This book proceeds from a single and very simple observation: throughout history, and up to the present, women have received a clear message that we are not supposed to prioritize ourselves.
Author: Lisa Downing
Category: Social Science
This book proceeds from a single and very simple observation: throughout history, and up to the present, women have received a clear message that we are not supposed to prioritize ourselves. Indeed, the whole question of "self" is a problem for women – and a problem that issues from a wide range of locations, including, in some cases, feminism itself. When women espouse discourses of self-interest, self-regard, and selfishness, they become illegible. This is complicated by the commodification of the self in the recent Western mode of economic and political organization known as "neoliberalism," which encourages a focus on self-fashioning that may not be identical with self-regard or self-interest. Drawing on figures from French, US, and UK contexts, including Rachilde, Ayn Rand, Margaret Thatcher, and Lionel Shriver, and examining discourses from psychiatry, media, and feminism with the aim of reading against the grain of multiple orthodoxies, this book asks how revisiting the words and works of selfish women of modernity can assist us in understanding our fraught individual and collective identities as women in contemporary culture. And can women with politics that are contrary to the interests of the collective teach us anything about the value of rethinking the role of the individual? This book is an essential read for those with interests in cultural theory, feminist theory, and gender politics.
It is time for you to become A SELFISH WOMAN! Think about it this way: YOUR DIVORCE MAY BE THE BEST THING THAT EVER HAPPENED TO YOU! Really!
Author: Christia Sale
Category: Family & Relationships
You have experience a traumatic event in your life. Divorce! Feels like your emotions have been stomped on with a big, ugly boot! Your needs have been neglected for so long now you forgot how to put yourself first! You could use some guidance and direction. I'm going to show you how to become a Selfish Woman, and make your Dream Life your reality! I'm going to show you how to make your divorce the best thing that ever happened to you! I will teach you how to release the power your past has over you, and create the life you've always dreamed of living. You will find your zest for life again. You will regain your strength and power. You will learn your lessons, and gain wisdom from your experience. You will learn how to handle life's challenges with balance and control. You will learn to dictate your happiness and your success. You will choose to be vibrant, dynamic and better than ever! It is all in your control! And it's your turn!
Not everyone reading this is at the same self-care level.
Author: Vick Breedy
Not everyone reading this is at the same self-care level. Some have a hard time making themselves a priority. Some have guilt because they think it is a selfish act. Being selfish with self-care isn't selfish. It is NECESSARY. The Selfish Women's Group Journal is an opportunity to give yourself grace and relearn who you are through a self-care lens.
Consider this book a good friend who finally gathered the confidence to tell you what your relationship and the way you behave with your partner look like from the outside.Your first reaction is likely to be denial, even if you recognize ...
Author: A. Haas
Category: Family & Relationships
How universal is selfishness? Is either gender more selfish than the other? Are some people born more selfish, or are they simply conditioned and allowed to be more self-assertive?Observing private relationships of average couples with the aspect of selfishness in mind can be quite a revelation. Just look at couples' lifestyles, the way they share chores, and their attitudes toward sex, parenting, or finances. Could it be that some familial traditions or habits have stuck simply because they are more comfortable for the more selfish?The Selfish Gender looks at these issues from many aspects. In fact, it is like a mirror—especially in that sometimes mirrors show us things we'd rather not know. It's not easy to realize that you are not as equal in your relationship as you might have thought. Consider this book a good friend who finally gathered the confidence to tell you what your relationship and the way you behave with your partner look like from the outside.Your first reaction is likely to be denial, even if you recognize yourself in some stories. It takes time for the bad news to sink in. But it gets better because—no matter how slowly—you will be able to improve your relationship.
Author: Mary Kavanaugh Oldham EaglePublish On: 1894
And lest a new caste of sex , in which women shall show themselves the selfish superiors , shall be created , I think it high time that women whose husbands are too busy to make , or too ignorant to enjoy ...
Therefore , I believe that now that the average woman has learned the delight and value of women's work with women ... And lest a new caste of sex , in which women shall show themselves the selfish superiors , shall be created , I think ...
after they had followed their supposedly selfish instincts, avoided having ... which sees an attack upon its power and comforts in any gains made by women?
Author: David Thomson
Publisher: Bridget Williams Books
Category: Political Science
'Our present welfare state has little good reason to survive much longer, and we will have to find a new basis for its continued existence.’ So writes David Thomson as he offers an unflinching perspective on how different generations have fared under the social welfare policies of governments since the 1930s. Selfish Generations? is a critical and unsentimental analysis of a key political issue, and the questions it raises about support for the young and old, and about health, education and housing policy, are exactly those facing politicians and social welfare policy developers today.
