You Play The Girl

Author by : Carina Chocano
Languange : en
Publisher by : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
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Description : WINNER OF THE NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD FOR CRITICISM A FINALIST FOR THE PEN/DIAMONSTEIN-SPIELVOGEL AWARD FOR THE ART OF THE ESSAY "If Hollywood's treatment of women leaves you wanting, you'll find good, heady company in You Play the Girl."—ELLE As a kid in the 1970s and 80s, Carina Chocano was confused by the mixed messages all around her; messages that told her who she could be—and who she couldn’t. Dutifully absorbing all the conflicting information the culture has to offer on how to be a woman, Chocano grappled with sexed up sidekicks, princesses waiting to be saved, and morally infallible angels who seemed to have no opinions of their own. She learned that "the girl" is not a person, but a man's idea of what a woman should be—she’s whatever the hero needs her to be in order to become himself. It wasn't until she spent five years as a movie critic, and was laid off just after her daughter was born, however, that she really came to understand how the stories the culture tells us about what it means to be a girl limit our lives and shape our destinies. She resolved to rewrite her own story. In You Play the Girl, Chocano blends formative personal stories with insightful and emotionally powerful analysis. Moving from Bugs Bunny to Playboy Bunnies, from Flashdance to Frozen, from the progressive ’70s through the backlash ’80s, the glib ’90s, and the pornified aughts—and at stops in between—she explains how growing up in the shadow of “the girl” taught her to think about herself and the world and what it means to raise a daughter in the face of these contorted reflections. In the tradition of Roxane Gay, Rebecca Solnit, and Susan Sontag, Chocano brilliantly shows that our identities are more fluid than we think, and certainly more complex than anything we see on any kind of screen.


The Girl You Forgot

Author by : Giselle Green
Languange : en
Publisher by : Boldwood Books Ltd
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Description : Does the heart never really forget? When Ava’s partner Will is diagnosed with a terminal brain tumour, the doctors give Will one chance to survive - an operation which means he will lose his recent memory. Ava begs him to take the chance, sure that she can cope with Will forgetting her. After all, they have something very special to live for. But they are also keeping a heart-breaking secret, and if Will loses his memory, Ava will have to carry that secret alone. Can they rebuild their love from scratch or will their secrets and past come between them? Will Ava really be a stranger when Will wakes up – or does the heart never really forget... Giselle Green returns with a heart-breaking, deeply moving story of love, loss, and what it really means to be alive. Perfect for all fans of Jodi Picoult, Susan Lewis and Diane Chamberlain. Praise for Giselle Green’s novels: 'A genuinely heart-wrenching and thought-provoking read.' The Sun ‘A heartwarming, emotional take on a mother/daughter relationship. I couldn’t put it down.’ Closer 'A bitter sweet tear-jerker' OK


Play Like A Girl

Author by : Kate T. Parker
Languange : en
Publisher by : Workman Publishing
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Description : Life lessons from the soccer field, from the bestselling author of Strong is the New Pretty. A bruised shin, a bloody nose. Racing across the field into the arms of your teammates. Leaping high to save a goal. Getting up at dawn to kick ball after ball into the net. Making friends for life. Teaching your younger sister how to dribble. Sharing cupcakes at practice on your birthday. Going to sleep in your jersey. That’s what it means to be fearless, dedicated, confident, resilient, proud, persistent. It doesn’t matter whether you’re 3 or 63––that’s what it means to play like a girl. “Kate T. Parker is my hero. She moves me. The whole world she has created moves me.”––Drew Barrymore


