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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Women of Westminster

The MPs who Changed Politics

Author: Rachel Reeves

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1788316770

Category: Political Science

Page: 320

View: 1929

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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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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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Truth to Power: 7 Ways to Call Time on B.S.

The Sunday Times Bestseller

Author: Jess Phillips

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1913183122

Category: Humor

Page: 224

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* THE SUNDAY TIMES BEST SELLER 'There's nobody else at Westminster quite like Jess Phillips. She is fearless and funny, riotous and rebellious, maverick and mischievous.' The Times 'Jess Phillips is a heroine' J.K. Rowling This is a very powerful little book. It offers inspiration to those of us who want to speak out at a time when many of us feel the world isn't listening. Jess Phillips - no stranger to speaking truth to power herself - will help you dig deep and get organised, finding the courage and the tools you need to speak up and make a difference. As well as offering inspiration and hope from her own experiences Jess talks to the accidental heroes who have been brave enough to risk everything, become whistle-blowers and successfully fight back. Entertaining, empowering and uncompromising, TRUTH TO POWER is the little book we all need to help us call time on the seemingly unstoppable tide of bullshit in our lives.
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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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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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The Vintage Book Of Historical Feminism

Author: Miriam Schneir

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448139651

Category: Social Science

Page: 400

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Here are the essential historical writings of feminism. Many of the works, long out of print or forgotten in what Miriam Schneir describes as a male-dominated literary tradition, are finally brought out of obscurity and into the light of contemporary analysis and criticism. Included are more than forty selections, covering 150 years of writing on women's struggle for freedom - from Mary Wollstonecraft and George Sand to Emma Goldman and Clara Zetkiln.
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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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