Female Chauvinist Pigs: Women and the Rise of Raunch Culture

By Ariel Levy

A vintage paintings on gender tradition exploring how the women’s circulation has developed to women long past Wild in a brand new, self-imposed chauvinism. within the culture of Susan Faludi’s Backlash and Naomi Wolf’s The Beauty Myth, New York Magazine author Ariel Levy stories the consequences of contemporary feminism on ladies today.

Meet the feminine Chauvinist Pig—the new model of “empowered lady” who wears the Playboy bunny as a talisman, bares keen on women long gone Wild, pursues informal intercourse as though it have been a activity, and embraces “raunch tradition” at any place she unearths it. If male chauvinist pigs of years prior considered ladies as items of meat, girl Chauvinist Pigs of this present day are doing them one greater, making intercourse gadgets of alternative women—and of themselves. they believe they’re being courageous, they believe they’re being humorous, yet in Female Chauvinist Pigs, Ariel Levy asks if the comic story is on them.

In her quest to discover why this is often taking place, Levy interviews collage girls who flash for the cameras on spring holiday and youths raised on Paris Hilton and breast implants. She examines a tradition during which each track video turns out to add a stripper on a pole, the memoirs of porn stars are mountaineering the bestseller lists, Olympic athletes parade their Brazilian bikini waxes within the pages of Playboy, and thongs are advertised to prepubescent women. Levy meets the high-powered girls who create raunch culture—the new oinking girls warriors of the company and leisure worlds who eagerly shield their efforts to be “one of the guys.” and she or he lines the historical past of this development again to conflicts among the women’s circulate and the sexual revolution lengthy left unresolved.

Levy pulls aside the parable of the feminine Chauvinist Pig and argues that what has come to go for freeing uprising is de facto one of those proscribing conformity. Irresistibly witty and wickedly clever, Female Chauvinist Pigs makes the case that the increase of raunch doesn't symbolize how a ways girls have come, it simply proves how a long way they've got left to head.

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No More Nice Girls: Countercultural Essays

By Ellen Willis

With attribute intelligence, wit, and feminist perception, Ellen Willis addresses democracy as she sees it: “a dedication to person freedom and egalitarian self-government in each quarter of social, financial, and cultural life.” relocating among scholarly and down-to-earth activist writing kinds, Willis confronts the conservative backlash that has slowly eroded democratic beliefs and advances of the Nineteen Sixties in addition to the inner debates that experience usually splintered the left.

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Discovering Feminist Philosophy: Knowledge, Ethics, Politics (Feminist Constructions)

By Robin May Schott

Many folks think that gender equality has been completed. In this sort of international, why reside at the dualism among the sexes? Why separate, and for this reason marginalize, women's scholarship from scholarship as a complete? in brief, why feminist philosophy? getting to know Feminist Philosophy offers an available creation to the important matters in feminist philosophy. while, it solutions present objections to feminism, arguing that during cutting-edge international it's as compelling as ever to probe the impression of the dualism of the sexes. as a result, feminist views make an essential contribution to the current and way forward for philosophy. writer Robin may well Schott additionally contributes an unique point of view on feminist ethics, in accordance with her paintings on battle and rape. This precise booklet is equivalent elements survey, point of view, and scholarship―ideal for a person looking to comprehend the present and destiny function of feminist philosophy.

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When Everything Changed: The Amazing Journey of American Women from 1960 to the Present

By Gail Collins

Gail Collins, New York occasions columnist and bestselling writer, recounts the awesome revolution in women's lives over the last 50 years, along with her traditional "sly wit and unfussy sort" (People).

When every little thing Changed starts in 1960, whilst so much American ladies needed to get their husbands' permission to use for a bank card. It leads to 2008 with Hillary Clinton's ancient presidential crusade. This was once a time of cataclysmic switch, while, after 400 years, expectancies concerning the lives of yank girls have been smashed in precisely a generation.

A accomplished mixture of oral heritage and Gail Collins's prepared research--covering politics, type, pop culture, economics, intercourse, households, and work--When every thing Changed is the definitive publication on 5 the most important a long time of development. the big strides made due to the fact 1960 contain the appearance of the contraception capsule, the top of "Help Wanted--Male" and "Help Wanted--Female" advertisements, and the lifting of quotas for ladies in admission to clinical and legislation faculties. Gail Collins describes what has occurred in each realm of women's lives, in part during the stories of either those that made historical past and those that easily made their way.

Picking up the place her hugely lauded ebook America's Women left off, When every thing Changed is a dynamic tale, advised with the down-to-earth, a laugh, and agenda-free tone for which this liked New York instances columnist is understood. Older readers, women and men alike, may be startled as they're reminded of what their lives as soon as were--"Father is familiar with most sensible" and "My Little Margie" on television; day-by-day weigh-ins for stewardesses; few lady professors; no girls within the Boston marathon, in strive against zones, or within the police division. more youthful readers will see their heritage in a wealthy new manner. it's been an period filled with drama and dreams--some dashed and others learned past anyone's imagining.

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Other Powers: the Age of Suffrage, Spiritualism, and the Scandalous Victoria Woodhull

By Barbara Goldsmith

Barbara Goldsmith's portrait of suffragette Victoria Woodhull and her instances was once hailed via George Plimpton as "a fantastically written biography of a impressive girl" and by way of Gloria Steinem as "more memorable than a dozen histories."

