Everywoman

One Woman’s Truth About Speaking the Truth

Author: Jess Phillips

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1473539390

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 256

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Shortlisted for the Parliamentary Book Awards 2017 ‘Jess Phillips writes like she talks: brilliantly. Her humour and passion shine through every page. Loved it.’ Robert Webb If you’re thinking, ‘Jess, who?’ then I’m glad that there was something about ‘Everywoman’ and ‘truth’ that caught your eye. Or you might already know me as that gobby MP who has a tendency to shout about the stuff I care about. Because I’m a woman with a cause, I have been called a feminazi witch, a murderer and threatened with rape. The internet attracts a classy crowd. So, speaking the truth isn’t always easy but I believe it’s worth it. And I want you to believe it too. The truth can be empowering, the truth can lead to greater equality, and the world would be incredibly boring if we let all of those people who allegedly know everything, say everything. By demanding to be heard, by dealing with our imposter syndrome, by being cheerleaders, doers not sayers, creating our own networks and by daring to believe that we can make a difference, we can. We’re women and we’re kick-ass. And that’s the truth. 'Joyfully candid and very funny.' Guardian 'Jess Phillips knows the truth . . . and here she shows how scary and sad as well as joyful and liberating the answers can be.' Damian Barr 'Everywoman has all the laughs [of Lena Dunham and Caitlin Moran] with a backbone of real glinting anger . . .there were so many funny and wise things on each page that whittling them down into a review seemed impossible.' Julie Birchill, Spectator 'As fresh as mountain air amid the Westminster tumbleweed.' Metro 'Arresting.' Observer
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The Palgrave Handbook of Women’s Political Rights

Author: Susan Franceschet,Mona Lena Krook,Netina Tan

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137590742

Category: Political Science

Page: 758

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This Palgrave Handbook provides a definitive account of women’s political rights across all major regions of the world, focusing both on women’s right to vote and women’s right to run for political office. This dual focus makes this the first book to combine historical overviews of debates about enfranchising women alongside analyses of more contemporary efforts to increase women’s political representation around the globe. Chapter authors map and assess the impact of these groundbreaking reforms, providing insight into these dynamics in a wide array of countries where women’s suffrage and representation have taken different paths and led to varying degrees of transformation. On the eve of many countries celebrating a century of women’s suffrage, as well as record numbers of women elected and appointed to political office, this timely volume offers an important introduction to ongoing developments related to women’s political empowerment worldwide. It will be of interest to students and scholars across the fields of gender and politics, women’s studies, history and sociology.
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Authentocrats

Culture, Politics and the New Seriousness

Author: Joe Kennedy

Publisher: Watkins Media Limited

ISBN: 1912248182

Category: Political Science

Page: 300

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"The Authentocrats" claim to the be the new voice of common sense that speak for the common man and woman; right-wing, traditional and dangerous, Joe Kennedy argues that they are everything but what they purport to be. In contemporary Britain, a lot has been said about what it is that “real people” want politically. Forgotten by elites and sick of globalisation, so the story goes, they demand patriotism, respect for the military, assurances on defence, and controls on immigration. In trying to meet these supposed wishes, politicians attempt to appear normal, salt-of-the-earth, authentic. Authentocrats examines the function of this “authenticity” in a centrist politics which, paradoxically, often defines itself as cosmopolitan, technocratic and opposed to populism. Casting a doubtful eye over – amongst other things – latter-day James Bond films, contemporary nature writing and stand-up comedy, Authentocrats suggests that the sooner we can break with the sententiousness of a skewed conception of authenticity in aesthetics and politics the better.
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Women of Westminster

