A Brief History of Misogyny by Jack Holland
The World's Oldest Prejudice

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In this compelling, powerful book, highly respected writer and commentator Jack Holland sets out to answer a daunting question: how do you explain the oppression and brutalization of half the world's population by the other half, throughout history?

The result takes the reader on an eye-opening journey through centuries, continents and civilizations as it looks at both historical and contemporary attitudes to women. Encompassing the Church, witch hunts, sexual theory, Nazism and pro-life campaigners, we arrive at today's developing world, where women are increasingly and disproportionately at risk because of radicalised religious belief, famine, war and disease. Well-informed and researched, highly readable and thought-provoking, this is no outmoded feminist polemic: it's a refreshingly straightforward investigation into an ancient, pervasive and enduring injustice. It deals with the fundamentals of human existence -- sex, love, violence -- that have shaped the lives of humans throughout history.

The answer? It's time to recognize that the treatment of women amounts to nothing less than an abuse of human rights on an unthinkable scale. A Brief History of Misogyny is an important and timely book that will make a long-lasting contribution to the efforts to improve those rights throughout the world.
 

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Later that night when Joe went back for the evening service, he saw the church filled-up with a see through golden fog. Since that day Joe has ministered at the church where he was born again and on the streets from where he grew up. He was given a free scholarship from his pastor and graduated from the Jacksonville Theological Seminary with a 4.0 grade point average and a bachelor's degree in education and masters in psychology and a doctorate in Theology. In Hollywood, Joseph drew inspiration, while he wrote this novel, at a local coffee shop beside Gower Studios. A Hollywood director named Thaddeus saw him one day and asked him why he wrote with such intensity on a napkin? After Joseph answered his question, Thaddeus asked him to describe a scene from the book. Within moments there was a silence in the coffee shop, as all the customers were captivated by his charisma. At the end of his story, the audience applauded. Thaddeus sent Joseph to a school run by Ivan Markota, a famous acting coach in Hollywood. When Ivan found out that he was a preacher, he nicknamed Joseph, Doc Hollywood. Pastor Dr. Joseph Anderson, now fondly known as Doc Hollywood, has sold his worldly goods and followed Jesus. Pastor Doc Joseph Anderson has ministered revivals in Brazil, Africa, Oklahoma, Chicago, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Tennessee, California and many other places He has spoken on live radio and appeared on television many times in the U.S. around the world. He now has a gospel television program, which airs six days per week and ministers worldwide on the Internet. Doc has seen God save, work miracles and heal many people. This remarkable story of Doc Anderson is now released in his prophetic novel, From Punk to Worldwide Pastor, a documentary and film will soon follow.
 
Published June 7, 2012 by Robinson. 300 pages
Genres: History, Political & Social Sciences, Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction

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