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Title:
The empowered woman
Author:
Jones, Riki.
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Publication Information:
Hollywood, FL : Fell Publishers, 1990.
Physical Description:
282 pages ; 24 cm
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780811906524
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Book

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Tells how to avoid manipulative relationships, maintain a sense of self-worth, and identify authentic feelings, clears up misconceptions about feminine roles, and shares the stories of women who have become empowered.


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Empowerment, according to Jones, is not "power over" someone else (what she characterizes as the masculine point of view). To be empowered is to genuinely take charge of one's life, to effectively communicate with others, to be "sexually authentic," to accept one's limitations, to be an "authentic self." Jones presents the results of more than 200 interviews with women of all ages, occupations, ethnic backgrounds, and sexual orientation and has compiled a guide to "empowering" women in a man's world. One of the most refreshing contributions this book makes, amid the plethora of awareness and self-help guides for women, is the admission that networking among women does work. Jones seems to be genuinely interested in women supporting other women, imitating and acting upon the actions of other women as teachers and role models, and passing this learned behavior onto the next generation. An interesting study in uncovering the links and discovering the "connectedness" among women. ~--Jane Jurgens