My Story: the Type of Woman You Are Will Determine How Successful Your Friendships and ... I met some of the most selfish women in high school.
Author: Jameelah N. Barnett
Publisher: WestBow Press
S.H.I.P.S. (Successful and Healthy Interactions through Prayer and Supplication) How many times have you heard women complaining about their crazy friendships and relationships with other women? Well, I know I am definitely one of the women who complain about my friendships and relationships with other women. I have to admit that my interactions with other women have not been the best, but not all of them were bad. The reason for the book S.H.I.P.S. (Successful and Healthy Interactions through Prayer and Supplication) is to help other women build healthy relationships and friendships with other women. This book talks about many different types of women I have encountered in my life. I talk about many types, from the selfish all the way to the comforting. This book includes short stories and ends with Bible scriptures you can reference when dealing with certain types of women—or even reference for yourself— in the word of God. The purpose of this book is for women to become the Christian women that God called them to be. Join me in my S.H.I.P.S. movement.
A woman who takes great pride in her accomplishments, she has no need for a horn she prefers a microphone. Selfish women (men too) have a distorted vision ...
Author: Dana Gordon
Publisher: America Star Books
Dad there goes that woman again, No Not Her son. Why dad? Well son she is full of anger, disappointments, bitterness, resentment and son that might be some of her good points (smiling). Thanks dad for the discernment, son that is a gift from the Most High and I thank Him for that. Ladies this book is written to enlighten some areas of your make-up that perhaps needs to be made up.
This story highlights the importance of practicing self-care and how easy it is to lose sight of it.
Author: Vick Breedy
Has it ever felt like a back-handed compliment to be called a "Strong Black Woman"? That statement says more about your weaknesses than your strengths. The stereotypical strong Black woman does it all. She wades through the barrage of racism and misogyny designed to drown her, yet serves as the life vest for everyone else. They need her, but who tends to her needs? Practicing self-care means something different for black women that are faced with the unfairness of having to live in a constant state of duality. Strong Black women take care of what is necessary despite their limited resources, systemic, and how they feel. It is very difficult to uphold what it means to be a strong Black woman in the Black community and make self-care a priority. Which births the difficult question, are Black women that embrace this stereotype able to practice self-care?Selfish Women's Group is a story about strong Black women attempting to heal through self-care during a pandemic and traumatic racial tensions. This story highlights the importance of practicing self-care and how easy it is to lose sight of it. Selfish Women's Group addresses the issues that make it problematic for Black women to practice self-care and provides encouragement to overcome them.Meet the women of Selfish Women's Group: Three black women from Lynn and Malden, Massachusetts meet each other at a local self-care group. Ida, Faith and Michelle build a sisterhood while dealing with their own complex emotional-health issues. Will the support and tools from Selfish Women's Group be enough to provide the balance that they need in their life? Will they learn to be Selfish with self-care?Nobody knows more than Ida how having problems down below can severely impact your quality of life. As if having fibroids aren't enough, Ida must cope with the stress of being a strong black woman. She was taught that showing weakness as a Black woman is intolerable. We all know what gets said about a Black woman that loses her ability to cope. What happens when she just can't take it anymore? Will Ida be strong enough to ask for help or will she suffer in silence due to shame? Do Black women really have bounce-back magic?Faith is a people pleaser. She tries her best to use the tools that she's learned from Selfish Women's Group to help navigate her more challenging relationships. Meanwhile, she finds out at the last minute that her mom is getting released from prison. Will those tools be enough to help her set healthy boundaries from the energy drainers in her life? What's the best way to please people who have betrayed you? Will Faith ever learn to please herself before anyone else?Michelle is a woman who has it all together; a great career, supports her community, is politically astute, and will let you know that she's unapologetically Pro-Black. She is goal-driven with an intense desire to succeed. She's a planner that likes to be in control. Find out what happens when Mother Nature throws Michelle a reproductive curveball. Will she put down her cape? Does having it all together keep Michelle from falling all apart?
He is too finely selfish to admit his selfishness and his non - admission reveals his selfishness most . Women are , as a sex , far less selfish than men ; but , when they are selfish , they are apt to be extremely , though speciously ...
Author: Jared Sparks
Category: American fiction
Vols. 277-230, no. 2 include Stuff and nonsense, v. 5-6, no. 8, Jan. 1929-Aug. 1930.
It all seems perfectly innocent when five women who have spent their lives putting others first, following rules, and doing what's expected of them form the Selfish Women's Club.
