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Hop To It: A Guide to Training Your Pet Rabbit (Pet Series: Training)
Hop To It: A Guide to Training Your Pet Rabbit (Pet Series: Training)
by Shejee Hunter
Edition: Paperback
Price: $8.99
150 used & new from $0.01

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars It's all relative--, June 4, 2005
I've recently read this book, and I agree that this is a good back-up, but shouldn't be your only source of information. When I was in the 4-H Rabbit Club as a kid, we focused more on the ARBA standards and breeding. Then, the preferred methods of raising rabbits were similar to those recommended in this book (handling, diet, etc.). It should be taken into consideration when reading it that *it was written in 1991*. The book is 14 years old--times have changed.

I wish that this book would have been brought up to date, or that someone would write a new book solely dedicated to training your rabbit. This is one of the reasons that this book has value, despite its age and a few factual errors: there just aren't any other books out there entirely dedicated to the subject.

If you want some great information on rabbits, read The House Rabbit Handbook by Marinell Harriman, which has been revised this year--and visit Rabbit.org

There is a new book called The Rabbit Whisperer by Ingrid Tarrant (currently available only in the UK) that I hope tackles this subject for the more "advanced" rabbit-person. Otherwise, to somebody out there willing: Please re-write this book!!


Slut! Growing Up Female with a Bad Reputation
Slut! Growing Up Female with a Bad Reputation
by Leora Tanenbaum
Edition: Paperback
Price: $9.85
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22 of 25 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars To those who have never experienced this phenomenon..., April 20, 2005
It seems that there are some who have given reviews that have not responded well to this book, and they seem to be rather confused and removed from the argument--citing that those who don't want to be called "sluts" shouldn't behave like "sluts".

Almost every woman I've met, myself included, has been through a time, almost a rite of passage, where she has to prove her chastity to the rest of the world (usually shortly after puberty). This is not something that men have to go through--and more importantly, *will never relate to* due to current power structures. Men are pressured, encouraged, and even harassed into being sluts because this is what it is to be manly.

This book is not about not wanting to be called a slut. It explores the phenomenon of the slut. Why is female chastity such a perceived virtue in Western (specifically American) culture? Why is there such a preoccupation among high-schoolers with others' sexuality? What is it that we fear about female sexuality?

Michel Foucault discusses self-policing in "Discipline and Punish: The Birth of the Prison"--something that we women are brainwashed into doing. Why do we participate in this? We will be (and are) rejected and treated badly if we do anything that remotely suggests we are outside the "chaste box"--i.e., reject current social norms regarding the phenomenon of the slut. "Slut!" explores these issues.

I hope this clarifies some of the questions (or outright rejections) that seem to have been raised. To anyone interested in the sociology of power issues and the discourses of the body, I would highly recommend "Discipline and Punish". It can be a bit dry, but the ideas expressed are certainly worth the read.

Also highly recommended: "The Technology of Orgasm: 'Hysteria', the Vibrator, and Women's Sexual Satisfaction." by Rachel P. Maines.


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