The New Superpower for Women

Trust Your Intuition, Predict Dangerous Situations, and Defend Yourself from the Unthinkable


Author: Steve Kardian,A. Clara Pistek

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1501159259

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 240

View: 9837

It takes only seven seconds for a criminal to pick you as a target. This empowering guide for women to protect themselves and their loved ones, from a self-defense expert and longtime veteran of law enforcement, combines commonsense advice on staying safe with concrete actions on what to do if find yourself in a dangerous situation. Acts of terror. Kidnapping. Cyberstalking. Campus assaults. Getting drugged at a party by a “friend.” One out of four women will be a victim of a crime or assault in her lifetime. Don’t let this be you. In The New Superpower for Women, Steve Kardian, a thirty-year veteran of law enforcement, FBI defense tactics instructor, and an expert on the criminal mind, demonstrates how to become a “hard target” and not a “soft target” by simply trusting your gut. Additionally, he shows how the habits of safety can become an integral part of your daily routine. This guide is your essential resource to understanding how to stay safe in today’s world, whether you’re experiencing unwelcome attention, feel threatened in a large crowd, or are facing online harassment. Kardian shares proven safety tips, shows how to be proactive in identifying potential trouble, and illustrates defense techniques specially created to enhance the physical strengths of a woman. Real-life stories and examples are included to demonstrate what criminals look for in a victim. You will learn how to avoid being targeted and what to do in a confrontation. Be prepared. Know the habits of safety to protect yourself and your loved ones.

Leftover in China: The Women Shaping the World's Next Superpower


Author: Roseann Lake

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 039325464X

Category: Social Science

Page: 288

View: 1349

Factory Girls meets The Vagina Monologues in this fascinating narrative on China’s single women—and why they could be the source of its economic future. Forty years ago, China enacted the one-child policy, only recently relaxed. Among many other unintended consequences, it resulted in both an enormous gender imbalance—with a predicted twenty million more men than women of marriage age by 2020—and China’s first generations of only-daughters. Given the resources normally reserved for boys, these girls were pushed to study, excel in college, and succeed in careers, as if they were sons. Now living in an economic powerhouse, enough of these women have decided to postpone marriage—or not marry at all—to spawn a label: "leftovers." Unprecedentedly well-educated and goal-oriented, they struggle to find partners in a society where gender roles have not evolved as vigorously as society itself, and where new professional opportunities have made women less willing to compromise their careers or concede to marriage for the sake of being wed. Further complicating their search for a mate, the vast majority of China’s single men reside in and are tied to the rural areas where they were raised. This makes them geographically, economically, and educationally incompatible with city-dwelling “leftovers,” who also face difficulty in partnering with urban men, given the urban men’s general preference for more dutiful, domesticated wives. Part critique of China’s paternalistic ideals, part playful portrait of the romantic travails of China’s trailblazing women and their well-meaning parents who are anxious to see their daughters snuggled into traditional wedlock, Roseann Lake’s Leftover in China focuses on the lives of four individual women against a backdrop of colorful anecdotes, hundreds of interviews, and rigorous historical and demographic research to show how these "leftovers" are the linchpin to China’s future.

The Columbia Documentary History of American Women Since 1941


Author: Harriet Sigerman

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231116993

Category: History

Page: 690

View: 3263

From the Hoover vacuum cleaner to the fax machine, from the pill to reproductive rights, from Rosie the Riveter to Martha Stewart and Hillary Rodham Clinton, American women have grappled with a sometimes dizzying rate of social and economic change and continually shifting conceptions of gender. This collection of documents seeks to chronicle the exciting and tumultuous recent history of American women, beginning with the watershed event of World War II and the lasting impact of the war effort on women's social and economic opportunities. Subsequent documents speak to the ideas and changes brought about by the women's movement; the challenges to and defense of reproductive rights; the backlash against feminism in the name of family values; and new visions for women's lives in the twenty-first century.

Fighting for Britain

African Soldiers in the Second World War


Author: David Killingray,Martin Plaut

Publisher: Boydell & Brewer Ltd

ISBN: 1847010474

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 289

View: 4591

The first major study of the experiences of the hundreds of thousands of African soldiers who served with the British army during the Second World War.

Lady in Shining Armor


Author: Ramesh Malayappan


ISBN: 1438229712

Category: Political Science

Page: 90

View: 9265

This book was written and published in 2008 during the candidacy of Hillary Clinton who aspired to become America's first woman President. Although her legendary candidacy is now history, the contents of this book is still largely relevant. The book profiles twelve women heads of government of countries around the world and shows how women have fared when they have been entrusted with the highest executive power of the land. These examples show that when women are trusted by being elected to the highest executive positions of their respective countries, they have risen to the occasion and proven worthy of that trust. The book profiles twelve women heads of government of countries around the world and shows how women have fared when they have been entrusted with the highest executive power of the land. These examples show that when women are trusted by being elected to the highest executive positions of their respective countries, they have risen to the occasion and proven worthy of that trust.

Escaping the Bonds of Earth

The Fifties and the Sixties


Author: Ben Evans

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 0387790942

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 494

View: 9751

To commemorate the momentous 50th anniversary of Yuri Gagarin’s pioneering journey into space on 12th April 2011, a series of five books – to be published annually – will explore this half century, decade by decade, to discover how humanity’s knowledge of flying, working and living in space has changed. Each volume will focus not only upon the individual missions within ‘its’ decade, but also upon the key challenges facing human space exploration at specific points within those 50 years: from the simple problems of breathing and eating in space to the challenges of venturing outside in a pressurised spacesuit and locomotion on the Moon. The first volume of this series will focus upon the 1960s, exploring each mission from April 1961 to April 1971 in depth: from the pioneering Vostok flights to the establishment of the first Salyut space station and from Alan Shepard’s modest sub-orbital ‘hop’ into space to his triumphant arrival at the Moon’s Fra Mauro foothills almost a decade later.

