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            The Truth About French Women
              

            The Truth About French Women (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Le Moel, Marie-Morgane

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            In France, criticizing oneselves is a national sport, even more important than football. But there's one thing every foreigner does need to understand if they ever plan to spend some time with a French person. Or even more dangerously, marry a French person. Or, pure madness, liv...e in France with lots of French persons. French people hate it when foreigners do criticize them. Immediately this provokes a strange physical phenomenon. The heart starts pumping a little bit faster, reminiscences of the Marseillaise are heard by their gallic ears, and they reach mentally for the sword. For years now, French women have become a target for all sorts of representations. In fact, the number of books written about French women is becoming a publishing market in itself. No year goes by without a new book about them. And yet, in spite of her reserves in differentiating French women from other women, Marie Le Moel found some aspects can't be so easily dismissed. Of course, women, and men, all around the world, share similarities. And yet, they remain a product of their environment. French environment, culture and rich history, has produced a certain type of men and women. It has produced, too, a certain type of relationship between the two genders, where seduction and games play, still now, an important part. And in order to better fight the stereotypes, one has to try to put the finger on what constitutes a modern French woman, and why she has become, for many, an example.
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            ISBN 9780857981745
            Published AU 2 Mar 2015
            Publisher Random House
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            The Witches Are Coming
             

            The Witches Are Coming (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By West, Lindy

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            From the very moment powerful men on top started falling to the #MeToo movement, the lamentations have been raging from every corner: this is feminism gone too far, this is injustice, this is a witch hunt. In The Witches Are Coming, firebrand author of the New York Times bestsell...ing memoir and now critically acclaimed Hulu TV series Shrill, Lindy West, turns that refrain on its head: FINE, IF YOU INSIST. THIS IS A WITCH HUNT. WE'RE WITCHES, AND WE'RE HUNTING YOU. In a laugh-out-loud, incisive cultural critique, West suggest that Americans reckon with the dark truths that they've long left unexamined. She writes, We were just a hair's breadth from electing America's first female president to succeed America's first black president. We weren't done, but we were doing it. And then, true to form--like the Balrog's whip catching Gandalf by his little gray bootie, like the husband in a Lifetime movie hissing, 'If I can't have you, no one can'--white American voters and the electoral college and a few Russian troll farms shoved an incompetent, racist con-man into the White House. West unpacks the complicated, and sometimes tragic, journey and politics of not being a white man in the 21st century. She tracks the misogyny and propaganda hidden (or not so hidden) in the media she and her peers devoured growing up, a buffet of distortions, delusions, prejudice and outright bullsh*t that has allowed white male mediocrity to maintain a death grip on American culture and politics. At once side-splittingly funny and irresistibly thought-provoking, The Witches Are Coming provides all the kindling to burn America's restrictive and outdated social norms to the ground. Lindy West lights the match.
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            ISBN 9781760875374
            Published AU 5 Nov 2019
            Publisher Allen & Unwin
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            Women and Leadership: Real Lives, Real Lessons

            Women and Leadership: Real Lives, Real Lessons (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Gillard, Julia; Okonjo-Iweala, Ngozi

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            Women and Leadership presents a lively and readable analysis of how gender impacts the access of women to positions of political leadership, the perceptions of them as leaders, the trajectory of their leadership and the circumstances in which it comes to an end. Analysing the les...sons learned from these women, Julia Gillard and Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala provide a road map of essential knowledge to inspire all of us. Women leaders often have biographies published but the approach taken to analysing gender is not consistent. Authors may shy away from dealing deeply with gender questions fearing a backlash if a book is seen to be whinging in tone. Women and Leadership fills that void and takes a consistent and comprehensive approach to teasing out what is different for women leaders. The same interview questions were used to examine each woman's journey in leadership and their real world experiences were tested against the authors' hypothesis of how gender impacts leadership. Resulting in an action agenda for change that will make it more likely women leaders are treated fairly and with no gender bias. Featuring- Jacinda Ardern, Hillary Clinton, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Theresa May, Michelle Bachelet, Joyce Banda, Erna Solberg, Christine Lagarde and more.
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            ISBN 9780143794288
            Published AU 12 Jul 2020
            Publisher Random House
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            My Tidda, My Sister: Stories of Strength and Resilience from Australia's First Women
             

            My Tidda, My Sister: Stories of Strength and Resilience from Australia's First Women (Hardback)

            By Silva, Marlee; Illustrated by Sarra, Rachael; Allingham, Charlotte

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              1 Oct 20

            Tidda means sister. And Tiddas are stronger together.

