Women Talking

Women Talking

Based on real events and told through the “minutes” of the women's all-female symposium, Toews's masterful novel uses wry, politically engaged humor to relate this tale of women claiming their own power to decide.

Author: Miriam Toews

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781635574340

Category: Fiction

Page: 240

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National Bestseller Winner of the Brooklyn Public Library Literary Prize for Fiction Shortlisted for the Governor General's Award for Fiction Shortlisted for the Reading Women Award “This amazing, sad, shocking, but touching novel, based on a real-life event, could be right out of The Handmaid's Tale.” --Margaret Atwood, on Twitter "Scorching . . . Women Talking is a wry, freewheeling novel of ideas that touches on the nature of evil, questions of free will, collective responsibility, cultural determinism, and, above all, forgiveness." --New York Times Book Review, Editor's Choice One evening, eight Mennonite women climb into a hay loft to conduct a secret meeting. For the past two years, each of these women, and more than a hundred other girls in their colony, has been repeatedly violated in the night by demons coming to punish them for their sins. Now that the women have learned they were in fact drugged and attacked by a group of men from their own community, they are determined to protect themselves and their daughters from future harm. While the men of the colony are off in the city, attempting to raise enough money to bail out the rapists and bring them home, these women-all illiterate, without any knowledge of the world outside their community and unable even to speak the language of the country they live in-have very little time to make a choice: Should they stay in the only world they've ever known or should they dare to escape? Based on real events and told through the “minutes” of the women's all-female symposium, Toews's masterful novel uses wry, politically engaged humor to relate this tale of women claiming their own power to decide. Named a Best Book of the Year By THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW (Notable Books of the Year) * NPR.ORG* THE WASHINGTON POST * REAL SIMPLE * THE NEW YORK TIMES (PARUL SEHGAL'S TOP BOOKS OF THE YEAR) * SLATE * STAR TRIBUNE (MINNEAPOLIS-ST. PAUL) * LITHUB * AUSTIN CHRONICLE * GOOP* ELECTRIC LITERATURE * KIRKUS REVIEWS * JEZEBEL* BUSTLE * PUBLISHERS WEEKLY * TIME* LIBRARY JOURNAL * THE AV CLUB * MASHABLE * VOX *
Categories: Fiction

Women Talking

Women Talking

CONTENTS Title Page Dedication A Note on the Novel Minutes of the Women Talking June 6 – August Epp, Before the Meeting My name is August Epp..

Author: Miriam Toews

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 9780571340347

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

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Between 2005 and 2009, in a remote religious Mennonite colony, over a hundred girls and women were knocked unconscious and raped, often repeatedly, by what many thought were ghosts or demons, as a punishment for their sins. As the women tentatively began to share the details of the attacks-waking up sore and bleeding and not understanding why-their stories were chalked up to 'wild female imagination.' Women Talking is an imagined response to these real events. Eight women, all illiterate, without any knowledge of the world outside their colony and unable even to speak the language of the country they live in, meet secretly in a hayloft with the intention of making a decision about how to protect themselves and their daughters from future harm. They have two days to make a plan, while the men of the colony are away in the city attempting to raise enough money to bail out the rapists (not ghosts as it turns out but local men) and bring them home. How should we live? How should we love? How should we treat one another? How should we organise our societies? These are questions the women in Women Talking ask one another-and Miriam Toews makes them the questions we must all ask ourselves.
Categories: Fiction

Women Talking Dirty

Women Talking Dirty

That indiscreet cackle of women talking dirty. That summer, though, she denied herself that indiscreet cackle. She bought a car. Yellow and rusting, it was, ...

Author: Isla Dewar

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780755394845

Category: Fiction

Page: 232

View: 393

Ellen Quinn kept her sanity in the suffocating Edinburgh suburb where she grew up by imagining it was a hotbed of intrigue. A neglected child, she's still looking for love as an adult; and so she finds herself married to Daniel. How could she know that he would misbehave? Cora O'Brien is the total opposite; outrageous and outspoken, she inspires the children she teaches with her enthusiasm. The city can't soften her Highland lilt but her lifestyle would raise a few eyebrows back home. But her vividness is a façade: most of her secrets she's still keeping to herself. Fast friends from the start, Ellen and Cora may have plenty to learn about life, but they always have vodka and each other to talk to when the unexpected happens...
Categories: Fiction

