivion REFERENCES PERMISSIONS INDEX

Some Men

Feminist Allies and the Movement to End Violence Against Women

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Author: Michael A. Messner,Max A. Greenberg,Tal Peretz

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0199338779

Category: Social Science

Page: 272

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What does it mean for men to join with women as allies in preventing sexual assault and domestic violence? Based on life history interviews with men and women anti-violence activists aged 22 to 70, Some Men explores the strains and tensions of men's work as feminist allies. When feminist women began to mobilize against rape and domestic violence, setting up shelters and rape crisis centers, a few men asked what they could do to help. They were directed "upstream," and told to "talk to the men" with the goal of preventing future acts of violence. This is a book about men who took this charge seriously, committing themselves to working with boys and men to stop violence, and to change the definition of what it means to be a man. The book examines the experiences of three generational cohorts: a movement cohort of men who engaged with anti-violence work in the 1970s and early 1980s, during the height of the feminist anti-violence mobilizations; a bridge cohort who engaged with anti-violence work from the mid-1980s into the 1990s, as feminism receded as a mass movement and activists built sustainable organizations; a professional cohort who engaged from the mid-1990s to the present, as anti-violence work has become embedded in community and campus organizations, non-profits, and the state. Across these different time periods, stories from life history interviews illuminate men's varying paths--including men of different ethnic and class backgrounds--into anti-violence work. Some Men explores the promise of men's violence prevention work with boys and men in schools, college sports, fraternities, and the U.S. military. It illuminates the strains and tensions of such work--including the reproduction of male privilege in feminist spheres--and explores how men and women navigate these tensions. To learn more please visit somemen.org

SCUM Manifesto

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Author: Valerie Solanas

Publisher: AK Press

ISBN: 1849351813

Category: Social Science

Page: 80

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First circulated on the streets of Greenwich Village in 1967, the SCUM Manifesto is a searing indictment of patriarchal culture in all its forms. Shifting fluidly between the worlds of satire and straightforward critique, this no-holds-barred classic is a call to action—a radical feminist vision for a different world. This is an update of the essential AK Press edition, with a new foreword. Valerie Solanas was a radical feminist playwright and social propagandist who was arrested in 1968 after her attempted assassination of Andy Warhol. Deemed a paranoid schizophrenic by the state, Solanas was immortalized in the 1996 film I Shot Andy Warhol.

Plain Radical

Living, Loving and Learning to Leave the Planet Gracefully

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Author: Robert Jensen

Publisher: Soft Skull Press

ISBN: 1619026791

Category: Nature

Page: 228

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There was nothing out of the ordinary about Jim Koplin. He was just your typical central Minnesota gay farm boy with a Ph.D. in experimental psychology who developed anarchist-influenced, radical-feminist, and anti-imperialist politics, while never losing touch with his rural roots. But perhaps the most important thing about Jim is that throughout his life, almost literally to his dying breath, he spent some part of every day on the most important work we have: tending the garden. Plain Radical is a touching homage to a close friend and mentor taken too soon. But it is also an exploration of the ways in which an intensely local focus paired with a fierce intelligence can provide a deep, meaningful, even radical engagement with the world. Drawing on first hand accounts as well as the nearly 3,000 pages of correspondence that flowed between the two men between 1988 and 2012, this book is about the intersection of two biographies and the ideas two men constructed together. It is in part a love story, part intellectual memoir, and part political polemic; an argument for how we should understand problems and think about solutions—in those cases when solutions are possible—to create a decent human future.

Unplugging the Patriarchy

A Mystical Journey Into the Heart of a New Age

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Author: Lucia René

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780982377628

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 380

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After three women trained in the mystical arts unite to take a 5,000-year Patriarchy apart, they are catapulted into the corridors of power, the recesses of their own minds, and the expanding consciousness of a new age.

Feminism Is for Everybody

Passionate Politics

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Author: bell hooks

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317588371

Category: Social Science

Page: 124

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What is feminism? In this short, accessible primer, bell hooks explores the nature of feminism and its positive promise to eliminate sexism, sexist exploitation, and oppression. With her characteristic clarity and directness, hooks encourages readers to see how feminism can touch and change their lives—to see that feminism is for everybody.