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What was mothering like in the past? When acclaimed historian Sarah Knott became pregnant, she asked herself this question. But accounts of motherhood are hard to find. For centuries, historians have concerned themselves with wars, politics and revolutions, not the everyday details of carrying and caring for a baby. Much to do with becoming a mother, past or present, is lost or forgotten. Using the arc of her own experience, from miscarriage to the birth and early babyhood of her two children, Sarah Knott explores the ever-changing habits and experiences of motherhood across the ages. Drawing on a disparate collection of fascinating material - interrupted letters, hastily written diary entries, a line from a court record or a figure in a painting - Mother vividly brings to life the lost stories of ordinary women. From the labour pains felt by a South Carolina field slave to the triumphant smile of a royal mistress pregnant with a king's first son; from a 1950s suburban housewife to a working-class East Ender taking her baby to the factory; from a pioneer with eight children to a 1970s feminist debating whether to have any; these remarkable tales of mothering create a moving depiction of an endlessly various human experience. 'Timely and fascinating' Amanda Foreman, bestselling author of Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire 'Heartfelt and original' Sunday Times 'I wept over Sarah Knott's Mother... The emotive power of Knott's social history flows from her excellence as a writer and storyteller' Spectator 'A stunning book. It is riveting from beginning to end' Diane Atkinson, author of Rise Up Women!: The Remarkable Lives of the Suffragettes 'A remarkable history - exploratory, pointillist, and intensely personal - of what it is, and has been, to be a mother.' Helen Castor, BBC presenter and author of She-Wolves: The Women Who Ruled England Before Elizabeth 'Mother is a moving and enlightening meditation on the most elemental, yet ceaselessly varied, of all human bonds.' Fara Dabhoiwala, author of The Origins of Sex
Twenty leading women artists of the 20th century outline the personal and aesthetic issues that shaped their private lives. Includes contributions from Georgia O'Keefe and Barbara Hepworth. First published in 1992.
On October 5, 2017, the New York Times published an article by Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey - and then the world changed. For months Kantor and Twohey had been having confidential discussions with top actresses, former Weinstein employees and other sources, learning of disturbing long-buried allegations, some of which had been covered up by onerous legal settlements. The journalists meticulously picked their way through a web of decades-old secret payouts and nondisclosure agreements, pressed some of the most famous women in the world - and some unknown ones - to risk going on the record, and faced down Weinstein, his team of high-priced defenders, and even his private investigators. But nothing could have prepared them for what followed the publication of their Weinstein story. Within days, a veritable Pandora's Box of sexual harassment and abuse was opened, and women who had suffered in silence for generations began coming forward, trusting that the world would understand their stories. Over the next twelve months, hundreds of men from every walk of life and industry would be outed for mistreating their colleagues. But did too much change - or not enough? Those questions plunged the two journalists into a new phase of reporting and some of their most startling findings yet. With superlative detail, insight, and journalistic expertise, Kantor and Twohey take us for the first time into the very heart of this social shift, reliving in real-time what it took to get the story and giving an up-close portrait of the forces that hindered and spurred change. They describe the surprising journeys of those who spoke up - for the sake of other women, for future generations, and for themselves - and so changed us all.
Bekende radio-omroeper Esté Geldenhuys skryf weer oor Bybelse vroue vir vandag se vrou. Sy neem ou bekende verhale en gee dit nuwe lewe, en delf dieper vir verhale van minder bekende vroue - weggesteekte vroue wie se name dikwels nie eers aan ons bekend is nie. Uit al hierdie vroue se lewe ons kan leer dat, maak nie saak wie ons is nie, ons kan 'n verskil maak.
In Millions Like Us Virginia Nicholson tells the story of the women's Second World War, through a host of individual women's experiences. We tend to see the Second World War as a man's war, featuring Spitfire crews and brave deeds on the Normandy beaches. But in conditions of "Total War" millions of women - in the Services and on the Home Front - demonstrated that they were cleverer, more broad-minded and altogether more complex than anyone had ever guessed. Millions Like Us tells the story of how these women loved, suffered, laughed, grieved and dared; how they re-made their world in peacetime. And how they would never be the same again ... 'Vividly entertaining, uplifting and humbling, Millions Like Us deserves to be a bestseller' Bel Mooney, The Daily Mail 'Passionate, fascinating, profoundly sympathetic' Artemis Cooper, Evening Standard Virginia Nicholson was born in Newcastle-upon-Tyne and grew up in Yorkshire and Sussex. She studied at Cambridge University and lived abroad in France and Italy, then worked as a documentary researcher for BBC Television. Her books include the acclaimed social history Among the Bohemians - Experiments in Living 1900-1939, and Singled Out - How Two Million Women Survived Without Men after the First World War, both published by Penguin in 2002 and 2007. She is married to a writer, has three children and lives in Sussex.
