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Jane Sexes It Up: True Confessions of Feminist Desire

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In Jane Sexes It Up, 20 young, progressive feminists reflect on the limitations they think are imposed by establishment feminism on their bodies and their behavior. In these essays, headed up by editor Merri Lisa Johnson?s "Generation X Does the Sex Wars," the writers confess their seemingly antifeminist longings and question what role feminist ideals should play in women?s sexuality. In "Spanking and the Single Girl," Chris Daley wonders whether it?s acceptable to play the submissive role in an S/M exchange. In "Vulvodynia — How Porn Made Me a Woman," Katinka Hooijer reveals her affection for porn and the inner conflict her predilection inspires. Sex toy store owner Sarah Smith declares a "dildo revolution" — for women and men, gay and straight — in her essay of the same name. Whatever the angle, the authors all champion a sex-positive feminism.

Review:

"[T]he contributors to this racy volume make a great effort to speak honestly about their erotic experiences in intimate, jargon-free essays....It's not for the straitlaced, but sex-positive feminists will find this a provocative, important anthology that speaks honestly to the question of pleasure and how to get it." Publishers Weekly

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"Jane Sexes It Up proves that, like any successful 'ism,' feminism is capable of transforming itself....[T]he movement has simply widened the lens to adapt to changing images of female sexuality." Nashville Scene

Synopsis:

Exploring a wide range of sexual subjects from pornography to prostitution, 20 young, progressive feminists reflect on the limitations they think are imposed by establishment feminism on their bodies and their behavior.

About the Author

Merri Lisa Johnson earned a Ph.D. in English. While working on her degree Johnson worked as a stripper. She teaches at the State University of West Georgia and lives in the small Georgia town where she grew up.

Table of Contents

Dedication & Acknowledgements
Foreword: Jane (Gallop) Sexes It Up: A Love Letter
Jane Hocus, Jane Focus: An Introduction 1
1 Fuck You & Your Untouchable Face 13
I Real Live Nude Girls
2 The Sexual Girl Within 53
3 Sex Cuts 65
4 I Learned from the Best 91
5 Cutting, Craving, & the Self I Was Saving 107
6 Of the Flesh Fancy 127
7 The Feminist Wife? 139
II Super Feminist Porno Stars
8 Stripping, Starving, & the Politics of Ambiguous Pleasure 171
9 Co-Ed Call Girls 207
10 The Plain-Clothes Whore 231
11 Autobiography of a Flea 241
12 Vulvodynia 259
III Our Inner Men
13 The Importance of Being Lester 281
14 A Cock of One's Own 293
15 Pearl Necklace 311
16 Liquid Fire 327
17 The Absolutely True & Queer Confessions of Boy Jane, Dick Lover 347
Notes 359
Bibliography 385
Contributors 395

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i loved it!! i never wanted it to end!! well i wanted to finish it and when i did i read it agian! i'm only 15 and i was drawn into it so deep i made it a thing to look up to. it was so good it was mind blowing. made me understand myself more. and i needed that!
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781568581804
Editor:
Johnson, Merri Lisa
Publisher:
Seal Press (CA)
Editor:
Johnson, Merri Lisa
Author:
Johnson, Merri Lisa
Location:
New York
Subject:
Women
Subject:
Women's Studies
Subject:
Sexuality
Subject:
Sexuality - Essays & Stories
Subject:
Feminism
Subject:
Erotica - General
Subject:
Feminism & Feminist Theory
Subject:
Women -- Sexual behavior.
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st paperback ed.
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series Volume:
02-76
Publication Date:
April 2002
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
416
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in 15 oz

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"Review" by , "[T]he contributors to this racy volume make a great effort to speak honestly about their erotic experiences in intimate, jargon-free essays....It's not for the straitlaced, but sex-positive feminists will find this a provocative, important anthology that speaks honestly to the question of pleasure and how to get it."
"Review" by , "Jane Sexes It Up proves that, like any successful 'ism,' feminism is capable of transforming itself....[T]he movement has simply widened the lens to adapt to changing images of female sexuality."
"Synopsis" by , Exploring a wide range of sexual subjects from pornography to prostitution, 20 young, progressive feminists reflect on the limitations they think are imposed by establishment feminism on their bodies and their behavior.
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