Occupy Women – A Manifesto for Positive Change in a World Run by Men

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Occupy Women – A Manifesto for Positive Change in a World Run by Men
Series: Women in the Lead, Book 3
Genre: Women
Tags: feminism, gender diversity, implicit bias, patriarchy, sexism
Publisher: CenterPoint Media
Publication Year: March 2016
Length: 155 pages
ASIN: 0993984088
ISBN: 9780993984082

Crush the patriarchy! Armed with this book you don't need to read 100 academic books to understand how our entire culture holds women back. Finally an easy to read how-to book that describes how our outdated beliefs, institutions and habits (as identified in extensive research) prevent women from fully participating in society and remaining second-class citizens. This book identifies the 21 biggest ways in which our whole society holds women (and girls) back and provides 21 ways to challenge them. Written by former lawyer and gender expert, it is for every mother, sister, aunt, garndmother and daughter who truly wants global gender equality - for all women!

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About the Book

Your Essential  How-To Guide to Gender Equality 

Despite the promises of the suffragists and feminists women today are still at the bottom. They are at the bottom of corporations, the bottom of family units and the bottom of society. As a group, women have less money, influence and opportunity than men and men continue to hold the bulk of power in business and politics. Women continue to be subjected to violence, objectified, sexualized and sold for their bodies. So what went wrong?

Most people like to think that women have achieved equality and that women really only suffer in rare situations, inside families or in remote parts of the world. We think that the hard working NGO’s and advocates for women will eventually succeed in gaining equality and that feminism is unnecessary. We believe that as humans we will naturally evolve to a place where women will be treated fairly. But progress seems terribly slow

What many people do not know is this: Academics have been studying the sociology, politics and economics relating to women for many years. These experts know exactly why women are not advancing in their homes, in their communities and in society. They know precisely what’s really holding them back and why women remain second class citizens – in North America and around the world. The real culprit is not women, but rather our whole culture and out-dated mindsets.

This book is a synthesis of this rich research, written in plain language. It provides a succinct summary of the barriers but, more importantly an action plan consisting of 21 strategies to be used by anyone wishing to advance women, including:

  • acknowledge our thousand-year-old hierarchy
  • challenge male privilege
  • end media sexualization and stereotyping
  • explore our fear of strong women
  • honor feminine intelligence

Unlike other books that blame religions, dictators, and third world problems such as the lack of education for girls, this book focuses on our whole societal operating system consisting of a male-centered institutions, dominance-based rules and archaic customs and beliefs – all of which hold women and girls back.

In an intelligent and compassionate manner, Fitzgerald taps the wisdom of hundreds of authors including Anne Wilson Schaef, Riane Eisler and Marianne Williamson. This book is a manifesto for every woman, man and child.  It should be read by every mother, daughter, sister, brother, father and husband who truly wants women to reach their full potential.


About the Author
Maureen F Fitzgerald, PhD

Maureen F. Fitzgerald, PhD, LLB, LLM, BComm is a recovering lawyer, author and change agent. She practiced law for over 20 years and is the founder of CenterPoint Media, a multimedia publisher of books that advance thinking.
In her former life, Maureen was a labor/policy lawyer and mediator. She was also a professor of law at two universities and has written many articles, both academic and practical.
She has a doctorate degree from University of British Columbia, a business degree from University of Alberta; a law degree from the University of Western Ontario; and a masters’ degree in law from the London School of Economics (with distinction). Maureen is author of the following books:
• Lean Out: How to dismantle the corporate barriers that hold women back. 20 Strategies for True Success!
• Motherhood is Madness: How to break the chains that prevent mothers from being truly happy. 15 Simple Solutions!
• Occupy Women: A manifesto for positive change in a world run by men. 20 Powerful Strategies!
• A Woman’s Circle - Create a peer mentoring group for advice, networking, support and connection.
• Invite the Bully to Tea - End harassment, bullying and dysfunction forever with a simple yet radical new approach.
• If not now, when? - Create a life and career of purpose with a powerful vision, a mission statement and measurable goals.
• Mindfulness Made Easy - 50 simple practices to reduce stress, create calm and live in the moment - at home, work and school.
• Hiring, Managing and Keeping the Best - The Complete Canadian Guide for Employers, with Monica Beauregard.
• So You Think You Need a Lawyer - How to Screen, Hire, Manage or Fire a Lawyer.
• Legal Problem Solving - Reasoning, Research and Writing (6thd). Lexis/Nexis
• Wake up Sleeping Beauty: Protect your daughter from sexism, stereotypes and sexualization [out in 2016]
• Mean Girls Aren’t Mean: Stand up to cliques, bullies, peer pressure and popularity and empower girls in a radical new way.[out in 2016]
• Gritty is the New Pretty- Raise confident, courageous and resilient girls in a man’s world. [out in 2016]
Always a leader of both people and ideas, she speaks on topics that promote equality, open-mindedness and justice.Her motto is: Sharing the right ideas at the right time can change the world. You can find her at www.MaureenFitzgerald.com.

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