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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User Review  - briannad84 - LibraryThing

I absolutley LOVED this book! It has gotten me even more into feminist issues and has even helped me to get a better view on where I stand politically. There were so many awesome women and subjects ... Read full review

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User Review  - kateminasian - LibraryThing

While I really enjoyed Full Frontal Feminism, mainly because of the accessible way it laid out feminist issues and why all women should be feminist (which, since I agree with this, is obviously going ... 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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