Women Writers Talking

Women Writers Talking

Author: Professor of English Literature Janet Todd

Publisher: New York : Holmes & Meier, Publishers

ISBN: UOM:39015008816061

Category: Social Science

Page: 262

View: 155

Contains interviews with 15 contemporary women authors, who in conversation reveal distinctions beyond nationality. There is a freshness in each interview and a new word that hints at new ideas or a pause that reveals what has not been so far told. The interviews allow us to catch glimpses of the person, sense the nature of the creative urge, the central concerns, the tastes and career paths of each. The women interviewed express themselves in a variety of forms: fiction, poetry, essays memoirs, journals and filmscripts. The volume includes Robin Morgan, Germaine Greer and Christiane Rochefort, who see themselves as political writers; May Sarton and Maya Angelou who bring the question of craft to the fore; and Margaret Drabble and Diane Johnson who speak of fiction and society. Other authors included are: Jeanne Moreau, Erica Jong, Grace Paley, Marilyn French, Alice Lurie, A.S. Byatt, Joan Barton and Luce Irigaray. ISBN 0-8419-0756-0 : $12.50.
Categories: Social Science

Success with Women the Art of Talking to Women

Success with Women  the Art of Talking to Women

If she touches a subject you know nothing about, be honest about it, women prefer that you are honest and admit you don't know what she is talking about.

Author: ALEJANDRO RODRIGUEZ Navarrete

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9781387190638

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 46

View: 173

A step by step guide and process of how to be successful with women. From manners to hygiene, to self motivation.
Categories: Family & Relationships

The Women Who Got America Talking

The Women Who Got America Talking

There was no more swearing or blowing up, no back talk, no serious ... An 1898 news story contended that women were employed as telephone operators to the ...

Author: Kerry Segrave

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476628158

Category: History

Page: 240

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When the need for telephone operators arose in the 1870s, the assumption was that they should all be male. Wages for adult men were too high, so boys were hired. They proved quick to argue with the subscribers, so females replaced them. Women were calmer, had reassuring voices and rarely talked back. Within a few years, telephone operators were all female and would remain so. The pay was low and working conditions harsh. The job often impaired their health, as they suffered abuse from subscribers in silence under pain of dismissal. Discipline was stern—dress codes were mandated, although they were never seen by the public. Most were young, domestic and anything but militant. Yet many joined unions and walked picket lines in response to the severely capitalistic, sexist system they worked under.
Categories: History

Talking Back

Talking Back

Hence , it is all the more necessary that women speak to men in a liberated voice . The context of these intimate relationships is also the site of ...

Author: Bell Hooks

Publisher: South End Press

ISBN: 0896083527

Category: Social Science

Page: 184

View: 438

bell hooks writes about the meaning of feminist consciousness in daily life and about self-recovery, about overcoming white and male supremacy, and about intimate relationships, exploring the point where the public and private meet.
Categories: Social Science

Talking Is a Gift

Talking Is a Gift

Judith Tingley found that men and women express gender communication differences in content, style, and structure. Content refers to what men and women talk ...

Author: Rhonda Kelley

Publisher: B&H Publishing Group

ISBN: 9781433690846

Category: Religion

Page: 320

View: 494

Talking Is a Gift is the only comprehensive book about communication and public speaking written from a Christian perspective by women and for women -- an unmatched source for Christian women enrolled in academic programs, leading in local churches, or serving in itinerant speaking/teaching ministries. This distinctive text from experienced authors Rhonda Harrington Kelley and Monica Rose Brennan offers essential skills for women in personal life and varied ministry contexts. And as the title suggests, the content of the book supports the premise that talking is simply a talent when used for personal pleasure, but it is a spiritual gift when used to minister to others. Kelley and Brennan divide the book into three parts: interpersonal communication, verbal communication, and nonverbal communication. Specific chapters cover issues including audience and outline, research and supportive material, anxiety and fear, delivery and details, and more. Discussion questions for each chapter, informational charts, and a glossary of terms are also featured.
Categories: Religion

The Talking Cure

The Talking Cure

TV Talk Shows and Women Jane M. Shattuc ... remarks aimedat thesightof women talking,woman taking pleasurein talking, evenwhenitis about painful subjects.

