The Rule of Mars: Readings on the Origins, History
and Impact of Patriarchy
Edited by Dr. Cristina Biaggi
|Here we find
the answer - Why War? Why Violence?
Paper: 454 pages (2006)
Dimensions: 7 X 10
This outstanding collection of 32 essays from renowned
artists and activists is a fresh approach to a topic
roots. Patriarchy is not the inevitable outcome of
authors contend, but rather a deliberately chosen social
a beginning, a middle, and, hopefully, an end.
This diverse collection of provocative authors each
takes her or his
own approach to the material at hand. Together they
possible origins of patriarchy such as the collapse of
the fertility of
the once "fertile crescent" to the loss of land in the
great Black Sea
flood. They examine the evidence of ancient cultures
based on equality
and a reverence for both genders, contrasting that with
contemporary patriarchy that brings so much strife to
And they bring hope with thoughtful suggestions for real
change so that
humankind can once again live in equality.
This outstanding collection, brought together by
includes essays by an outstanding field of writers from
disciplines such as Riane Eisler (author of The Chalice
and the Blade),
anthropologists Peggy Reeves Sanday and James DeMeo,
Clark, historian Mark Kann of Stanford University,
Haarman, writer Donna Henes, artist Suzanne Bellamy,
Glenda Cloughley, and several others.
The Rule of Mars will make you think, consider, and
question the very
structure of your world.
Author's web site
Be An Outrageous Older Woman A - R.A.S.P.*
*Remarkable Aging Smart Person
By Ruth Harriet Jacobs, Ph.D.
ideas, humor, anecdotes, poetry, and warmth for women in
the second half of life."
Sandra Martz, Editor of When I Am an Old Woman I Shall
Paper: 216 pages (1997)
Dimensions: 5 x 8
Price: $14.95 plus shipping
In Outrageous, Ruth Harriet Jacobs, Ph.D., shares
specific ideas about how to be heard on political
issues, how to house yourself economically and
creatively, how to find friends and enjoy a sense of
belonging, how to interact with grown "descendants", how
to fill each day with enjoyable and stimulating
activities without spending large amounts of money.
Our Doctor Ruth tells how
to handle health, economics, and sexuality, how to find
laughter and comfort within the confines of a limited
budget, and how to deal with psychological matters and
Telling It Like It Is: Reflections of a Not So
By Elayne Clift
"...Clift's writing is as
entertaining as it is provocative. Personal and
political, it is proof positive that feminist thought
has captured many an imagination and ...is alive, well,
and moving in new directions." Utne Reader
Paper - 200 pages (1991)
Dimensions: 6 x 9
Price: $14.95 plus shipping
A book too encompassing
for an easy label, this collection of writings by
award-winning author Elayne Clift touches on real life
issues as seen through a woman's eyes. Written with
emotion, humor, and insight that fully reflect the
The Yellow Slicker: A Fable
By Pegi Clark Pearson
"...an absolute delight with its universal message"
Cloth: 22 pages (1992)
Dimensions: 8.5 x 11
Price: $12.95 plus shipping
This fable for grownups, beautifully
illustrated with lyrical line drawings, tells a tale of
innocence and integrity. The heroine is a young woman
who prefers to wear no clothes, but dons a yellow
slicker whenever leaving the house.
When a handsome visitor is captivated by her beauty
and simplicity, she opens her life to him. Soon she
finds herself modifying her routine to please him. At
first his demands amuse her, but as he pushes her
boundaries, she must decide how much of herself she is
willing to change.
Confronting an issue all adults must face, the book
touches the very core of our strength and sovereignty.
It is the issue of how far we can compromise to please
another, and yet remain ourselves.
are often eclectic creatures. Their abilities and
creativity span a variety of media. Pegi Clark Pearson
is one of that tribe. Her artwork runs the gamut from
woodcuts, authentic in their almost Medieval quality, to
the bright, primary colors of her modern furniture
decoration. She does murals, landscapes, portraits and
line drawings. She has even been known to design clothes
when inspired by an occasion or a combination of colors.