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The Secret History of Weeds: What Women Need To Know About Their History

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 12, 2009

    Women and Men will not be able to put this book down!

    Women have been held back for centuries by certain beliefs about their emotions and behavior. One of the recurring themes the author disputes is the one that says women crumble in a crisis, fight with each other, complain of boredom and instigate sexual encounters when allowed to participate in exploration. It was shocking to read about the way the early women astronauts in training were dismissed because our culture said women did not do such things! Then they suddenly were considered for long space flights because male astronauts needed "110 pounds of entertainment payload!" What a book this is and I highly recommend it.

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  • Posted June 8, 2009

    A Long Awaited Book at Last Available to Culture that Traditionally Undervalues Women's Roles

    Ms Jone's wonderful and timely book, The Secret History of Weeds, What Women Need to Know About Their History, is inspiring and will surely find a welcoming audience among women, not exclusively those who dare enter the political arena in our present age, but all those who dare examine their role as human beings in a gender conscious (or perhaps obsessed) world. Ms Jones has the gift of phrasing concepts in such an orderly and unmistakable way that they are irrefutably clear to the reader. This book brings much overlooked and misunderstood knowledge about the experience of gender to the modern woman of course, but also to men as well, to the ultimate benefit of both.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 13, 2009

    I Also Recommend:

    Empowering Women is the Answer!

    This book explains how females came to be considered inferior to males in history, a problem that continues to plague women in the third millennium. Martin Luther bestowed the "weed" status on females in 1533 and women are continuing to fight that label. No matter how you look at it, women who achieve at the top of the professional ladders in life are still viewed as "too emotional" and, even worse, not as competent in leadership as males. This work disputes those cultural beliefs with stories about women who overcame the secondary status awarded to them by our society. The road to achievement is paved with the shards of glass ceilings and stained glass windows, however, and will continue to be until the majority of the world's population becomes equal to the minority males. Jack Holland's book on misogyny, an indepth study of the mistreatment of women, is a perfect companion to the survey of recent discoveries about women's accomplishments in the "Weeds" book.

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