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Summary: Examines "hyper-masculinity" as a destructive force in the personal development and socialization of boys and young men. Discusses the roles of popular culture and peer pressure in influencing boys to adopt a masculine pose.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Virgil Films 2016

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1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC MAS

Billinghurst, Jane

Summary: Annotation . According to Jane Billinghurst, men created the idea of the temptress an irresistible woman bent on bringing them down to justify the fact that they so often surrender to women, especially in the bedroom. In this fascinating study, she examines this vision in history, mythology, in the Bible, artwork, and film. She traces the evolution of the temptress from an almost demonic...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Greystone Books 2003

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 305.42 BIL

Ditum, Sarah

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Summary: A scathing reexamination of the lives of nine female celebrities in the 2000s, and the sexist, exploitative culture that took them down. Welcome to celebrity culture in the early aughts: the reign of Perez Hilton, celebrity sex tapes, and dueling tabloids fed by paparazzi who were willing to do anything to get the shot. It was a time when the Internet was still the Wild West, and when...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Abrams Press 2024

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Bolin, Alice

Summary: "A collection of sharp, poignant essays that expertly blends the personal and political in an exploration of American culture through the lens of our obsession with dead women"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2018

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 814 BOL

Chocano, Carina

Summary: "Who is "the girl"? Look to movies, TV shows, magazines, and ads and the message is both clear and not: she is a sexed-up sidekick, a princess waiting to be saved, a morally infallible angel with no opinions of her own. She's whatever the hero needs her to be in order to become himself. She's an abstraction, an ideal, a standard, a mercurial phantom. In You Play the Girl, Chocano blends...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 305.4 CHO

Doyle, Sady

Summary: "The Female Monster is alive and well in the pop-cultural imagination. What does she tell us about ourselves and how we live today? Funny, smart and encyclopedic, nimbly addressing everyone from the biblical Lilith, to the movie Carrie, to Hae Min Lee (whose death was the focus of the first season of "Serial") to the cult film "The Craft", this book explores the female dark side, as represented...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Melville House 2019

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 305.42 DOY

Maggs, Sam

Summary: A handbook for ladies living the nerdy life, including fanfic, cosplay, cons, books, memes, podcasts, vlogs, OTPs and RPGs and MMOs and more.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Quirk Books 2015

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 302.23 MAG

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 305 MAG

Telfer, Tori

Summary: "Why do we love stories about scammers so much? Journalist Tori Telfer dives into the stories of historical female con women and explains why we are so enamored by their scams"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harper, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers 2021

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 364.16 TEL

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2 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 364.16 TEL

Zeisler, Andi

Summary: "A critical assessment of feminism today by the founding editor and creative director of Bitch magazine draws on the stories of institutions and everyday women to illuminate how feminism has been compromised by market forces, subversive politics and popular culture, sharing strategic recommendations for how to reverse marginalizing trends,"--NoveList.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: PublicAffairs 2016

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 305.4 ZEI

Zeisler, Andi

Summary: Today, feminism is no longer a dirty word, and women purporting to stand up for women's equality now include high-powered names like Beyonc,̌ Taylor Swift, and Emma Watson. Hip underwear lines sell granny pants with "feminist" emblazoned on the back. In every bookstore, there are scores of seductive feminist how-to business guides telling women how to achieve "it all." Meanwhile, access to...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Tantor Audio 2016

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Blay, Zeba

Summary: "An Empowering and Celebratory Portrait of Black Women-from Josephine Baker to Aunt Viv to Cardi B. In 2013, film and culture critic Zeba Blay was one of the first people to coin the viral term #carefreeblackgirls on Twitter. As she says, it was "a way tocarve out a space of celebration and freedom for Black women online." In this collection of essays, Blay expands on this initial idea by...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: St. Martin's Griffin 2021

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Hurley, Kameron

Summary: "The book collects dozens of Hurley's essays on feminism, geek culture, and her experiences and insights as a genre writer, including "We Have Always Fought," which won the 2013 Hugo for Best Related Work. The Geek Feminist Revolution will also feature several entirely new essays written specifically for this volume."--Amazon.com.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Tor 2016

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 814 HUR

Summary: An acclaimed photographer, filmmaker, and video artist, Iranian-born Shirin Neshat addresses the complex forces shaping the identity of Muslim women throughout the world and explores the social, political, and psychological dimensions of women's experiences. In this program, she explicates her haunting video installations Shadow Under the Web; Turbulent; Soliloquy; Rapture; and Fervor, as well...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2005

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Maine, Margo

Summary: ""The body is the canvas upon which women paint their secrets and self-doubt, their hopes and their dreams, their pain and their disappointments. Hair has historically played a central role in the battles for power, self-determination and autonomy-serving as a nonverbal language that represents women's lives. However, pain, anxiety, racism, sexism and rigid beauty standards can too often...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Toplight 2023

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 391.5 MAI

Anthony, David

Summary: The heroes' baseball team, the Traverse City Salmon, are playing the Garden City Sprouts in the little league championship game. The Sprouts throw a curve ball and turn into pinch-hitting plant monsters.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Sigil Pub. 2009

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in J Series, Call number: J FIC ANT

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J FIC ANT

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Beginning Readers - Independent Reader (Red), Call number: JBR RED ANT

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1 available in Beginning Readers - Independent Reader (Red), Call number: JBR RED ANT

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