Play Like A Girl

Author by : Ellie Roscher
Languange : en
Publisher by : Simon and Schuster
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Description : Growing up and living in Kibera, Kenya, Abdul Kassim was well aware of the disproportionate number of challenges faced by women due to the extreme gender inequalities that persist in the slums. After being raised by his aunts, mother, and grandmother and having a daughter himself, he felt that he needed to make a difference. In 2002, Abdul started a soccer team for girls called Girls Soccer in Kibera (GSK), with the hope of fostering a supportive community and providing emotional and mental support for the young women in the town. The soccer program was a success, but the looming dangers of slum life persisted, and the young women continued to fall victim to the worst kinds of human atrocities. Indeed, it was the unyielding injustice of these conditions that led Abdul to the conclusion that soccer alone was not enough to create the necessary systemic change. In 2006, after much work, the Kibera Girls Soccer Academy (KGSA) was established with their first class of 11 girls and 2 volunteer teachers. Today, KGSA is composed of 20 full-time staff, provides a host of artistic and athletic programs for more than 130 students annually, and continues to expand. By providing academics inside and outside of the classroom along with artistic and athletic opportunities, KGSA inspires the young women of Kibera to become advocates for change within their own communities and for Kenya as a whole. Play Like a Girl tells the KGSA story through Abdul’s voice and vision and the stories of key staff and students. It is written by Ellie Roscher who spent 2 summers doing research at KGSA and several years writing this book.


A Little Girl In Old Boston

Author by : Amanda M. Douglas
Languange : en
Publisher by : BoD – Books on Demand
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Total Read : 53
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Description : Reproduction of the original: A Little Girl in Old Boston by Amanda M. Douglas


Pippi Langkous

Author by : Anonim
Languange : nl
Publisher by : Unknown
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Total Read : 29
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Description : Al ziet ze er mal uit met haar stijve vlechtjes, de vreemde jurken en de veel te grote schoenen, voor de buurkinderen is Pippi de sterkste, de stoutste maar ook de gezelligste kameraad.


The Young Girl S Story Book

Author by : Anonim
Languange : en
Publisher by : Unknown
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Total Read : 40
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The Rocket Girl S Tale

Author by : K. Hippolite
Languange : en
Publisher by : PetroleumEnt
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Total Read : 55
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Description : She was a brilliant young scientist with information locked in her head that could overturn the powers that be. He was an aristocrat from a foreign land whose heart had grown cold from years of meeting women with an agenda. Their love would take time to form, but would one day burn brighter than a thousand stars. But after the flames of infatuation burned out, what would pull a rocket scientist and an oil baron together?


Golden Girl The Autobiography Of The Greatest Ever Ladies Darts Player

Author by : Trina Gulliver
Languange : en
Publisher by : Kings Road Publishing
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Total Read : 98
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Description : Trina Gulliver is indisputably the finest ladies' darts player in the world. With an amazing seven consecutive Lakeside Ladies' World Championsship titles under her belt, this inspirational woman can lay claim to being the most phenomenal player of all time. But it hasn't always been a victorious check-outs for this Warwickshire girl. Qualifying as a joiner at the age of nineteen, Trina soon set up her own business and had her first taste of making it in what has traditionally been a man's world. Her calm head, keen eye and steady hand proved to be useful skills in this trade - and would prove priceless when stepped up to the oche as a professional player. Always a lover of the game, Trina held her first 'arrow' at the age of two, and after some success later in the Warwickshire County side she went full-time as a professional player. Without any sponsorship in her first year, she struggled to make ends meet as she drove all over Europe to play. But her determination to get to the top saw her make it to number ten in the world, and she finally hit the bullseye in the form of a sponsor. Twelve months later she was number one - where she remains to this day. Fiercely passionate about her sport, Trina has long been an outspoken critic of the prize money in the women's game compared to the men's, and has done sterling work in helping to raise the profile of the ladies' game. Professional to the core, Trina works as hard as the top male players on her game, and is a role model to women in the sport. Golden Girl is the story of a woman whose talent, grit and determination saw her realise her dream. Heart-warming and inspirational, this book will appeal to darts lovers and anyone interested in a story of success against the odds.


The Girl He Married

Author by : James Grant
Languange : en
Publisher by : Unknown
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Total Read : 86
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Bellweather Rhapsody

