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Eugenics and Other Evils

THE TÂO TEH KING (TAO TE CHING - Wisehouse Classics Edition)

The TAO TEH KING, Tao Te Ching, Daodejing, Dao De Jing, or Daode jing (simplified Chinese: ???; traditional Chinese: ???; pinyin: Daodejing), also simply referred to as the Laozi (Chinese: ??; pinyin: Laozi), is a Chinese classic text. According to tradition, it was written around 6th century BC by the sage Laozi (or Lao Tzu, Chinese: ??; pinyin: Laozi, literally meaning "Old Master"), a record-keeper at the Zhou dynasty court, by whose name the text is known in China. The text's true authorship and date of composition or compilation are still debated, although the oldest excavated text dates back to the late 4th century BC.

The Awakening (Wisehouse Pocket Classics - Original Authoritative Edition 1899)

The Awakening, originally titled A Solitary Soul, is a novel by Kate Chopin, first published in 1899. Set in New Orleans and on the Louisiana Gulf coast at the end of the 19th century, the plot centers on Edna Pontellier and her struggle to reconcile her increasingly unorthodox views on femininity and motherhood with the prevailing social attitudes of the turn-of-the-century American South. It is one of the earliest American novels that focuses on women's issues without condescension. It is also widely seen as a landmark work of early feminism, generating a mixed reaction from contemporary readers and critics.

The novel's blend of realistic narrative, incisive social commentary, and psycho?logical complexity makes The Awakening a precursor of American modernist literature; it prefigures the works of American novelists such as William Faulkner and Ernest Hemingway and echoes the works of contemporaries such as Edith Wharton and Henry James. It can also be considered among the first Southern works in a tradition that would culminate with the modern master?pieces of Faulkner, Flannery O'Connor, Eudora Welty, Katherine Anne Porter, and Tennessee Williams.

The Five Step Exit: Skills You Need to Leave a Narcissist, Psychopath, or Other Toxic Partner and Recover Your Happiness Now

Are you suffering in a painful relationship, uncertain whether to stay or go? Do you feel confused, trapped, exhausted or distressed in a partnership with someone who is on-and-off, up-and-down, inconsistent, cruel, unkind, crazy-making, volatile, or completely self-serving? Are you considering ending the relationship but feeling uncertain if that's the best thing for you ---and them---- or feeling worried about how to exit safely and as gracefully as possible? Do you fear that you'll never be able to recover if you leave, or that they won't? In The Five Step Exit, clinical sociologist Amber Ault, Ph.D., MSW offers clear, practical, and straight-forward strategies for exiting toxic relationships and moving into robust recovery, ease, and happiness. Written in a warm and accessible style, The Five Step Exit offers partners in toxic relationships a unique and practical resource: a rational, compassionate five-stage process for planning and executing an exit, responding skillfully to the dramatic challenges that you may face when you do, and recovering your happiness, health, and joy as you put a difficult relationship behind you. Dr. Ault's Five Step Exit recognizes the commonalities among the crazy-making behavior patterns psychologists identify as narcissistic, anti-social, and borderline personality disorders, as well as the subtle differences between them. Designed for significant others and spouses of people across these categories, including partners in heterosexual, same-sex, and queer marriages and dating relationships, the Five Step Exit will speak to you if you are suffering in a heart-breaking, crazy-making relationship. Organized into five sections that give you strategic guidance, explicit steps, and heart-centered practices, The Five Step Exit offers comfort, encouragement, and wisdom to anyone preparing to make the liberating move of leaving a toxic relationship in the interest of living their best life possible. You deserve to be free of relationship s

Women's rights and the family in a changing global world

Womens rights and the family in a changing world

by Hearts and Minds Media

Women's rights are the rights and entitlements claimed for women and girls worldwide, and formed the basis for the women's rights movement in the nineteenth century and feminist movement during the 20th century. In some countries, these rights are institutionalized or supported by law, local custom, and behavior, whereas in others they are ignored and suppressed. They differ from broader notions of human rights through claims of an inherent historical and traditional bias against the exercise of rights by women and girls, in favor of men and boys.

