Vertus de femmes

By Plutarch

Dans ce traité méconnu tiré de ses Œuvres morales, Plutarque se livre à un vivid éloge des femmes à une époque où elles étaient cantonnées au rôle d’épouses et de mères, et réduites au silence. Rédigé au début du IIe siècle après J.-C., Vertus de femmes complète en quelque sorte les célèbres Vies parallèles, puisqu’il rapporte les actes mémorables de vingt-sept femmes qui se sont illustrées, individuellement ou collectivement, par leur braveness ou par d’autres vertus traditionnellement considérées comme « viriles ». Ces héroïnes oubliées du monde vintage ne sont pourtant pas des garçons manqués, mais des femmes jusqu’au bout des ongles. Plutarque n’est pas un féministe avant l’heure, il veut d’abord et avant tout montrer que l. a. femme peut elle aussi porter des valeurs qui ne sont pas fondamentalement masculines mais universelles.

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The Unforgotten Sisters: Female Astronomers and Scientists before Caroline Herschel (Springer Praxis Books)

Taking
inspiration from Siv Cedering’s poem within the kind of a fictional letter from
Caroline Herschel that refers to “my lengthy, misplaced sisters, forgotten within the books
that checklist our science”, this booklet tells the lives of twenty-five female
scientists, with particular consciousness to astronomers and mathematicians. every one of
the provided biographies is geared up as one of those "personal file"
which units the biographee’s existence in its ancient context, records her main
works, highlights a few curious evidence, and documents citations approximately her. The
selected figures are one of the so much consultant of this missed world,
including such luminaries as Hypatia of Alexandra, Hildegard of Bingen,
Elisabetha Hevelius, and Maria Gaetana Agnesi. They span a interval of approximately 4000
years, from En HeduAnna, the Akkadian princess, who was once one of many first
recognized lady astronomers, to the sunrise of the period of recent astronomy with
Caroline Herschel and Mary Somerville. The e-book could be of curiosity to all
who desire to research extra in regards to the girls from antiquity to the 19th century
who performed such key roles within the heritage of astronomy and technological know-how despite
living and dealing in mostly male-dominated worlds.

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The Action Heroine's Handbook

By Jennifer Worick, Joe Borgenicht

Get a few Action!
 
for each lady who desires to be as difficult as Lara Croft, as nimble because the Bionic girl, and as babe-a-licious as Charlie’s Angels, The motion Heroine’s guide shows you the basic talents you’ll have to triumph over the undesirable men and keep the day with out breaking a sweat.
 
learn how the true motion heroines do it, without delay from a bunch of specialists, together with stuntwomen, jujitsu teachers, helicopter pilots, detectives, forensic psychologists, survivalists, primatologists, and lots of others.
 
research to:
 
     •  Profile a serial killer
     •  Outwit a band of domestic intruders
     •  Navigate white water rapids
     •  Go undercover as a attractiveness queen
     •  Outrun a fireball
 
And dozens of different tricky Chick abilities, attractiveness talents, mind talents, Brawn talents, and get away talents. designated sections and appendices function the head motion heroine hairdos, purse necessities, and the simplest sneakers for each motion state of affairs. With step by step directions and easy-to-follow illustrations, The motion Heroine’s instruction manual will arrange you to save lots of the area, one baddie at a time.

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Flow: The Cultural Story of Menstruation

By Susan Kim

In this hip, hilarious and actually eye-opening cultural historical past, menstruation is stated as by no means prior to. Flow spans its interesting, sometimes wacky and occasionally downright frightening tale: from mikvahs (ritual detoxing baths) to menopause, hysteria to hysterectomies—not to say the capsule, cramps, the historical past of lingerie, and the motion picture approximately puberty they confirmed you in fifth grade.

Flow solutions such questions as: What’s the point of having a interval? What did ladies do sooner than pads and tampons? What approximately new medications that promise to finish periods—a scorching notion or now not? intercourse in the course of your interval: gross or a turn-on? And what’s normal, anyway?  With colour reproductions of (campy) old advertisements and early (excruciating) femcare units, it additionally offers a desirable (and mind-boggling) gallery of this advanced, own and uniquely woman strategy.

As irreverent because it is informative, circulate offers a daily prevalence its precise props – and eradicates the stigma put on it for hundreds of years.

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Men Are Stupid . . . And They Like Big Boobs: A Woman's Guide to Beauty Through Plastic Surgery

By Joan Rivers, Valerie Frankel

Red-carpet style laureate, comedian icon, and outspoken star Joan Rivers is uniquely certified to discuss plastic surgery—because she's one of many few celebrities unafraid to confess to the area what she's “had performed” to maintain taking a look so nice. Now, during this no-holds-barred e-book, she provides girls straight-talking recommendation on greater residing via taking a look better.