Author by : Kate Racculia
Languange : en
Publisher by : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
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Total Read : 74
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Description : Winner of a 2015 Alex Award "Delightfully odd...A fine cast of misfits and dreamers and foes. A." —Entertainment Weekly “A deliciously dark confection of a novel, and one of the most thoroughly enjoyable books I’ve read in years.” —Celeste Ng, author of Everything I Never Told You “Warm, entertaining and thoughtful, and a glorious celebration of music.” — Minneapolis Star Tribune Fifteen years ago, a murder-suicide in room 712 rocked the grand old Bellweather Hotel and the young bridesmaid who witnessed it, Minnie Graves. Now hundreds of high school musicians have gathered at the Bellweather for the annual Statewide festival; Minnie has returned to face her demons; and a blizzard is threatening to trap them all inside. When a young prodigy disappears from infamous room 712, the search for her entwines an eccentric cast of conductors and caretakers, teenagers on the verge and adults haunted by memories. A genre-bending page-turner, full of playful nods to pop-culture classics from The Shining to Agatha Christie to Glee, Bellweather Rhapsody is a winning new novel from a writer to watch. “Funny and exuberant, twisty and captivating . . . For its darkness and its glee, I loved this novel.” — Robin Sloan, author of Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore “A rollicking story . . . Racculia’s exuberant voice inspires laugh-out-loud moments while also bringing to life broken people who find solace in each other’s heartaches.” — Wisconsin State Journal


Behind Ghetto Walls

Author by : Michael Novak
Languange : en
Publisher by : Routledge
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Description : This book is about the family lives of some 10,000 children and adults who live in an all-Negro public housing project in St Louis. The Pruitt-Igoe project is only one of the many environments in which urban Negro Americans lived in the 1960s, but the character of the family life there shares much with the family life of lower-class Negroes as it has been described by other investigators in other cities and at other times, in Harlem, Chicago, New Orleans, or Washington D.C. This book is primarily concerned with private life as it is lived from day to day in a federally built and supported slum. The questions, which are treated here, have to do with the kinds of interpersonal relationships that develop in nuclear families, the socialization processes that operate in families as children grow up in a slum environment, the informal relationships of children and adolescents and adults with each other, and, finally, the world views (the existential framework) arising from the life experiences of the Pruitt-Igoeans and the ways they make use of this framework to order their experiences and make sense out of them. The lives of these persons are examined in terms of life cycles. Each child there is born into a constricted world, the world of lower class, Negro existence, and as he grows he is shaped and directed by that existence through the day-to-day experiences and relationships available to him. The crucial transition from child of a family; to progenitor of a new family begins in adolescence, and for this reason the book pays particular attention to how each new generation of parents expresses the cultural and social structural forces that formed it and continue to constrain its behavior. This book, in short, is about intimate personal life in a particular ghetto setting. It does not analyze the larger institutional, social structural, and ideological forces that provide the social, economic, and political context in which lower-class Negro life is lived. These larger macro sociological forces are treated in another volume based on research in the Pruitt-Igoe community. However, this book does draw on the large body of literature on the structural position of Negroes in American society as background for its analysis of Pruitt-Igoe private life.


Golden Hours

Author by : Anonim
Languange : en
Publisher by : Unknown
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Total Read : 41
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Play Me Girl

Author by : Khaliq Jefferies
Languange : en
Publisher by : AuthorHouse
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Description : She was raised by her mother and Grandmother Lulu Mae Jenkins right there in the brothel, where they made their home. Her father was a big-time gambler who went by the name of Sugar Man; he got killed in a robbery a couple of years ago, when she was only three years old.


Cultivating Strong Girls Library Programming That Builds Self Esteem And Challenges Inequality

Author by : Nancy Evans
Languange : en
Publisher by : ABC-CLIO
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Total Read : 77
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Description : An essential "how-to" book for youth services librarians who are interested in effecting social change and offering a dynamic, relevant program for girls. • Presents complete, low-cost program instructions and recommended resources for librarians who want to offer relevant and dynamic programming for girls • Suggests extension activities, including peer mentoring and community service opportunities for girls who complete the program • Addresses programming concerns and potential pain points • Encourages librarians to develop meaningful and lasting relationships with patrons


If You Really Loved Me

Author by : Jason Evert
Languange : en
Publisher by : Totus Tuus Press
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Total Read : 70
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Description : Teens and young adults need straight answers to tough questions about dating, relationships, and sexual purity. With more than 300 pages of answers that include well over 1000 references and studies, If You Really Loved Me offers a wealth of information in a language that resonates with today’s teens. This book is a collection of Jason’s replies to the top 100 questions he receives from teens around the world. Questions include: How far is too far?How do I tell a guy “no” without hurting his feelings?How do you know when it’s love?What’s wrong with pornography?How do I forgive myself?…And 95 others. If you’re looking for a straightforward and convincing explanation of the difference between love and lust, this book is for you. This new edition is revised and expanded with more than 80 pages of new material.


