That Takes Ovaries! Bold Females and Their Brazen Acts

ISBN-10: 0609806599
ISBN-13: 9780609806593
Edition: 2002
Authors: Rivka Solomon
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Description: Having ovaries: unabashed, gutsy, feisty, playful, challenging, full of chutzpah, mettlesome, naughty, victorious, straight from the hip, full-flavored, outrageous, righteous, loving, inspiring, bold as brass, self-assured, self-confident,  More...

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List price: $15.00
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Crown/Archetype
Publication date: 4/23/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 256
Size: 5.00" wide x 8.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.484
Language: English

Having ovaries: unabashed, gutsy, feisty, playful, challenging, full of chutzpah, mettlesome, naughty, victorious, straight from the hip, full-flavored, outrageous, righteous, loving, inspiring, bold as brass, self-assured, self-confident, self-possessed, daring, heroic, wild, wanton, crazy, optimistic, unflappable, pushy, unstoppable, impressive, rebellious, kick-ass, carefree, having moxie, having heart, having no fear . . . “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. But when it comes to hotheaded courage, impassioned activism, quirky wisdom, or bold confrontation, women have got what it takes—and then some! That Takes Ovaries! is a lively, fun, and often touching celebration of women and girls doing their thing their way: * Kathleen, who reduced a would-be burglar to tears by lecturing him about black pride (all while standing in her underwear) * Elaine, a sky surfer who plunges from airplanes on a 30-inch surfboard * Rachel, a high school junior who organized 100 high school girls to take on the boys who harassed them * Denise, a teenage cashier who faced down an irate, gun-wielding gangbanger in an inner-city fast-food joint * Joani, a public health educator who opened the country’s first women-oriented sex-toys store * Eva, who made the dangerous, illegal journey from Central America to the United States in order to give her children a better life Now that takes ovaries!

Focusing on women’s and girls’ issues, editor Rivka Solomon writes and rabble-rouses on the East Coast.

Introduction
Rivka's Note to All Readers
On the Spot: Impulsive, Gutsy Acts
Preaching to the Convicted
Alps-ward Bound
Hands On, Hands Off
Amen for Sneaky Women
Fat Grrlz Kick Ass
Paying for It
Selling the Berlin Wall
Educating Bill Clinton
Saving Mommy, or The Night I Lost My Childhood
Nothing from Nobody
I Swear!
You Can Take That Law and ...
After Some Thought: Making Life-changing Choices
Double Whammy
Divine Perfection
Cinderella, Ph.D.
Committing to Motherhood
Returning Home
Courage at the End
For Ourselves: Taking Charge of Our Bodies and Sexuality
Cupid's Paintbrush
Smutmonger
Big Beauty
First Pride
Loving w/o Limits
Good, Good, Good, Good Vibrations
Declawing Catcalls
MTV, Bite Me!
Spreading My Legs for Womankind
Danger: Risking Life or Limb
Adventures in the Jungle
Slapshot off the Rink
Not Minding My Own Business
Surfergrrl
War Zone
Impossible Choices: From El Salvador to the United States
Documenting It
Gorilla Dreams
Triumphs of the Amazon Queen
Rebels: Individuals Taking a Stand
Letting Justice Flow
One Moonshine Night
Yay for Hairy Women!
Painting the Town
Camping with a Ventilater
A Room of Our Own
Davida and Goliath
Taking Up Tools
Just Don't Do It
Transforming Hate
Digging for Dough
Stage Presence
Ramaining Whole Behind Bars
Doing It Together: Collective Activism
Love Thy Neighbor with Avengeance
High-School Gauntlet
Synagogue Revolt
Diary of an Urban Guerilla
Civil Disobedience: A Primary School Primer
Nine Days is Change the World
Women's Rights Are Human Rights
"'That's Not Nice!": Acting On Anger
How to Stop a Thief
Eye on the Ball
Mike Meets the Dykes
Charmed, I'm Sure
Closing the Nasty Girl
No Screwing Around
Biker Babe
Driven
That Takes Ovaries! Open Mikes
Female Genital Mutilation, Sex Trafficking, and That Takes Ovaries! Fund-raisers
Acknowledgments

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