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
A good overview of Feminism. - Goodreads
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Review: Full Frontal Feminism: A Young Woman's Guide to Why Feminism Matters

User Review  - Taylor Cunningham - Goodreads

I gave this book five stars not because of its expert writing style, perfect arguments, or comprehensive-ness. Rather, I rated it so high because I think it serves as a great starting point for women ... Read full review

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

User Review  - Aj - Goodreads

With me being a young woman I enjoyed this book very much. I think that Valenti did an excellent job gearing this book to young woman because the style she used while writing the book. The way it was ... Read full review


Contents introDuCtion
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Feminists Do it Better anD otHer sex tiPs
PoP Culture Gone WilD
tHe Blame anD sHame Game
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material WorlD
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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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