Stuff in the ‘feminism’ Category

24 July, 2019

ISHTAR’S LEGACY, Rachel Sullivan

 “Strong characters. Smart writing. The most fun I’ve had between the pages in a long time! Pudelek is not to be missed!” – New York Times bestselling author, Wendy Higgins ★★★★★

The powerful conclusion to Rachel Sullivan’s action-packed WILD WOMEN trilogy that started with FREYJA’S DAUGHTER and continued with LILITH’S CHILDREN!

Only two Hunter complexes remain in the way of Faline Frey and freedom for all American Wild Women. That is, until harpy Eonza makes a grave mistake in her quest to become pregnant and risks outing her people to the world.

As leaders from Wild Women groups in other countries get wind of the potential exposure, they send their ambassadors to assess the situation. What they find is defected Hunters—the men who have been oppressing Wild Women for decades—helping Wilds.

When Faline aligned with an ex-Hunter, her coterie took it badly. But these foreign Wilds make that look like a walk in the forest. They are ready to declare war on their American sisters for turning against their own kind and helping Hunters. But Faline has an even bigger foe on her tail.

Locked up and staring into the eyes of her worst enemy—the man who took her mother—she realizes just how much she has to lose and the truth behind the years shrouded in mystery.

She has one shot to take freedom for herself and every other Wild Woman. But can she succeed with her hands literally tied behind her back?

 


22 May, 2018

FREYJA’S DAUGHTER (Wild Women #1) by Rachel Pudelek

“Strong characters. Smart writing. The most fun I’ve had between the pages in a long time! Pudelek’s debut is not to be missed!” ~New York Times bestselling author, Wendy Higgins

Faline Frey is a bounty-hunter, more comfortable relying on perp files and handcuffs than using her huldra powers to take down a suspect. No sense in catching the unwanted attention of her local Hunter authority, a group of holy soldiers born to police the supernatural and keep Wild Women—huldras, mermaids, succubi, rusalki and harpies—in check.

All that changes the night she heads out for a date, hoping to get lucky. Instead, she gets screwed.

Now her sister is missing, along with Wild Women from all over the country. The Hunters are on her tail and the one person offering to help is her ex-lover, Officer Marcus Garcia, who has just enough ties to the supernatural world. To unite her enemies against their common foe, Faline will need to convince the Wild Women to do the one thing she fears most—exhume their power buried deep beneath centuries of oppression. That is, if she can keep them from killing each other.

Rachel Pudelek is a dog-hugger and tree-lover. Growing up with three sisters sparked her passion for both women’s history and women’s advocacy, which led to her career as a birth doula and childbirth educator. These days she channels those passions into researching and writing fiction, concentrating on birthing books rather than babies. The idea for her debut novel, FREYJA’S DAUGHTER, book #1 in the Wild Women series to be published by City Owl Press, came about while researching how women in folklore have devolved from powerful to weak due to political/and or religious changes in history. Through her stories, Rachel hopes to help women reclaim their powerful folklore and see themselves in the archetypes it produces.

When she’s not writing, Rachel works in circulation services at a public library. She also enjoys hiking, wine tasting, attempting to grow her own food, and reading. She lives near Seattle, Washington with her husband, two daughters, two dogs, a cat, and two well-fed guinea pigs. FREYJA’S DAUGHTER is her debut novel.

Keep up with Rachel and her Wild Women at her website.

You can also find her on FacebookTwitterInstagram and Pinterest.


9 October, 2015

Harding

Kate HardingKate Harding is the author of Asking For It: The Alarming Rise of Rape Culture–and What We Can Do About It (DaCapo Lifelong Press), Previously, she collaborated with Anna Holmes, Amanda Hess, and a cast of thousands on The Book of Jezebel, and with Marianne Kirby on Lessons from the Fat-o-Sphere (Perigee). You might also remember her as the founding editor of Shapely Prose (2007-2010).

 Kate’s essays have appeared in the anthologies Madonna & Me, Yes Means Yes, Feed Me, and Airmail: Women of Letters. As a freelance writer, she’s extremely proud to have been published in outlets called Bitch, Jezebel, Dame and Broad(sheet), among others.

 Kate holds an M.F.A. in fiction from Vermont College of Fine Arts and a B.A. in English from University askingof Toronto. She’s currently at work on a Ph.D. in creative writing from Bath Spa University and very pleased to be joining The Loft Literary Center as a teaching artist in fall 2015.

 A longtime Torontonian and Chicagoan, Kate recently moved to Minneapolis with her husband and two dogs.

More about Kate on her website www.kate-harding.info.  You can also follow her at Twitter: @KateHarding.


14 October, 2013

Barnett

Caryl Rivers and Rosalind C. Barnett have received wide critical praise for their books about women, men, work and society. Reviewers have sing518K9-K2tVL._AA190_led out their ability to present sweeping and complex ideas in a lively, readable way.  In 2011 they won both the Casey Medal for distinguished journalism and a special citation from the National Education Writers Association for opinion columns.  Their articles have appeared in many national publications, including the New York Times Magazine, Salon, Huffington Post, Forbes.Com, Self, Working Woman, McCall’s, Ladies Home Journal, Working Woman, Dissent, Redbook, Ms. MSNBC.com, Education Week, the Nation, Mother Jones and others.