            ISBN 9781741177114
            Published AU 1 Oct 2020
            Publisher Explore Australia
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            The New Manhood: Love, Freedom, Spirit and the New Masculinity

            The New Manhood: Love, Freedom, Spirit and the New Masculinity (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Biddulph, Steve

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            The landmark text aimed at conquering toxic masculinity and paving the way for a fairer world, updated for a new generation. For twenty years, Steve Biddulph's groundbreaking book Manhood and the revised edition, The New Manhood, have had a remarkable impact around the world. Tho...usands of men have reconciled with their fathers, become more involved with their children, rejuvenated their marriages and made sweeping changes to their lives. In this revised and updated edition, Steve explores every aspect of a man's life in an honest and uplifting way: love, friendship, sex, marriage, raising children, spirituality and finding your true work - all in plain language and illuminated with powerful stories, real-life stories. This is a handbook for men of all ages, and for the women who love them. `This landmark work is for those who truly want to understand and nurture the men and boys in their lives, and for men who want to understand themselves better' Maggie Hamilton, author of What Men Don't Talk About
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            ISBN 9781760851149
            Published AU 1 Aug 2019
            Publisher Simon & Schuster Australia
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            Breaking the Gender Code: How to Use What You Already Have to Get What You Actually Want
             

            Breaking the Gender Code: How to Use What You Already Have to Get What You Actually Want (Paperback)

            By Dobson, Danielle

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            Do you feel as though you are constantly 'on' and you want to find a way to switch off? Do you project as though everything is under control from the outside but on the inside you are barely keeping your head above water? That each day is a constant juggle of competing priorities...? Rather than juggling the two worlds of career and life, what if you could create a third alternative, your own, new evolved world: one that works for you rather than against you? Breaking the Gender Code not only unpacks why we feel the constant pressure to keep all of the balls in the air but also where it all came from. It looks at how the cultural myths created and reinforced over millennia underpin our expectations today and aren't serving us. Over two years Danielle interviewed over 50 women (and a few men) in leadership roles - including the C-suite (CEOs, CFOs, COOs, CIOs), senior VPs, partners, directors, senior executives - who are also parents. The majority of the women work for large corporates including Westpac, CBA, HSBC, Macquarie, Caltex, Toyota, EY, Woolworths, Atlassian, SAP, Medibank and other well-known Australian international organisations. What she unravels is that we are all operating under the Gender Code. It is a code embedded into our culture throughout history, perpetuated in philosophy, enlightenment science and patriarchal capitalism. The code dictates the rules of belonging based on gender and determines how we think, how we feel, what is acceptable and whats not. Its sometimes obvious, but mostly its insidious, lurking in families, workplaces and communities. This book puts the Gender Code under the microscope and scrutinizes the equation of productivity + business = worthiness. In the process it dismantles outdated motherhood, superwoman and the having it all myths. The Gender Code is driving high personal expectations, unconsciously holding women back and limiting potential. This book challenges the reader to question, understand, ask, reorient, and create.
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            ISBN 9781922391070
            Published AU 1 Jul 2020
            Publisher Woodslane Pty Ltd
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            Guest House for Young Widows: Among the women of ISIS

            Guest House for Young Widows: Among the women of ISIS (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Moaveni, Azadeh

