The Future is Feminine

The Future is Feminine

Author: Ciara Cremin

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350149762

Category: Philosophy

Page: 225

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"Carnage in the classroom, misogynists in high office, sociopaths in uniform, masculinity makes headlines and for all the wrong reasons. But the most toxic of men are an index of a broader problem with the way males are raised and learn to interact. Designated male at birth, Cremin knows what it means to be masculinised. Now she offers a trans woman's perspective on and diagnosis of what provocatively she describes a disorder. It's a disorder of the human personality reflective of the society into which we are born. Primed to be competitive and violent, and compelled to kill off parts of the self because of their feminine associations, the masculinised male, Cremin says, is suited to capitalism's monstrous and unquenchable needs. She draws on marxist and psychoanalytic theory both to diagnose the condition and also, importantly, to theorise how individually and collectively it might be overcome. Rejecting the idea that males are inherently violent and females inherently nurturing or that there's such a thing as a masculine or feminine essence, Cremin proclaims nevertheless that, as she conceives the terms, femininity is the riddle of a masculine disorder solved, and it knows itself to be this solution. The future is feminine. It must be"--

The Future is Feminine

The Future is Feminine

Author: Ciara Cremin

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350149786

Category: Philosophy

Page: 224

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Carnage in the classroom, misogynists in high office, sociopaths in uniform, masculinity is a killer. From styles of dress to the stunted capacity for expressing a diversity of emotions, becoming a man involves killing off and repudiating anything that in our society is held as feminine. When a person is unable to show compassion and tenderness, or when exposed for their frailties, feels angry and humiliated, they have problems. Problems that none of us are immune to. Masculinity, Cremin provocatively declares, is a generic disorder of a sick society that afflicts even the best of us. Neither a condition of being human nor even of male, it is a disorder, as she illustrates, of a capitalist society that depends and even thrives upon its very symptoms. From the perspective of a trans woman raised to be a man, the book maps the disorder and speculates on the possible means to overcome it. Instead of signifying weakness, catastrophes can be prevented when the qualities men often fear and women often feel subordinated to are prioritised, affirmed and nourished. Drawing, amongst others, on Marx and Freud, Cremin eloquently demonstrates why there can be no future other than one in which we are all reconciled as a society with the feminine. In such a future, the terms 'masculine' and 'feminine' will neither define us nor determine our relationship to one another.

The Feminine Future

The Feminine Future

Author: Mike Ashley

Publisher: Courier Dover Publications

ISBN: 9780486803401

Category: Fiction

Page: 244

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Tales by Ethel Watts Mumford, Edith Nesbit, Clare Winger Harris, and others envision a feminist society in another dimension, a man who converts himself into a cyborg, a robot housemaid, and many other intriguing scenarios.

The Feminine Mystique

The Feminine Mystique

Author: Betty Friedan

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9780393322576

Category: Social Science

Page: 587

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Released for the first time in paperback, this landmark social and political volume on feminism is credited with being responsible for raising awareness, liberating both sexes, and triggering major advances in the feminist movement. Reprint.

Time, Death, and the Feminine

Time, Death, and the Feminine

Author: Tina Chanter

Publisher: Stanford University Press

ISBN: 0804743118

Category: Philosophy

Page: 324

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Examining Levinas’s critique of the Heideggerian conception of temporality, this book shows how the notion of the feminine both enables and prohibits the most fertile territory of Levinas’s thought. According to Heidegger, the traditional notion of time, which stretches from Aristotle to Bergson, is incoherent because it rests on an inability to think together two assumptions: that the present is the most real aspect of time, and that the scientific model of time is infinite, continuous, and constituted by a series of more or less identical now-points. For Heidegger, this contradiction, which privileges the present and thinks of time as ongoing, derives from a confusion about Being. He suggests that it is not the present but the future that is the primordial ecstasis of temporality. For Heidegger, death provides an orientation for our authentic temporal understanding. Levinas agrees with Heidegger that mortality is much more significant than previous philosophers of time have acknowledged, but for Levinas, it is not my death, but the death of the other that determines our understanding of time. He is critical of Heidegger’s tendency to collapse the ecstases (past, present, and future) of temporality into one another, and seeks to move away from what he sees as a totalizing view of time. Levinas wants to rehabilitate the unique character of the instant, or present, without sacrificing its internal dynamic to the onward progression of the future, and without neglecting the burdens of the past that history visits upon us. The author suggests that though Levinas’s conception of subjectivity corrects some of the problems Heidegger’s philosophy introduces, such as his failure to deal adequately with ethics, Levinas creates new stumbling blocks, notably the confining role he accords to the feminine. For Levinas, the feminine functions as that which facilitates but is excluded from the ethical relation that he sees as the pinnacle of philosophy. Showing that the feminine is a strategic part of Levinas’s philosophy, but one that was not thought through by him, the author suggests that his failure to solidly place the feminine in his thinking is structurally consonant with his conceptual separation of politics from ethics.