'Invisible Women takes on the neglected topic of what we don't know - and why. The result is a powerful, important and eye-opening analysis of the gender politics of knowledge and ignorance. With examples from technology to natural disasters, this is an original and timely reminder of why we need women in the leadership of the institutions that shape every aspect of our lives.' Cordelia Fine You've heard all about the Gender Pay Gap... Welcome to the Gender Data Gap Our world is largely built for and by men, in a system that can ignore half the population. This book will tell you how and why this matters In her new book, Invisible Women, award-winning campaigner and writer Caroline Criado Perez shows us how, in a world largely built for and by men, we are systematically ignoring half the population. She exposes the gender data gap - a gap in our knowledge that is at the root of perpetual, systemic discrimination against women, and that has created a pervasive but invisible bias with a profound effect on women's lives. Caroline brings together for the first time an impressive range of case studies, stories and new research from across the world that illustrate the hidden ways in which women are excluded from the very building blocks of the world we live in, and the impact this has on their health and wellbeing. From government policy and medical research, to technology, workplaces, urban planning and the media - Invisible Women exposes the biased data that excludes women. In making the case for change, this powerful and provocative book will make you see the world anew.
World events demonstrate that equality for women isn't only a women's issue: when women fulfil their potential, everyone benefits. Completely updated and redesigned, this new edition of Joni Seager's award-winning classic illustrates how women live across continents and cultures, and charts the status of women worldwide - the advances they have made and the distances still to be travelled. With vivid graphics and pithy text, it is a comprehensive and accessible analysis of up-to-the-minute global data on the key issues facing women today.; Topics include:; Gender equality * Literacy and information technology * Feminism * Beauty * Work and the global economy * Changing households * Domestic violence * Refugees * LGBTQ rights * Government and power * Motherhood
Comparison is never-ending and exhausting.
The temptation to compare is as near as your next chat with a friend, trip to the store, or check-in on social media. And whether you come out on top or come up lacking, there is simply no win in comparison. It's a trap.
The Comparison Trap devotional is designed to complement the 4-session Comparison Trap video study, available on DVD or via the Comparison Trap app.
The DELUXE EDITION includes 28 devotions and activity pages, 4 sets of group discussion questions, coloring pages, recipes and tips for hosting.
366 verrykende oordenkings wat jou inspireer om elke dag met ’n lied in die hart vir God te leef. Vroue is unieke skepsels. Die meeste vroue is so besig met werk en hulle gesin, en dan moet hulle boonop ook versorger, vertrooster, bemoediger, skeidsregter, rasieleier en vertroueling wees. Dit is dus maklik om moeg en uitgeput te word en jou lewensvreugde te verloor. In Met ’n lied in die hart wys Marietjie Joubert jou op die een ding wat jy elke dag broodnodig het om ware vrede en lewensvreugde te ervaar: Tyd by Jesus se voete. As jy by sy voete sit, sal Hy jou siel verkwik en jou las verlig; Hy sal vir jou nuwe hoop en inspirasie gee. Jy sal nuwe energie kry om elke dag met ’n lied in jou hart sy hande en voete in die wereld te wees, om sy omgee-hart uit te leef en ewige seeninge ontvang. Die 366 verrykende oordenkings sal jou herinner aan die drie-enige God in wie jy jou elke dag kan verbly.
366 inspirerende oordenkings om jong vroue se geestelike reis te verryk binne ’n paar minute elke dag.
’n Bemoedigende woord op die regte oomblik kan jou hele dag verander. Stil oomblikke met God – vir jong vroue is ’n ryk dagboek propvol kort, inspirerende gedagtes om jou siel te verkwik en met vreugde te vul.
Die 366 verrykende oordenkings deur Amanda Cowles is ideaal om te lees terwyl jy jou oggendkoffie drink, iewers sit en wag of enige geleentheid wat jy het om ’n kort tydjie die beste te benut. Geniet die voortreflike illustrasies deur Amylee Weeks terwyl jy nadink oor elke dag se kort oordenking en Skrifgedeelte. Die kragtige daaglikse oordenking sal jou help op jou reis na ’n lewe gevul met liefde, lag en God se genade.