Author: Jane M. Shattuc

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136656866

Category: Art

Page: 272

View: 143

The Talking Cure examines four nationally syndicated television talk shows--Donahue, The Oprah Winfrey Show, Geraldo and Sally Jessy Raphael--which are primarily devoted to feminine culture and issues. Serving as one of the few public forums where working-class women and those with different sexual orientations have a voice, these talk shows represent American TV at its most radical. Shattuc examines the tension between talk's feminist politics and the television industry, who, in their need to appeal to women, trades on sensation, stereotypes and fears in order to engender product consumption. However, this genre is not a one-way form of social interaction. The female audience complies and resists in a complex give-and-take, and it is this relationship which The Talking Cure aims to understand and reveal.
Categories: Art

Love Talk Workbook for Women

Love Talk Workbook for Women

Speak Each Other's Language Like You Never Have Before Les Parrott, Leslie Parrott ... [Your Notes] Video Notes (10 – 15 minutes) [Your Notes] Talking about ...

Author: Les Parrott

Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN: 9780310354277

Category: Religion

Page: 96

View: 789

We set off to crack the code for meaningful conversation…a plan that would move our communication from good to great. And we found it. A deep and simple plan for everything a loving conversation has to offer. We call it Love Talk. —Drs. Les and Leslie Parrot This women’s workbook will help you personalize the concepts you encounter in the Parrotts’ book Love Talk and put them to work in your relationships. Inside, you’ll find exercises, assessments, self-tests, tips, applications…all the tools and guidance you need to Identify your personal communication style Understand how it interacts with that of your partner Talk your way to a healthier, stronger relationship Love Talk is like no other communication book you’ve ever read. The fruit of years of research by two foremost relationship experts (who also happen to be husband and wife), this book forges a new path to the heart of loving conversation. You’ll begin by identifying your security need and determining your personal communication style. Then you’ll put together everything you discover to learn how the two of you can speak each other’s language like never before. This very day, you can begin an adventure in communication that will draw the two of you closer, and closer, and close…consistently, in a way that creates the depth and connection you long for in your relationship.
Categories: Religion

Talking with Female Serial Killers A chilling study of the most evil women in the world

Talking with Female Serial Killers   A chilling study of the most evil women in the world

In other words he was wholly consumed with a selfish malignant need to abduct women, rape them and kill them. Indeed, as Christmas Humphreys had concisely ...

Author: Christopher Berry-Dee

Publisher: Kings Road Publishing

ISBN: 9781789460032

Category: True Crime

Page: 320

View: 359

Christopher Berry-Dee, criminologist and bestselling author of books about the serial killers Aileen Wuornos and Joanne Dennehy, turns his uncompromising gaze upon women who not only kill, but kill repeatedly. Because female murderers, and especially serial murderers, are so rare compared with their male counterparts, this new study will surprise as well as shock, particularly in the cases of women like Beverley Allitt, who kill children, and Janie Lou Gibbs, who killed her three sons and a grandson, as well as her husband. Here too are women who kill under the influence of their male partners, such as Myra Hindley and Rosemary West, and whose lack of remorse for their actions is nothing short of chilling. But the author also turns his forensic gaze on female killers who were themselves victims, like Aileen Wuornos, whose killing spree, for which she was executed, can be traced directly to her treatment at the hands of men. Christopher Berry-Dee has no equal as the author of hard-hitting studies of the killers who often walk among us undetected for many years, and who in so many cases seem to be acting entirely against their natures.
Categories: True Crime

Talking to the Dead

Talking to the Dead

Religion, Music, and Lived Memory among Gullah/Geechee Women LeRhonda S. Manigault- ... As livedand experienced by these women,talking tothedead challenges ...

