I m Afraid of Men

I m Afraid of Men
Author: Vivek Shraya
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 112
Release: 2018-08-28
ISBN 10: 0735235945
ISBN 13: 9780735235946
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

I m Afraid of Men Book Review:

Named a Best Book by: The Globe and Mail, Indigo, Out Magazine, Audible, CBC, Apple, Quill & Quire, Kirkus Reviews, Brooklyn Public Library, Writers’ Trust of Canada, Autostraddle, Bitch, and BookRiot. Finalist for the 2019 Lambda Literary Award, Transgender Nonfiction Nominated for the 2019 Forest of Reading Evergreen Award Winner of the 2018 Alcuin Society Awards for Excellence in Book Design – Prose Non-Fiction "Cultural rocket fuel." --Vanity Fair "Emotional and painful but also layered with humour, I'm Afraid of Men will widen your lens on gender and challenge you to do better. This challenge is a necessary one--one we must all take up. It is a gift to dive into Vivek's heart and mind." --Rupi Kaur, bestselling author of The Sun and Her Flowers and Milk and Honey A trans artist explores how masculinity was imposed on her as a boy and continues to haunt her as a girl--and how we might reimagine gender for the twenty-first century. Vivek Shraya has reason to be afraid. Throughout her life she's endured acts of cruelty and aggression for being too feminine as a boy and not feminine enough as a girl. In order to survive childhood, she had to learn to convincingly perform masculinity. As an adult, she makes daily compromises to steel herself against everything from verbal attacks to heartbreak. Now, with raw honesty, Shraya delivers an important record of the cumulative damage caused by misogyny, homophobia, and transphobia, releasing trauma from a body that has always refused to assimilate. I'm Afraid of Men is a journey from camouflage to a riot of colour and a blueprint for how we might cherish all that makes us different and conquer all that makes us afraid.

I m Afraid of Men

I m Afraid of Men
Author: Vivek Shraya
Publsiher: Penguin Canada
Total Pages: 96
Release: 2018-08
ISBN 10: 9780735235939
ISBN 13: 0735235937
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

I m Afraid of Men Book Review:

"A powerful meditation on the damaging effects of masculinity from a trans girl--a writer with celebrated indie roots and a knack for dismantling assumptions and challenging the status quo. Toxic masculinity takes many insidious forms, from misogyny and sexual harassment to homophobia, transphobia, and bullying. Vivek Shraya has firsthand experience with nearly all of them. As a boy, Vivek exhibited "feminine" qualities. The men in her life immediately and violently disapproved. They taught her to fear the word girl by turning it into a weapon used to hurt her. They taught her to hate her femininity, to destroy the best parts of herself. In order to survive, Vivek had to learn to convincingly perform masculinity. As a girl, she's still afraid. Having spent years undoing the damage and salvaging her lost girlhood, she is haunted by the violence of men, seldom dressing the way she wants in public. As a result she is often still perceived as male, stirring feelings of guilt and self-doubt: Am I not feminine enough? Is this my fault for striving to be the perfect man and excelling at it? I'm Afraid of Men is a culmination of the years Vivek spent observing men and creating her own version of manhood. Through deeply personal reflection, she offers a rare and multifaceted perspective on gender and a hopeful reimagining of masculinity at a time when it's needed more than ever."--

I am Not Afraid of the Boogey Man

I am Not Afraid of the Boogey Man
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Xulon Press
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022
ISBN 10: 161379908X
ISBN 13: 9781613799086
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Sometimes I m Afraid

Sometimes I m Afraid
Author: Michaelene Mundy
Publsiher: Open Road Media
Total Pages: 28
Release: 2014-08-19
ISBN 10: 1497681227
ISBN 13: 9781497681224
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sometimes I m Afraid Book Review:

We want our kids to be safe, happy, and well-adjusted. But we all know that our children, like us, have to face a lot of difficult things in their lives. And one of them is fear. Although adults have learned that one of the best remedies for tackling fears is an abundance of love and care, children still need support and guidance. In Sometimes I’m Afraid: A Book about Fear. . . Just for Me!, author, Michaelene Mundy, helps young readers understand what it means to be afraid and how to find courage and support in their friends and loved ones.

