That Takes Ovaries! Bold Females and their Brazen Acts.
Bold females and their brazen acts
Edited by Rivka Solomon
This book of women's power stories is a revelation of what women are and what they can be, when they set their minds to it. It tells stories of women in different situations, all facing challenges testing their physical, emotional and mental faculties. These are women who have known and felt the social limitations of womanhood, and decided to go beyond them. They run the gamut of emotions--love, hate, envy, jealousy, rage--feelings that culminate in actions that translate into courage, power and victory.
The book is "dedicated to girls and women everywhere, and to those fighting for the human rights of women and girls around the globe".
And a blurb on the back cover explains: "That takes balls" are words of praise usually reserved for a man who has done something tough, fearless, and maybe a little crazy--someone who pushes the boundaries or breaks a few rules ... That takes ovaries! is a lively, fun, and often touching celebration of women and girls doing their thing their way."
There is Kathleen, who reduced a would-be burglar to tears by lecturing him about Black Pride (all while standing in her underwear); Eva, who made the dangerous illegal journey from Central America to the United States in order to give her children a better life; and Joani, who opened a sex shop designed for women.
Contributions of stories in the book came from Latin America, Europe, the Middle East, Asia, and Africa. They show and tell the pain and pride of women's lives. The multiple messages in the book have got one major theme--the need to stand up to persecution or challenges of any sort. It doesn't matter who or what the challenge is--all that matters is your response. Are you proud of it?
Three Rivers Press
New York, 2005
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|Date:||Dec 1, 2005|
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