History, Politics, and Current Affairs

As over 50% of the world’s population, women play an integral part in current affairs and history whether it is in human rights issues, politics, or the pitfalls of modern society. Dive into the ways women are changing the world through the voices of authors like Terry Mutchler, Julia Cooke, and Marianne Schnall.

Mamalita

Jessica O'Dwyer

$16.95 USD, Trade Paper Original and Ebook
November 2010

This gripping memoir details an ordinary American woman’s quest to adopt a baby girl from Guatemala in the face of overwhelming adversity.

Reality Bites Back

Jennifer L. Pozner

$18.00 USD, Trade Paper Original and Ebook
November 2010

Smart and informative, Reality Bites Back aims to arm readers with the tools they need to understand and challenge the stereotypes reality TV reinforces, and, ultimately, to demand accountability from the corporations responsible for this contemporary cultural attack on three decades of feminist progress.

Strange Trade

Asale Angel-Ajani

$16.95 USD, Trade Paper Original and Ebook
October 2010

Strange Trade tells the compelling stories of Mary, a Liberian drug courier with a college education, and Pauline, a Ugandan wife, mother, and drug cartel boss.

The Choice Effect

Amalia McGibbon, Lara Vogel

$16.95 USD, Trade Paper Original and Ebook
June 2010

Love choices but hate choosing? Welcome to the club. The Choice Effect is for young women who have all the opportunities in the world and no idea how to decide among them. It’s one thing to have lots of options when it comes to fulfilling careers or traveling the world—but what does it mean for our love lives? How can you know whether you’re with the right person—or if the time is right—when you haven’t vetted the other possibilities? With hard-won insight, plus interviews with a whole host of other women who are living it, the twentysomething friends and authors of The Choice Effect explain why their generation is sidestepping traditional timelines. They look at the question of choice in the twenty-first century as they give voice to their generation’s dilemma: How do you choose when you’ve been taught you can have it all?

Click

Courtney E. Martin & J. Courtney Sullivan (editors)

$16.95 USD, Trade Paper Original and Ebook
May 2010

When did you know you were a feminist? Whether it happened at school, at work, while watching TV, or reading a book, many of us can point to a particular moment when we knew we were feminists. In Click, editors Courtney E. Martin and J. Courtney Sullivan bring us a range of women—including Jessica Valenti, Amy Richards, Shelby Knox, Winter Miller, and Jennifer Baumgardner—who share stories about how that moment took shape for them. Sometimes emotional, sometimes hilarious, this collection gives young women who already identify with the feminist movement the opportunity to be heard—and it welcomes into the fold those new to the still-developing story of feminism.

Get Opinionated

Amanda Marcotte

$15.95 USD, Trade Paper Original and Ebook
April 2010

For those who like their politics blunt, raw, and uncompromising comes Get Opinionated—a guide to the issues you care about: environmentalism, reproductive rights and access, taxes and public wealth, GLBTQ rights, health care, the War on Terror, the War on Drugs, and the Culture Wars. Get Opinionated will help you find your political voice and galvanize you into action—or at least help you understand which issues you care about (or which ones most piss you off)—and why.

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