Issues commonly associated with notions of women's rights include, though are not limited to, the right: to bodily integrity and autonomy; to be free from sexual violence; to vote; to hold public office; to enter into legal contracts; to have equal rights in family law; to work; to fair wages or equal pay; to have reproductive rights; to own property; to education

History of the Women's Rights Movement

Living the Legacy: The Women's Rights Movement (1848-1998)

Timeline of women's rights

The Best Parenting Quotes


The changing family values through the decades - 1960's to now..

Your 1960s: Life at home

Remembering life before the NHS and after..

Women and Politics

A Room of One's Own

The title of the essay comes from Woolf's conception that, "a woman must have money and a room of her own if she is to write fiction". Woolf notes that women have been kept from writing because of their relative poverty, and financial freedom will bring women the freedom to write; "In the first place, to have a room of her own... was out of the question, unless her parents were exceptionally rich or very noble". The title also refers to any author's need for poetic licence and the personal liberty to create art.

The essay examines whether women were capable of producing, and in fact free to produce work of the quality of William Shakespeare, addressing the limitations that past and present women writers face.

Woolf's father, Sir Leslie Stephen, in line with the thinking of the era, believed that only the boys of the family should be sent to school. Woolf encouraged the image of herself that, because her father did not believe in investing in the education of his daughters, she was left without the experience of formal schooling. However, recent discoveries in the archive of King's College London show that Virginia and her sister Vanessa attended King's College London's Women's Department for classes in Greek and German over a number of years. In delivering the lectures outlined in the essay, Woolf is speaking to women who have the opportunity to learn in a formal, communal setting. Woolf lets her audience know the importance of their education at the same time warning them of the precariousness of their position in society.

How to Marry Well

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The Subjection of Women

The Young Mother Management of Children in Regard to Health

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Some Reflections upon Marriage

Throughout her life, in her personal relationships as well as in her role as a public intellectual, the English thinker Mary Astell (1666-1731) supported women, wrote to and for women, and, to the greatest extent possible, moved from advocacy to action on their behalf. In Some Reflections upon Marriage (London, 1700), Astell focused her attention on the institution of marriage. For Astell, marriage is a divinely ordained state, a "Christian institution," the only way to perpetuate humankind. But, she asks, "if marriage be such a blessed state, how comes it . . . there are so few happy marriages?" When her analysis is complete, there is not much to recommend the institution, at least from a woman's perspective. Marriage is necessary since it represents "the only honorable way of continuing mankind." But, as Astell observes, the woman who marries "ought to lay it down for an indisputable maxim that her husband must govern absolutely and entirely and that she has nothing else to do but to please and obey." Her radical conclusion? If she cannot accept marriage "as it truly is," then a woman might choose not to marry: perhaps, Astell suggests, "it is not good for a woman to marry." Despite the importance of Some Reflections upon Marriage, no previous edition has addressed the complications of Astell's prose style, and none has added the kind of glossing and notes that will assist student readers in their engagement with her distinctive voice. This edition, designed for classroom use, provides an ample introduction, a carefully modernized text, helpful glosses and notes, and a useful bibliography with references for further reading.


Examining context-specific conditions in which girls live, learn, work, play, and organize deepens the understanding of place-making practices of girls and young women worldwide. Focusing on place across health, literary and historical studies, art history, communications, media studies, sociology, and education allows for investigations of how girlhood is positioned in relation to interdisciplinary and transnational research methodologies, media environments, geographic locations, historical and social spaces. This book offers a comprehensive reading on how girlhood scholars construct and deploy research frameworks that directly engage girls in the research process.

The Spinster Book

The Truth About Woman

Every Girl's Book

Sexual Inversion

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The Friendships Of Women

Lang:- English, Pages 443. Reprinted in 2015 with the help of original edition published long back[1868]. This book is in black & white, Hardcover, sewing binding for longer life with Matt laminated multi-Colour Dust Cover, Printed on high quality Paper, re-sized as per Current standards, professionally processed without changing its contents. As these are old books, there may be some pages which are blur or missing or black spots. If it is multi volume set, then it is only single volume. We expect that you will understand our compulsion in these books. We found this book important for the readers who want to know more about our old treasure so we brought it back to the shelves. (Customisation is possible). Hope you will like it and give your comments and suggestions.Original Title:- The Friendships of Women 1868 [Hardcover] Author:- William Rounseville Alger

Woman and Labour

The Task of Social Hygiene

Girls and Women

Sex--The Unknown Quantity The Spiritual Function of Sex

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