Joan Rivers' abiding existence philosophy is easy: within the appearance-centric society of the twenty-first century, good looks is key—especially the place males are involved. males like beautiful girls. And so, getting anything lifted, tightened, adjusted, or got rid of is as basic as donning make-up or utilizing hair conditioner; it really is develop into whatever we do to make ourselves glance larger. Now, for any lady contemplating her suggestions, Joan Rivers takes the secret out of plastic surgery with a realistic evaluate, aided and educated by means of the country's best plastic surgeons, of virtually each beauty method legally played in the US this day. She takes readers step by step via those complete methods, from fi nding the ideal medical professional to the bruising fact approximately restoration and the evidence approximately beauty surgery's very actual risks.

But do not worry—there's dish, too. packed with Rivers' own anecdotes approximately lifestyles less than the knife, Men Are Stupid...And they prefer giant Boobs can also be rife with Hollywood gossip approximately who is performed what and the way usually. half comedian musing, half bitch-fest, and half hands-on suggestion, it is a bracingly humorous, wildly frank, and surely passionate argument for a woman's correct to do no matter what it takes to be attractive, to think larger approximately herself, and so much of all to feel free -- not just with who she is, yet who she desires to be. through the publication, Joan Rivers is true there, guiding and inspiring with out apologies, no excuses, and completely no disgrace. Take it from the girl who enjoys having it all—done.

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Dear Zari: The Secret Lives of the Women of Afghanistan

By Zarghuna Kargar

"A strong number of stories that depict the struggles and hopes of Afghan girls. a regularly emotional and from time to time painful learn, this booklet is eventually a poignant party of human resilience below unbelievable duress. " —KHALED HOSSEINI, New York Times bestselling writer of The Kite Runner

 

"I am deeply touched by means of those stories...Dear Zari may be learn by way of a person who cares and needs to understand approximately Asia and Asian women." —XINRAN

 

"All the tales in Dear Zari illustrate the ache because of deeply ingrained Afghan traditions. yet [the women's} bravery and resilience shines via and Kargar touchingly finds how listening to others' existence tales ultimately gave her the braveness to percentage her personal. " —The Independent

 

Moving, enlightening, and heartbreaking, Dear Zari provides voice to the key lives of Afghan girls. For the 1st time, Dear Zari permits those girls to inform their tales of their personal phrases: from the kid bride given as money to finish of a relations feud, to a lifestyles spent in a gloomy, dusty room weaving carpets, from a tender woman being stated as a boy, to a lady residing as a widow refrained from by means of society.

 

Intimate, emotional, painful and uplifting, those tales discover the ache and energy of girls during this deeply non secular and very conventional society, and convey how their braveness is an notion to girls everywhere.

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W.B. Yeats and the Muses

By Joseph M. Hassett

W.B. Yeats and the Muses explores how 9 attention-grabbing ladies encouraged a lot of W.B. Yeats's poetry. those ladies are rather very important simply because Yeats perceived them by way of ideals approximately poetic thought reminiscent of the Greek concept nice poet is electrified and possessed via the female voices of the Muses. encouraged through the Pre-Raphaelite inspiration of lady as 'romantic and mysterious, nonetheless the priestess of her shrine', Yeats came upon his Muses in dwelling girls. His terribly lengthy and fruitful poetic occupation was once fuelled by way of passionate relationships with girls to and approximately whom he wrote a few of his so much compelling poetry. The ebook summarizes the various Muse traditions that have been congenial to Yeats and exhibits how his notion of those girls as Muses underlies his poetry. Newly on hand letters and manuscripts are used to discover the inventive procedure and interpret the poems.

Because Yeats believed that lyric poetry 'is no rootless flower, however the speech of a man,' exploring the connection among poem and Muse brings new coherence to the poetry, illuminates the method of its construction, and unlocks the 'second attractiveness' to which Yeats referred while he claimed that 'works of lyric genius, while the conditions in their beginning is understood, achieve a moment a good looks, passing because it have been out of literature and turning into life.'

As lifestyles emerges from the literature, the Muses are proven to be bright, multi-faceted personalities who shatter the belief of the inspiration as a passive stereotype and take their right position as begetters of undying poetry.

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The Radiant Way

By Margaret Drabble

A singular within which 3 ladies - Liz, Alix and Esther - are one of the such a lot marvelous in their new release, and to those talented girls, clean from Cambridge within the Nineteen Fifties, the area deals its riches. From the writer of A normal interest and THE GATES OF IVORY.

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