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  • booksreddit.com:The Better Angels of Our Nature: Why Violence Has Declined

    The Better Angels of Our Nature: Why Violence Has Declined

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    A provocative history of violence—from the New York Times bestselling author of The Stuff of Thought and The Blank SlateBelieve it or not, today we may be living in the most peaceful moment in our species’ existence. In his gripping and controversial new work, New York Times bestselling author Steven Pinker shows that despite the ceaseless news about war, crime, and terrorism, violence has actually been in decline over long stretches of history. Exploding myths about humankind’s inherent viol…


  • booksreddit.com:Natural Harvest: A collection of semen-based recipes

    Natural Harvest: A collection of semen-based recipes

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    Semen is not only nutritious, but it also has a wonderful texture and amazing cooking properties. Like fine wine and cheeses, the taste of semen is complex and dynamic. Semen is inexpensive to produce and is commonly available in many, if not most, homes and restaurants. Despite all of these positive qualities, semen remains neglected as a food. This book hopes to change that. Once you overcome any initial hesitation, you will be surprised to learn how wonderful semen is in the kitchen. Semen…


  • booksreddit.com:Why Does He Do That?: Inside the Minds of Angry and Controlling Men

    Why Does He Do That?: Inside the Minds of Angry and Controlling Men

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    In this groundbreaking bestseller, Lundy Bancroft—a counselor who specializes in working with abusive men—uses his knowledge about how abusers think to help women recognize when they are being controlled or devalued in a relationship, and to find ways to get free of abuse.He says he loves you. So…why does he do that?   You’ve asked yourself this question again and again. Now you have the chance to see inside the minds of angry and controlling men—and change your life. In Why Does He Do That…


  • booksreddit.com:In the Company of Women: Indirect Aggression Among Women:  Why We Hurt Each Other and How to Stop

    In the Company of Women: Indirect Aggression Among Women: Why We Hurt Each Other and How to Stop

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    In the Company of Women explains how indirect, or “relational,” aggression can hurt women and hinder them from achieving success and harmony in their adult lives. Gender studies have shown that when a goal is in sight, men generally use direct action to attain it. Women, on the other hand, have been socialized to express aggressive actions through indirect means-using behavior such as shunning, stigmatizing, and With startling insights into the meaning of our everyday behavior, this book offe…


  • booksreddit.com:The New Jim Crow:  Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness

    The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness

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    Once in a great while a book comes along that changes the way we see the world and helps to fuel a nationwide social movement. The New Jim Crow is such a book. Praised by Harvard Law professor Lani Guinier as “brave and bold,” this book directly challenges the notion that the election of Barack Obama signals a new era of colorblindness. With dazzling candor, legal scholar Michelle Alexander argues that “we have not ended racial caste in America; we have merely redesigned it.” By targeting bla…


  • booksreddit.com:Self-Made Man: One Woman's Year Disguised as a Man

    Self-Made Man: One Woman’s Year Disguised as a Man

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    A journalist’s provocative and spellbinding account of her eighteen months spent disguised as a man.Norah Vincent became an instant media sensation with the publication of Self-Made Man, her take on just how hard it is to be a man, even in a man’s world. Following in the tradition of John Howard Griffin (Black Like Me), Vincent spent a year and a half disguised as her male alter ego, Ned, exploring what men are like when women aren’t around. As Ned, she joined a bowling team, took a high-octa…


  • booksreddit.com:Meat Market: Female Flesh Under Capitalism

    Meat Market: Female Flesh Under Capitalism

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    Modern culture is obsessed with controlling women’s bodies. Our societies are saturated with images of unreal, idealised female beauty whilst real female bodies and the women who inhabit them are alienated from their own personal and political potential. Under modern capitalism, women are both consumers and consumed: Meat Market offers strategies for resisting this gory cycle of consumption, exposing how the trade in female flesh extends into every part of women’s political selfhood.


  • booksreddit.com:Delusions of Gender: How Our Minds

    Delusions of Gender: How Our Minds, Society, and Neurosexism Create Difference

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    “[Fine’s] sharp tongue is tempered with humor. . . . Read this book and see how complex and fascinating the whole issue is.”―The New York Times It’s the twenty-first century, and although we tried to rear unisex children―boys who play with dolls and girls who like trucks―we failed. Even though the glass ceiling is cracked, most women stay comfortably beneath it. And everywhere we hear about vitally important “hardwired” differences between male and female brains. The neuroscience that we read…


  • booksreddit.com:Is Everyone Really Equal? An Introduction to Key Concepts in Social Justice Education (Multicultu...

    Is Everyone Really Equal? An Introduction to Key Concepts in Social Justice Education (Multicultu…

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    ”Sensoy and DiAngelo’s book sings with insight, clarity, and humanity. This is a brilliant primer to help us consider what it means to think critically and to act for justice.” — Bill Bigelow, Curriculum editor, Rethinking Schools magazine”I commend the direction of this book that addresses concepts such as social and institutional power, socialization, and oppression rather than framing social and political inequality as the consequences of behavioral problems and cultural misunderstandi…


  • booksreddit.com:Type A+

    Type A+

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    When Quin Woodward Pu—a straight-A Asian-American extrovert from Georgia with a penchant for vodka, designer shoes, and older men—receives her acceptance letter from Johns Hopkins Medical School, she is forced to make a decision between giving up her hard-partying, man-eating ways and continuing her fabulous VIP lifestyle and pursuing a more glitzy and glamorous career. Type A+ is the memoir of her transition from MCAT-teaching pre-med free clinic volunteer to directionless, yet fabulous an…


  • booksreddit.com:Calvin & Hobbes Books

    Calvin & Hobbes Books, Tenth Anniversary Book

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    Celebrating ten years of their crazy antics, author of the Calvin and Hobbes comic, Bill Watterson, invites readers to look back at the first ten years–featuring Watterson’s insights and classic comics.”Watterson re-created the thoughts and feelings of a six-year-old with uncanny accuracy … Calvin and Hobbes was, simply, the best comic strip.” –Charles Solomon, Los Angeles TimesMany moons ago, the magic of Calvin and Hobbes first appeared on the funny pages and the world was introduced to…