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Off with her head : three thousand years of demonizing women in power  Cover Image Book Book

Off with her head : three thousand years of demonizing women in power / Eleanor Herman.

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  • ISBN: 9780063095670
  • ISBN: 006309567X
  • Physical Description: x, 374 pages ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2022]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 359-374).
Formatted Contents Note:
Introduction -- The root of misogyny -- Her overweening ambition -- Why doesn't she do something about her hair? -- The dangers of female hormones -- The alarming shrillness of her voice -- The mysterious unlikability of female candidates -- Who is taking care of her husband and children? -- She's a witch and other monsters -- She's a bitch and other animals -- Her sexual depravity -- She's a murderer -- Additional tools to diminish her -- Misogynoir: when powerful people are female and black -- Off with her head! -- Ripping up the misogynist's handbook.
Summary, etc.:
Imagine Donald Trump as a woman, called Donna. Would Donna Trump have been viewed as blunt, honest, and refreshing? Would she have won the election? Imagine Hillary Clinton as a man. Howard Clinton says and does the exact same things as Hillary. Would Howard Clinton have been portrayed in a thousand pinterest images as a witch, stirring a cauldron or riding a broomstick? Would he have been called a bitch on countless T-shirts? Would his thoughtful, circumspect answers to media questions have been seen as inauthenticity, secretiveness, and untrustworthiness? There is a particular kind of rage--let's call it unadulterated bloodlust--usually reserved for women, especially women in power or vying for it. From the ancient world, through the European Renaissance, up to the most recent U.S. elections, the misogynist's handbook, as Eleanor Herman calls it, has been wielded to put uppity women in their place. In a story that is shocking, eye-opening, and a powerful force for change, Eleanor Herman's signature wit and humor explores the patterns that have been operating for more than three thousand years--and are still operating today--against powerful women across the globe, including Cleopatra, Anne Boleyn, Marie Antoinette, Catherine the Great, Hillary Clinton, Kamala Harris, and more. Each chapter analyzes a tried-and-true misogynistic method to keep women down, including: Her overweening ambition, Why doesn't she do something about her hair?, The dangers of female hormones, The alarming shrillness of her voice, The mysterious unlikability of female candidates, She's a bitch and other animals, She's a witch and other monsters, and Her sexual depravity. Herman ends the book by looking forward, examining ways to rip up the misogynist's handbook once and for all.
Subject: Leadership in women.
Power (Social sciences)
Feminism.
Sexism.
Women > Social conditions.
Feminism.
Leadership in women.
Power (Social sciences)
Sexism.
Women > Social conditions.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
North Kansas City Public Library 305.4209 HERMAN 2022 (Text) 0001012493151 Nonfiction New Checked out 12/02/2022


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