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 propagates on her popular website, Feministing.com. Covering a range of topics, including pop culture, health, reproductive rights, violence, education, relationships, and more, Valenti provides young women a primer on why feminism matters. 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. No belaboring where today's young women have gone wrong. Feminism should be something young women feel comfortable with, something they can own. 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
HATE hate hate hate hate her writing style. - Goodreads
A good, approachable introduction to feminism. - Goodreads
First off, I really don't like Valenti's writing style. - Goodreads
A good overview of Feminism. - Goodreads
It was easy to read, and easy to relate to. - Goodreads

Review: Full Frontal Feminism: A Young Woman's Guide to Why Feminism Matters

User Review  - Rhodena Mesadieu - Goodreads

A more modern and accurate view on feminism. At the end of the book I wanted to do more and felt more comfortable identifying as a feminist myself. Great read for men and women! Read full review

Review: Full Frontal Feminism: A Young Woman's Guide to Why Feminism Matters

User Review  - Joy Nordby - Goodreads

I really enjoyed this book. I had never heard much about feminism growing up, so the title of this book appealed to my interest of learning more about it. Valenti did sound a bit "pouty" throughout ... Read full review

Contents

Contents introDuCtion
1
Youre a HarDCore Feminist i sWear
5
Feminists Do it Better anD otHer sex tiPs
19
PoP Culture Gone WilD
41
tHe Blame anD sHame Game
61
iF tHese uterine Walls CoulD talK
81
material WorlD
111
mY BiG Fat unneCessarY WeDDinG anD otHer DatinG Diseases
131
Promise i Wont saY HerstorY
165
BoYs Do CrY
183
BeautY Cult
197
Sex and the City Voters mY ass
213
a QuiCK aCaDemiC asiDe
227
Get to it
237
resourCes
249
Copyright

realWomen HaVe BaBies
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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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