Download and read online Girls with Guns in PDF and EPUB A nuanced understanding of state violence and gender (in)equalities must consider the varied and contradictory experiences of armed civilian women, female soldiers, and opponents of gun possession. How is ‘feminism’ and ‘femininity’ negotiated in the early 21st century by civilian and military women in a nation that fetishizes guns? This book addresses this social problem by offering a comparative analysis of the particular dilemmas that gender inequality, class inequality, race/racism and U.S. nationalism generate for women of diverse backgrounds who are struggling to balance conventional gender roles, femininity and gendered violence in the United States.
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Download and read online Girl Waits with Gun in PDF and EPUB A National Bestseller A New York Times Editors' Choice A September 2015 Indie Next Pick A Publishers Marketplace Buzz Book of 2015, Fall/Winter One of USA Today's "New and Noteworthy" One of New York Post's "Must-Read" Books One of Cosmopolitan's "24 Books to Read this Fall" From the New York Times best-selling author of The Drunken Botanist comes an enthralling novel based on the forgotten true story of one of the nation’s first female deputy sheriffs. Constance Kopp doesn’t quite fit the mold. She towers over most men, has no interest in marriage or domestic affairs, and has been isolated from the world since a family secret sent her and her sisters into hiding fifteen years ago. One day a belligerent and powerful silk factory owner runs down their buggy, and a dispute over damages turns into a war of bricks, bullets, and threats as he unleashes his gang on their family farm. When the sheriff enlists her help in convicting the men, Constance is forced to confront her past and defend her family — and she does it in a way that few women of 1914 would have dared. “A smart, romping adventure, featuring some of the most memorable and powerful female characters I've seen in print for a long time. I loved every page as I followed the Kopp sisters through a too-good-to-be-true (but mostly true!) tale of violence, courage, stubbornness, and resourcefulness.” — Elizabeth Gilbert Check out the brand-new Kopp sisters adventure Lady Copy Makes Trouble available now!
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Download and read online Girls with Guns Films Film Guide in PDF and EPUB Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Commentary (films not included). Pages: 87. Chapters: Lara Croft: Tomb Raider, Underworld, Kick-Ass, Salt, Wanted, Resident Evil: Afterlife, Sucker Punch, Resident Evil: Extinction, Bond girl, Kill Bill, Machete, Resident Evil: Apocalypse, Underworld: Rise of the Lycans, Planet Terror, Tank Girl, Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life, Underworld: Evolution, Ultraviolet, on Flux, Girls with guns, Bitch Slap, Tokyo Gore Police, The Machine Girl, Barb Wire, Ballistic: Ecks vs. Sever, Point of No Return, Naked Killer, Nikita, Come Drink with Me, Andy Sidaris, The Long Kiss Goodnight, Naked Weapon, Righting Wrongs, Heroic bloodshed, Ms. 45, Yo-Yo Girl Cop, Pistol Opera, So Close, Yukari Oshima, Yes, Madam, The Gene Generation, Judas Kiss, Underworld: New Dawn, Stiletto, In Her Line of Fire, The 10th Victim, Fudoh: The New Generation, Beyond Hypothermia, Exception to the Rule, Map of the Sounds of Tokyo, Assault Girls, Angel, Killing Time, Zero Woman, Bad girl movies, Hapkido, Full Disclosure, Golden Swallow, Mari's Prey, In the Line of Duty 4: Witness, She Shoots Straight, Gun Crazy 3: The Big Gundown, Gun Crazy 2: Beyond the Law, Swindle, Gun Crazy: A Woman from Nowhere, Angel Enforcers, XX: Beautiful Beast, Farewell, My Love, Magnificent Warriors, XX: Beautiful Hunter, XX: Beautiful Prey, Kuro no tenshi Vol. 2, Kuro no tenshi Vol. 1, Fit to Kill. Excerpt: Kick-Ass is a 2010 superhero/action/dark comedy/drama film based on the comic book of the same name by Mark Millar and John Romita, Jr. The film was directed by Matthew Vaughn, who co-produced the film with actor Brad Pitt, and co-wrote the screenplay with Jane Goldman. The film's general release was on 16 April 2010 in the US and on 25 March 2010 in the UK. The film tells the story of an ordinary teenager, Dave Lizewski, who sets out to become a real-life superhero, calling himself...
Download and read online Guns and Guerilla Girls in PDF and EPUB The history of women guerilla fighters in the Zimbabwean National Liberation war (1965-80), this book provides an examination of the many different groups of women who joined the armed struggle and contributes to a feminist understanding of Zimbabwe and African history and politics. Most previously published accounts of this event in history have tended to focus on the 'feminine' or 'natural' role women played in it, ignoring the experiences of female guerilla fighters. This book redresses the balance, giving voice to a previously unsung group of women.
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Download and read online We Don t Play with Guns Here in PDF and EPUB War, weapon and superhero play has been banned in many early childhood settings for over 30 years. This book explores the development and application of a zero tolerance approach through the eyes of children and practitioners.
Download and read online The Gun Book for Girls in PDF and EPUB This third installment in the popular series of practical books about guns and shooting is aimed at women of all ages—the fastest-growing segment of the sport—and it couldn’t come at a better time. America and firearms literally grew up together, but today guns are often simply linked to crime and violence; gun control has become a polarizing political issue; and misinformation about firearms is spreading. Now three experts have tackled the subject in a series of books that explores the realities of guns and shooting and sets the record straight about some common misconceptions. On the heels of The Gun Book for Boys and The Gun Book for Parents, The Gun Book for Girls is for girls (and women) interested in guns and shooting but who have little or no background in firearms. Through example and anecdote, the book emphasizes safety and proper usage, and it defines terms and provides hands-on advice about using and maintaining guns. It also covers firearms, shooting methods, clothing and accessories for women, profiles females who shoot and who work in the gun trade, and discusses the issues around guns for self-defense (a topic of special interest to women). Like the other two titles, this book is non-political and written in an easy-to-understand conversational tone. Each book is thoroughly illustrated, and content is presented in easily managed portions that can be read in series or singly, all backed up with an index.
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