A hugely readable mixture of historical past and biography, Other Powers interviews the tales of a few of the main colourful social, political, and non secular figures of America's Victorian period with the brave and infamous lifetime of Victoria Woodhull--psychic, suffragette, writer, presidential candidate, and self-confessed practitioner of unfastened love. it really is set amid the conflict for women's suffrage, the Spiritualist stream that swept around the country within the age of Radical Reconstruction following the Civil warfare, and the sour struggle that pitted black males opposed to white girls within the fight for the proper to vote.

Peter homosexual stumbled on Other Powers "Irresistible...this is a biography bound to continue the reader reading." And Gloria Steinem referred to as it "A real-life novel of ways one charismatic woman...turned women's suffrage, the church, long island urban, and masses of the rustic on its ear."

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What Do Women Want?: Exploding the Myth of Dependency

By Susie Orbach, Luise Eichenbaum

The fashionable dating is in situation. Why? during this pioneering paintings, Susie Orbach and Luise Eichenbaum pinpoint the deceptively easily query that lies on the root of all its difficulties and ask - what do girls wish? Torn among all of the calls for of today’s society, many ladies believe that they pour love, dedication and realizing into their relationships, yet that it's not back in type. He turns out safe and self sufficient, she feels insecure and needy. actually that either women and men are established… In crystal-clear prose, Susie Orbach and Luise Eichenbaum discover the relationships of guys and ladies, explaining how males have realized to “manage” their dependency wishes very otherwise to girls, and why ladies believe so based and hungry for romance. They express conclusively why dependency on each side is the basic center of any profitable dating and the way it bargains a brand new blueprint for the long run. First released in 1983, this feminist vintage has been completely revised for today’s viewers. Its message is as correct as ever.

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Performing Sex: The Making and Unmaking of Women's Erotic Lives

By Breanne Fahs

A candid and provocative critique of women’s sexual liberation in America.

even supposing traditional knowledge holds that ladies within the usa this present day are extra sexually liberated than ever sooner than, a couple of startling information name into query this perceived victory: over half all girls document having faked orgasms; forty five percentage of ladies locate rape fantasies erotic; more and more ladies practice same-sex eroticism for the viewing good thing about males; and up to date medical experiences label forty percentage of ladies as “sexually dysfunctional.” stuck among postsexual revolution celebrations of growth and alarmingly regressive new modes of disempowerment, the 40 ladies interviewed in acting intercourse supply a candid and provocative portrait of “liberated” intercourse in the USA. via this nuanced and intricate research, Breanne Fahs demonstrates that regardless of the consistent cooptation of the phrases of sexual freedom, women’s sexual subjectivities—and the methods they always grapple with transferring definitions of liberation—represent provocative areas for serious inquiry and private discovery, finally producing novel methods of imagining and reimagining strength, excitement, and resistance.

“Fahs has the chance right here to form what should still turn into a burgeoning subfield in gender and sexuality studies—the research of sexual subjectivities. This straddles social psychology, women’s reports, and sociology and explores the idea that social impacts and forces impression how humans come to appreciate themselves on anyone or mental level.” — Rebecca F. Plante, coeditor of Doing Gender variety: Readings in idea and Real-World Experience

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Towards Collective Liberation: Anti-Racist Organizing, Feminist Praxis, and Movement Building Strategy

By Chris Crass

Organized into 4 sections, this selection of essays is aimed at activists enticing with the dynamic questions of ways to create and help potent hobbies for visionary systemic swap. those essays and interviews current robust classes for transformative organizing. It deals a firsthand examine the demanding situations and the possibilities of antiracist paintings in white groups, feminist paintings with males, and bringing girls of colour feminism into the center of social activities. Drawing on twenty years of non-public activist event and case experiences inside of those parts, Crass’s essays insightfully discover methods of remodeling divisions of race, type, and gender into catalysts for robust imaginative and prescient, approach, and development routine within the usa at the present time. This assortment will encourage and empower somebody who's attracted to imposing swap via organizing.

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Like a Natural Woman Constructing Gender from Performance to Performativity

During this paintings, I advertise a discussion among Drama and function stories about the functionality of gender in lifestyle and at the degree. whereas Judith Butler and others have argued that the performativity of gender needs to be tested open air of theatre, I argue that theatre gives you us with a different lens wherein to check facets of gender that may be missed in daily life. The performs and function artwork i've got selected spotlight assorted modes of acting gender via representations of the feminine physique, which introduce the strain among the discursively produced physique and the lived, phenomenological physique onstage. via exploring this rigidity, I argue that the performativity of gender onstage arises from a mixture of phrases, the presentation of exact our bodies, and the audience's reaction to the degree motion. I compile iconic playwright Samuel Beckett with Cuban-American functionality artist Ana Mendieta and Irish playwright Marina Carr in an effort to symbolize assorted modes of functionality. This learn should still turn out beneficial for students in theatre, functionality reviews, and gender reviews, who're drawn to reading gender in a theatrical context.

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Sexual Solipsism: Philosophical Essays on Pornography and Objectification

By Rae Langton

Rae Langton right here attracts jointly her ground-breaking paintings on pornography and objectification. On pornography she argues from uncontroversial liberal premises to the debatable feminist conclusions that pornography subordinates and silences girls, and that ladies have rights opposed to pornography. On objectification she starts off with the normal concept that objectification contains treating an individual as something, yet then exhibits that it really is via a type of self-fulfilling projection of ideals and perceptions of girls as subordinate that ladies are made subordinate and handled as issues. those arguable essays in feminist philosophy could be stimulating analyzing for someone attracted to the prestige of girls in society.

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