Women S Secrets

Author: Helen Rodnite Lemay
Editor: SUNY Press
ISBN: 9780791411445
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Women’s Secrets provides the first modern translation of the notorious treatise De secretis mulierum, popular throughout the late middle ages and into modern times. The Secrets deals with human reproduction and was written to instruct celibate medieval monks on the facts of life and some of the ways of the universe. However, the book had a much more far-reaching influence. Lemay shows how its message that women were evil, lascivious creatures built on the misogyny of the work’s Aristotelian sources and laid the groundwork for serious persecution of women. Both the content of the treatise and the reputation of its author (erroneously believed to be Albertus Magnus) inspired a few medieval scholars to compose lengthy commentaries on the text, substantial selections from which are included, providing further evidence of how medieval men interpreted science and viewed the female body.

Women S Secrets

Author: Dr. Verena Breitenbach
Editor: Orell Füssli Verlag
ISBN: 3280038715
Size: 12,41 MB
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Ein Kaleidoskop der Erfahrungen der bekannten ProSieben Ärztin. Sensible und intime Einblicke in andere Frauenleben. Spannend, unterhaltsam, augenzwinkernd geschrieben. "Es geht darum, was der Körper uns sagt und wie Frauen wieder zu ihrer Kraft und Weiblichkeit finden - kurz um alle Facetten des Lebens und des Frauseins." Dr. Verena Breitenbach

Secrets Of Life And Death

Author: Renate Siebert
Editor: Verso
ISBN: 9781859840238
Size: 15,31 MB
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Secrets of Life and Death is the first book to focus on women whose lives are entangled in the workings of the mafia. Drawing on courtroom testimonies, interviews, contemporary journalism and recent research, Siebert cuts through the mafia's myth of honouring women to expose the harsh realities for women living with, and fighting against, the mafia. With careful attention to the socio-economic realities of southern Italy, she looks at what it actually means to live in the mafia's shadow. She explores the gains and costs of being a mafia wife in New York or Palermo, probing the emotions underlying women's mafia loyalties and the sexual lure of the mafioso. In vivid and often harrowing detail, Siebert examines women's growing resistance to a culture of death and dangerously intensified masculinity. Alongside the public stories of the wives of murdered judges, policemen and politicians, she places the extraordinary accounts of women who have taken a stand against their own mafia upbringing or have spoken out as witnesses, at enormous personal cost. It is women's courageous initiatives, Siebert shows, which have led to the development of local anti-mafia organizations and recent mass protests in the face of violent intimidation. Poignant and incisive, Secrets of Life and Death breaks the code of silence to tell a story that is both haunting and inspiring.

Beauty Secrets

Author: Wendy Chapkis
Editor: South End Press
ISBN: 9780896082793
Size: 10,53 MB
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"Beauty Secrets" explores the links between appearance, gender and sexuality; it empowers women to share the secrets of their relationship to imposed standards of beauty showing how women are constantly required to 'pass' by wrapping their 'unacceptable' and 'undisguised' selves in layers of conformity to acceptable beauty standards. -- back cover.

Women S Secrets

Author: Verena Breitenbach
ISBN: 9783280055786
Size: 17,42 MB
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The Little Black Book Of Women S Secrets For Men

Author: Julia Zed
Editor: Vivid Publishing
ISBN: 0980493471
Size: 15,73 MB
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"A fifteen minute infusion of essential knowledge for any man who wants to relate better to a woman."--Provided by publisher.

Women S Secrets

Author: Jessica M. Houston
ISBN: 9780615951836
Size: 18,39 MB
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In this book, Dr. Jessica Houston utilizes her past experiences and her passion for helping others to develop a powerful roadmap for women who are seeking to live an extraordinary life. There are issues such as intimate partner violence, child sexual abuse, low self-confidence and depression that affect millions of women daily. However, instead of verbalizing these issues, women are keeping them to themselves and suffering in silence. This book encourages women to stop masking and suppressing their pain. Suppression is not a viable solution, because it does not address the presenting issue at its core. Subsequently, suppression can only serve as a temporary coping mechanism. This book provides an opportunity for women to come to terms with their painful experiences. Moreover, it prompts women to initiate the process of healing and live the victorious life that they were designed to live. After reading this book, women will be empowered to discover and walk in their purpose. Finally, women will be equipped with the knowledge, power, and resources needed to transition from a place of self doubt and pain, to a place of confidence and restoration.

Women Imagination And The Search For Truth In Early Modern France

Author: Rebecca May Wilkin
Editor: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
ISBN: 9780754661382
Size: 14,64 MB
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Grounded in medical, juridical, and philosophical texts of 16th- and 17th-century France, this study tells the story of how the idea of woman contributed to the emergence of modern science. It challenges scholars to revise deeply held notions regarding the place of women in the early modern search for truth.

Sharing Secrets

Author: Christine Palumbo-DeSimone
Editor: Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press
ISBN: 9780838638408
Size: 20,11 MB
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"The study reveals how the female world ultimately defined what constituted a "story" for nineteenth-century women, and presents a way for today's reader to approach these sometimes puzzling works of short fiction."--BOOK JACKET.

Women In Power

Author: Dorothy W. Cantor
Editor: Houghton Mifflin
Size: 19,84 MB
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Explores the strengths, background, and skills that have enabled women to achieve postions of political power, through interviews with twenty-five politically prominent women