Multcolib My Librarian Heather: Women's studies 101
Annotation:Masterpiece weaves together history, philosophy, economics, biology, and a host of other disciplines to analyze the Western notion of "woman" and to explore the power of sexuality. Sixty years after its initial publication, The Second Sex is still as eye-opening and pertinent as ever.
Annotation:This is the book that launched the Second Wave of the feminist movement, and has been awakening women and men with its insights into social relations, which still remain fresh, ever since.
Annotation:This is an analysis of our society's increasing demand that women be thin. It offers a careful, thought provoking discussion of the reasons men have encouraged this obsession and women have embraced it.
Annotation:Wolf says the new obsession with women's appearance arose as part of a violent backlash against feminism, a political weapon imposing on women new restrictions.
Annotation:This is a richly textured account of the ways women created the cosmetics industry and cosmetics created the modern woman.
Annotation:The groundbreaking work that poses one of the most provocative questions of a generation: what is happening to the selves of adolescent girls?
Annotation:When women sacrifice their financial autonomy by quitting their jobs, they become vulnerable to divorce as well as the potential illness, death, or unemployment of their breadwinner husbands. But women who stop working sacrifice far more than financial security.
Annotation:In this, the snags in each feminist hub are revealed, all the while proving that they had not imperiled the future of the feminist cause. The book went on to inspire a new generation of female readers, and has become a classic of contemporary feminist literature.