Multcolib My Librarian Heather: Women's studies 101

The Second Sex
The Second Sex By Beauvoir, Simone de (Book - 2010 ) 305.4 B386s 2010 Available in some locations

Annotation:Can you imagine the world different than it is? A place where women are equally represented, have power, wealth and opportunity and men are the fearful ones doing menial tasks for pennies?

The Feminine Mystique
The Feminine Mystique By Friedan, Betty (Book - 2001 ) 305.420973 F899f 2001b Available in some locations

Annotation:A ground-breaking text on the positions of women in society, how women got to be in that position and what kept them there.

The Obsession
The Obsession Reflections on the Tyranny of Slenderness By Chernin, Kim (Book - 1994 ) 306.4 C5217o 1994 Available in some locations

Annotation:An interesting look at the reasons for the obsession with being thin and some historical perspective.

The Beauty Myth
The Beauty Myth How Images of Beauty Are Used Against Women By Wolf, Naomi (Book - 2002 ) 305.42 W854b 2002 All copies in use Availability details

Annotation:An influential and maddening study on images of beauty in our culture and how they affect and control women.

Hope in A Jar
Hope in A Jar The Making of America's Beauty Culture By Peiss, Kathy Lee (Book - 2011 ) 391.630973 P379h 2011 Available in some locations

Annotation:A fascinating account of the cosmetic industry and how a little make-up went from being considered immoral to necessary.

Reviving Ophelia
Reviving Ophelia Saving the Selves of Adolescent Girls By Pipher, Mary Bray (Book - 2005 ) 305.235 P665r 2005 Available in some locations

Annotation:Why are so many girls losing themselves and struggling with low self esteem? Is it the obsessive culture they grow up in and what can be done about it?

The Feminine Mistake
The Feminine Mistake Are We Giving up Too Much? By Bennetts, Leslie (Book - 2007 ) 331.4 B472f 2007 Available in some locations

Annotation:Staying at home with that new babe may sound ideal, but even if it is financially possible for you to do so now, perhaps this will make you reconsider the possible consequences of that decision. Is it really worth it?

Manifesta Young Women, Feminism, and the Future By Baumgardner, Jennifer (Book - 2010 ) 305.4201 B3481m 2010 Available in some locations

Annotation:A new wave of younger feminists are here, what are similarities we can focus on to unite the cause?

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Women's studies is a wide and varied field, but these texts are a good introduction.

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