Author: LeRhonda S. Manigault-Bryant

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 9780822376705

Category: Social Science

Page: 304

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Talking to the Dead is an ethnography of seven Gullah/Geechee women from the South Carolina lowcountry. These women communicate with their ancestors through dreams, prayer, and visions and traditional crafts and customs, such as storytelling, basket making, and ecstatic singing in their churches. Like other Gullah/Geechee women of the South Carolina and Georgia coasts, these women, through their active communication with the deceased, make choices and receive guidance about how to live out their faith and engage with the living. LeRhonda S. Manigault-Bryant emphasizes that this communication affirms the women's spiritual faith—which seamlessly integrates Christian and folk traditions—and reinforces their position as powerful culture keepers within Gullah/Geechee society. By looking in depth at this long-standing spiritual practice, Manigault-Bryant highlights the subversive ingenuity that lowcountry inhabitants use to thrive spiritually and to maintain a sense of continuity with the past.
Categories: Social Science

The Years of Talking Dangerously

The Years of Talking Dangerously

Women talk more than men. Duh.” Except that—duh!—it isn't true. It turns out that the figures Brizendine reported had been taken from a book by a self-help ...

Author: Geoffrey Nunberg

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780786741519

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 288

View: 134

"There has never been," Nunberg writes, "an age as wary as ours of the tricks words can play, obscuring distinctions and smoothing over the corrugations of the actual world . . . Yet as advertisers and marketers know, our mistrust of words doesn't inoculate us against them." These are the years of talking dangerously, and Nunberg is a sure guide to the pitfalls. With illuminating intelligence and devastating humor, Nunberg decodes the changing syntax of Time Magazine, explains why grammar buffs are drawn to sarcasm, and deftly unpacks the telling phrases of our national conversation, from progressive to elite to change -- not to mention national conversation itself.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Talking Gender

Talking Gender

... women's analysis and goals to be smothered; how to acquire skills such as speaking in public, taking minutes, planning a strike, talking to journalists.

Author: Nancy A. Hewitt

Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press

ISBN: 9780807866795

Category: Social Science

Page: 224

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Talking Gender assesses the state of women's studies in the 1990s. The contributors write from the perspective of their own academic disciplines and experiences, but they also address more general issues of women's lives and circumstances. The result is a broad picture of women's studies and feminist scholarship, which emerge as a rich, if sometimes dissonant, chorus of voices. These original essays cover a range of topics and a variety of times and places: images of women inherited from Roman oratory, visual images from cultures of trauma; verbal imagery in today's pornography debates; political and social identities in the state of Israel; boundaries between private and public lives of African American women leaders; voices and audiences of African American women writers; stereotypes of HIV-positive women; what women's studies can teach men about themselves; and the place of women in global industry. The introduction and conclusion place the collection within the context of historical debates in women's studies and suggest some new directions for the field. The contributors: Cynthia Enloe (Clark University) Sara M. Evans (University of Minnesota) Kathy E. Ferguson (University of Hawai'i at Manoa) Karla F. C. Holloway (Duke University) Michael S. Kimmel (SUNY-Stony Brook) Mandy Merck (London) Barbara Ogur (Cambridge Neighborhood Health Centers) Amy Richlin (University of Southern California) Kristine Stiles (Duke University) Deborah Gray White (Rutgers University). Originally published in 1996. A UNC Press Enduring Edition -- UNC Press Enduring Editions use the latest in digital technology to make available again books from our distinguished backlist that were previously out of print. These editions are published unaltered from the original, and are presented in affordable paperback formats, bringing readers both historical and cultural value.
Categories: Social Science

Straight Talk on Women s Health

Straight Talk on Women s Health

... talking about financial matters such as test fees . For a free copy , write to “ The
Doctor Visit , ” c / o Mycelex R - 7 , 444 North Michigan Avenue , Suite 1600 ,
Chicago , IL 60611 . STRAIGHT TALK ON WOMEN'S HEALTH MENSTRUATION
 ...

Author: Janice Teal

Publisher: Master Media Publishing Corporation

ISBN: 0942361687

Category: Medical

Page: 293

View: 895

This guide provides many of the answers today's woman is looking for regarding health issues and empowers her to be a proactive health care consumer. Written to be constructive rather than combative, this practical book offers a wealth of resources and is well-researched but devoid of confusing medical jargon.
Categories: Medical

Wonder Woman Talking Figure and Illustrated Book

Wonder Woman Talking Figure and Illustrated Book

The world's most popular female super hero returns to the big screen in Wonder Woman.

Author: Running Press

Publisher: Running Press

ISBN: 0762456949

Category: Humor

Page: 48

View: 442

The world's most popular female super hero returns to the big screen in Wonder Woman. This kit captures the huge audience for the enduring icon of empowerment for girls and women of all ages. It includes a 3 ½” Wonder Woman figure featuring audio of 10 different motivational phrases, plus a 48-page book titled The Wonder Woman Way, complete with full-color artwork.
Categories: Humor

Talking of the Royal Family

Talking of the Royal Family

Dissociation or no, she has conceded theexistence of the women's realm. She has redirected the accusing finger from males, andfrom her father.

