I'm Afraid of Men


  • Author: Vivek Shraya
  • Release Date : 2018-08-28
  • Genre: Social Science
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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 NonfictionNominated for the 2019 Forest of Reading Evergreen AwardWinner 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 S...

I m Afraid of Men
Score: 4
From 5 Ratings

I m Afraid of Men


  • Author : Vivek Shraya
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2018-08-28
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780735235946


I m Afraid of Men Book Description :

"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, ...

I m Afraid of Men
Score: 4
From 5 Ratings

I m Afraid of Men


  • Author : Vivek Shraya
  • Publisher : Penguin Canada
  • Release Date : 2018-08
  • Genre: Gender expression
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0735235937


I m Afraid of Men Book Description :

"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...

Sometimes I m Afraid

Sometimes I m Afraid


  • Author : Michaelene Mundy
  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • Release Date : 2014-08-19
  • Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781497681224


Sometimes I m Afraid Book Description :

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....

The Boy   the Bindi
Score: 4
From 2 Ratings

The Boy the Bindi


  • Author : Vivek Shraya
  • Publisher : arsenal pulp press
  • Release Date : 2016-09-19
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781551526690


The Boy the Bindi Book Description :

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....

Something Happened and I m Scared to Tell

Something Happened and I m Scared to Tell


  • Author : Patricia Kehoe
  • Publisher : Parenting Press, Inc.
  • Release Date : 1987
  • Genre: Family & Relationships
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0943990289


Something Happened and I m Scared to Tell Book Description :

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....

Why I Am Not a Feminist
Score: 3.5
From 6 Ratings

Why I Am Not a Feminist


  • Author : Jessa Crispin
  • Publisher : Melville House
  • Release Date : 2017-02-21
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781612196022


Why I Am Not a Feminist Book Description :

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 obliviousne...

She of the Mountains
Score: 4
From 1 Ratings

She of the Mountains


  • Author : Vivek Shraya
  • Publisher : Arsenal Pulp Press
  • Release Date : 2014-09-22
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781551525617


She of the Mountains Book Description :

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 ...

Act Like a Lady  Think Like a Man
Score: 4
From 788 Ratings

Act Like a Lady Think Like a Man


  • Author : Steve Harvey
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release Date : 2009-10-06
  • Genre: Self-Help
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0061964492


Act Like a Lady Think Like a Man Book Description :

“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 L...

The End of Men
Score: 3
From 4 Ratings

The End of Men


  • Author : Hanna Rosin
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2012-09-11
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781101596920


The End of Men Book Description :

“You have to…play by the rules so you can get to the top and change things.” -- Sheryl Sandberg A landmark portrait of women, men, and power in a transformed world 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. At this unprecedented moment, 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 ...

When I Am Afraid

When I Am Afraid


  • Author : Edward T. Welch
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2010-01-01
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 1935273159


When I Am Afraid Book Description :

"This workbook is a complement to Running scared: fear, worry and the God of rest, but it is not a chapter-by-chapter study guide for that book. It is intended to stand alone as a study guide for individuals and groups."--Author's note....