People Change

People Change
Author: Vivek Shraya
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2022-01-04
ISBN 10: 0735238669
ISBN 13: 9780735238664
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

People Change Book Review:

“A deeply generous and honest gift to the world.” —Elliot Page The author of I’m Afraid of Men lets readers in on the secrets to a life of reinvention. Vivek Shraya knows this to be true: people change. We change our haircuts and our outfits and our minds. We change names, titles, labels. We attempt to blend in or to stand out. We outgrow relationships, we abandon dreams for new ones, we start fresh. We seize control of our stories. We make resolutions. In fact, nobody knows this better than Vivek, who’s made a career of embracing many roles: artist, performer, musician, writer, model, teacher. In People Change, she reflects on the origins of this impulse, tracing it to childhood influences from Hinduism to Madonna. What emerges is a meditation on change itself: why we fear it, why we’re drawn to it, what motivates us to change, and what traps us in place. At a time when we’re especially contemplating who we want to be, this slim and stylish handbook is an essential companion—a guide to celebrating our many selves and the inspiration to discover who we’ll become next.

Act Like a Lady Think Like a Man

Act Like a Lady  Think Like a Man
Author: Steve Harvey
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2009-10-06
ISBN 10: 9780061964497
ISBN 13: 0061964492
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Act Like a Lady Think Like a Man Book Review:

“Harvey offers surprising insights into the male mentality and gives women strategies for taming that unruly beast.” —Philadelphia Inquirer “Women should listen to Steve Harvey when it comes to what a good man is about. Steve Harvey dispenses a lot of fabulous information about men.” —Aretha Franklin The #1 New York Times bestseller from the new guru of relationship advice, Steve Harvey’s Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man is an invaluable self-help book that can empower women everywhere to take control of their relationships. The host of a top-rated radio show listened to by millions daily—and of cable TV’s The Steve Harvey Project—Harvey knows what men really think about love, intimacy, and commitment. In Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man, the author, media personality, and stand-up comedian gets serious, sharing his wealth of knowledge, insight, and no-nonsense advice for every good woman who wants to find a good man or make her current love last.

The Subtweet

The Subtweet
Author: Vivek Shraya
Publsiher: ECW Press
Total Pages: 220
Release: 2020-04-07
ISBN 10: 1773055151
ISBN 13: 9781773055152
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Subtweet Book Review:

“Biting and beautiful.” — Jonny Sun, author of everyone’s a aliebn when ur a aliebn too Everyone talks about falling in love, but falling in friendship can be just as captivating. When Neela Devaki’s song is covered by internet-famous artist Rukmini, the two musicians meet and a transformative friendship begins. But as Rukmini’s star rises and Neela’s stagnates, jealousy and self-doubt creep in. With a single tweet, their friendship implodes, one career is destroyed, and the two women find themselves at the center of an internet firestorm. Celebrated multidisciplinary artist Vivek Shraya’s second novel is a stirring examination of making art in the modern era, a love letter to brown women, an authentic glimpse into the music industry, and a nuanced exploration of the promise and peril of being seen.

The Boy the Bindi

The Boy   the Bindi
Author: Vivek Shraya
Publsiher: arsenal pulp press
Total Pages: 32
Release: 2016-09-19
ISBN 10: 1551526697
ISBN 13: 9781551526690
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Boy the Bindi Book Review:

In this beautiful children’s picture book by Vivek Shraya, author of the acclaimed God Loves Hair, a five-year-old South Asian boy becomes fascinated with his mother’s bindi, the red dot commonly worn by Hindu women to indicate the point at which creation begins, and wishes to have one of his own. Rather than chastise her son, she agrees to it, and teaches him about its cultural significance, allowing the boy to discover the magic of the bindi, which in turn gives him permission to be more fully himself. Beautifully illustrated by Rajni Perera, The Boy & the Bindi is a joyful celebration of gender and cultural difference. Ages 3 to 6. Vivek Shraya is a performer, musician, and filmmaker, and the authors of God Loves Hair and She of the Mountains.

Please Hear What I m Not Saying

Please Hear What I m Not Saying
Author: Charles C. Finn
Publsiher: AuthorHouse
Total Pages: 152
Release: 2011-11-22
ISBN 10: 9781467829601
ISBN 13: 1467829609
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Please Hear What I m Not Saying Book Review:

Standing at that magical place where sand meets sea, you likely have imagined putting a message in a bottle, consigning it to the waves, hoping it might some day reach another shore, and then not only be read but, incredibly across space and time, make a difference in other lives now connected to your own. It has happened to me, and I must sing of it. In the autumn of 1966 I let the waves carry off a poem—passed around to students, family and friends, no need for even my name on it. Its message was simple: Keep heart, you are not alone; love, stronger than strong walls, will come, helping your heart in hiding grow wings, feeble perhaps at first, but wings! Word astoundingly began to come back in 1969, and has continued since, that “Please Hear What I’m Not Saying” was indeed reaching other shores, across space and time was indeed making a difference in other lives. What follows attests to the power of words from the heart to touch other hearts, sometimes even to change other lives. Read on. You, too, will sing of it.

