Item description for If Women Ruled the World: How to Create the World We Want to Live In by Sheila Ellison...
Overview From authors to politicians to soccer moms, this collection gives women a platform for voicing their opinions, hopes, and ideas for change, creating a humorous, questioning, and informative work that examines what women would choose if they had a chance to participate in ruling the world.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 6.9" Width: 6.8" Height: 1" Weight: 0.8 lbs.
Release Date Sep 13, 2004
Publisher New World Library
ISBN 1930722362 ISBN13 9781930722361
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More About Sheila Ellison
Marie C. Wilson is the founder and president of the White House Project, which she launched to advance womenas leadership in all sectors. She was president of the Ms. Foundation for Women for more than twenty years, where she cocreated Take Our Daughters to Work Day.
Marie C. Wilson currently resides in New York City, in the state of New York.
Reviews - What do customers think about If Women Ruled the World: How to Create the World We Want to Live In?
Even Men Can Get Something Great Jul 19, 2006
Though the title can be a little dismaying, I kind of like the contrary style. It softens a bit when you get past the cover, and what you're left with is a solid compilation of essays about humane values. It's not overtly religious, or abstract. I have a compilation myself, and I know what work it can be to succeed. I think Mrs. Ellison has. Also look into the late Katherine Martin's books "Women of..." for example, the solid book "Women of Courage."
Love the Title! May 19, 2006
Not only was I compelled to buy this book because of the luring title, I was totally captured by the few stories I allowed myself to read still in the bookstore. When I realized I'd been standing in the middle of the aisle for about twenty minutes, book in hand, I knew I had to bring it home! I saw my thoughts in so many others' opinions, and expanded my thoughts through new opinions presented as well. It is an excellent forum for giving many great women a platform for (hypothetical)ultimate power! More importantly, it's not anti-men, but pro-women, and pro-empowerment of women. It was so fun to see what women would do if they ruled the world. A great read, share this book with every woman you know!
An inspiration and a call to action... Dec 28, 2004
I was truly honored to be a part of this piece of work. While my essay (A Room of Our Own) and some others within the book are based in humor and meant to lighten the mood, there are many more meant to make you pause, reflect, then ask (and answer) the questions, 'what IF?' 'why not?' and 'what can I do?'.
Some essays will break your heart or bring a tear to your eye, others will call you to act now in hopes of truly changing the world we live in for the better. Share it with a mother, a sister, a friend and then imagine the possibilities if we really did rule the world.
A must-read for anyone in this election year Oct 12, 2004
This book is an impressive compilation of essays by a multitude of women on topics as varied as our individual histories. As a contributor, I was excited to be a part of this amazing project, but the end result surpassed even my expectations. The essays are engrossing and thought-provoking, backed up by facts and resources for the reader to continue her or his own research on the subject. This is a must-read for anyone, especially in such a deciding election year.
I have heard some people get defensive when I tell them about the book, saying that the title and subject overlooks bigger problems with government and the way things are run. However, they are missing the main point -- that women's voices need to be heard, our concerns addressed, and our governments equally represented by women as they are by men. This book does not assert that women are superior to men, or that we SHOULD run the world, but that perhaps if women were given an equal voice and representation, things might be different.
This book is an excellent representation of what is important to women right now. I want women to read this book and find themselves here, men to read it and take it to heart, and politicians to read it and think about who they are representing. Oh, and don't forget to VOTE!
She loves it! Oct 9, 2004
When I gave this to my girlfriend, she sniffed and said, "What do you mean 'if'?" But now she LOVES this book. She's giving it to all her girlfriends for Christmas. I hope she doesn't break the bank.