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Now until Aug 31: Support WIMN, get great books! (Order your back to school books now, too!)

jpozners Icon Posted by Jennifer L Pozner

August 24th, 2007

Want a super quick-and-easy way to:
* support this blog
* to support women’s media activism
* to support a fabulous independent bookstore, and
* to get informed, entertained and engaged…
…all at the same time?

Yeah, I know you do!

From now until the end of August — just one week left!! — 10% of the purchase price of every book you buy from Women and Children First, Chicago’s premier independent bookstore, will go directly to Women In Media & News, the media analysis, education and advocacy group that hosts this blog and publishes your favorite WIMN’s Voices bloggers. TO ENSURE THAT WIMN RECEIVES YOUR DONATION, MAKE SURE TO INCLUDE THE PHRASE “I SUPPORT WIMN” IN THE ‘GIFT CARD’ OR THE ‘COMMENTS’ BOX WHEN YOU ORDER YOUR BOOKS ON WOMEN AND CHILDREN FIRST’S WEBSITE.

(And, if you’re in Chicago, bring this coupon into the store in person and they’ll donate 10% of your purchase to WIMN.)

Earlier this month, I reported that Women and Children First chose Women In Media & News as their Organization of the Month. They hosted an exciting event for us in Chicago (see Flickr for a few pictures), and have been donating 10% of the sales of books from WIMN supporters in Chicago to us as well.

As a grassroots, underfunded non-profit with only one full time staff person, Women In Media & News makes every dollar we receive do quadruple duty. We rely on your support to keep our programs as active and challenging as you’ve grown to expect from WIMN. Help us keep bringing you the critical, challenging, informative, provocative, dynamic and fun reporting and commentary you’ve grown to love from WIMN’s Voices — by buying all the books you need for back-to-school, fall reading, birthday presents, advance holiday gifts — whatever — at Women In Children First between now and Aug. 31.

What? You say you don’t have any must-read books on your list at the moment? Well, that’s about to change, my friend. Many WIMN’s Voices bloggers are also multiply-published authors of non-fiction books, editors and contributors to anthologies, and award-winning fiction writers and cartoonists. Stock up on the best books on the market about women, media, politics and popular culture, and help support Women In Media & News and an important independent feminist bookstore while you expand your library. It’s a win-win-win all around!

Remember, 10% of the purchase price of your order from Women & Children First, Chicago’s indy staple, will go to WIMN… but only if you order your books by Aug. 31, and only if you note “Please donate 10% to WIMN” in the ‘gift card’ or ‘comments’ box on the online order form.

BE THE FIRST TO PRE-ORDER THESE FORTHCOMING BOOKS FROM WIMN’S VOICES BLOGGERS:

Anne Elizabeth Moore
Unmarketable: Brandalism, Copyfighting, Mocketing, and the Erosion of Integrity

Paula Kamen
Finding Iris: Friendship, Ambition, and the Loss of an Extraordinary Mind (also available on CD)

Laura Flanders
The Contenders: Hillary, John, Al, Dennis, Barack, et al.

Jennifer Finney Boylan
I’m Looking Through You: Growing Up Haunted: A Memoir

The following books were written or edited by WIMN’s Voices bloggers — if you’re not sure what books to buy from Women and Children First, any of these works would be a great place to start:

Gloria Feldt
The War on Choice: The Right-Wing Attack on Women’s Rights and How to Fight Back
Behind Every Choice is a Story

Robin Andersen
Critical Studies in Media Commercialism
A Century of Media, A Century of War (email or call Women & Children First to ask if this book, which is not currently in stock in their store, can be ordered)

Jennifer Finney Boylan
She’s Not There: A Life In Two Genders (hardcover and paperback)
The Planets (hardcover and paperback)
Remind Me To Murder You Later

Carolyn Byerly
Women & Media: A Critical Introduction
The Mother’s Book: How to Survive the Incest of Your Child

Laura Flanders
Blue Grit: True Democrats Take Back Politics from the Politicians
The W Effect: Sexual Politics in the Bush Years and Beyond
Bushwomen: How They Won the White House for Their Man
Real Majority, Media Minority: The Costs of Sidelining Women in Reporting

E.J. Graff
Getting Even: Why Women Don’t Get Paid Like Men–And What to Do about It
What Is Marriage For?