Fahrenheit 451

Fahrenheit 451
Author: Ray Bradbury
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 190
Release: 1951
ISBN 10: 0743247221
ISBN 13: 9780743247221
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fahrenheit 451 Book Review:

A totalitarian regime has ordered all books to be destroyed, but one of the book burners suddenly realizes their merit.

She of the Mountains

She of the Mountains
Author: Vivek Shraya
Publsiher: Arsenal Pulp Press
Total Pages: 128
Release: 2014-09-22
ISBN 10: 1551525615
ISBN 13: 9781551525617
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

She of the Mountains Book Review:

Finalist, Lambda Literary Award In the beginning, there is no he. There is no she. Two cells make up one cell. This is the mathematics behind creation. One plus one makes one. Life begets life. We are the period to a sentence, the effect to a cause, always belonging to someone. We are never our own. This is why we are so lonely. She of the Mountains is a beautifully rendered illustrated novel by Vivek Shraya, the author of the Lambda Literary Award finalist God Loves Hair. Shraya weaves a passionate, contemporary love story between a man and his body, with a re-imagining of Hindu mythology. Both narratives explore the complexities of embodiment and the damaging effects that policing gender and sexuality can have on the human heart. Illustrations are by Raymond Biesinger, whose work has appeared in such publications as The New Yorker and the New York Times. Vivek Shraya is a multimedia artist, working in the mediums of music, performance, literature, and film. His most recent film, What I LOVE about Being QUEER, has been expanded to include an online project and book with contributions from around the world. He is also author of God Loves Hair.

Something Happened and I m Scared to Tell

Something Happened and I m Scared to Tell
Author: Patricia Kehoe
Publsiher: Parenting Press, Inc.
Total Pages: 26
Release: 1987
ISBN 10: 9780943990286
ISBN 13: 0943990289
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Something Happened and I m Scared to Tell Book Review:

This title discusses, in simple terms, sexual and physical abuse, explains why adults may become abusive, and encourages children to report such abuse to a trusting adult.

We Real Cool

We Real Cool
Author: Bell Hooks
Publsiher: Psychology Press
Total Pages: 162
Release: 2004
ISBN 10: 9780415969277
ISBN 13: 0415969271
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

We Real Cool Book Review:

Discusses what black males fear most, their longing for intimacy, the pitfalls of patriarchy, and the destruction of oppression through redemption and love.

I Hate Men

I Hate Men
Author: Pauline Harmange
Publsiher: Fourth Estate
Total Pages: 96
Release: 2022-01-20
ISBN 10: 9780008457594
ISBN 13: 000845759X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Man Enough

Man Enough
Author: Justin Baldoni
Publsiher: HarperCollins
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2021-04-27
ISBN 10: 0063055619
ISBN 13: 9780063055612
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Man Enough Book Review:

A GRIPPING, FEARLESS EXPLORATION OF MASCULINITY The effects of traditionally defined masculinity have become one of the most prevalent social issues of our time. In this engaging and provocative new book, beloved actor, director, and social activist Justin Baldoni reflects on his own struggles with masculinity. With insight and honesty, he explores a range of difficult, sometimes uncomfortable topics including strength and vulnerability, relationships and marriage, body image, sex and sexuality, racial justice, gender equality, and fatherhood. Writing from experience, Justin invites us to move beyond the scripts we’ve learned since childhood and the roles we are expected to play. He challenges men to be brave enough to be vulnerable, to be strong enough to be sensitive, to be confident enough to listen. Encouraging men to dig deep within themselves, Justin helps us reimagine what it means to be man enough and in the process what it means to be human.

