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

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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
HATE hate hate hate hate her writing style. - Goodreads
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User Review  - McKenzie Campbell - Goodreads

If you might be a feminist read this book! If you are not a feminist read this book. Valenti's no bullshit writing makes for a quick read! Read full review

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User Review  - Anna Metropulos - Goodreads

I'm giving this book 5 stars because I think Jessica Valenti achieves what she set out to do in writing this book. A lot of y'all are criticizing Valenti for her "dumbed down" explanation of feminism ... Read full review

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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
151

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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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