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The Glory of Woman: Prescriptive Literature, 1980 - 1989
- Blank, Joani. Good Vibrations: the complete guide to vibrators. Burlingame, Calif.: Down There Press, 1982.
Blank founded Good Vibrations, "the only store in the country specializing in vibrators," in 1977. In this book, she explains how to choose, buy, and use a vibrator.
- Brothers, Joyce. What Every Woman Should Know About Men. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1981.
Brothers explores the distinctions between men’s and women’s behavior, and suggests, “If we can understand these differences and learn to use them creatively…men and women alike will be happier with ourselves and with each other.”
- Brown, Helen Gurley. Having It All: love, success, sex, money. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1982.
"The crux of the...plan to get all those things you want - is, yes, your job. That's where the money, success and clout come from. Also, the kind of job you have can seriously affect what kind of men you meet, and more importantly, whether these men are going to be interested in you."
- Gilson, Edith and Susan Kane. Unnecessary Choices: the hidden life of the executive woman. New York: W. Morrow, 1987.
This “how-to for all women in corporate careers” offers advice on achieving career success, working with men, and balancing work and family.
- Harpie’s Monthly [serial]. San Francisco: S.K. Majourau, 1984.
A magazine containing hard-edged essays, poetry, and fiction on topics such as the economic system of women's labor, butch-femme roles, and female separatism.
- Hart, Lois Borland. Moving Up! Women and leadership. New York: AMACOM, 1980.
A "practical guide to understanding and learning the concepts and skills involved in effective leadership," this volume addresses communication, working effectively with others, managerial skills, and decision-making.
- Heimel, Cynthia. Sex Tips for Girls. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1986.
“The first thing a successful flirt does is get it firmly fixed in her mind that she is God’s gift to men.” Heimel’s book features candid advice about “sex, men, and having a good time.”
- So You Don’t Want to Be a Sex Object. Denver, CO: Raj Publications, 1981.
This feminist booklet encourages women to reject sexist stereotypes: “If you have a son, he should know how to cook, mend, wash and iron his clothes, shop for groceries and plan decent meals. If you have a daughter, she should know how to maintain a car, change a tire, make household repairs, and manage a budget.”
- Stark, Judy Thornton. Beautysmarts: how to be a more glamorous you. New York: Playboy, 1981.
“Beauty must be self-defined to be genuine.” This manual for the “new woman” of the 1980s features tips on posture, communication, manners, clothes, makeup, and hair.
- Voices of American Homemakers. Hollis, N.H.: National Extension Homemakers Council, 1985.
This book features the stories of women who devoted their lives to managing households and raising families. Includes numerous photographs and a detailed introduction.
So You Don't Want to Be a Sex Object
Beautysmarts: how to be a more glamorous you