The Girl S Own Book

Author by : Lydia Maria Child
Languange : en
Publisher by : Unknown
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Total Read : 75
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Waiting For Here

Author by : Jon R. W. Thomas
Languange : en
Publisher by : Lulu.com
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Total Read : 48
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Description : Sally Mathis, A Fashion Designer, experiences cognitive and memory issues of unknown origins and when she discovers the cause, she embarks on an unanticipated 'other-world' adventure.


The Doc Savage Megapack

Author by : Kenneth Robeson
Languange : en
Publisher by : Wildside Press LLC
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Description : Doc Savage is a fictional character originally published in American pulp magazines during the 1930s and 1940s. He was created by publisher Henry W. Ralston and editor John L. Nanovic at Street & Smith Publications, with additional material contributed by the series' main writer, Lester Dent. The heroic-adventure character would go on to appear in other media, including radio, film, and comic books, with his adventures reprinted for modern-day audiences in a series of paperback books, which have sold more than 20 million copies. Stan Lee (Marvel Comics) has credited Doc Savage as being the forerunner to modern superheroes. This volume collects ten adventures: THE MAN OF BRONZE THE THOUSAND-HEADED MAN METEOR MENACE THE POLAR TREASURE BRAND OF THE WEREWOLF THE LOST OASIS THE MONSTERS THE LAND OF TERROR THE MYSTIC MULLAH THE PHANTOM CITY If you enjoy this ebook, don't forget to search your favorite ebook store for "Wildside Press Megapack" to see more of the 350+ volumes in this series, covering adventure, historical fiction, mysteries, westerns, ghost stories, science fiction -- and much, much more!


Story Book For Little Boys And Girls

Author by : Aunt Fanny
Languange : en
Publisher by : BoD – Books on Demand
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Total Read : 85
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Description : Reproduction of the original: Story Book, For Little Boys and Girls by Aunt Fanny


Inside Team Sky

Author by : David Walsh
Languange : en
Publisher by : Simon and Schuster
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Total Read : 68
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Description : The inside story of Team Sky's challenge for the 2013 Tour de France. After the victory of Bradley Wiggins and Team Sky in the 2012 Tour de France, the pressure was on the team to repeat their success in 2013. When Wiggins had to pull out of the defence of his yellow jersey, attention moved to Chris Froome, who had finished as runner-up the year before. Could he bring about back-to-back victories for the UK and for Team Sky? With team principal Sir Dave Brailsford at the helm, the levels of expectation were high. Nothing less than a win would do. Embedded within the team was top sportswriter David Walsh, who had been covering the sport for four decades. As the man who had done more than any other journalist to reveal the lies of Lance Armstrong, he has the reputation for exposing the dark secrets that cycling would want to keep hidden. His inside story, from how Team Sky prepared for the Tour de France through to Froome's emphatic victory, is supported by insights from all the key members of the team, and provides a definitive account of a dramatic race that gripped cycling fans around the world.


Fandom As Methodology

Author by : Catherine Grant
Languange : en
Publisher by : MIT Press
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Description : An illustrated exploration of fandom that combines academic essays with artist pages and experimental texts. Fandom as Methodology examines fandom as a set of practices for approaching and writing about art. The collection includes experimental texts, autobiography, fiction, and new academic perspectives on fandom in and as art. Key to the idea of “fandom as methodology” is a focus on the potential for fandom in art to create oppositional spaces, communities, and practices, particularly from queer perspectives, but also through transnational, feminist and artist-of-color fandoms. The book provides a range of examples of artists and writers working in this vein, as well as academic essays that explore the ways in which fandom can be theorized as a methodology for art practice and art history. Fandom as Methodology proposes that many artists and art writers already draw on affective strategies found in fandom. With the current focus in many areas of art history, art writing, and performance studies around affective engagement with artworks and imaginative potentials, fandom is a key methodology that has yet to be explored. Interwoven into the academic essays are lavishly designed artist pages in which artists offer an introduction to their use of fandom as methodology. Contributors Taylor J. Acosta, Catherine Grant, Dominic Johnson, Kate Random Love, Maud Lavin, Owen G. Parry, Alice Butler, SooJin Lee, Jenny Lin, Judy Batalion, Ika Willis. Artists featured in the artist pages Jeremy Deller, Ego Ahaiwe Sowinski, Anna Bunting-Branch, Maria Fusco, Cathy Lomax, Kamau Amu Patton, Holly Pester, Dawn Mellor, Michelle Williams Gamaker, The Women of Colour Index Reading Group, Liv Wynter, Zhiyuan Yang


