Category : Social Science
Editor : HarperCollins
ISBN : 9780062405388
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
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Blending the iconoclastic feminism of The Notorious RBG and the confident irreverence of Go the F**ck to Sleep, a brazen and empowering illustrated collection that celebrates inspirational badass women throughout history, based on the popular Tumblr blog. Well-behaved women seldom make history. Good thing these women are far from well behaved . . . Illustrated in a contemporary animation style, Rejected Princesses turns the ubiquitous "pretty pink princess" stereotype portrayed in movies, and on endless toys, books, and tutus on its head, paying homage instead to an awesome collection of strong, fierce, and yes, sometimes weird, women: warrior queens, soldiers, villains, spies, revolutionaries, and more who refused to behave and meekly accept their place. An entertaining mix of biography, imagery, and humor written in a fresh, young, and riotous voice, this thoroughly researched exploration salutes these awesome women drawn from both historical and fantastical realms, including real life, literature, mythology, and folklore. Each profile features an eye-catching image of both heroic and villainous women in command from across history and around the world, from a princess-cum-pirate in fifth century Denmark, to a rebel preacher in 1630s Boston, to a bloodthirsty Hungarian countess, and a former prostitute who commanded a fleet of more than 70,000 men on China’s seas.

Category : Social Science
Editor : Dey Street Books
ISBN : 0062405373
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
Views : 384
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Blending the iconoclastic feminism of The Notorious RBG and the confident irreverence of Go the F**ck to Sleep, a brazen and empowering illustrated collection that celebrates inspirational badass women throughout history, based on the popular Tumblr blog. Well-behaved women seldom make history. Good thing these women are far from well behaved . . . Illustrated in a contemporary animation style, Rejected Princesses turns the ubiquitous "pretty pink princess" stereotype portrayed in movies, and on endless toys, books, and tutus on its head, paying homage instead to an awesome collection of strong, fierce, and yes, sometimes weird, women: warrior queens, soldiers, villains, spies, revolutionaries, and more who refused to behave and meekly accept their place. An entertaining mix of biography, imagery, and humor written in a fresh, young, and riotous voice, this thoroughly researched exploration salutes these awesome women drawn from both historical and fantastical realms, including real life, literature, mythology, and folklore. Each profile features an eye-catching image of both heroic and villainous women in command from across history and around the world, from a princess-cum-pirate in fifth century Denmark, to a rebel preacher in 1630s Boston, to a bloodthirsty Hungarian countess, and a former prostitute who commanded a fleet of more than 70,000 men on China’s seas.

Category : Biography & Autobiography
Editor : Quirk Books
ISBN : 9781594746659
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
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This edition offers true tales of these take-charge princesses plus dozens more in a fascinating read that’s perfect for history buffs, feminists, and anyone seeking a different kind of bedtime story. You think you know her story. You’ve read the Brothers Grimm, you’ve watched the Disney cartoons, and you cheered as these virtuous women lived happily ever after. But real princesses didn’t always get happy endings. Sure, plenty were graceful and benevolent leaders, but just as many were ruthless in their quest for power, and all of them had skeletons rattling in their majestic closets. Princess Stephanie von Hohenlohe was a Nazi spy. Empress Elisabeth of the Austro-Hungarian Empire slept wearing a mask of raw veal. Princess Olga of Kiev slaughtered her way to sainthood. And Princess Lakshmibai waged war on the battlefield with her toddler strapped to her back.

Category : Fiction
Editor : Ukiyoto Publishing
ISBN : 9789356976306
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
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The Mahabharat, one of the two great epics of India, depicts life on earth and human beings in all its myriad shades. There is a popular saying that what has not been depicted in the Mahabharat, be it good or bad, does not exist in life. It is the story of human beings with all their goodness and virtues as well as faults, frailties and weaknesses. In the age of the Mahabharat people lived life king-size. A son thought nothing of renouncing the throne and with it, life’s major happiness, for the sake of making his father happy. A celestial river could readily agree to go down on earth, marry a human being and give birth to eight young brothers. A princess, unfairly rejected by her lover, could pray so hard, so earnestly and for so long that Lord Shiva himself could be moved and grant her the boon of destroying the man who had ruined her happiness. A sage who is otherwise a wonderful man has such a massive ego about not keeping his promise that he demands an obnoxious and cruel sacrifice from an innocent and devoted disciple. In the Mahabharat one sees man at his best and at his worst. And how good and evil always co-exist side by side.

