Full Frontal Feminism: A Young Woman's Guide to Why Feminism Matters (Google eBook)

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Seal Press, 2007 - Social Science - 289 pages
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Feminism isn't dead. It just isn't very cool anymore. Enter "Full Frontal Feminism, "a book that embodies the forward-looking messages that author Jessica Valenti propagated as founder of the popular website, Feministing.com.
This revised edition includes a new foreword by Valenti, reflecting upon whatOCOs happened in the five years since "Full Frontal Feminism" was originally published. With new openers from Valenti in every chapter, the book covers a range of topics, including pop culture, health, reproductive rights, violence, education, relationships, and more.
Chapters include:
YouOCOre a Hardcore Feminist. I Swear.
Feminists Do It Better (and Other Sex Tips)
Pop Culture Gone Wild
The Blame (and Shame) Game
If These Uterine Walls Could Talk
My Big Fat Unnecessary Wedding and Other Dating Diseases
?RealOCO Women Have Babies
I Promise I WonOCOt Say ?HerstoryOCO
Boys Do Cry
Beauty Cult
"Sex and the City" Voters, My Ass
Valenti knows better than anyone that young women need a smart-ass book that deals with real-life issues in a style they can relate to. No rehashing the same old issues or belaboring where today's young women have gone wrong. Feminism should be something young women feel comfortable with. "Full Frontal Feminism" is sending out the message to readers?yeah, you're feminists, and that's actually pretty frigging cool."
  

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Good ideas, kind of lame prose. - Goodreads
A good, approachable introduction to feminism. - Goodreads
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A good overview of Feminism. - Goodreads
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User Review  - Ida - Goodreads

Feminism is the kind of thing people need to develop their own opinions on. While I don't agree with all the points Valenti made, I do feel like this book discusses some important issues. However ... Read full review

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User Review  - Lisa - Goodreads

Feminism isn't new to me but it's always nice to be affirmed that there are people out there who get this shit, and understand the impact of sexism in such a broad context, and can always teach me more no matter what I know! Read full review

Contents

Introduction
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Notes
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Acknowledgments
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About the Author
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About the author (2007)

Jessica Valenti—called one of the Top 100 Inspiring Women in the world by The Guardian—is the author of four books on feminism, politics, and culture. Jessica is also the founder of Feministing.com, which Columbia Journalism Review called “head and shoulders above almost any writing on women’s issues in mainstream media.” Her writing has appeared in The Washington Post, The Nation, The Guardian (UK), The American Prospect, Ms. magazine, Salon, and Bitch magazine.

Jessica received her Masters degree in Women’s and Gender Studies from Rutgers University. She lives with her husband and daughter in Boston.

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