The MPs who Changed Politics

Author: Rachel Reeves

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1788316770

Category: Political Science

Page: 320

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In 1919 Nancy Astor was elected as the Member of Parliament for Plymouth Sutton, becoming the first woman MP to take her seat in the House of Commons. Her achievement was all the more remarkable given that women (and even then only some women) had only been entitled to vote for just over a year. In the past 100 years, a total of 491 women have been elected to Parliament. Yet it was not until 2016 that the total number of women ever elected surpassed the number of male MPs in a single parliament. The achievements of these political pioneers have been remarkable – Britain has now had two female Prime Ministers and women MPs have made significant strides in fighting for gender equality from the earliest suffrage campaigns to Barbara Castle's fight for equal pay to Harriet Harman's recent legislation on the gender pay gap. Yet the stories of so many women MPs have too often been overlooked in political histories. In this book, Rachel Reeves brings forgotten MPs out of the shadows and looks at the many battles fought by the Women of Westminster, from 1919 to 2019.
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Secrets About Life Every Woman Should Know

Ten Principles for Total Emotional and Spiritual Fulfillment

Author: Barbara De Angelis

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1401305849

Category: Self-Help

Page: 368

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In Secrets About Life Every Woman Should Know, Barbara De Angelis, one of the nation's premier relationships experts, turns her attention to the most important relationship a woman could ever have: the one with herself. In this remarkable blend of timeless wisdom and practical advice, De Angelis presents ten profound secrets for creating the kind of true freedom we all seek--the freedom that comes from knowing how to stop sabotaging our happiness, how to tap into an inner state of confidence, clarity, and peace, and ultimately how to protect that state from life's many ups and downs. Whether you're longing for more calm in a too-busy life, searching for the inner confidence and self-esteem you've been lacking to manifest your dreams, or seeking more emotional stability and deeper spiritual discovery, these secrets will guide you on the next phase of your own very personal journey toward wholeness.
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Life-Changing Bible Verses Every Woman Should Know

Author: Rebecca Lutzer

Publisher: Harvest House Publishers

ISBN: 0736952942

Category: Religion

Page: 208

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Is it time for you to stretch your spiritual muscles? These encouraging Bible verses from the Old and New Testaments will help you strengthen your devotional life. Each short chapter focuses on several inspirational Bible verses on specific topics and provides timely explanations and applications. Use these readings to guide your Bible memorization or simply to experience God’s personal touch as He uses His Word to encourage, heal, and nourish you; sustain you in difficult times and comfort you in sorrow; instruct you, bringing you wisdom and discernment; keep you from sin and protect you from evil; and provide stability in your ever-changing world. As you immerse yourself in these encouraging Bible verses, your desire to read, understand, and memorize God’s Word will grow. As a result, you’ll clarify what you believe and be able to speak the truth in love and bring hope to others around you.
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Death of the Cheating Man

What Every Woman Must Know About Men Who Stray

Author: Maxwell Billieon,Ray J

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1451655258

Category: Self-Help

Page: 256

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A revealing look at why men cheat, by two reformed cheaters—one a faithful business mogul and the other a celebrity addicted to infidelity. Relationship expert and former cheater Maxwell Billieon uncovers the hidden truth about unfaithful men and why deceitfulness is causing the demise of the human family as he teaches women everything they need to know about men who take advantage of their emotions. Ray J’s very public relationships made front-page headlines worldwide. He exposes his secret devious past as he learns how not to cheat through the principles that Maxwell Billieon has used to help countless men stop cheating. There are “Six Virtues of the New Man,” and Death of the Cheating Man reveals them all in a groundbreaking, entertaining and informative way.
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What Every Woman Should Know About Divorce and Custody (Rev)

Judges, Lawyers, and Therapists Share Winning Strategies onHow toKeep the Kids, the Cash, and Your Sanity

Author: Gayle Rosenwald Smith J.D.,Sally Abrahms

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1440623589

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 368

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Women are still discovering-the hard way-just how difficult and unpredictable child custody cases can be. The first and most comprehensive book of its kind, this is a complete insider's guide filled with crucial advice from judges, lawyers, therapists, and mothers who have experienced this challenging legal process. It is designed for women at every stage of divorce and covers a wide range of legal strategies, as well as financial and psychological issues. This updated edition describes how to use technology advantageously and pitfalls to avoid, as well as changes in interstate custody laws and essential topics such as: - Choosing a lawyer - What to expect before and in court - Blended families - Domestic violence risk factors for women - What makes a custody agreement good or bad - Dealing with your emotions - Parental kidnapping cases - An appendix of recommended reading
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