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Sexy Feminism: A Girl's Guide to Love, Success, and Style

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Publisher Comments:

"We live in a society where sex is used against women as much as its used by women. Sexy Feminism calls foul on that (and other) double standards—and makes manifest my frequent observation that feminists are almost always the sexiest people in the room.” —Jennifer Baumgardner, author of Fem!: Goo Goo, Gaga, and Some Thoughts on Balls

Not your mothers feminism! A humor-filled action plan for an accessible, cool, and, yes, even sexy brand of 21st-century feminism

Feminism can still seem like an abstract idea that is hard to incorporate into our hectic, modern lives, but Jennifer Keishin Armstrong and Heather Wood Rudúlph show how the everyday things really matter. In an age when concern-trolling, slut-shaming, and body-snarking are blogosphere bywords, when reproductive rights are back under political attack, and when women are constantly pressured to “have it all,” feminism is more relevant than ever. For many young women the radicalism of the Second Wave is unappealing, and the “do me” and “lipstick” feminism of the Third Wave feels out of date. Enter Sexy Feminism. Its an inclusive, approachable kind of feminism—miniskirts, lip gloss, and waxing permitted. Covering a range of topics from body issues and workplace gender politics to fashion, dating, and sex, Sexy Feminism is full of advice, resources, and pop culture references that will help shape what being a feminist can look like for you.

“Genius! Sexy Feminism is a delicious primer for budding feminists (and the feminist-curious), as well as a sigh of relief for long-term third-wave feminists who long to be understood and are tired of explaining our beliefs. Jennifer and Heather do an outrageously good service to us all by bringing feminism into its sexy, confident maturity.” —Katie Goodman, feminist comedian and actress

Review:

"Co-founders of SexyFeminist.com, Armstrong and Rudulph combine their advice in a practical, if unoriginal, guide to living as a '21st-century feminist.' With sections on waxing, plastic surgery, make-up, dieting, and more, this book has potential as a starting point to empower vulnerable girls, but it doesn't reveal anything new to those women already aware of society's objectification of them. Although Armstrong and Rudulph almost always conclude that one's reasons behind using stereotypically 'anti-feminist' tools such as make-up are what make a choice feminist or not (are you doing it for you or for a man?), many chapters are strongly critical of women who pursue more controversial routes, such as plastic surgery, and this tone will feel judgmental to many contemporary feminists (those who made it past the Cosmopolitan-esque aesthetic, at least). The highlight of the book is definitely the personal stories that Armstrong and Rudulph include, balancing out the rest of the book's judgmental tone. While this book isn't going to shatter any foundations, the catchy style, solid advice, and personal stories make it decent self-help choice to encourage the next generation to become critical and confident young women. (Mar.)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

Synopsis:

A rallying call for a new brand of twenty-first century feminism—a feminism that is doable, cool, and, yes, even sexy.

Synopsis:

Not your mothers feminism! A humor-filled action plan for an accessible, cool, and, yes, even sexy brand of 21st-century feminism 

A Mariner Original Paperback

Feminism can still seem like an abstract idea that is difficult to incorporate into our hectic, media-saturated, modern lives, but Jennifer Keishin Armstrong and Heather Wood Rudúlph show how the everyday things matter. In an age when “concern-trolling,” “slut-shaming,” and “body-snarking” are blogosphere bywords, when reproductive rights are back under political attack, and when women are still pressured to “have it all,” feminism is more relevant than ever.  For many young women the radicalism of the Second Wave is unappealing, and the “do me” and “lipstick” feminism of the Third Wave feels out of date. Enter Sexy Feminism. Its an inclusive, approachable kind of feminism—miniskirts, lip gloss, and waxing permitted. Covering a range of topics from body issues and workplace gender politics to fashion, dating, and sex, Sexy Feminism is full of advice, resources, and  pop culture references that will help shape what being a feminist can look like for you.