Category : Juvenile Fiction
Editor : FriesenPress
ISBN : 9781525582707
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
Views : 102
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The day the twin princesses disappeared without a trace, their nannies were blamed. Secretly their stepmother, Elvora (the present queen of the land), couldn’t be more pleased. She’s the one who arranged an accident to befall the young princesses, and she hoped never to hear from them again. Yet a clue was left behind: the missing rowboat. Though the twins Mintana and Terriana were princesses, they longed just like other children to have a normal and happy life with friends and a school of their own choosing and parents that paid attention to them. So when the rowboat swept them away and over the waterfall, their opportunity arrived. But can the girls keep their identities secret in their adopted family and new town? Will they be able to hide from their evil stepmother long enough to live the life of their dreams? Will they ever discover what happened to the first queen, their mom? A modern fairy tale for young and old. The Naughty Princesses pursue happiness, acceptance, and the freedom to be who they are

Category : Juvenile Fiction
Editor : Simon and Schuster
ISBN : 9781416940982
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
Views : 42
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A little girl imagines being a princess, with her stuffed animals serving as royal subjects and her bedroom becoming her royal court. By the author of Bear Snores On.

Category : Fiction
Editor : Penguin
ISBN : 9780525506034
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
Views : 208
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Published in English for the first time, and the only Arabic epic named for a woman, The Tale of Princess Fatima recounts the thrilling adventures of a legendary medieval warrior universally known throughout the Middle East and long overdue to join world literature's pantheon of female heroes. A Penguin Classic A fearsome, sword-slinging heroine who defeated countless men in stealth attacks on horseback, Dhat al-Himma, or Princess Fatima, was secretly given away at birth because she wasn't male, only to triumph as the most formidable warrior of her time. Known alternately as "she-wolf," "woman of high resolve," and "calamity of the soul," she lives on in this rousing narrative of female empowerment, in which she leads armies of more than seventy thousand men in clashes between rival tribes and between Muslims and Christians; reconciles with her father after taking him prisoner; and fends off her infatuated cousin, who challenges her to a battle for the right to marry her. Though her cousin suffers an ignominious defeat, he impregnates Fatima against her will and, when she gives birth to a Black son, disowns his own son, who also grows up to be a great warrior, eventually avenging his mother's honor. The epic culminates in a showdown between Fatima and another formidable warrior woman, and earns Fatima a place alongside the likes of Circe, Mulan, Wonder Woman, Katniss Everdeen and other powerful women.

Category : Biography & Autobiography
Editor : Penguin
ISBN : 9781101478813
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
Views : 320
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Throughout history women have caused wars, defied the rules, and brought men to their knees. The famous and the infamous, queens, divorcées, actresses, and outlaws have created a ruckus during their lifetimes-turning heads while making waves. Scandalous Women tells the stories of the risk takers who have flouted convention, beaten the odds, and determined the course of world events. *When Cleopatra (69 BC-30 BC) wasn't bathing in asses' milk, the last pharaoh of the Ptolemaic dynasty ruled Egypt and forged an important political alliance with Rome against her enemies-until her dalliance with Marc Antony turned the empire against her. *Emilie du Châtelet (1706-1748), a mathematician, physicist, author, and paramour of one of the greatest minds in France, Voltaire, shocked society with her unorthodox lifestyle and intellectual prowess-and became a leader in the study of theoretical physics in France at a time when the sciences were ruled by men. *Long before Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat on the bus, Ida B. Wells-Barnett (1862-1928) fought to end discrimination and the terrible crime of lynching and helped found the NAACP, but became known as a difficult woman for her refusal to compromise and was largely lost in the annals of history. *Gertrude Bell (1868-1926) had a passion for archaeology and languages, and left her privileged world behind to become one of the foremost chroniclers of British imperialism in the Middle East, and one of the architects of the modern nation of Iraq.

Category : Philosophy
Editor : MDPI
ISBN : 9783038978480
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
Views : 246
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In this volume of 15 articles, contributors from a wide range of disciplines present their analyses of Disney movies and Disney music, which are mainstays of popular culture. The power of the Disney brand has heightened the need for academics to question whether Disney’s films and music function as a tool of the Western elite that shapes the views of those less empowered. Given its global reach, how the Walt Disney Company handles the role of race, gender, and sexuality in social structural inequality merits serious reflection according to a number of the articles in the volume. On the other hand, other authors argue that Disney productions can help individuals cope with difficult situations or embrace progressive thinking. The different approaches to the assessment of Disney films as cultural artifacts also vary according to the theoretical perspectives guiding the interpretation of both overt and latent symbolic meaning in the movies. The authors of the 15 articles encourage readers to engage with the material, showcasing a variety of views about the good, the bad, and the best way forward.

Category : Children's stories
Editor : Paw Prints
ISBN : 1442055308
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
Views : 23
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After her castle and clothes are destroyed by the dragon, Princess Elizabeth, dressed only in a paper bag, sets out to rescue Prince Ronald, who was taken captive.