Author: Nancy HIll
It all seems perfectly innocent when five women who have spent their lives putting others first, following rules, and doing what's expected of them form the Selfish Women's Club. Their mission is simple. They will support and encouraged each other to indulge guilt free in whatever their hearts desire. From maids and chauffeurs, health spas and beauty treatments, fine wine and five-star restaurants, they spoil themselves rotten. But with Christmas less than two weeks away, Lou, one of the club member's, has an issue. Her maid is in desperate need of help, and the twenty-dollar gift limit the Selfish Women's Club has agreed on just won't work. Lou points out that while everyone in the club has honed selfishness to an art, they still always follow rules. She proposes to steal her maid's mail, a federal offense, to pay her maid's debts. She points out that by committing a crime to take care of her maid's bills, she will be doing something other than what everyone expects her to do. This, she insists, furthers the club's mission.The other women are so taken with this idea that each one of them decides to break a law to give someone the perfect gift for Christmas. The crimes range from misdemeanors to felonies as each one of the Selfish Woman eagerly jump into the club's new direction.Mischief, high jinks, and adventure follow as they delight in their scofflaw undertakings.The only question is...can they get away with it?
Women have long been responsible for a disproportionate amount of the child care.) Some might call my trepidation at the idea of motherhood “selfishness”—I ...
Author: Meghan Daum
Category: Literary Collections
SIXTEEN LITERARY LUMINARIES ON THE CONTROVERSIAL SUBJECT OF BEING CHILDLESS BY CHOICE, COLLECTED IN ONE FASCINATING ANTHOLOGY One of the main topics of cultural conversation during the last decade was the supposed "fertility crisis," and whether modern women could figure out a way to have it all-a successful, demanding career and the required 2.3 children-before their biological clock stopped ticking. Now, however, conversation has turned to whether it's necessary to have it all (see Anne-Marie Slaughter) or, perhaps more controversial, whether children are really a requirement for a fulfilling life. The idea that some women and men prefer not to have children is often met with sharp criticism and incredulity by the public and mainstream media. In this provocative and controversial collection of essays, curated by writer Meghan Daum, sixteen acclaimed writers explain why they have chosen to eschew parenthood. Contributors include Lionel Shriver, Sigrid Nunez, Kate Christiensen, Elliott Holt, Geoff Dyer, and Tim Kreider, among others, who will give a unique perspective on the overwhelming cultural pressure of parenthood. Selfish, Shallow, and Self-Absorbed makes a thoughtful and passionate case for why parenthood is not the only path in life, taking our parent-centric, kid-fixated, baby-bump-patrolling culture to task in the process. What emerges is a more nuanced, diverse view of what it means to live a full, satisfying life.
The objects comprised in the struggle for female independence are , or have been , briefly these : the opening to them ... that all humanity is so more or less , and that whilst men appear more selfish than women , they are in fact only ...
This Bride is not dating, nor is she selfish, but she is presenting herself as a chase bride. The man who is preparing to marry her is not selfish; ...
Author: Betty M. Knight
Category: Family & Relationships
A Call to the Black Man Give ear to what I'm about to say What in the world happened? It's not supposed to be this way. We fought so hard for freedom And you have put me back in chains Commitment, trust, seems to be bad words. I'm in bondage to your mind games Remember, you have a mother, sister, or daughter But it was me you gave the ring. I have come to this conclusion I don't need a king TO BE A QUEEN I've had to raise the children alone Like when the master sold you astray Now I have to look for you And again you've become a runaway A man that can walk out on his family Is a part of slavery's aftermath? But enough with the dumb stuff The past is the past. I am still that woman Who made you feel like a man? Now you are so out of place Still, you want me to understand. Another form of rejection I'm asking myself what's wrong with me Why am I always to blame? For your misplaced priorities? Either you get it together Either you are right or you are wrong. I can raise the children with you. I should not have to do it alone. Come inside these pages. Allow me to tailor you to fit Coming from the strength of this Whole Woman. I should not be penalized for it I'm going to speak to the Whole Man in you Like I do in our time of intimacy. That's when I give you the freedom to be you And you give me the freedom to be me. Men are checking me out right now Making statements and, my, how they do flatter. They ask Why are you alone or single? Realize I do have a choice in the matter. I was asked if I were to define the book WHOLE in one sentence, what would I say? WHOLE is a groundbreaking, ground shaking, revolution that demands results I recall the day as though it was yesterday. I stood in the mirror looking at a reflection of defeat never knowing if I would reach my God-ordained destiny. All my dreams, hopes, and desires devastated. I was distrait, frail, and I had gone from a size 12 to a size 6. I was beyond distressed I was destroyed. Lifelines can come in many ways. I knew I wanted and needed to come out, but I didn't know how. This is the time when I had to get real with myself and everyone else-so I threw out a lifeline. I made a simple telephone call to a friend and the Revolution began