Margaret Morganroth Gullette
Declining to Decline: Cultural Combat and the Politics of the Midlife
Aged By Culture
The Art and Craft of Teaching
Safe at Last in the Middle Years: The Invention of the Midlife Progress Novel: Saul Bellow, Margaret Drabble, Anne Tyler, and John Updike (hardcover and paperback)

Mary Johnson
Making News: How to Get News Coverage for Disability Rights Issues
People with Disabilities Explain It All for You: Your Guide to the Public Accommodations Requirements of the Americans with Disabilities ACT

Ammu Joseph
Whose News?: The Media and Women’s Issues
Terror, Counter-Terror: Women Speak Out

Paula Kamen
All In My Head: An Epic Quest to Cure an Unrelenting, Totally Unreasonable, and Only Slightly Enlightening Headache (hardcover and paperback)
Her Way: Young Women Remake the Sexual Revolution (hardcover and paperback)
Feminist Fatale: Voices from Twentysomething Generation Explore Future Women’s Movement (hardcover and paperback)

Jean Kilbourne
Can’t Buy My Love: How Advertising Changes the Way We Think and Feel (previous in paperback; available also in the original hardcover under the title, Deadly Persuasion: Why Women and Girls Must Fight the Addictive Power of Advertising)

Sonali Kolhatkar
Bleeding Afghanistan: Washington, Warlords, and the Propaganda of Silence

Courtney E. Martin
Perfect Girls, Starving Daughters: The Frightening New Normalcy of Hating Your Body

Anne Elizabeth Moore
Hey Kidz! Buy This Book: A Radical Primer on Corporate and Governmental Propaganda and Artistic Activism for Short People
The Best American Comics
The Comics Journal

Jill Nelson
Volunteer Slavery: My Authentic Negro Experience
Finding Martha’s Vineyard: African Americans at Home on an Island
Sexual Healing (hardcover or paperback)
Straight, No Chaser: How I Became a Grown-Up Black Woman
Police Brutality: An Anthology

Makani Themba Nixon
Talking the Walk: A Communications Guide for Racial Justice
Making Policy, Making Change: How Communities Are Taking Law Into Their Own Hands
Media Advocacy & Public Health

Jennifer L. Pozner (essays contributed to the following anthologies)
Bitchfest: Ten Years of Cultural Criticism from the Pages of Bitch Magazine
We Don’t Need Another Wave: Dispatches from the Next Generation of Feminists
Reading ‘Desperate Housewives’: Beyond the White Picket Fence
What We Do Now
The W Effect: Sexual Politics in the Bush Years and Beyond
Catching a Wave: Reclaiming Feminism for the 21st Century
Uncovering the Right on Campus
Points and CounterPoints: Controversial Family and Relationship Issues in the 21st Century

Mikhaela B. Reid
Attack of the 50-Foot Mikhaela! Cartoons by Mikhaela B. Reid (email or call Women & Children First to ask if this book, which is not currently in stock in their store, can be ordered)

Loretta Ross
Still Lifting, Still Climbing: African American Women’s Contemporary Activism

Rinku Sen
Fundraising for the Long Haul
Stir It Up: Lessons in Community Organizing and Advocacy

Jessica Valenti
Full Frontal Feminism: A Young Woman’s Guide to Why Feminism Matters

Andi Zeisler
Bitchfest: Ten Years of Cultural Criticism from the Pages of Bitch Magazine

And books by WIMN’s board members:

Lisa Jervis
Bitchfest: Ten Years of Cultural Criticism from the Pages of Bitch Magazine
Young Wives’ Tales: New Adventures in Love and Partnership

Sunita B. Mehta
Women for Afghan Women: Shattering Myths and Claiming the Future

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