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Slut!: Growing Up Female with a Bad Reputationby Leora Tanenbaum
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Leora Tanenbaum's Slut! is a groundbreaking account of the lives of young women who stand up to the destructive power of namecalling, written by one of the rising young talents of journalism today. Slut! seamlessly weaves together three narrative threads: powerful oral histories of girls and women who tell us their stories and how they finally overcame sexual labeling, Leora's own story, and her cogent analysis of the underlying problem of sexual stereotyping.
Based on the author's confessional article in an issue of "Seventeen" magazine about her experiences of being called a "slut" in high school--as well as the first-hand accounts of other women ages 14 through 66--"Slut" offers "a bracing corrective for any young woman who finds herself at the mercy of the double standard" (Susan Faludi). Illustrations.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 265-278) and index.
About the Author
LEORA TANENBAUM writes about women and girls and the unique problems they face. She is the author of Slut! Growing Up Female with a Bad Reputation, Catfight: Rivalries Among Women—From Diets to Dating, From the Boardroom to the Delivery Room, Bad Shoes and the Women Who Love Them, and Taking Back God: American Women Rising Up for Religious Equality. She lives in New York City.
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