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

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Da Capo Press, Apr 17, 2007 - Social Science - 288 pages
Feminism isn't dead. It just isn't very cool anymore. EnterFull 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 what's happened in the five years sinceFull 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:
You're 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
"Real" Women Have Babies
I Promise I Won't Say "Herstory"
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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User Review  - shulera1 - LibraryThing

I've read this book twice now, because I absolutely love Valenti's style. I don't agree with everything she says, but the way she says it keeps me coming back for more. I'm currently working to get more of her books in our school library's (slightly outdated) feminist section. Read full review

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User Review  - Devil_llama - LibraryThing

This book is plainly aimed at women younger than myself, but it is still a great read, even though some of the slang and the extremely casual tone made it less accessible to older women. It is a full ... Read full review

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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 New York.

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