Married Women Who Love Women

Author: Carren Strock
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 9781135466435
Release Date: 2009-04-15
Genre: Psychology

This book is about women in heterosexual marriages who discover or come to terms with their lesbianism or bisexuality. It answers questions such as how women make this discovery, what they do once they realize their same-gender sexuality, how family and friends deal with the situation, and what happens to marriages and families. This second edition contains a new introduction, three new chapters, a glossary of gay-related terms, and a new list of additional reading.

Married Women Who Love Women

Author: Carren Strock
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 9780203886632
Release Date: 2009-04-15
Genre: Psychology

This book is about women in heterosexual marriages who discover or come to terms with their lesbianism or bisexuality. It answers questions such as how women make this discovery, what they do once they realize their same-gender sexuality, how family and friends deal with the situation, and what happens to marriages and families. This second edition contains a new introduction, three new chapters, a glossary of gay-related terms, and a new list of additional reading.

Living Two Lives

Author: Joanne Fleisher
Publisher: Alyson Publications
ISBN: 1555839185
Release Date: 2005
Genre: Social Science

A licensed clinical social worker, Fleisher presents this guide (culled from her own personal experiences) to help married women navigate the often complicated stages of coming out. In addition, Living Two Lives provides resources on organisations for married women, suggested reading and helpful websites. Married women are a huge, but invisible, part of the lesbian population who often fall between the cracks of available help and recognition. This book is a welcome and timely guide that will help these women overcome their isolation and live rich and rewarding lives.

The Second Sex Vintage Feminism Short Edition

Author: Simone de Beauvoir
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 9781473521919
Release Date: 2015-03-05
Genre: Philosophy

Vintage Feminism: classic feminist texts in short form WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY NATALIE HAYNES When this book was first published in 1949 it was to outrage and scandal. Never before had the case for female liberty been so forcefully and successfully argued. De Beauvoir’s belief that ‘One is not born, but rather becomes, a woman’ switched on light bulbs in the heads of a generation of women and began a fight for greater equality and economic independence. These pages contain the key passages of the book that changed perceptions of women forever.

Dear John I Love Jane

Author: Candace Walsh
Publisher: Seal Press
ISBN: 9781580053846
Release Date: 2010-10-19
Genre: Family & Relationships

The new buzzword in female sexuality is “sexual fluidity”—the idea that for many women, sexual identity can shift over time, often in the direction of same-sex relationships. Examples abound in popular culture, from actress Cynthia Nixon, who left her male partner of 15 years to be with a woman, to writer and comedienne Carol Leifer, who divorced her husband for the same reason. In a culture increasingly open to accepting this fluidity, Dear John, I Love Jane is a timely, fiercely candid exploration of female sexuality and personal choice. The book is comprised of essays written by a broad spectrum of women, including a number of well-known writers and personalities. Their stories are sometimes funny, sometimes painful—but always achingly honest—accounts of leaving a man for a woman, and the consequences of making such a choice. Arousing, inspiring, bawdy, bold, and heartfelt, Dear John, I Love Jane is an engrossing reflection of a new era of female sexuality.

In Defense of Women

Author: H. L. Mencken
Publisher: Cosimo, Inc.
ISBN: 9781605206103
Release Date: 2009-01-01
Genre: Literary Criticism

He was one of the most influential American writers of the 20th century, but like most men of his time, he was never more clueless about women than when he believed himself most enlightened about them. American satirist and cultural critic HENRY LOUIS MENCKEN (1880-1956) "clarified" his many contradictory ideas about women-espoused over a long career as a journalist-in this controversial 1918 treatise on the relationship between the genders that even some contemporary critics saw as misogynist. Today, we may generously deem Mencken's ideas on women ironic, but an honest 21st-century reading will find them demeaning, if entertainingly so. This very modern man declares women more intelligent but less civilized than men, and pretends to insult men as a way to elevate women, which does nothing but place women in the very spot today's feminists rankle to be in: on a pedestal. In the end, Mencken reveals his preferred woman: intelligent enough to amuse him, but not so intelligent that she's frustrated by being reduced to such an undignified role. From the supposed end of marriage to "woman suffrage" (the author was not a fan), this is a work that is both essential reading for anyone wishing to understand the mind of Mencken and an important supplementary text of feminist history...if only as a demonstration of a contrary position.

Men Who Love Fierce Women

Author: Leroy Wagner
Publisher: Moody Publishers
ISBN: 9780802494627
Release Date: 2016-09-06
Genre: Religion

“Five years into ‘wedded bliss,’ I confessed to Kim that I no longer loved her. We were stuck in a destructive relationship pattern we now refer to as the ‘fierce woman/fearful man’ cycle, and I had lost all hope for a peaceful marriage…” — LeRoy Wagner What if I’m laid-back and my wife is… not? How can I lead when I feel emasculated? I’m not sure I love my wife anymore. What happened? If you find yourself asking questions like these, LeRoy can relate. In Men Who Love Fierce Women, he is gut-honest about his failures and frustrations as a husband, the realizations that saved his marriage,* and the requirements God places on every husband, laid-back or not. With their insights combined, Kim and LeRoy equip men to rise up, handle conflict, love their wife, and lead their marriage, regardless of who has the stronger personality. Includes reflection questions at the end of every chapter, plus an appendix for addressing conflict. *Kim and LeRoy’s interview on Focus on the Family, in which they discuss their marriage and Kim’s book Fierce Women, aired twice and was voted the #1 segment of 2015, prompting the publication of this book.