About the Author

Jennifer Armstrong is a pop-culture writer with fifteen years of journalism experience. She spent nearly a decade at Entertainment Weekly, where she was a senior writer covering TV and women in entertainment. She is the author of Why? Because We Still Like You, a history of the original Mickey Mouse Club published by Grand Central, and is currently working on a book about The Mary Tyler Moore Show, to be published by Simon & Schuster in 2013. She has provided pop-culture commentary for CNN, VH1, A&E, and ABC, and her writing has been featured in Salon, Details.com, Match.com, Glamour, Budget Travel, and the Chicago Sun-Times. She also co-founded and continues to run SexyFeminist.com. Her essays have appeared in the anthologies Altared: Bridezillas, Bewilderment, Big Love, Breakups, What Women Really Think About Contemporary Weddings, and Coffee at Lukes: An Unauthorized Gilmore Girls Gabfest.

 
Heather Wood Rudúlph is the co-founder of sexyfeminist.com and a lifestyle writer and editor. She has spent twelve years covering entertainment and pop culture for outlets such as the Los Angeles Daily News, AOL and Movies.com, and editing lifestyle content for the likes of the Huffington Post and DAYSPA Magazine. She specializes in writing about feminism, pop culture and relationships, and teaches writing for the Gotham Writers Workshop.

Table of Contents

CONTENTS
 
Foreword: Our Own Feminist Journeys vii

   one   Why Feminism Is Sexy 1

   Two   Our Poor Vaginas 17

   Three   Plastic Surgery: Can You? 36

   Four   Vanity Is Not a Feminist Sin 55

   Five   Is Dieting Antifeminist? 69

   Six   Being a Fashionista Can Be Empowering 85

   Seven   The Working-Woman Problem 100

   Eight   Be a Sexy Feminist, Not a Slut-Shaming One 114

   Nine   Flirting and Dating: The Rules, The Game,

and Real Life 132

   Ten   Feminism in the Bedroom 146

   Eleven   Feminist Relationships: from Long-Term

to Lifelong Partnership 165

   Twelve   Female Friendship: the Ultimate Feminist Act 184

Afterword: Activism Is Sexy 197

Appendix: Resources for Sexy Feminists 213

Notes 217

Acknowledgements 229

Product Details

ISBN:
9780547738307
Author:
Armstrong, Jennifer
Publisher:
Mariner Books
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Edition Description:
Cloth
Publication Date:
20130331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
8 x 5.31 in 1 lb

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Co-founders of SexyFeminist.com, Armstrong and Rudulph combine their advice in a practical, if unoriginal, guide to living as a '21st-century feminist.' With sections on waxing, plastic surgery, make-up, dieting, and more, this book has potential as a starting point to empower vulnerable girls, but it doesn't reveal anything new to those women already aware of society's objectification of them. Although Armstrong and Rudulph almost always conclude that one's reasons behind using stereotypically 'anti-feminist' tools such as make-up are what make a choice feminist or not (are you doing it for you or for a man?), many chapters are strongly critical of women who pursue more controversial routes, such as plastic surgery, and this tone will feel judgmental to many contemporary feminists (those who made it past the Cosmopolitan-esque aesthetic, at least). The highlight of the book is definitely the personal stories that Armstrong and Rudulph include, balancing out the rest of the book's judgmental tone. While this book isn't going to shatter any foundations, the catchy style, solid advice, and personal stories make it decent self-help choice to encourage the next generation to become critical and confident young women. (Mar.)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
"Synopsis" by , A rallying call for a new brand of twenty-first century feminism—a feminism that is doable, cool, and, yes, even sexy.
"Synopsis" by ,

Not your mothers feminism! A humor-filled action plan for an accessible, cool, and, yes, even sexy brand of 21st-century feminism 

A Mariner Original Paperback

Feminism can still seem like an abstract idea that is difficult to incorporate into our hectic, media-saturated, modern lives, but Jennifer Keishin Armstrong and Heather Wood Rudúlph show how the everyday things matter. In an age when “concern-trolling,” “slut-shaming,” and “body-snarking” are blogosphere bywords, when reproductive rights are back under political attack, and when women are still pressured to “have it all,” feminism is more relevant than ever.  For many young women the radicalism of the Second Wave is unappealing, and the “do me” and “lipstick” feminism of the Third Wave feels out of date. Enter Sexy Feminism. Its an inclusive, approachable kind of feminism—miniskirts, lip gloss, and waxing permitted. Covering a range of topics from body issues and workplace gender politics to fashion, dating, and sex, Sexy Feminism is full of advice, resources, and  pop culture references that will help shape what being a feminist can look like for you.

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