Verryk jou geestelike reis en ontdek presies hoe lief God jou het wanneer jy elke dag ’n stil oomblik saam met God deurbring.
Ook beskikbaar in Engels onder die titel Break Time
The extraordinary #1 bestseller - a word-of-mouth literary phenomenon 'Do not read this book in public: it will make you cry' Anne Enright 'Every line pulses with the pain and joy and complexity of an extraordinary life' Mark O'Connell 'I am afraid of being the disruptive woman. And of not being disruptive enough. I am afraid. But I am doing it anyway.' In this dazzling debut, Emilie Pine speaks to the business of living as a woman in the 21st century - its extraordinary pain and its extraordinary joy. Courageous, humane and uncompromising, she writes with radical honesty on birth and death, on the grief of infertility, on caring for her alcoholic father, on taboos around female bodies and female pain, on sexual violence and violence against the self. Devastatingly poignant and profoundly wise - and joyful against the odds - Notes to Self offers a portrait not just of its author but of a whole generation.
From the self-described 'black, lesbian, mother, warrior, poet', these soaring, urgent essays on the power of women, poetry and anger are filled with darkness and light. Penguin Modern: fifty new books celebrating the pioneering spirit of the iconic Penguin Modern Classics series, with each one offering a concentrated hit of its contemporary, international flavour. Here are authors ranging from Kathy Acker to James Baldwin, Truman Capote to Stanislaw Lem and George Orwell to Shirley Jackson; essays radical and inspiring; poems moving and disturbing; stories surreal and fabulous; taking us from the deep South to modern Japan, New York's underground scene to the farthest reaches of outer space.
Over half a billion women live in the Muslim world. Despite the rich complexity of their social, cultural, and ethnic differences, they are often portrayed in monolithic terms. Such stereotyping, fueled by the resurgence of Islamic fundamentalism, has proved detrimental to Muslim women in their campaign for human rights. This book is the first detailed study to emphasize Muslim women's rights as human rights and to explore the existing patriarchal structures and processes that present women's human rights as contradictory to Islam. Academics and activists, most of whom live in the Muslim world, discuss the major issues facing women of the region as they enter the twenty-first century. They demonstrate how the cultural segregation of women, contradictory and conflicting legal codes, and the monopoly on the interpretation of religious texts held by a select group of male theologians, have resulted in domestic and political violence against women and the suppression of their rights. The contributors focus on ways and means of empowering Muslim women to participate in the general socialization process as well as in implementing and evaluating public policy.
'God, I love these women! Their breeziness, compassion, humour and resilience are a tonic' Libby Purves, Times Literary Supplement In February 1919, London's first women police officers took to the streets of the city. They battled entrenched gender stereotypes, institutional inequality, sexual harassment and assaults disturbingly familiar to those affecting today's #MeToo generation of modern women. Female officers, facing resentment from male colleagues, were expected to do little more than 'Make the tea, luv . . .' and were charged with the sole task of looking after women and children who fell into police hands. Yet, in the course of a century, policewomen have won the equality they demanded, overcome sexism and prejudice, rejected harassment and sexual assaults and smashed through the glass ceiling to lead, rather than follow, their male colleagues. One hundred years on from those first Women Police Constables, a woman, Cressida Dick, holds the most powerful position in British policing, the Metropolitan Police Commissioner. Voices from the Blue tells the story of the hundred years of service of female police officers within the Metropolitan Police through the voices of the women who fought their way towards equality and won the respect of both their colleagues and the public. The authors have interviewed hundreds of former and serving policewomen and with the co-operation of the Metropolitan Police and the Women's Police Association now have access to the files and stories of thousands of former officers who served over the past hundred years. Those police archives, together with material held by the National Archives and private libraries, provide a detailed and fascinating oral history of the challenges women police officers faced down the years.
366 vreugdevolle oordenkings wat jou inspireer om voluit te leef terwyl jy omvou word deur God se genade.
Vandat ons ons oë oopmaak in die oggend totdat ons dit toemaak in die aand, is die lewe ŉ dolle gejaag. Dit is dus geen wonder dat ons soms uitgeput en totaal oorweldig voel en wonder hoe ons deur die volgende dag gaan kom nie.
