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Women's Studies

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  • Raising Girls in the 21st Century

    From babyhood to womanhood - helping your daughter to grow up wise, warm and strong

    The revised and updated edition of the bestselling parenting classicRaising Girls in the Twenty-first Century is Steve Biddulph’s warm, wise and up-to-the-minute look at how to help your daughter – at every age, from baby to teen. Girls today need to be strong, but also keep their hearts open. Steve brings the very best help from around the globe to build girls’ self-belief in a world that often ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Dead Blondes and Bad Mothers

    Monstrosity, Patriarchy, and the Fear of Female Power

    by Sady Doyle ...
    A Kirkus Reviews Best Book of the Year“Smart, funny, and fearless.” —THE BOSTON GLOBEWomen have always been seen as monsters. Men from Aristotle to Freud have insisted that women are freakish creatures, capable of immense destruction.Maybe they are. And maybe that’s a good thing....Sady Doyle, hailed as “smart, funny and fearless” by the Boston Globe, takes readers on a tour of the female dark ... Read more

    $15.61 AUD

  • Invisible Women

    Exposing Data Bias in a World Designed for Men

    *THE SUNDAY TIMES NUMBER ONE BESTSELLER*'HELL YES. This is one of those books that has the potential to change things - a monumental piece of research' Caitlin MoranImagine a world where...· Your phone is too big for your hand· Your doctor prescribes a drug that is wrong for your body· In a car accident you are 47% more likely to be injured.</... ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Three Women

    THE #1 SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER

    by Lisa Taddeo ...
    The International No. 1 Bestseller'Cuts to the heart of who we are' Sunday Times'A book that begs discussion' Vanity FairAll Lina wanted was to be desired. How did she end up in a marriage with two children and a husband who wouldn't touch her?All Maggie wanted was to be understood. How did she end up in a relationship with her teacher and then in court, a hated pariah in her small town?... ... Read more

    $15.72 AUD

  • The Mitford Girls' Guide to Life

    ‘Touched with genius’ - The SpectatorWhat’s the best way to get the upper hand in an argument solely through letters? How should you liven up a dull night at Buckingham Palace? When, exactly, is the best time to run away to the Spanish Civil War?The Mitford sisters – Nancy, Pamela, Diana, Unity, Jessica and Deborah – knew the answers to all these questions and more. Perhaps the most remarkable ... Read more

    $4.48 AUD

  • Material Girls

    Why Reality Matters for Feminism

    'A clear, concise, easy-to-read account of the issues between sex, gender and feminism . . . an important book' Evening Standard'A call for cool heads at a time of great heat and a vital reminder that revolutions don't always end well' Sunday TimesMaterial Girls is a timely and trenchant critique of the influential theory that we all have an inner feeling known as a gender identity, and that this ... Read more

    $15.99 AUD

  • Come As You Are: Revised and Updated

    The Surprising New Science That Will Transform Your Sex Life

    A revised and updated edition of Emily Nagoski’s game-changing New York Times bestseller Come As You Are, featuring new information and research on mindfulness, desire, and pleasure that will radically transform your sex life.For much of the 20th and 21st centuries, women’s sexuality was an uncharted territory in science, studied far less frequently—and far less seriously—than its male counterpart ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD

  • Ill Feelings

    stories of unexplained illness

    A radical, defiant debut from a bold new voice in narrative nonfiction.In 1995, Alice’s mother collapsed with pneumonia. She never fully recovered and was eventually diagnosed with ME, or Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. Then Alice got ill. Their symptoms mirrored their mother’s and appeared to have no physical cause; they received the same diagnosis a few years later. Ill Feelings blends memoir, medical ... Read more

    $23.86 AUD

  • Becoming

    The Sunday Times Number One Bestseller

    An intimate, powerful, and inspiring memoir; 15 million copies sold worldwideTHE NO. 1 BESTSELLERBRITISH BOOK AWARDS, NON-FICTION BOOK OF THE YEARTHE SUNDAY TIMES, MEMOIR OF THE YEARBOOKS OF THE YEAR: THE TIMES, OBSERVER, GUARDIAN, EVENING STANDARD_______________________________In a life filled wit... ... Read more

    $17.99 AUD $15.99 AUD

  • Raising Feminist Boys

    How to Talk with Your Child about Gender, Consent, and Empathy

    It's never too early to start talking to boys about gender, consent, and empathy. In a world still steeped in gender inequality and sexual violence, it’s become more and more clear that we can’t just teach girls to protect themselves. We must also teach boys not to do harm.As parents, we all want to raise kind and loving kids who will grow up to be conscientious adults. But when you look closely ... Read more

    $17.04 AUD

  • The Whole Story

    Investigating Sexual Crime – Truth, Lies and the Path to Justice

    A leading criminologist draws on over 30 years’ experience working with sex offenders to propose a new way of understanding sexual crimesThe prevalence of sex crimes has become one of the most urgent, and most widely misunderstood, subjects of our times. We are living through a sea change in our attitudes to sex crimes, yet we continue to get things badly wrong in the way we respond to them. ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • The Kabul Beauty School

    The internationally bestselling memoir and prequel to The House On Carnaval Street by the much loved author of The Little Coffee Shop Of Kabul.'Composed of heartbreak, hope, poignancy and candor...Kabul Beauty School is laid out masterfully, pulling readers in from the very first page' - Los Angeles TimesEnter the war-torn capital of Afghanistan, where tanks rumble through the streets and women ... Read more

