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By Florence Williams

ISBN-10: 1921834862

ISBN-13: 9781921834868

Florence Williams - Breasts: A average and Unnatural History

Feted and fetishized, the breast is an evolutionary masterpiece. yet within the smooth global, the breast is altering. Breasts are becoming higher, arriving prior and attracting newfangled chemical compounds. more and more, the chances are stacked opposed to us within the fight with breast cancer–even between males. What makes breasts so mercurial–and so susceptible? The intrepid technology journalist Florence Williams units out to discover the newest technological know-how from the fields of anthropology, biology, and drugs. Her research follows the lifestyles cycle of the breast from puberty to being pregnant to menopause. Endowed with a witty and inquisitive voice, Williams explores the place breasts got here from, the place they've got ended up, and what we will be able to do to avoid wasting them.

Florence Williams is a contributing editor at Outside Magazine and a contract author for the New York Times, New York occasions Magazine, New Republic and various different courses. Her paintings usually makes a speciality of the surroundings, wellbeing and fitness and technology. In 2007-2008, she used to be a Scripps Fellow on the heart of Environmental Journalism on the college of Colorado.

'A needs to learn for vendors and admirers alike.' North & South Magazine

'Florence Williams's double-D abilities as a reporter and author carry this e-book excessive above the style and separate it from the ranks of standard technology writing. Breasts is illuminating, spectacular, smart, vital. Williams is an writer to get pleasure from and glance ahead to.' Mary Roach

‘A tremendous and unique journey during the evolution, biology and cultural features of the organ that defines us as mammals!’ Susan Love MD writer of Dr Susan Love's Breast Book

‘I definitely didn't imagine i may savour breasts greater than I already did. this can be a actually impressive booklet! Written with humour and humanity, it's crucial examining for a person wishing to appreciate the interesting intersections among own healthiness, poisonous chemical substances, western tradition and the clinical career. I couldn't placed it down.’ Bruce Lourie, co-author, Slow loss of life by means of Rubber Duck

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Many policy decisions can affect these choices, for example, the provision of social benefits aimed at promoting women’s ability to fully participate in the labour market (and achieving financial independence through their own earnings) and also policies designed to relieve the double burden of care and domestic work. Changes in women’s lives In the social changes discussed above, the role of women seems to be underdeveloped, and their patterns of life and expectations have changed more fundamentally than those of men, but in contradictory and ambivalent ways.

While some women have been able to take advantage of the new opportunities, many have not. As we have seen, the risk of social exclusion of women has diversified. Even if, from a general point of view, the gap between the two genders has been reducing since the 1970s (increasing equality in educational opportunities has helped a lot, together with a reduction in discrimination and segregation in the labour market), women remain at a higher risk of poverty than men in many countries and gender differences in the causes, extent and experience of deprivation are evident.

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