No Job for a Woman takes us from her wartime childhood in Sri Lanka through her early career as a journalist and TV personality into her life in politics.
Author: Sallyanne Atkinson
Publisher: Univ. of Queensland Press
Category: Biography & Autobiography
‘A true trailblazer for her generation ...’ Sallyanne Atkinson was the first female Lord Mayor of Brisbane, the first female senior trade commissioner to Paris and has been a leader in business and corporate life for over four decades. No Job for a Woman takes us from her wartime childhood in Sri Lanka through her early career as a journalist and TV personality into her life in politics. For the first time Sallyanne Atkinson offers a behind-the-scenes look at her dynamic and colourful life, including her involvement in three Olympics bids. A trailblazer for working mothers, Sallyanne shares the challenges and the triumphs of raising five children while forging a high-profile career. With her characteristic warmth and humour, she shows how she defied the expectations of a generation.
Who would think a woman out with her kids was a PI on the job? A case of history repeating itself. Unlike me, they never had any desire to go ...
Author: Sandra Mara
Publisher: Poolbeg Press Ltd
Category: True Crime
Ireland’s first ever female private investigator lifts the lid on the secret life of the nation. Sandra Mara solved her first case at the tender age of nine. That gave her a taste for intrigue, and she went on to become one of the top private investigators in the country, even winning International Investigator of the Year at the World Association of Detectives. In No Job for a Woman, for the first time she opens her case file to reveal some of the most enthralling and outrageous cases she has worked on throughout her career. Stories included are: Patricia the Stripper, the Man United footballer and the IRA; the Thai Hooker and the Irish Diplomat; the Case of the Blackmail Cops; the Antwerp Diamonds and the Beit Robbers; the Clairvoyant who Never Saw it Coming; and Has Anybody Seen our Jumbo Jet? As well as these stories, Sandra provides a fascinating insight into the secretive undercover world of the private investigator – a world of bugging, surveillance, cold nights and very real danger.
And may I say, it's not often I've dined with two university scholars and a female newspaper reporter.” I notice he emphasizes the word female.
Author: Carol McCleary
Publisher: Forge Books
History, mystery, and murder are the traveling companions of Nellie Bly, the world's first female investigative reporter. In Carol McCleary's No Job for a Lady, Nellie defies the wrath of her editor and vengeful ancient gods while setting out to prove a woman has what it takes to be a foreign correspondent in dangerous Victorian times. Pyramids, dark magic, and dead bodies are what the intrepid Nellie encounters when she takes off for Mexico after her editor refuses to let her work as a foreign correspondent because "it's no job for a lady." It's 1886 and Mexico has not cast off all its bloodthirsty Aztec past. Among the towering pyramids in the ghost city of Teotihuacán, Nellie is stalked by ruthless killers seeking Montezuma's legendary treasure and an ancient cult that resorts to the murderous Way of the Aztec to protect it. Nellie travels with Gertrude Bell, who will go on to be called Queen of the Desert for her later exploits in Egypt, as well as the most glamorous and beautiful woman of the era, Lily Langtry, consort to the Prince of Wales. Along for the ride is a young gunfighter called the Sundance Kid. And there's the mysterious Roger Watkins, who romantically and physically challenges Nellie's determination to be an independent woman in a man's world. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
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How Hollywood Spoke to Women, 1930–1960 Jeanine Basinger ... to do little unpleasant jobs because “ fighting a man like Peterson is no job for a woman .
Author: Jeanine Basinger
Publisher: Wesleyan University Press
Category: Performing Arts
"In this highly readable and entertaining book, Jeanine Basinger shows how the "woman's film" of the 30s, 40s, and 50s sent a potent mixed message to millions of female moviegoers. At the same time that such films exhorted women to stick to their "proper" realm of men, marriage, and motherhood, they portrayed -- usually with relish -- strong women playing out liberating fantasies of power, romance, sexuality, luxury, even wickedness...Basinger examines dozens of films -- whether melodrama, screwball comedy, musical, film noir, western, or biopic to make a persuasive case that the woman's film was a rich, complicated, and subversive genre that recognized and addressed, if covertly, the problems of women." Amazon.com viewed 7/31/2020.
For decades women were refused most reporting jobs by men who said: 'It's no job for a woman'. These days, it is more complicated. Whereas maleness is taken ...
Author: Deborah Chambers
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Women and Journalism offers a rich and comprehensive analysis of the roles, status and experiences of women journalists in the United States and Britain. Drawing on a variety of sources and dealing with a host of women journalists ranging from nineteenth century pioneers to Martha Gellhorn, Kate Adie and Veronica Guerin, the authors investigate the challenges women have faced in their struggle to establish reputations as professionals. This book provides an account of the gendered structuring of journalism in print, radio and television and speculates about women's still-emerging role in online journalism. Their accomplishments as war correspondents are tracked to the present, including a study of the role they played post-September 11th.
The chapter directed to women who do not want a career concludes with a nod to the Victorians, as Wellesley explains, “A home (if it isn't a nightmare of ...
