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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 propagates on her popular website, Feministing.com.

Covering a range of topics, including pop culture, health, reproductive rights, violence, education, and relationships, Valenti provides young women a primer on why feminism matters.

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. No belaboring where today's young women have gone wrong. Feminism should be something young women feel comfortable with, something they can own. Full Frontal Feminism is sending out a message to readers: Yeah, you're feminists, and that's actually pretty frigging cool.

Review:

"A feminist blogger, Valenti addresses many issues of consequence to young women: sex, birth control, abortion, sexual harassment, employment discrimination, beauty, and consumption. Her patois, however, will not appeal to every reader." Library Journal

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"A model for future feminist media." Christine Cupaiuolo

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"I love Feministing.com and always learn from it." Katha Pollit

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"The daily must-read for feminist news with attitude." Bill Scher

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"Many people need a morning 'fix.' For some, it's coffee, For others, it's SportsCenter. For me, it's Feministing.com." Katie Stone

Synopsis:

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 whats 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:

Youre 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 Wont 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.

About the Author

Jessica Valenti is the founder and executive editor of Feministing.com. She also blogs for BushvChoice.com, NARAL Pro-Choice America's site. Valenti is the co-founder of The Real Hot 100, a national campaign aimed to bring attention to the work that young women activists are doing in the United States. She has an MA in women's and gender studies from Rutgers University and has worked for Legal Momentum, Planned Parenthood, the Women's Environment and Development Organization, and Ms. magazine. Jessica lives in Brooklyn, NY.

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NurseOnDuty, January 12, 2013 (view all comments by NurseOnDuty)
Loved this read. I was taken by it from the get go. I felt empowered at the end. More women definitely should read it. Great for a gift to an open-minded young woman.
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jeezerb23, July 6, 2007 (view all comments by jeezerb23)
A must read for anyone and everyone! Jessica does a great job in bringing back what feminism really means and shedding the stereotypes the word has gained. This book was captivating, extremely truthful and agreeable....it affirms thoughts mostly all of us have had but have never be able to put in words! Jessica does a fantastic job in explaining what feminism really is and why it should matter to all women, such a great read no matter who you are!!
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Excellent Read!, April 30, 2007 (view all comments by Excellent Read!)
I got my copy a few days ago and couldn't put it down. It's smart, sassy and shockingly candid. Written in a way that makes you feel as though a friend is speaking directly to you, the book covers a bunch of topics like pop culture, health, reproductive rights, violence, education, relationships, etc. and is really informative but not overly technical. From start to finish, Full Frontal Feminism, is the book I wish I had had growing up. So far, I?ve bought 4 copies because every time I showed it to someone I didn?t have the heart to take it back! Read this book, you won?t be disappointed.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781580052016
Author:
Valenti, Jessica
Publisher:
Seal Press (CA)
Subject:
Women
Subject:
Women's Studies
Subject:
Feminism & Feminist Theory
Subject:
Feminism
Subject:
Women's Studies - General
Subject:
Women -- Social conditions -- 21st century.
Subject:
Gender Studies-Womens Studies
Subject:
Feminist Studies-General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20070431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in 12.5 oz

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Product details 288 pages Seal Press - English 9781580052016 Reviews:
"Review" by , "A feminist blogger, Valenti addresses many issues of consequence to young women: sex, birth control, abortion, sexual harassment, employment discrimination, beauty, and consumption. Her patois, however, will not appeal to every reader."
"Review" by , "A model for future feminist media."
"Review" by , "I love Feministing.com and always learn from it."
"Review" by , "The daily must-read for feminist news with attitude."
"Review" by , "Many people need a morning 'fix.' For some, it's coffee, For others, it's SportsCenter. For me, it's Feministing.com."
"Synopsis" by ,
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 whats 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:

Youre 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 Wont 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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