Omvou deur genade motiveer vroue om tot God te nader en die vrede van ŉ toegewyde en standhoudende geloof te leer ken. Die 366 kort maar kragtige oordenkings spesiaal vir vroue op alle vlakke van die samelewing, sal jou uitkyk op jou dag verander en jou die inspirasie gee wat jy so nodig het! Dalene Reyburn gesels in hierdie volkleur-dagboek oor temas soos gesindheid, vergenoegdheid, bemoediging, geloof, genade, hoop, vrede, gebed, verhoudings en geestelike groei.
Wees vandag die beste jý! Vier die lewe. Sien die wonder in die alledaagse. Leer om voluit en hartstogtelik vir God te leef terwyl jy omvou word deur sy genade.
Ook beskikbaar in Engels onder die title Walking in Grace.
The 20th century began with a sense of great optimism after centuries of oppression. It was to be one of the most violent and tumultuous in world history and paved the way for many people to seize opportunities and make a difference. And women have been there every step of the way. From extraordinary breakthroughs in science, to revolutionary political shifts, this is a collection of some of the most remarkable achievements of women in the last century. Individual profiles share the achievements of: Simone de Beauvior Marie Curie Indira Gandhi Coco Chanel Tracey Emin Virginia Woolf Angela Merkel Frida Kahlo Michelle Obama Princess Diana
In this anthology, women affected by Myalgic Encephalomyelitis and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome recall their experiences being diagnosed and trying to cope with the illness, as well as its effect on their family and friends.
Can you imagine what your life would be like if you abandoned the idea of perfection and decided to embrace your whole self - and even better - love yourself? Imagine if you stopped putting your happiness in the hands of others. Imagine you stopped waiting for validation from external forces and learnt how to be intimate with failure, cellulite, success, wrinkles, imperfection, mistakes, vulnerability. Imagine what life would be like if you just decided to feel good now. In Like She Owns the Place, master life coach and motivational speaker Cara Alwill Leyba teaches you that confidence is all about knowing yourself. Leyba lays down the foundations to help you build confidence from the ground up which include ditching the idea of winning, editing toxic people and habits from your life and embracing the achievements of other women. Follow Cara's advice and you'll be walking into every room like you own the place. 'Urgent, powerful and generous. A plan for finding the confidence you deserve' Seth Godin, author of Linchpin 'Actionable advice to achieve your own personal highest potential.' Charly Lester, Co-Founder of A League of Her Own Cara Alwill Leyba is a speaker and life coach who encourages women to celebrate themselves and make their happiness a priority. She is the author of six books including the bestselling Girl Code, runs a popular blog called The Champagne Diet and a podcast called Style Your Mind. Cara lives in Brooklyn, NY.
Advocate Thuli Madonsela has achieved in her seven years as Public Protector what few accomplish in a lifetime; her legacy and contribution cannot be over-stated. In her final days in office she compiled the explosive State Capture report and, before that, the report on President Jacob Zuma’s Nkandla residence. Praised and vilified in equal measures, Madonsela has frequently found herself at centre stage in the increasingly fractious South African political scene. Yet, despite the intense media scrutiny, Madonsela remains something of an enigma. Who is this soft-spoken woman who stood up to state corruption? Where did she develop her views and resolve? This book attempts to answer these questions, and others, by exploring many aspects of Madonsela’s life: her childhood years and family, her involvement in student politics, her contribution to the constitution, her life in law. Madonsela once described her role as Public Protector as being akin to that of the Venda traditional spiritual female leader, the Makhadzi, who whispers truth to the ruler. When the sounds of the exchanges between the ruler and the Makhadzi grow loud, Madonsela said, that is when the whispering has failed. No Longer Whispering to Power is about Thuli Madonsela’s tenure as Public Protector, during which the whisper grew into a cry. It is the story of the South African people’s attempt to hold power to account through the Office of the Public Protector. More significantly, this important book stands as a record of the crucial work Madonsela has done, always acting without fear or favour.
In Vroue Na Aan My Hart val die kollig op vroue en vrouwees. Skink ’n koppie tee en skuif reg vir ’n hartsgeselsie met ’n vriendin.
Daar’s so baie om van te kies: Carike Keuzenkamp, Elize Cawood, Anna Neethling-Pohl, Michélle van Breda, Emsie Schoeman, Mariëtta Kruger, Ingrid Jones en selfs Evita. Kry ook ’n blik op die vroue na aan Hannes: sy ma, oumas, vriendinne.
Humoristiese vertellings – soms selfs lekker stout – sorg vir lekker lees en weer-lees.
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