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            An intimate, deeply reported account of the women who made a shocking decision- to leave their comfortable lives behind and join the Islamic State. In early 2014, the Islamic State clinched its control of Raqqa in Syria. Baghdadi, the leader of ISIS, urged Muslims around the worl...d to come join the caliphate. Having witnessed the brutal oppression of the Assad regime in Syria, and moved to fight for justice, thousands of men and women heeded his call. At the heart of this story is a cast of unforgettable young women who responded. Emma, from Germany; Sharmeena from Bethnal Green, London; Nour from Tunis- these were women - some still in high school - from urban families, some with university degrees and bookshelves filled with novels by Jane Austen and Dan Brown; many with cosmopolitan dreams of travel and adventure. But instead of finding a land of justice and piety, they found themselves trapped within the most brutal terrorist regime of the twenty-first century, a world of chaos and upheaval and violence. What is the line between victim and collaborator? How do we judge these women who both suffered and inflicted intense pain? What role is there for Muslim women in the West? In what is bound to be a modern classic of narrative non-fiction, Moaveni takes us into the school hallways of London, kitchen tables in Germany, the coffee shops in Tunis, the caliphate's OB/GYN and its 'Guest House for Young Widows' - where wives of the fallen waited to be remarried - to demonstrate that the problem called terrorism is a far more complex, political, and deeply relatable one than we generally admit.
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            ISBN 9781925849608
            Published AU 1 Oct 2019
            Publisher Scribe Publications
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            Women As Australian Citizens
             

            Women As Australian Citizens (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            Edited by Crawford, Patricia; Maddern, Philippa

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            An exploration of what it means to be a female citizen in Australia. The authors show how women from different backgrounds, have, over centuries, rewritten their own citizenship. They argue that the legacies of these historical debates underlie understandings of modern Australian... citizenship.
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            ISBN 9780522849080
            Published AU 11 Mar 1997
            Publisher Melbourne University Press
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            Series Sustainability & the Environment
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            The Gift of Presence: A mindfulness guide for women

            The Gift of Presence: A mindfulness guide for women (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Welch, Caroline

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            A practical, user-friendly guide for women seeking focus and calm in the midst of life's storms. Overwhelmed by the demands of family, work, and multiple responsibilities, many women find themselves feeling scattered, and distracted. In this eye-opening book, co-founder and CEO o...f the Mindsight Institute Caroline Welch takes readers on a mindfulness journey to help them de-stress and cultivate inner peace. According to Welch, you do not need countless hours sitting in silence to be more present in your life - the key is to practice mindfulness wherever you are and whenever you can. The Gift of Presence guides readers in developing four innate abilities we all possess that will allow us to become more resilient and centred in our lives - even when life is throwing all that it has at us- Presence- the ability to remain firmly in the present moment; to be fully aware of what's happening as it's happening. Purpose- the personal meaning that gets us going and gives direction to our lives. Pivoting- an openness to change that allows you to switch direction if that is what is needed. Pacing- the awareness that it is impossible to do everything we want or need to do all at once; the ability to take it life one step at a time. This life-changing book reveals that you already hold in your hands the keys to a more harmonious life - you simply need to look within. 'The Gift of Presence is a gift for us all - filled with practical insights and fascinating science about the power of mindfulness. By interviewing over one hundred women from diverse backgrounds, Caroline Welch has gathered real life examples of how being present enriches our lives, allows us to find purpose and meaning, to recharge and renew ourselves, and to pivot when we need to course-correct. Well-written and wise, it's a must-read for women of all ages.' -Arianna Huffington, founder of HuffPost and founder & CEO of Thrive Global
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            ISBN 9781925849998
            Published AU 31 Mar 2020
            Publisher Scribe Publications
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            The Kew Gardens Girls: An emotional and sweeping historical novel perfect for fans of Kate Morton
             

            The Kew Gardens Girls: An emotional and sweeping historical novel perfect for fans of Kate Morton (Hardback, Unabridged edition)

            By Lovell, Posy; Read by Aldington, Annie

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            • Pub Date
              11 Aug 20

            A wartime saga that highlights the role of women at Kew Gardens, licensed publishing with heritage brand Kew Gardens

            ISBN 9781409193272
            Released AU 11 Aug 2020
            Publisher Orion Publishing
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