Why I Am Not a Feminist

Why I Am Not a Feminist
Author: Jessa Crispin
Publsiher: Melville House
Total Pages: 176
Release: 2017-02-21
ISBN 10: 1612196020
ISBN 13: 9781612196022
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Why I Am Not a Feminist Book Review:

Outspoken critic Jessa Crispin delivers a searing rejection of contemporary feminism . . . and a bracing manifesto for revolution. Are you a feminist? Do you believe women are human beings and that they deserve to be treated as such? That women deserve all the same rights and liberties bestowed upon men? If so, then you are a feminist . . . or so the feminists keep insisting. But somewhere along the way, the movement for female liberation sacrificed meaning for acceptance, and left us with a banal, polite, ineffectual pose that barely challenges the status quo. In this bracing, fiercely intelligent manifesto, Jessa Crispin demands more. Why I Am Not A Feminist is a radical, fearless call for revolution. It accuses the feminist movement of obliviousness, irrelevance, and cowardice—and demands nothing less than the total dismantling of a system of oppression. Praise for Jessa Crispin, and The Dead Ladies Project "I'd follow Jessa Crispin to the ends of the earth." --Kathryn Davis, author of Duplex "Read with caution . . . Crispin is funny, sexy, self-lacerating, and politically attuned, with unique slants on literary criticism, travel writing, and female journeys. No one crosses genres, borders, and proprieties with more panache." --Laura Kipnis, author of Men: Notes from an Ongoing Investigation "Very, very funny. . . . The whole book is packed with delightfully offbeat prose . . . as raw as it is sophisticated, as quirky as it is intense." --The Chicago Tribune

White Fragility

White Fragility
Author: Robin DiAngelo
Publsiher: Beacon Press
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2018-06-26
ISBN 10: 0807047422
ISBN 13: 9780807047422
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

White Fragility Book Review:

The New York Times best-selling book exploring the counterproductive reactions white people have when their assumptions about race are challenged, and how these reactions maintain racial inequality. In this “vital, necessary, and beautiful book” (Michael Eric Dyson), antiracist educator Robin DiAngelo deftly illuminates the phenomenon of white fragility and “allows us to understand racism as a practice not restricted to ‘bad people’ (Claudia Rankine). Referring to the defensive moves that white people make when challenged racially, white fragility is characterized by emotions such as anger, fear, and guilt, and by behaviors including argumentation and silence. These behaviors, in turn, function to reinstate white racial equilibrium and prevent any meaningful cross-racial dialogue. In this in-depth exploration, DiAngelo examines how white fragility develops, how it protects racial inequality, and what we can do to engage more constructively.

Why Does He Do That

Why Does He Do That
Author: Lundy Bancroft
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 408
Release: 2003
ISBN 10: 9780425191651
ISBN 13: 0425191656
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Why Does He Do That Book Review:

A leading authority on abusive relationships offers women detailed guidelines on how to improve and survive an abusive relationship, discussing various types of abusive men, analyzing societal myths surrounding abuse, and answers questions about the warning signs of abuse, how to identify abusive behavior, how to know if one is in danger, and more. Reprint.

The Gift of Fear

The Gift of Fear
Author: Gavin De Becker
Publsiher: Dell Publishing Company
Total Pages: 372
Release: 1999-05
ISBN 10: 9780440508830
ISBN 13: 0440508835
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Gift of Fear Book Review:

Explains how to use the power of intuition to identify and avoid danger, and shares advice on restraining orders and self-defense tactics

The End of Men

The End of Men
Author: Hanna Rosin
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2012-09-11
ISBN 10: 1101596929
ISBN 13: 9781101596920
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The End of Men Book Review:

Essential reading for our times, as women are pulling together to demand their rights— A landmark portrait of women, men, and power in a transformed world. “Anchored by data and aromatized by anecdotes, [Rosin] concludes that women are gaining the upper hand." –The Washington Post Men have been the dominant sex since, well, the dawn of mankind. But Hanna Rosin was the first to notice that this long-held truth is, astonishingly, no longer true. Today, by almost every measure, women are no longer gaining on men: They have pulled decisively ahead. And “the end of men”—the title of Rosin’s Atlantic cover story on the subject—has entered the lexicon as dramatically as Betty Friedan’s “feminine mystique,” Simone de Beauvoir’s “second sex,” Susan Faludi’s “backlash,” and Naomi Wolf’s “beauty myth” once did. In this landmark book, Rosin reveals how our current state of affairs is radically shifting the power dynamics between men and women at every level of society, with profound implications for marriage, sex, children, work, and more. With wide-ranging curiosity and insight unhampered by assumptions or ideology, Rosin shows how the radically different ways men and women today earn, learn, spend, couple up—even kill—has turned the big picture upside down. And in The End of Men she helps us see how, regardless of gender, we can adapt to the new reality and channel it for a better future.