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  • Mom Rage

    The Everyday Crisis of Modern Motherhood

    by Minna Dubin ...
    A frank, feminist examination of the hidden crisis of rage facing American mothers—and how we can fix itMothers aren’t supposed to be angry. Still, Minna Dubin was an angry mom: exhausted by the grueling, thankless work of full-time parenting and feeling her career slip away, she would find herself screaming at her child or exploding at her husband.When Dubin pushed past her shame and talked with ... Read more

    $17.99 USD

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  • 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

    $13.99 USD

  • The Revolution Will Not Be Funded

    Beyond the Non-Profit Industrial Complex

    A trillion-dollar industry, the US non-profit sector is one of the world's largest economies. From art museums and university hospitals to think tanks and church charities, over 1.5 million organizations of staggering diversity share the tax-exempt 501(c)(3) designation, if little else. Many social justice organizations have joined this world, often blunting political goals to satisfy government ... Read more

    $19.99 USD

  • The Once and Future Sex: Going Medieval on Women's Roles in Society

    **Named a Most Anticipated Book of 2023 by The MillionsA vibrant and illuminating exploration of medieval thinking on women’s beauty, sexuality, and behavior.**What makes for the ideal woman? How should she look, love, and be? In this vibrant, high-spirited history, medievalist Eleanor Janega turns to the Middle Ages, the era that bridged the ancient world and modern society, to unfurl its ... Read more

    $19.99 USD

  • The Daughters of George III

    Sisters & Princesses

    An in-depth look into the lives of the six daughters of King George III of England.In the dying years of the 18th century, the corridors of Windsor echoed to the footsteps of six princesses. They were Charlotte, Augusta, Elizabeth, Mary, Sophia, and Amelia, the daughters of King George III and Queen Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz. Though more than fifteen years divided the births of the eldest ... Read more

    $12.99 USD $2.99 USD

  • Why They Marched

    Untold Stories of the Women Who Fought for the Right to Vote

    by Susan Ware ...
    “Lively and delightful…zooms in on the faces in the crowd to help us understand both the depth and the diversity of the women’s suffrage movement. Some women went to jail. Others climbed mountains. Visual artists, dancers, and journalists all played a part…Far from perfect, they used their own abilities, defects, and opportunities to build a movement that still resonates today.”—Laurel Thatcher ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • Mouths of Rain

    An Anthology of Black Lesbian Thought

    Edited by Briona Simone Jones ...
    Winner, Lambda Literary Award in LGBTQ AnthologyWinner, Judy Grahn Award for Lesbian Nonfiction, Publishing Triangle AwardsA Ms. magazine, Refinery29, and Lambda Literary Most Anticipated Read of 2021A groundbreaking collection tracing the history of intellectual thought by Black Lesbian writers, in the tradition of The New Press's perennial seller Words of FireAfrican Americ... ... Read more

    $16.99 USD

  • Closer to Freedom

    Enslaved Women and Everyday Resistance in the Plantation South

    series Gender and American Culture
    Recent scholarship on slavery has explored the lives of enslaved people beyond the watchful eye of their masters. Building on this work and the study of space, social relations, gender, and power in the Old South, Stephanie Camp examines the everyday containment and movement of enslaved men and, especially, enslaved women. In her investigation of the movement of bodies, objects, and information, ... Read more

    $21.99 USD

  • Pleasure Activism

    The Politics of Feeling Good

    Book 1 - Emergent Strategy
    We've decided to launch an "Emergent Strategy" book series to build on the success of adrienne's book of the same name. Some books in the series will be written or edited by adrienne herself and some will be written/edited by others. This is the first book in that series.The contributors are groundbreaking social change agents in a variety of fields, writing from a range of identities. In ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

  • Killing the Black Body

    Race, Reproduction, and the Meaning of Liberty

    Killing the Black Body remains a rallying cry for education, awareness, and action on extending reproductive justice to all women. It is as crucial as ever, even two decades after its original publication.**"A must-read for all those who claim to care about racial and gender justice in America." —Michelle Alexander, author of The New Jim CrowIn 1997, this groundbreaking book made a powerful ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

  • Secrets of the Sprakkar

    Iceland's Extraordinary Women and How They Are Changing the World

    by Eliza Reid ...
    THE INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER!*"*Secrets of the Sprakkar is a fascinating window into what a more gender-equal world could look like, and why it's worth striving for. Iceland is doing a lot to level the playing field: paid parental leave, affordable childcare, and broad support for gender equality as a core value. Reid takes us on an exploration not only around this fascinating island, but also ... Read more

    $13.99 USD

  • Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave, Written by Himself

    A New Critical Edition by Angela Y. Davis

    series City Lights Open Media
    This new edition, featuring essays by Angela Davis that focus on the importance political resistance and freedom struggle, will introduce Frederick Douglass’s Narrative to the Obama generation. Already a cornerstone of every African American studies syllabus, the new edition has the potential to become the edition adopted by progressive-leaning professors and department heads. Newly relevant given ... Read more