    $11.99 AUD

  • The Haunting of Alma Fielding

    SHORTLISTED FOR THE BAILLIE GIFFORD PRIZE 2020

    SHORTLISTED FOR THE 2020 BAILLIE GIFFORD PRIZE'A page-turner with the authority of history' PHILIPPA GREGORY'As gripping as a novel. An engaging, unsettling, deeply satisfying read' SARAH WATERSLondon, 1938. Alma Fielding, an ordinary young woman, begins to experience supernatural events in her suburban home.Nandor Fodor – a Jewish-Hungarian refugee and chief ghost hunter for the International ... Read more

    $15.72 AUD $4.99 AUD

  • Soldier Girls

    The Battles of Three Women at Home and at War

    by Helen Thorpe ...
    “A raw, intimate look at the impact of combat and the healing power of friendship” (People): the lives of three women deployed to Afghanistan and Iraq, and the effect of their military service on their personal lives and families—named a best book of the year by Publishers Weekly.“In the tradition of Adrian Nicole LeBlanc, Richard Rhodes, and other masters of literary journalism, Soldier Girls is ... Read more

    $15.99 AUD

  • Medieval Women

    Social History Of Women In England 450-1500

    Henrietta Leyser considers the problems and attitudes fundamental to every woman of the time: medieval views on sex, marriage and motherhood; the world of work and the experience of widowhood for peasant, townswoman and aristocrat. The intellectual and spiritual worlds of medieval women are also explored.MEDIEVAL WOMEN celebrates the diversity and vitality of English women's lives in the Middle ... Read more

    $17.99 AUD

  • Queens of the Crusades

    Eleanor of Aquitaine and her Successors

    by Alison Weir ...
    series England's Medieval Queens #2
    'Stunning... Weir has brought those five queens to life like never before. I just raced through it - it has all the drama and suspense of a novel' Tracy BormanCrusading queens, queens in rebellion against their king, queen seductresses, learned queens, queens in battle - the Plantagenet queens broke through medieval constraints to exercise power and influence, for good and sometimes for ill ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD

  • The Wife Drought

    by Annabel Crabb ...
    'I need a wife'It’s a common joke among women juggling work and family. But it’s not actually a joke. Having a spouse who takes care of things at home is a Godsend on the domestic front. It’s a potent economic asset on the work front. And it’s an advantage enjoyed – even in our modern society – by vastly more men than women.Working women are in an advanced, sustained, and chronically under ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Nine Parts of Desire

    The Hidden World of Islamic Women

    Discover the acclaimed non-fiction of Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Geraldine Brooks.‘Frank, enraging and captivating.’ The New YorkerAustralian writer Geraldine Brooks is now known internationally for her bestselling novels, but as a foreign correspondent Geraldine spent six years covering the Middle East. And when her poised and sophisticated assistant at the Cairo bureau of the Wall Street ... Read more

    $4.99 AUD

  • Shamed

    The Honour Killing That Shocked Britain – by the Sister Who Fought for Justice

    In 1998, Sarbjit Athwal was called by her husband to attend a family meeting. It looked like just another family gathering. An attractive house in west London, a large dining room, two brothers, their mother, one wife. But the subject they were discussing was anything but ordinary. At the head of the group sat the elderly mother. She stared proudly around, smiling at her children, then raised her ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Brave

    by Rose McGowan ...
    "My life, as you will read, has taken me from one cult to another. BRAVE is the story of how I fought my way out of these cults and reclaimed my life. I want to help you do the same." -Rose McGowanA revealing memoir and empowering manifesto – A voice for generationsRose McGowan was born in one cult and came of age in another, more visible cult: Hollywood.In a strange world where she was ... Read more

    $17.99 AUD

  • Where Did My Libido Go?

    by Rosie King ...
    Getting your sex life back on track!Low libido is the most common sexual problem experienced by women. In fact every woman will experience low sexual desire at some time in her life, either in the short term (after the birth of a baby, during a stressful life period, when her relationship is rocky) or in the long term. When a woman's partner wants sex and she's no longer in the mood significant ... Read more

    $10.99 AUD

  • We Should All Be Feminists

    A personal and powerful essay from Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, the bestselling author of Americanah and Half of a Yellow Sun, based on her 2013 TEDx Talk of the same name.‘I would like to ask that we begin to dream about and plan for a different world. A fairer world. A world of happier men and happier women who are truer to themselves. And this is how to start: we must raise our daughters ... Read more

    $5.99 AUD

  • Women and Leadership

    Real Lives, Real Lessons

    As a result of their broad experience on the world stage in politics, economics and global not-for-profits, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala and Julia Gillard have some strong ideas about the impact of gender on the treatment of leaders. Women and Leadership takes a consistent and comprehensive approach to teasing out what is different for women who lead.Almost every year new findings are published about the ... Read more

    $15.99 AUD

  • Women Don't Owe You Pretty

    The debut book from Florence Given

    'THE BEAUTY MYTH' FOR THE INSTAGRAM GENERATIONWomen Don't Owe You Pretty is the ultimate book for anyone who wants to challenge the out-dated narratives supplied to us by the patriarchy.Through Florence's story you will learn how to protect your energy, discover that you are the love of your own life, and realise that today is a wonderful day to dump them.Florence Given is here to remind you that ... Read more

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