Roar Softly and Carry a Great Lipstick: 28 Women Writers on Life, Sex, and Survival

Roar Softly and Carry a Great Lipstick: 28 Women Writers on Life, Sex, and Survival

by Autumn Stephens
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1930722389

ISBN-13: 9781930722385

Pub. Date: 11/15/2004

Publisher: New World Library


The title of this anthology riffs on Teddy Roosevelt's phallocentric motto: "Speak softly, and carry a big stick." Few American women today are interested in cultivating a Teddy-esque machismo--but in Roar Softly... contemporary women writers recount their own mano a mano encounters with lingering sexism, Superwoman schedules, marital mess-ups, and a passel of

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The title of this anthology riffs on Teddy Roosevelt's phallocentric motto: "Speak softly, and carry a big stick." Few American women today are interested in cultivating a Teddy-esque machismo--but in Roar Softly... contemporary women writers recount their own mano a mano encounters with lingering sexism, Superwoman schedules, marital mess-ups, and a passel of other anti-female forces. Not only do their stories offer reassurance that our own egregious experiences are not unique, but they also suggest better battle strategies—-more womanly battle strategies, if you will--for those who shrink from the bald "muscle your way through" approach. As each essay is intended to demonstrate, we can overcome the sex-specific challenges of our lives not only with strength ("Roar Softly" ), but also with grace ("Great Lipstick").

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781930722385
Publisher:
New World Library
Publication date:
11/15/2004
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
229
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.73(d)

Table of Contents

Contents

Introduction,
1. Connection,
2. Attitude Adjustment,
3. Mind Over Matter,
4. Problem? What Problem?,
5. Perseverance,
Readers' Group Guide,
Contributors,
Acknowledgments,
Copyright Notices,

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