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The H Spot
The H Spot: The Feminist Pursuit of Happiness | Jill Filipovic
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What do women want? It's a time-old question, but if you head out into America and talk to women one-on-one, as Jill Filipovic has done, you discover that what they want is happiness. Despite what recent books, articles, or tv shows would have you believe, real women are less concerned about "having it all," leaning in, or settling for Mr. Good Enough.' Unsurprisingly, the way to achieve happiness is as varied as the realities they face. In The H Spot, Filipovic argues that the main obstacle standing in between women and happiness is a rigged system. In this world of unfinished feminism, men have long been able to have it all because of free female labor, while the bar of achievement for women has gotten higher never before have we had to work so much at every level (whether it's to be an accomplished white-collar employee or just make ends meet), and never before have the requirements for being a good mother been so extreme. If our laws and policies made women's happiness and fulfillment a goal in and of itself, she explains, so many contentious issues would be resolved with one fell swoopfrom women's health to equal pay. Filipovic illustrates this argument by asking women across America what it is they need, Filipovic provides an outline for a feminist movement we all need: one that provides a blueprint for how policy, laws and society can deliver on the promise of the pursuit of happiness for all.
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AutumnRLS
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mrozzz
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Finally got organized! This just my nonfiction #bookhaul from Brooklyn Book Festival yesterday. 2 were FREE, 1 is an ARC, and 1 was in a “blind date” package & pushed me over the edge to receive (another) free tote.

You may notice that these are all small presses! I really loved supporting these publishers (and the topics the authors have focused on). 💕📚📚📚👏🏻

Riveted_Reader_Melissa Looks like a great stack! 1y
Caterina I LOVE HAYMARKET it's my favorite!! 1y
Leftcoastzen Hope you signed up for Haymarket emails , they often offer 50% off sales.This Book was in my top 10 last year, tough and significant. 1y
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mrozzz @Riveted_Reader_Melissa 😊😊😊 I‘m quite pleased! 1y
mrozzz I‘m becoming a big fan as well! @Caterina 1y
mrozzz @Leftcoastzen I got my first email today!! Will have to look up your reco. 1y
Leftcoastzen @mrozzz it‘s in your stack ,but from Nation Books.😁 1y
mrozzz Ohhhh the title is a little different @Leftcoastzen 1y
mrozzz I think this one is just updated or a reprint? @Leftcoastzen 1y
Leftcoastzen Yeah the database is wonky 1y
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Hooked_on_books
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Overall, this is a good look at how feminist ideas and policies improve happiness and make life better for everyone, female and male, gay and straight, white and non-white. It also looks at more ways we need to change. If you‘re well-versed in women‘s studies, there won‘t be much new here for you, but otherwise I think it‘s a worthwhile read.

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Hooked_on_books
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She has a point. This is part of a larger discussion of women being judged differently than men.

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jolena_75
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1) 50-The Popsugar challenge. I work two jobs and don‘t get to read as much as I want.
2) The Hate U Give, Something Wonderful, 1984
3)Romance/Thriller, Cyberpunk
4) I just joined Litsy, I‘m not sure what a Litsy swap is.
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Rachel.Rencher Welcome to Litsy 🤓 A Listy swap is where we'll sign up to send each other gifts. One that you could still sign up for is the #MugLove swap hosted by @TheKidUpstairs . Your Litfluence is the number in the top right corner. It goes up the more people interact with your posts! 2y
jolena_75 @Rachel.Rencher Thank you so much!! I just joined the #MugLove swap! 2y
Crystallinegirl I'm doing the PopSugar challenge too! It looks really fun. 2y
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jolena_75 @Crystallinegirl I‘m so excited about it, this will be my first year doing the challenge! There‘s a lot of books on my list that I wouldn‘t have read without the challenge. 2y
Crystallinegirl It's my first year too! And same. I read so many books as a kid, though, that it was hard coming up with the ones like "childhood classic you never read." Luckily my husband, who was brought up very different from me, had several to recommend! So now I have James and the Giant Peach (fruit or vegetable) True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle (set at sea) and Are you there God? It's me, Margaret for childhood classic. I'm really excited! 2y
tpixie @Crystallinegirl those will be great reads! I just read Peter Pan- see if that meets any challenges. I l loved the narrator! 2y
jolena_75 Some of the prompts where really difficult for me to find one for, I had to go by the suggestions in the goodread group for a few of them, Like the cyperpunk prompt, I‘d never heard of the genre. For my childhood classic one I choose Matilda, I‘ve seen the movie a dozen times but never read the book. 2y
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MelodySchreiber
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So many highlightable passages in this book!

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CoffeeK8
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3 pages in and already this book is amazing!

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Kmatti
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Library day!

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TrishTheBibliophile
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A book exploring feminist theory and personal experience in an effort to call out a rigged system in which women's happiness is derailed. How can we make women happy? With focus on things like acknowledging nontraditional relationships, improving sexual pleasure, allotting more time for play and parenting, etc. A bit academic (needed some breathers) but overall a call to action supported by statistics, personal experience and history. #ARC

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TrishTheBibliophile
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Can't tell you how much I'm enjoying reading this ARC right now...especially considering it's relevance to current issues. I'm only about twenty percent into it, but I can't see myself losing interest yet.

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TrishTheBibliophile
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Intro quote to my newest ARC from NetGalley. Seems appropriate today...

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Well-ReadNeck
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#24in48 #readathon #netgalley

This non-fiction survey about happiness as it relates specifically to women. Topics include friends, sex and power over our bodies, motherhood, marriage, work, food and body image, and identity. Through treatment, but the organization seemed a little off to me (seemed like a strange order) and much of the info is in other happiness books. Good first volume, but if you follow the topic, likely to be repetitive.

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