Controversial Books for wsduke

This page shows the most "controversial" books in this library, as measured by the highest standard deviation of members' star ratings.

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Standard Deviation Average Rating Your Rating Title
1.171 3.61 Empire by Michael Hardt
1.165 4.15 Loving in the War Years by Cherrie L. Moraga
1.131 3.62 A Vindication of the Rights of Woman [Norton Critical Edition] by Mary Wollstonecraft
1.11 3.66 The Woman's Dictionary of Symbols and Sacred Objects by Barbara G. Walker
1.092 3.9 From Slavery to Freedom: A History of African Americans by John Hope Franklin
1.056 3.97 The Woman's Encyclopedia of Myths and Secrets by Barbara G. Walker
1.03 3.9 Myths Of Gender: Biological Theories About Women And Men by Anne Fausto-Sterling
1.024 3.81 Sexual Personae: Art and Decadence from Nefertiti to Emily Dickinson by Camille Paglia
1.016 3.81 Ar'n't I a Woman? Female Slaves in the Plantation South by Deborah Gray White
1.008 3.53 Who Stole Feminism? by Christina Hoff-Sommers
1.007 3.73 In a Different Voice: Psychological Theory and Women's Development by Carol Gilligan
0.995 3.89 The Craft of Research by Wayne C. Booth
0.965 3.35 Fire with Fire: The New Female Power and How It Will Change the 21st Century by Naomi Wolf
0.956 3.75 You Just Don't Understand: Women and Men in Conversation by Deborah Tannen
0.955 3.98 The Lesbian and Gay Studies Reader by Henry Abelove
0.946 3.99 He, She and It by Marge Piercy
0.944 3.82 Making Sex: Body and Gender from the Greeks to Freud by Thomas Laqueur
0.943 4.06 The Madwoman in the Attic: The Woman Writer and the Nineteenth-Century Literary Imagination by Sandra M. Gilbert
0.94 4.09 The Age of Innocence [Norton Critical Editions] by Edith Wharton
0.931 3.63 French Lessons: A Memoir by Alice Kaplan
0.919 3.5 A History of Their Own: Women in Europe from Prehistory to the Present, Vol. 1 by Bonnie S. Anderson
0.909 3.79 The Body Project: An Intimate History of American Girls by Joan Jacobs Brumberg
0.902 3.93 Wouldn't Take Nothing for My Journey Now by Maya Angelou
0.895 3.53 Promiscuities: The Secret Struggle for Womanhood by Naomi Wolf
0.892 3.84 The Feminine Mystique by Betty Friedan
0.89 3.96 Revolution from Within: A Book of Self-Esteem by Gloria Steinem
0.885 4.12 A Room of One's Own by Virginia Woolf
0.875 4 Written by Herself: Volume I: Autobiographies of American Women: An Anthology by Jill Ker Conway
0.869 3.93 The Second Sex [abridged English translation by H. M. Parshley] by Simone de Beauvoir
0.86 3.86 A History of Private Life, Volume 5: Riddles of Identity in Modern Times by Antoine Prost
0.859 4.24 Stone Butch Blues by Leslie Feinberg
0.852 3.94 Can't Buy My Love: How Advertising Changes the Way We Think and Feel by Jean Kilbourne
0.851 4.14 Julian of Norwich: Showings by Julian of Norwich
0.85 3.55 One World: the Ethics of Globalization by Peter Singer
0.85 3.87 The Measure of Our Success: A Letter to My Children and Yours by Marian Wright Edelman
0.839 3.88 Odd Girl Out: The Hidden Culture of Aggression in Girls by Rachel Simmons
0.828 3.98 Of Woman Born: Motherhood as Experience and Institution by Adrienne Rich
0.822 4.16 Rachel and Her Children: Homeless Families in America by Jonathan Kozol
0.816 3.66 Manifesta: Young Women, Feminism, and the Future by Jennifer Baumgardner
0.812 3.96 God Dies By the Nile by Nawal El Saadawi
0.811 3.93 Outrageous Acts and Everyday Rebellions by Gloria Steinem
0.809 4.28 Black Feminist Thought: Knowledge, Consciousness, and the Politics of Empowerment by Patricia Hill Collins
0.809 4.19 Woman, Native, Other: Writing Postcoloniality and Feminism by Trinh T. Minh-Ha
0.809 4.22 Teaching to Transgress: Education as the Practice of Freedom by bell hooks
0.806 4.09 The New Our Bodies, Ourselves by Boston Women's Health Book Collective
0.804 4.11 The Second Shift: Working Parents and the Revolution in the Home by Arlie Hochschild
0.799 4.23 The Norton Anthology of Literature by Women: The Tradition in English by Sandra M. Gilbert
0.798 4.22 The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down by Anne Fadiman
0.788 4.11 The Mismeasure of Woman by Carol Tavris
0.784 3.83 Born for Liberty: A History of Women in America by Sara M. Evans
0.77 4.28 On Lies, Secrets, and Silence: Selected Prose 1966-1978 by Adrienne Rich
0.764 4.13 In Search of Our Mothers' Gardens: Womanist Prose by Alice Walker
0.763 4.14 The Alchemy of Race and Rights by Patricia J. Williams
0.756 4.17 This Sex Which Is Not One by Luce Irigaray
0.755 4.35 Sister Outsider: Essays and Speeches by Audre Lorde
0.752 4.04 Writing a Woman's Life by Carolyn G. Heilbrun
0.74 3.88 Feminist Thought: A More Comprehensive Introduction by Rosemarie Tong
0.735 4.36 Women, Race, and Class by Angela Y. Davis
0.705 3.94 Female Masculinity by Jack Halberstam
0.703 4.2 Our Bodies, Ourselves For The New Century by Boston Women's Health Book Collective
0.682 4.5 A Book of Women Poets from Antiquity to Now by Aliki Barnstone
0.658 4.48 Borrowed Time: An AIDS Memoir by Paul Monette
0.632 4.37 The Persistent Desire: A Femme-Butch Reader by Joan Nestle
0.575 4.13 The Creation of Feminist Consciousness: From the Middle Ages to Eighteen-Seventy by Gerda Lerner