Rugby Rookies

Author by : Mike Levitt
Languange : en
Publisher by : James Lorimer & Company
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Total Read : 35
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Description : Highlighting rugby, the fastest growing sport in America, this book tackles the issue of girls playing full-contact sports. Maddy and her friends are a small town group determined to form a girls' junior rugby team while they navigate learning both the rules of the game and the rules set out by the school board. The adults are concerned about the girls' safety and even Maddy worries that she is too small for the rough game. But the persistence of the diverse group of girls wins the day and the book becomes a celebration of the empowerment and self-esteem young girls get from participating in sports.


Poems Of Heart Break

Author by : Darcy Stewart
Languange : en
Publisher by : Lulu Press, Inc
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Total Read : 96
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Description : Poems about heart break. It is a collection that can be read all together or separately.


Music In The Girl S Own Paper An Annotated Catalogue 1880 1910

Author by : Judith Barger
Languange : en
Publisher by : Routledge
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Total Read : 42
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Description : Nineteenth-century British periodicals for girls and women offer a wealth of material to understand how girls and women fit into their social and cultural worlds, of which music making was an important part. The Girl's Own Paper, first published in 1880, stands out because of its rich musical content. Keeping practical usefulness as a research tool and as a guide to further reading in mind, Judith Barger has catalogued the musical content found in the weekly and later monthly issues during the magazine's first thirty years, in music scores, instalments of serialized fiction about musicians, music-related nonfiction, poetry with a musical title or theme, illustrations depicting music making and replies to musical correspondents. The book's introductory chapter reveals how content in The Girl's Own Paper changed over time to reflect a shift in women's music making from a female accomplishment to an increasingly professional role within the discipline, using 'the piano girl' as a case study. A comparison with musical content found in The Boy's Own Paper over the same time span offers additional insight into musical content chosen for the girls' magazine. A user's guide precedes the chronological annotated catalogue; the indexes that follow reveal the magazine's diversity of approach to the subject of music.


Staking His Claim Mills Boon Intrigue The Men Of Mayes County Book 3

Author by : Karen Templeton
Languange : en
Publisher by : HarperCollins UK
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Total Read : 97
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Description : Dawn Gardner had left behind her life in tiny Haven, Oklahoma, for the greener pastures of New York City years ago - or so she thought.


Almuric And Other Fantasies

Author by : Robert E. Howard
Languange : en
Publisher by : Ozymandias Press
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Description : The creator of Conan looks to the stars in one of fantasy's most enduring science fantasy classics! Robert E. Howard's Almuric is a savage planet of crumbling stone ruins and debased, near-human inhabitants. Into this world comes Esau Cairn, Earthman, swordsman, murderer. Only he can overthrow the terrible devils that enslave Almuric, but to do so he must first defeat the inner demons that forced him to abandon Earth. Filled with vile beasts and thrilling adventure in the tradition of Edgar Rice Burroughs, "Almuric "is one of Howard's few novels, and an excellent yarn from one of America's most distinct literary voices...


Make Every Girl Want You

Author by : John Fate
Languange : en
Publisher by : Ajackal Publishing
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Total Read : 86
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Description : This book is the complete guide to meeting women, approaching them, getting their contact information, asking them out, planning a first date, having great sex, and building a stronger relationship. The authors, 2 average guys who were pathetic with women utnil they set out on a mission to better understand women, share everything they learned on their journey. They became friends with numerous girls and now understand everything - from how women want to be appraoched to what they are looking for on a first date, from what makes them sleep with a man to what makes them stay in a relationship. Fate and Reil, co-founders of the successful personal advice website, Make Every Girl Want You, have taught thousands of men how to meet more women, have more sex, and build stronger relationships.