A Vindication of the Rights of Women

Author: Mary Wollstonecraft
Publisher: Cosimo, Inc.
ISBN: 9781605204567
Release Date: 2008-11-01
Genre: Social Science

Introduction extracted from The Life and Death of Mary Wollstonecraft by Claire Tomalin c. 1974, 1992. Reprinted by permission of the author.

The Women s Room

Author: Marilyn French
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781451629170
Release Date: 2011-01-11
Genre: Fiction

“Mira was hiding in the ladies’ room. She called it that, even though someone had scratched out the word ladies’ in the sign on the door, and written women’s underneath…” So begins the famous feminist novel that follows the transformation of Mira Ward and her circle as the women’s movement begins to have an impact on their lives.

Women in Love

Author: D. H. Lawrence
Publisher: 谷月社
ISBN:
Release Date: 2016-01-14
Genre: Fiction

INDEX CHAPTER I. SISTERS CHAPTER II. SHORTLANDS CHAPTER III. CLASS-ROOM CHAPTER IV. DIVER CHAPTER V. IN THE TRAIN CHAPTER VI. CREME DE MENTHE CHAPTER VII. FETISH CHAPTER VIII. BREADALBY CHAPTER IX. COAL-DUST CHAPTER X. SKETCH-BOOK CHAPTER XI. AN ISLAND CHAPTER XII. CARPETING CHAPTER XIII. MINO CHAPTER XIV. WATER-PARTY CHAPTER XV. SUNDAY EVENING CHAPTER XVI. MAN TO MAN CHAPTER XVII. THE INDUSTRIAL MAGNATE CHAPTER XVIII. RABBIT CHAPTER XIX. MOONY CHAPTER XX. GLADIATORIAL CHAPTER XXI. THRESHOLD CHAPTER XXII. WOMAN TO WOMAN CHAPTER XXIII. EXCURSE CHAPTER XXIV. DEATH AND LOVE CHAPTER XXV. MARRIAGE OR NOT CHAPTER XXVI. A CHAIR CHAPTER XXVII. FLITTING CHAPTER XXVIII. GUDRUN IN THE POMPADOUR CHAPTER XXIX. CONTINENTAL CHAPTER XXX. SNOWED UP CHAPTER XXXI. EXEUNT

Radical Spirits

Author: Ann Braude
Publisher: Indiana University Press
ISBN: 0253215021
Release Date: 2001
Genre: History

In Radical Spirits, Ann Braude proposes that the engagement of women in the Spiritualism movement, with its belief in the direct accessibility of divine truth to individuals through spirit communication, not only provided a religious alternative to male-dominated mainstream religions, but also gave women a social and political voice as well. Because Spiritualists found in their faith a direct divine sanction for advancing social change, many of the women involved with Spiritualism were also tied to the early women's rights movements and to the radical wing of the movement for abolition of slavery. Thus, the early women's rights movement and Spiritualism went hand in hand. While much has changed in the academy since the book was first published, feminist historians continue to view religion as the enemy of women's emancipation, while historians of religion see signs of feminism in women's religious activities. Ann Braude proposes to address this scholarly impasse and to press further her argument for the importance of religion in the study of American women's history. In this new edition, Braude discusses the impact of the book on the scholarship of the last decade and assesses the place of religion in interpretations of women's history in general and the women's rights movement in particular. A review of current scholarship and suggestions for further reading make the book even more useful for contemporary teachers and students.

All the Single Ladies

Author: Rebecca Traister
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781476716572
Release Date: 2016-10-11
Genre: History

"Today, only twenty percent of Americans are wed by age twenty-nine, compared to nearly sixty percent in 1960. The Population Reference Bureau calls it a 'dramatic reversal.' [This book presents a] portrait of contemporary American life and how we got here, through the lens of the single American woman, covering class, race, [and] sexual orientation, and filled with ... anecdotes from ... contemporary and historical figures"--

Take Back Your Marriage Second Edition

Author: William J. Doherty
Publisher: Guilford Press
ISBN: 9781462511327
Release Date: 2013-05-22
Genre: Psychology

All couples walk to the altar dreaming of happily-ever-after, but many forces in our society work against healthy lifelong commitment. Renowned family therapist William J. Doherty reveals how cracks can develop in even a rock-solid marriage, and what steps you can take to keep your love strong. Learn ways to break free of common traps like confusing desires with needs, comparing your spouse to your fantasies of other relationships, or becoming overtime parents instead of full-time partners. You'll get suggestions for creating relationship rituals--from mundane to celebratory, sexy to silly--that build closeness and connection every day. The updated second edition incorporates Dr. Doherty's ongoing experience counseling couples, plus the latest information on marriage and health, how divorce affects kids, the impact of new technologies on family life, and more. Winner--Best Self-Help Book, ForeWord Magazine's Book of the Year Awards

Sexual Fluidity

Author: Lisa M Diamond
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 0674026241
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Psychology

Calls for new categories in sexual identity for women based on research that concludes that they tend to be attracted to the individual rather than gender and their sexuality fluctuates more than men, which stays fixed once established.