The term 'feminism' came into English usage around the 1890s, but women's conscious struggle to resist discrimination and sexist oppression goes much further back. This completely new and updated edition of "Introducing Feminism" surveys the major developments that have affected women's lives from the 17th century to the pres... read more
No one raises an eyebrow if you suggest that a guy who arranges his furniture just so, rolls his eyes in exaggerated disbelief, likes techno music or show tunes, and knows all of Bette Davis's best lines by heart might, just possibly, be gay. But if you assert that male homosexuality is a cultural practice, expressive of a un... read more
From best-selling author and global makeup mogul Bobbi Brown, this beautiful guide presents Bobbi's Pretty Powerful philosophy and inspires women to use makeup to be their best selves. With step-by-step application instructions, face charts breaking down the different looks, and personal stories from real women and celebritie... read more
Why do men and women talk so differently? And how do these differences interfere with communication between the sexes? In search of an answer to these and other questions, John Locke takes the reader on a fascinating journey, from human evolution through ancient history to the present, revealing why men speak as they do when... read more
|Awards:||Prize Winner Guardian Peoples Choice 2012 Winner of Galaxy National Book Awards: More4 Popular Non-Fiction Book of the Year 2011|
A new way of looking at feminism from one of our funniest writers.
It's a good time to be a woman: We have the vote and the Pill, and we haven't been burnt as witches since 1727. However, a few nagging questions do remain... Why are we supposed to get Brazilians? Should we use Botox? Do men secretly hate us... read more
How to be a Woman by Caitlin Moran is a semi autobiographical comedic exploration of feminism today. I know the title seems a bit presumptuous, but do not let it put you off. Moran has a go at answering the questions that every modern woman is thinking, covering everything from the decreasing size of (under)pants to why ... read more
The gulf between the sexes, the misunderstandings and conflicts are still as present in our lives in the twenty first century as they were when Adam first fell out with Eve. Let Allen and Barbara Pease help you transform the way in which you relate to the opposite sex. New format of previously published book Why Men Lie and Women Cry.
Sarah-Kate Lynch has been writing her popular column for the "New Zealand Woman's Weekly" since 1999. In that time, and among other things, she has written about knickers, diets, baldness and girly weekends. Now readers can enjoy her writing again in this collection of the best of her columns.
Living and Laughing through Hot Flashes and Hormones.A laugh-out-loud, pick-me-up collection of stories for the millions of women who are battling hot flashes, mood swings and mental lapses. As baby boomers hit their late forties and fifties, a record number of women are going through menopause. Whether they're in "active"... read more
Where Steve Biddulph's Raising Boys talks to parents and teachers, Secret Men's Business talks to young men themselves - in ways that only John Marsden can. It sets out, in direct, honest language, the things every young man needs to know...
And the things young men aren't being told. Not just the obvious. Not... read more
Women want to be in love, get married, and live happily ever after. Yet disrespect for men and disregard for the values, feelings, and needs of husbands has fast become the standard for male-female relations in America, often creating struggle and strife in what could be a beautiful relationship. Countless women call Dr. ... read more
Gender, Body, and Menstruation in AdolescenceGirls in Power offers a fascinating and unique look at the social aspects of menstruation in the lives of adolescent girls - and also in the lives of adolescent boys. Although there has been much research on other aspects of gender and the body, this is one of the few books to exam... read more
Robert Twigger turns his attention to traditionally male pursuits and pastimes (some of which are fairly close to home, some of which are more extreme), and looks at the questions these raise about masculinity and the role of man in modern society.
Having learnt Aikido with the Tokyo riot police (Angry Whit... read more
An hilarious and affirming look at body image.
Demonised by the Church throughout the Middle Ages and the Renaissance, homosexuals became the scapegoats of society, constantly facing exile or a brutal death. In "Heroes to Exiles", the human cost of this long exile is told through the lives of the most eminent homosexual men and women in history. Some were artists like the... read more
A guide which attempts to empower men and enable them to identify, name and understand feelings, as well as the outmoded patterns of behaviour that result from misusing or not tapping into their emotional strength. It shows men alternatives to old, negative feelings such as shame and anger.
A guide to creating vibrant health through pleasure
In Christiane Northrup's latest bestseller women share the intimate ways how they incorporate pleasure, fun and how to keep themselves healthy and happy as they go through the menopause. Their stories illustrate the empowering truth that daring to expand joy and pleasu... read more
Conventional wisdom has it that in visual culture the female body, not the male, is viewed as the primary object of desire. Germaine Greer argues that until the nineteenth century the image of the female body was not drawn from life but constructed on aesthetic principles. The naked body that was instead studied and portrayed... read more
Over 7,000 men, ages thirteen to ninety-seven, speak out about: What they think of women--as wives, lovers, and friends; why a majority of men like marriage but are not faithful; what they think about love--and why they often distrust it; how they feel about giving women clitoral stimulation; why they often masturbate even wi... read more
Every morning seven million listeners wake up with Steve Harvey and his top-rated radio show, "The Steve Harvey Morning Show." And while his Opening and Closing remarks provide daily reaffirmation and spiritual sustenance, it's his advice on relationships that keep listeners hanging on to his every word. Whether he's doling o... read more