Unleashing Our Unknown Selves

Unleashing Our Unknown Selves

Author: France Morrow

Publisher: Praeger Pub Text

ISBN: STANFORD:36105035116081

Category: Social Science

Page: 296

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This "hopeful" book presents a new theory of psychosexual development, and concurrently, of psychosocial evolution. Morrow claims the sexual division of nature was a primordial organizing principle for all cultures. However, evolving qualities assigned by culture to women and men, have over the millennia incorporated, absorbed, or superceded biological differences. The resultant schism between femininity and masculinity represents the deepest cleavage in the human species and is crippling both men and women. Morrow's hope is that the release in each sex of repressed qualities of the other sex will allow both sexes to be what they have never been--whole. "Unleashing Our Unknown Selves begins with a critique of central paradigms in contemporary social science and ends with a provocative new theory of psychosexual development. Dr. Morrow brilliantly demonstrates why men are just as damaged as women by our present patriarchal sex/gender system." Joseph L. White Univeristy of California, Irnive

The Athena Doctrine

The Athena Doctrine

Author: John Gerzema

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118452950

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 306

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New York Times Bestseller How feminine values can solve our toughest problems and build a more prosperous future Among 64,000 people surveyed in thirteen nations, two thirds feel the world would be a better place if men thought more like women. This marks a global trend away from the winner-takes-all, masculine approach to getting things done. Drawing from interviews at innovative organizations in eighteen nations and at Fortune 500 boardrooms, the authors reveal how men and women alike are recognizing significant value in traits commonly associated with women, such as nurturing, cooperation, communication, and sharing. The Athena Doctrine shows why femininity is the operating system of 21st century prosperity. Advocates a new way to solve today's toughest problems in business, education, government, and more Based on a landmark survey and results from Young & Rubicam's respected Brand Asset Valuator's global survey, as well as on-the-ground interviews in 18 countries From acclaimed social theorist, consumer expert, and bestselling author, John Gerzema, and award-winning author, Michael D'Antonio Brought to life through real world examples and backed by rigorous data,The Athena Doctrine shows how feminine traits are ascending—and bringing success to people and organizations around the world. By nurturing, listening, collaborating and sharing, women and men are solving problems, finding profits, and redefining success in every realm.

Disrupt-Her

Disrupt-Her

Author: Miki Agrawal

Publisher: Hay House, Inc

ISBN: 9781401955571

Category: Self-Help

Page: 296

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From the co-founder of THINX and hellotushy.com, start-ups collectively valued at more than $150 million, comes DISRUPT-HER, a rallying cry for women to radically question the status quo. Miki Agrawal has faced patriarchal pushback, fought girl-on-girl hate, ridden the roller coaster of building businesses as a female CEO, and even overcome an attempt to burn her for witchcraft (figuratively). In order to navigate the complicated--at times maddening--struggles of contemporary femininity, we need an unabashed manifesto for the modern woman that inspires us to move past outrage and take positive steps on the personal, professional, and societal levels. This manifesto galvanizes us to action in 13 major areas of our lives with as much fire power as possible. These are the credos we live by, the advice we give to friends, the tenets we instill in our companies and peers on a daily basis. Stories of badass female movers and shakers are shared in this book too to give you an extra jolt of "I've got this." It's a whole body F*CK YES to your work, your love, your relationships, and your mission--while doing it all authentically, unapologetically, and with full integrity.

Feminist Practice in the 21st Century

Feminist Practice in the 21st Century

Author: Nan Van Den Bergh

Publisher: N A S W Press

ISBN: UOM:39015050217408

Category: Social Science

Page: 376

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Arguing that feminist practice can help build communities and solve problems, this text is organized by methods, fields of practice and special populations. It sets forth a feminist model in social work theory and practice, from the feminization of poverty to the feminist perspective on politics.

Future Females, the Next Generation

Future Females, the Next Generation

Author: Marleen S. Barr

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Pub Incorporated

ISBN: UOM:39076002043664

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 340

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Feminist science fiction pioneer Marleen S. Barr, together with a talented crew of the field's established and emerging theorists, reveal new critical insights in Future Females, the Next Generation. This groundbreaking collection includes contributors from across the globe who find effective venues for imagining feminist thought experiments. A multinational perspective runs through this innovative volume, focusing on the latest dynamic trends in feminist science fiction, such as race, gender, cyberfeminism, the media, and new writers in the field.

The Future of Differences

The Future of Differences

Author: Susan J. Hekman

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780745667089

Category: Social Science

Page: 184

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This key work addresses one of the most central and controversial issues in contemporary feminist theory: the problem of difference.