Author: Prof Michael Billig

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134917662

Category: Psychology

Page: 264

View: 853

To talk about royalty is to talk of many things: privilege, equality, nationality, morality, family life, parenting, divorce, the media and more. Important themes and issues flow through the seemingly trivial everyday chatter about royalty. Now with a new preface, Talking of the Royal Family was the first serious full-length study of royalty to emerge from this rhetorical perspective and remains relevant today.
Categories: Psychology

Talking the Walk Should CEOs Think More about Sex

Talking the Walk  Should CEOs Think More about Sex

that companies with more women in leadership enjoy better financial results than all-male ones.” She refers to two separate reports by Catalyst and Mckinsey ...

Author: Dr Julia Helene Ibbotson PhD, FHEA

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 146978839X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 288

View: 381

Can professional women “talk the walk”? In the 21st century, increasing numbers of women may aspire more and more to higher management positions. Indeed, today’s young women expect promotional prospects in their chosen careers. But statistics show that they are not achieving the success they desire. The norm is still for women’s progress in the workplace to be halted at junior management levels. Dr Julia Ibbotson, an academic, researcher and writer, looks at some of the reasons why and suggests ways of reversing this trend. In this book, the author presents research evidence from a study which explores the issues of management communication from a gender perspective in secondary schools in the UK. It arose from a concern regarding the imbalance of men and women progressing to higher levels of management, as shown in the statistics published by the UK’s Department for Education in a series of documents over 20 years. Current research also indicates that this picture has still not changed by 2011. So, what can be done to change it? Evidence in this book looks at the possibility that there are gender differences in the way men and women managers talk in the workplace, which have the effect of undermining women’s chances of promotion to higher leadership positions. In other words, do women “talk the walk”? And should CEOs think more carefully about the gender balance of their management and leadership teams so that they can create more effective working groups fit for the economic issues of the twenty first century recession and post-recession? Praise for Talking the Walk “...an excellent piece of work” (Professor David Young) “...a very talented teacher, writer and leading academic..positive and inspiring..” (Dr Deirdre Hughes) “a lifetime of experience and insight...a timely and ongoing challenge, a valid contribution to the debate” (Professor Marie Parker-Jenkins) “invaluable to those wishing to challenge and transform the current management culture...in a style that is accessible and engaging to the general reader” (Professor Elaine Millard) “a great writer...” (Peggy Fellouris)
Categories: Business & Economics

Male Infertility Men Talking

Male Infertility   Men Talking

Stanton'sresearch (again femaleinfertility was themain diagnosis) found that mostmen and women think the sexes cope differently. Women talk more about their ...

Author: Mary-Claire Mason

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134907236

Category: Psychology

Page: 224

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How do men react to diagnosis of male infertility and how, if at all, are all their lives affected by it? Male infertility is commonplace yet the male experience of it has been woefully neglected. Male Infertility - Men Talking explores these issues by gathering together men's stories and seeing what common strands, if any, exist between them. Mary-Claire Mason explores the past and present medical management of male infertility as this forms an essential backdrop to the men's stories but the main emphasis is on how men's lives are affected. In the first half of this book the discovery of sperm and the man's role in reproduction is considered together with a review of how the past affects the present medical management of male infertility and the problems that bedevil it. The male voice predominates in the second painful events and relationships with families and friends, their feeling of isolation, their medical experiences, the importance of biological fatherhood, and their hopes for the future.
Categories: Psychology

Talking about Laughter

Talking about Laughter

Only once (Ekkl. 985) does a woman use a cognate form (aoýŒøí) in addressing ... Men use aoıŒýò only in soliloquy, talking about the women they love (Dysk.

Author: Alan H. Sommerstein

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199554195

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 343

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Fourteen studies, including some previously unpublished, by Alan Sommerstein on Aristophanes and his fellow dramatists. Each chapter deals with its own topic, but between them they build up a multifaceted picture of the dramatist, the genre, and its interactions with the society of classical Athens.
Categories: Literary Criticism