Author: Tabitha Kenlon
Publisher: Anthem Press
Category: Literary Criticism
The longest-running war is the battle over how women should behave. “Conduct Books and the History of the Ideal Woman” examines six centuries of advice literature, analyzing the print origins of gendered expectations that continue to inform our thinking about women’s roles and abilities. Close readings of numerous conduct manuals from Britain and America, written by men and women, explain and contextualize the legacy of sexism as represented in prescriptive writing for women from 1372 to the present. While existing period-specific studies of conduct manuals consider advice literature within the society that wrote and read them, “Conduct Books and the History of the Ideal Woman” provides the only analysis of both the volumes themselves and the larger debates taking place within their pages across the centuries. Combining textual literary analysis with a social history sensibility while remaining accessible to expert and novice, this book will help readers understand the on-going debate about the often-contradictory guidelines for female behavior.
Author: Ana María Muñoz BoudetPublish On: 2013-04-25
(Most of these norms follow the attributes of a good woman, advanced in chapter I.) In the process of searching for work, women in the study not only ...
Author: Ana María Muñoz Boudet
Publisher: World Bank Publications
Category: Social Science
Based on focus groups and interviews with nearly 4,000 women, men, girls, and boys from 20 countries, this book explores areas that are less often studied in gender and development: gender norms and agency. It reveals how little gender norms have changed, how similar they are across countries, and how they are being challenged and contested.
That's no job for a woman!” Jaci tensed up. ... Bill told me you were the first woman to holdthe position. Was itso important tobecome the firstwoman ...
Author: Bonnie Hopkins
Publisher: Hachette UK
This wonderfully well-written and compelling book looks at the life of a single woman's "seasons," from the raging storms of her life's winter to the sun-drenched days of her summers--and how she endures it all with God's love.
Following in the mold of Lois Lane, there were a number of lady reporters—Penny ... male heroes have often said that fighting evil is no job for a woman.
Author: Mike Madrid
Publisher: Exterminating Angel Press
Category: Comics & Graphic Novels
ComicsAlliance and ComicsBlend Best Comic Book of the Year BUST Magazine “Lit Pick” Recommendation Certified Cool™ in PREVIEWS: The Comic Shop’s Catalog “Mike Madrid gives these forgotten superheroines their due. These ‘lost’ heroines are now found—to the delight of comic book lovers everywhere.” —STAN LEE Wonder Woman, Mary Marvel, and Sheena, Queen of the Jungle ruled the pages of comic books in the 1940s, but many other heroines of the WWII era have been forgotten. Through twenty-eight full reproductions of vintage Golden Age comics, Divas, Dames & Daredevils reintroduces their ingenious abilities to mete out justice to Nazis, aliens, and evildoers of all kinds. Each spine-tingling chapter opens with Mike Madrid’s insightful commentary about heroines at the dawn of the comic book industry and reveals a universe populated by extraordinary women—superheroes, reporters, galactic warriors, daring detectives, and ace fighter pilots—who protected America and the world with wit and guile. In these pages, fans will also meet heroines with striking similarities to more modern superheroes, including The Spider Queen, who deployed web shooters twenty years before Spider Man, and Marga the Panther Woman, whose feral instincts and sharp claws tore up the bad guys long before Wolverine. These women may have been overlooked in the annals of history, but their influence on popular culture, and the heroes we’re passionate about today, is unmistakable. Mike Madrid is the author of Divas, Dames & Daredevils: Lost Heroines of Golden Age Comics and The Supergirls: Fashion, Feminism, Fantasy, and the History of Comic Book Heroines, an NPR “Best Book To Share With Your Friends” and American Library Association Amelia Bloomer Project Notable Book. Madrid, a San Francisco native and lifelong fan of comic books and popular culture, also appears in the documentary Wonder Women! The Untold Story of American Superheroines.
Married, no kids. Kids or not, Palomino couldn't imagine letting his own wife work here. This was no job for a woman. No job for a man, really, ...
Author: Duncan Ralston
Publisher: Shadow Work Publishing
16 horror tales in the tradition of Stephen King, Richard Matheson, Clive Barker, and The Twilight Zone! Video Nasties - After discovering a box of old video tapes outside an abandoned warehouse, a young film enthusiast inadvertently releases horror director Nicolo Funelli and his "video nasties" from VHS imprisonment. How to Kill a Celebrity - New hire Annie Watkins's pre-emptive obituaries at Live @ 5 New Orleans News seem to be killing off famous people. Cuttings - A used delivery van causes Katie and Gavin's lives to take an unimaginable wrong turn into very dark territory. Mental - A teen orphan with a unique ability is held captive in a secret government lab, forced to submit to their whims. He Is Risen - Vacationers become a grotesque part of the Easter festivities in a small English town. These are just a handful of the 16 dark tales that await you in Video Nasties. Tune in, sit back, and turn up the terror. But don't touch that dial… it just might kill you.
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“Anna, that is no job for a woman” . ... “There is way more to it than knowing the jobs on the floor, the men must respect your decisions, ...
Author: Kenny W. Duncan
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Across the High Plains is a new work of fiction that follows the exploits of Clancy Delaney. Born in Boston to immigrant parents and orphaned as a teenager, he is forced to grow into a man at an early age. He runs away from trouble, leaveing behind the girl he loves (Mary Anna Flann), and even falsifies his death in Missouri. He changes his name to Charlie Dodd to start a new life and starts roaming the west from one job to another, from town to town. Meanwhile, his old flame strives in her search for him. Can fate and the magnetic pull of love ever cause their paths to cross again? Read the book to find out