The next superpower?

the rise of Europe and its challenge to the United States


Author: Rockwell Anthony Schnabel,Francis X. Rocca

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Pub Inc


Category: Political Science

Page: 199

View: 4334

Although Europe cannot yet challenge America in military terms, and though the Europeans themselves are still debating the structure and size that their union should assume, the EU already uses its vast economic and "soft" geopolitical power to influence world events. What does this reality imply for the United States? Ambassador Rockwell A. Schnabel and Francis X. Rocca take up this complex question in a detailed, firsthand analysis of the EU institutions, their leadership, and their interaction with the 25 member states. This book examines how the rise of Europe will affect U.S. prosperity and security for decades to come. Ambassador Schnabel dispenses with diplomatic niceties as he assesses the policies of both Brussels and Washington. Schnabel and Rocca offer an inside look at the people and issues that will decide whether the world's most consequential partnership flourishes or flounders. Alert to the economic and geopolitical challenges posed by a more assertive EU, the authors reject the complacency of those who see American "unipolarity" as a license to neglect our allies or who entertain the illusion that we can "divide and conquer" Europe. This book makes clear why the United States must work with the EU - or expect the EU to work against it.

Bound and Unbound

Interdisciplinary Approaches to Genders and Sexualities


Author: Zowie Davy,Julia Downes,Lena Eckert

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 1443810851

Category: Social Science

Page: 235

View: 7100

This edited book has developed from the themes, connections and disjunctures that emerged from a two-day postgraduate conference on Thinking Gender: The Next Generation in 2006 at the University of Leeds. The editorial collective is comprised by Zowie Davy, Julia Downes, Dario Llinares, and Ana Cristina Santos from the Centre for Interdisciplinary Gender Studies (CIGS), University of Leeds, Lena Eckert from the University of Utrecht, and Natalia Gerodetti, who is a Senior Lecturer at Leeds Metropolitan University.

The Lost Wave

Women and Democracy in Postwar Italy


Author: Molly Tambor

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199392579

Category: History

Page: 240

View: 9926

As Italy emerged from World War II, the first women entered the national government. The 45 women who became parliamentarians when Italian women were first entitled to vote in 1946 represented a "lost wave" of feminist action, argues Molly Tambor. In this work, Tambor reconstructs the role that these female politicians played in Italy's new democratic Republic. They proved critical in ensuring that the new Constitution formally guaranteed the equality of all citizens regardless of sex, translating the general constitutional guarantees into direct legislative rights and protections. They used a specific electoral and legislative strategy, "constitutional rights feminism," to construct an image of the female citizen as a bulwark of democracy. Mining existing tropes of femininity such as the Resistance heroine, the working mother, the sacrificial Catholic, and the "mamma Italiana," they searched for social consensus for women's equality that could reach across religious, ideological, and gender divides. The political biographies of woman politicians are intertwined with the history of the laws they created and helped pass, including paid maternity leave, the closing of state-run brothels, and women's right to become judges. Women politicians navigated gendered political identity as they picked and chose among competing models of femininity in Cold War Italy. In so doing, The Lost Wave shows, they forged a political legacy that affected the rights and opportunities of all Italian citizens.


How Superpowers, Populations, and Globalization Will Change the Way You Live and Work


Author: Robert J. Shapiro

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 9781429929578

Category: Political Science

Page: 368

View: 9001

What will life be like in America, Europe, Japan or China in the year 2020? As everyone's lives across the world are become increasingly interconnected by globalization and new technologies quicken the pace of everything, the answer to that question depends on the fate and paths of the world's major nations. In Futurecast, Robert Shapiro, former U.S. Under Secretary of Commerce and Chairman/Co-founder of Sonecon, looks into the future to tell us what our world will over the next dozen years. Though that time span seems brief, Shapiro foresees monumental changes caused by three historic new forces—globalization, the aging of societies, and the rise of America as a sole superpower with no near peer— will determine the paths of nations and the lives of countless millions. What jobs will there be for you and your children? What will happen to your health care? How safe will you be at home or abroad? Answers to these questions will depend, even more than today, on where you live in the world: • Even as China expands its military and its economy, America will be the world's sole superpower for at least the next generation, and continue to lead efforts to preserve global security and stability. • The U.S. and China will be the world's two indispensable economies, dominating the course of globalization. • Globalization will continue to shift most heavy manufacturing and millions of high-end service jobs from advanced countries like the US, to China, India, Indonesia, Mexico, Romania, Turkey and other developing nations. • Europe's major nations and Japan will face the prospect of genuine economic decline and critical problems in their retirement pension systems, moving further towards the periphery of global economic and geopolitical power. • Every major country—the U.S., Europe, Japan, China—will face critical problems with their health care systems, and the entire world will face a crisis over energy and climate change. If one adds the wildcard of possible, catastrophic terrorist attacks to this mix, the period between now and 2020 will be as challenging as any in modern times. Taking these deep global developments into account when planning for the future isa necessity. Robert Shapiro's clear-eyed Futurecast is the knowledge portfolio you need to prepare for the years to come.