Rosalind Chait Barnett’s pioneering research on workplace issues and family life in America has been sponsored by majoBarnett-1r federal grants. She is senior scientist at the Women’s Studies Research Center at Brandeis University. She is a 2013 recipient of the Families and Work Institutes’ Work Life legacy Award.

Caryl Rivers is a nationally known author and journalist. She was awarded the Helen Thomas Lifetime Achievcaryl globepixnuement Award in 2007 from the Society of Professional Journalists for distinguished achievement in Journalism She is professor of Journalism at Boston University.

The idea for their 2013 book, The New Soft War on Women came from Caryl and Roz’s realization that a media narrative was building that claimed women were soaring, getting ready to take over the reins of power and the glass ceiling was broken, Meanwhile, men were failing, losing status, power and money.   Hard evidence showed this idea to be nonsense. What’s the real story? At no educational level did women earn more than men.  In none of 13 industrial sectors do women earn more than men.  Women today earn the majority of advanced degrees. But while they are doing spectacularly in universities, in the workplace women are stalling out, and the higher they go, the harder it gets. Cutting-edge new research tells us that a whole network of land mines is exploding women’s progress as they try to move ahead. Discrimination is NOT dead–it’s just gone underground.  More and more, women are missing in corporate boardrooms, executive suites, or among companies’ top earners, reports the think tank Catalyst. CEO Ilene H. Lang says, “If this trend line represented a patient’s pulse—she’d be dead.”

Over a lifetime of work, women with a bachelor’s degree will earn a third less (some $700,000) than a man with the same degree…Female MBAs earn $4,600 less than male MBAs in their first job out of business school. Women start behind and never catch up… Two years after graduating with the same degree as a woman, a man will be earning a whopping $9,500 more, working the same number of hours, in the same type of job, reports the National Wage Project.

“Myth-shattering, disturbing, persuasive… Anyone who cares about a thriving economy – and her own career – should grab this powerful book.”–Rosabeth Moss Kanter, Harvard Business School.

 Their jointly authored books include:

The Truth About Girls And Boys: Challenging Toxic Stereotypes About Our Children. Columbia University Press, 2011. “You can’t afford not to read this ‘game changing’ book and ponder its meaning.”–William S. Pollack, Ph.D., Clinical Professor, Harvard Medical School.”

Same Difference: How Gender Myths Harm Our Relationships, Our Children And Our Jobs. Basic Books, August 2004.  “A benchmark work”—Library Journal;  “No-nonsense, refreshingly direct”—NY Times Book Review. Voted as one of the best books of the year, Boston Globe editorial board.

She Works, He Works: How Two Income Families Are Happier, Healthier, and Better Off. HarperCollins, San Francisco, 1996.  Based on a study of 300 couples funded by the National Institutes of Mental Health. Winner of the 1996 Books for a Better Life Award.

Lifeprints: New Patterns of Love and Work for Today’s Women. McGraw Hill, 1983.  Based on a major study of adult women funded by the National Science Foundation. “A stunning work of great personal and political importance”–Betty Friedan.”  Designated by The Sloan Foundation as a “classic book” from the work-family canon that has made “a significant contribution and stood the test of time.”

Beyond Sugar And Spice: How Women, Grow, Learn and     Thrive. Putnam, 1979.   A review of the psychological literature on women. Book of the Month Club selection.

 

 

 


10 October, 2013

THE NEW SOFT WAR ON WOMEN, Caryl Rivers & Rosalind Barnett

The New Soft War on Women is myth-shattering, disturbing, persuasive, and hopeful all at once. The authors argue that discrimination isn’t gone, it’s gone underground, and they show what to do about it to ensure that women’s talent isn’t lost. Anyone who cares about a thriving economy—and her own career—should grab this powerful book.”
—Rosabeth Moss Kanter, Harvard Business School professor and bestselling author of Confidence and SuperCorp518K9-K2tVL._AA190_

For the first time in history, women make up half the educated labor force and are earning the majority of advanced degrees. It should be the best time ever for women, and yet… it’s not. Storm clouds are gathering, and the worst thing is that most women don’t have a clue what could be coming. In large part this is because the message they’re being fed is that they now have it made. But do they?

In The New Soft War on Women, respected experts on gender issues and the psychology of women Caryl Rivers and Rosalind C. Barnett argue that an insidious war of subtle biases and barriers is being waged that continues to marginalize women. Although women have made huge strides in recent years, these gains have not translated into money and influence. Consider the following:

– Women with MBAs earn, on average, $4,600 less than their male counterparts in their first job out of business school.

– Female physicians earn, on average, 39 percent less than male physicians.

– Female financial analysts take in 35 percent less, and female chief executives one quarter less than men in similar positions.
In this eye-opening book, Rivers and Barnett offer women the real facts as well as tools for combating the “soft war” tactics that prevent them from advancing in their careers. With women now central to the economy, determining to a large degree whether it thrives or stagnates, this is one war no one can afford for them to lose.