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

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Seal Press, 2007 - Social Science - 282 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
A good, approachable introduction to feminism. - Goodreads
A good overview of Feminism. - Goodreads
It was easy to read, and easy to relate to. - Goodreads
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User Review  - Deanna Davison - Goodreads

I had high hopes for this book, but it was ultimately very underwhelming. It claims to be an intro to feminism, so I expected it to be basic, but it read as very "white feminist" to me. Valenti ... Read full review

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User Review  - Yelena - Goodreads

Poorly written, arguments that aren't properly backed up. Good primer for feminism. Read full review

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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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