The Mother Of All Questions

Author: Rebecca Solnit
Publisher: Granta Books
ISBN: 1783783567
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Following on from the success of Men Explain Things to Me comes a new collection of essays in which Rebecca Solnit opens up a feminism for all of us: one that doesn't stigmatize women's lives, whether they include spouses and children or not; that brings empathy to the silences in men's lives as well as the silencing of women's lives; celebrates the ways feminism has shifted in recent years to reclaim rape jokes, revise canons, and rethink our everyday lives.

Call Them By Their True Names

Author: Rebecca Solnit
Publisher: Granta Books
ISBN: 1783784989
Size: 60.98 MB
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Beginning with the election of Donald Trump ("The Loneliest Man in the World") and expanding back and forth into American history, surveillance, violence against the individual, the denormalizing of misogyny and the rehumanizing of public space. The ultimate focus of the book is climate and feminist activism, bringing Solnit's trademark deep analysis to bear on a range of contemporary crises. And again, and spectacularly, she shows us how to hope.

The Mother Of All Hooks

Author: William H. McMichael
Publisher: Transaction Publishers
ISBN: 9781412837866
Size: 53.91 MB
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The Mother of All Hooks is a richly detailed description of the United States government's attempts to punish naval officers for sexual misconduct committed at the 1991 Tailhook Association convention in Las Vegas, Nevada. Journalist William H. McMichael describes the institutionalized mind-set that led to that misconduct and, in the face of an oppressive, politically charged investigation, to a large-scale failure to cooperate with government agents. This failure led to further investigative and prosecutorial excesses that ultimately doomed the effort to bring the guilty to justice; many of the guiltiest, hi fact, were given immunity to testify, and escaped severe punishment. At the same time, McMichael makes clear that Tailhook misconduct had been largely condoned for decades, but that senior officials failed to take responsibility for allowing such an atmosphere to flourish. This powerful expose is a shocking, eye-opening read for psychologists, criminologists, criminal justice professionals, and members of the U.S. military. The Tailhook Association convention had become infamous in naval circles for heavy drinking, hard partying, and sexual promiscuity. The most notable such ac�tivity was the "gauntlet"--a hallway lined by men through which selected women were forced to pass, only to be fondled. McMichael provides a rich narrative ac�count of how the United States Navy and the Pentagon mishandled investigation of events at the 1991 convention and subsequent hearings. In addition to exposing that approach's dramatic shortcomings, McMichael also provides insight into the Navy's history of open sexuality by its members while overseas, the fighter pilot psyche, and the larger issue of whether the Navy should be permitted to investigate its own transgressions. While more than thirty admirals eventually received what amounted to a hand slap, more than twenty junior officers received career-killing punitive letters of reprimand in closed-door administrative hearings. The Mother of All Hooks provides absorbing new details for all who think they "know" what hap�pened because of Tailhook--and why.

The Mother Of All Departments

Author: Michael Bassett
Publisher: Auckland University Press
ISBN: 186940789X
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Sir Joseph Heenan, the most illustrious of all its secretaries, called the Department of Internal Affairs 'the mother of all departments'. A rather more earthy Australian friend of his called it the 'guts department'. In a sense, both were right. Written with liveliness and colour, illustrated with photographs, anecdotes and rich detail, The Mother of All Departments brings to life the history of the first and most important agency of government in nineteenth-century New Zealand. It traces the evolution of the Department of Internal Affairs from its genesis as the Colonial Secretary's Office in 1840 to the present day. Having spawned the Public Works, Justice, Health, Housing and Social Welfare departments it nonetheless still retains an extraordinary array of functions, each a small but integral part of a smoothly running democracy. Internal Affairs plays a significant role in some of the controversial issues of our day including citizenship, the reform of local government, royal visits, and the regulation of gambling and lotteries.

The Panic Years

Author: Nell Frizzell
Publisher: Flatiron Books
ISBN: 9781250268129
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What happens when a woman begins to ask herself: Should I have a baby?Women go through adolescence, menopause, some have a mid-life crisis, some might even have a quarter-life crisis, but there is another time of profound change and it doesn't have a name. Nell Frizzell is calling it The Flux. For most women it happens between the ages of twenty seven and forty but it isn't actually about age at all.The Flux is characterised by a preoccupation with one major question: Should I have a baby? And of course with the questions that inevitably follow: Do I want a baby? How do I know? Will I ever be ready? The Flux occurs when a woman realises that the options she's taken for granted throughout her teens and twenties are not available to her for ever. Every decision she makes in this time will have an impact; partner, holidays, job, postcode, savings, friendships - never mind your sense of self - nothing is off limits.Raw, hilarious and beguilingly honest, Nell Frizzell's account of The Panic Years is an arm around the shoulder and a call to arms. We are none of us alone in this, but we must share our experiences and those of the women around us - as Nell does - to lessen the struggle with one of life's biggest questions.

The Halo Effect

Author: Phil Rosenzweig
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0743291263
Size: 19.55 MB
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Challenges popular misconceptions about business success in today's world, explaining how experts mistakenly assume that money-making companies naturally prioritize strong leadership and clear strategies as well as high profits. Reprint. 40,000 first printing.

Mother Of All Questions

Author: Grace Chia
ISBN: 9789811152856
Size: 11.79 MB
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This book is Grace's third poetry collection about womanhood exploring what home means, how personal identities intersect and the meaning of life by examining domestic psychodrama, childhood innocence, gendered rebellion and the intimate dynamics of love, desire and loss.

The Mother Of All Toddler Books

Author: Ann Douglas
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470739334
Size: 15.53 MB
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THE MOTHER OF ALL TODDLER BOOKS is the one toddler book no Canadian parent should be without. Written in the same friendly and non-bossy tone as the previous books in this bestselling series—and based on the best advice of more than 100 Canadian parents—The Mother of All Toddler Books takes you on a guided journey through the toddler years, highlighting they key attractions you and your child can expect to enjoy along the way. Warm and informative, friendly and reassuring, The Mother of All Toddler Books is the ultimate guide to getting through the toddler years in the Great White North. The Mother of All Toddlers Books offers the inside scoop on what it's really like to raise a toddler—the good, the bad, and the ugly proving strategies for coping with whining, biting, dawdling, temper tantrums, and other hazards of toddlerhood sensible advice on making toilet-training as stress-free as possible for you and your child creative suggestions for arts and crafts projects and other activities that you and your toddler will enjoy doing together comprehensive, medically-reviewed answers to all your toddler-related health questions (especially the ones that pop into your head the moment your doctor's office closes for the weekend!) a directory of key Canadian parenting and pediatric health organizations a list of Internet resources of interest to Canadian parents Canadian immunization schedules, toddler growth charts, child safety checklists, and much more. Ann Douglas is Canada's foremost parenting writer and the author of 21 books.

The Mother Of All Baby Books

Author: Ann Douglas
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1553350073
Size: 43.86 MB
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The sequel to "The mother of all pregnancy books." Contains chapters on preparing for the early weeks of parenthood, getting to know your new baby, coping with the most common new parent worries, and much more. 2001.