He's a Stud, She's a Slut, and 49 Other Double Standards Every Woman Should Know

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Seal Press, 2009 - Health & Fitness - 320 pages
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Double standards are nothing new. Women deal with them every day. Take the common truism that women who sleep around are sluts while men are studs. Why is it that men grow distinguished and sexily gray as they age while women just get saggy and haggard? Have you ever wondered how a young woman is supposed to both virginal and provocatively enticing at the same time? Isn't it unfair that working moms are labeled "bad" for focusing on their careers while we shake our heads in disbelief when we hear about the occasional stay-at-home dad? In 50 Double Standards Every Woman Should Know, Jessica Valenti, author of Full Frontal Feminism, calls out the double standards that affect every woman. Whether Jessica is pointing out the wage earning discrepancies between men and women or revealing all of the places that women still aren't equal to their male counterparts-be it in the workplace, courtroom, bedroom, or home-she maintains her signature wittily sarcastic tone. With sass, humor, and in-your-face facts, this book informs and equips women with the tools they need to combat sexist comments, topple ridiculous stereotypes (girls aren't good at math?), and end the promotion of lame double standards.

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User Review  - CareBear36 - LibraryThing

I absolutely love Jessica Valenti. I think her writing includes the right about of humor and analysis to make for an informative, yet interesting read. In this handbook, Valenti points out a lot of ... Read full review

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Although I may not agree with all of Jessica Valenti's thoughts on feminism and violence against women, she makes a lot of very valid points about many of the double standards that women face every ... Read full review

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Jessica Valenti is the founder and Executive Editor of Feministing.com and the author of Full Frontal Feminism: A Young Woman’s Guide to Why Feminism Matters. She is also the blogger for BushvChoice.com, NARAL Pro-Choice America’s blog. Jessica is the co-founder of The Real Hot 100, a national campaign aimed to bring attention to the work that young women activists are doing in the United States. She has a master’s degree in Women’s and Gender Studies from Rutgers University and has worked for organizations such as Legal Momentum (formerly NOW Legal Defense and Education Fund), Planned Parenthood, the Women's Environment, and Development Organization (WEDO) and Ms. magazine. She has also volunteered at Mount Sinai's Sexual Assault and Violence Intervention Program (SAVI) as an emergency room advocate and taught Women's Studies at SUNY Albany.

Feministing.com is a well-established site in the feminist and blog communities—particularly with younger women. Feministing’s irreverent voice and sarcastic tone combined with its ability to cover hard news stories makes the site stand out from its online peers. Feministing is the most popular feminist blog, and is quickly becoming the most popular feminist website—it’s ranked higher than feminist.com or feminist.org. The site’s audience is growing at an extremely fast rate. Feministing has gained approximately 10,000 new hits a month since last year; the site now has about 150,000 unique readers every month. Feministing has been covered in The Washington Post, the Chicago Tribune, the Guardian, The Dallas Morning News, the Ottawa Sun, In These Times, Salon.com, Women’s eNews, and Slate.com. Jessica Valenti has been quoted extensively in print and has been featured on Air America Radio’s The Majority Report and the popular podcast SexTalk. Jessica was also a recent speaker at the National Council for Research on Women’s annual Power Matters conference.

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