    $11.99 USD

  • A Haunted History of Invisible Women

    True Stories of America's Ghosts

    "Deliciously eerie.” —Leslie Rule, Bestselling AuthorFrom the notorious Lizzie Borden to the innumerable, haunted rooms of Sarah Winchester's mysterious mansion this offbeat, insightful, first-ever book of its kind from the brilliant guides behind “Boroughs of the Dead,” featured on NPR.org, The New York Times, and Jezebel, explores the history behind America’s female ghosts, the stereotypes, ... Read more

    $11.99 USD

  • Hijas Americanas

    Beauty, Body Image, and Growing Up Latina

    In Hijas Americanas, author Rosie Molinary sheds new light on what it means to grow up Latina. Drawing upon her own experiences, as well as interviews and surveys collected from more than 500 Latina women, Molinary provides a powerful understanding of the inner conflicts and powerful triumphs of Latinas. The women profiled in this book are Caribbean, Mexican, Central American, and South American. ... Read more

    $11.99 USD

  • Communion

    The Female Search for Love

    by bell hooks ...
    Book 2 - Love Song to the Nation
    “When truth teller and careful writer bell hooks offers a book, I like to be standing at the bookshop when it opens.” –Maya AngelouRenowned visionary bell hooks explored the meaning of love in American culture with the critically acclaimed bestseller All About Love: New Visions. She continued her national dialogue with the bestselling Salvation: Black People and Love. Now hooks culminates her ... Read more

    $13.49 USD

  • Pregnancy and Power, Revised Edition

    A History of Reproductive Politics in the United States

    A sweeping chronicle of women’s battles for reproductive freedomReproductive politics in the United States has always been about who has the power to decide—lawmakers, the courts, clergy, physicians, or the woman herself. Authorities have rarely put women’s needs and interests at the center of these debates. Instead, they have created reproductive laws and policies to solve a variety of social and ... Read more

    $26.99 USD

  • Undivided Rights

    Women of Color Organizing for Reproductive Justice

    Written by the founders of the term reproductive justice and leading organizers who have been at the heart of RJ struggles for a generationCompiles as comprehensive view of the histories of Black, Latina, Native, and other women of color who have survived the most severe brutality of government repression of reproductive rightsOverturns the widespread view of women of color solely as victims of ... Read more

    $13.99 USD

  • How Reading Changed My Life

    by Anna Quindlen ...
    THE LIBRARY OF CONTEMPORARY THOUGHT is a groundbreaking series where America's finest writers and most brilliant minds tackle today's most provocative, fascinating, and relevant issues. Striking and daring, creative and important, these original voices on matters political, social, economic, and cultural, will enlighten, comfort, entertain, enrage, and ignite healthy debate across the country. ... Read more

    $8.99 USD

  • Living for the Revolution

    Black Feminist Organizations, 1968–1980

    The first in-depth analysis of the black feminist movement, Living for the Revolution fills in a crucial but overlooked chapter in African American, women’s, and social movement history. Through original oral history interviews with key activists and analysis of previously unexamined organizational records, Kimberly Springer traces the emergence, life, and decline of several black feminist ... Read more

    $18.99 USD

  • Feminism for Women

    The Real Route to Liberation

    by Julie Bindel ...
    'Timely, necessary and important' J.K. Rowling'[This book is] guaranteed to remind us what we have still to fight for. I can't think of a single person who wouldn't benefit from reading it' Observer'Bindel is a rock star of second-wave feminism . . . an important, courageous book' The Times'Bindel delivers a robust call to arms in every cha... ... Read more

    $4.99 USD $2.99 USD

  • Engendering Democracy in Brazil

    Women's Movements in Transition Politics

    Brazil has the tragic distinction of having endured the longest military-authoritarian regime in South America. Yet the country is distinctive for another reason: in the 1970s and 1980s it witnessed the emergence and development of perhaps the largest, most diverse, most radical, and most successful women's movement in contemporary Latin America. This book tells the compelling story of the rise of ... Read more

    $46.99 USD

  • Good Wives

    Image and Reality in the Lives of Women in Northern New England, 1650-1750

    This enthralling work of scholarship strips away abstractions to reveal the hidden--and not always stoic--face of the "goodwives" of colonial America. In these pages we encounter the awesome burdens--and the considerable power--of a New England housewife's domestic life and witness her occasional forays into the world of men. We see her borrowing from her neighbors, loving her husband, raising- ... Read more

    $13.99 USD

  • Reproductive Justice

    An Introduction

    Book 1 - Reproductive Justice: A New Vision for the 21st Century
    Reproductive Justice is a first-of-its-kind primer that provides a comprehensive yet succinct description of the field. Written by two legendary scholar-activists, Reproductive Justice introduces students to an intersectional analysis of race, class, and gender politics. Loretta J. Ross and Rickie Solinger put the lives and lived experience of women of color at the center of the book and use a ... Read more

    $22.99 USD

  • Domestic Contradictions

    Race and Gendered Citizenship from Reconstruction to Welfare Reform

    In Domestic Contradictions, Priya Kandaswamy analyzes how race, class, gender, and sexuality shaped welfare practices in the United States alongside the conflicting demands that this system imposed upon Black women. She turns to an often-neglected moment in welfare history, the advent of the Freedmen's Bureau during Reconstruction, and highlights important parallels with welfare reform in the late ... Read more

    $18.99 USD