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Bitches, Bimbos and Ballbreakers: The Guerilla Girls' Illustrated Guide to Female Stereotypes

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The Guerrilla Girls bring their inimitable wisecracking wisdom to bear on female stereotypes through the ages. Reinventing the "F" word: Feminism.

Whatever life a woman leads, from biker chick to society girl, there's a stereotype she'll have to live down. The Guerrilla Girls, notorious for their outrageous take on women's issues, now tackle the maze of stereotypes that follow women from cradle to grave. With subversive use of information — and great visuals — they explore the history and significance of stereotypes like Old Maid, Trophy Wife, and Prostitute with a Heart of Gold. They tag the Top Types, examine sexual slurs, explain the evolution of butches and femmes, and delve into the lives of real and fictional women who have become stereotypes, from Aunt Jemima to Tokyo Rose to June Cleaver. The Guerrilla Girls' latest assault on injustice towards women will make people laugh, make them mad, and maybe even make them change their minds.

Review:

"With their philosophy-lite deconstruction of the worst slurs society has to offer, the Guerrilla Girls have turned discrimination on its head — and fashioned an entertaining read at the same time." Publishers Weekly

Review:

"In their latest literary action, Bitches, Bimbos and Ballbreakers, the girls have turned their hairy heads towards a galaxy of stereotypes leveraged at women throughout history, and their gaze is positively withering....But don?t go adding Bitches to your list of ?boring-yet-relevant-new-books-I-should-read?...Every entry is saturated with funny, quirky, cultural satire." Bust magazine

Review:

"Although it tackles a serious subject, the book is delightfully campy and breezy, filled with short sidebars, quirky photos and sarcastic diatribes that go for the jugular." Detroit Metrotimes

Synopsis:

Whatever life a woman leads, from biker chick to society girl, there's a stereotype she'll have to live down. The Guerrilla Girls, notorious for their outrageous take on women's issues, now tackle the maze of stereotypes that follow women from cradle to grave. With subversive use of information—and great visuals—they explore the history and significance of stereotypes like Old Maid, Trophy Wife, and Prostitute with a Heart of Gold. They tag the Top Types, examine sexual slurs, explain the evolution of butches and femmes, and delve into the lives of real and fictional women who have become stereotypes, from Aunt Jemima to Tokyo Rose to June Cleaver. The Guerrilla Girls' latest assault on injustice towards women will make people laugh, make them mad, and maybe even make them change their minds.

Synopsis:

Includes bibliographical references (p. [92]-95).

About the Author

The Guerrilla Girls are a bunch of anonymous females who take the names of dead women artists as pseudonyms and appear in public wearing gorilla masks. Their work has appeared in the New Yorker, the New York Times, Vogue, and Bitch. They are the authors of two books and in their spare time they show up in jungle drag at schools all over the country to inspire and provoke their legions of fans to fight discrimination wherever it lurks.

Table of Contents

Bitches, Bimbos and Ballbreakers Chapter One

Introduction: What's in a Name?

Chapter Two: The Top Stereotypes from Cradle to Grave

Daddy's Girl

Tomboy

The Girl Next Door

Bimbo/Dumb Blonde

Femme Fatale/Vamp

Bitch/Ballbreaker

The Mother of All Stereotypes

Spinster/Old Maid

Hag/Crone

Chapter Three: Sex Objects

Girls who do, girls who don't, girls who do girls

Chapter Four: Life Lessons: Real and Fictional Women Who Became Stereotypes

Florence Nightingale to Biker Chick

Chapter Five: Women's Work Is Never Done

Find mate, be Supermom, gt gd job, have fun

Chapter Six: Race and Religion

Presenting our own ethnic doll collection

Chapter Seven: Stereotypes

In the 21st century and beyond

Bibliography

Product Details

ISBN:
9780142001011
Author:
Guerilla Girls
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Author:
Guerrilla Girls
Author:
Guerrilla, Girls
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Women
Subject:
Psychology
Subject:
Feminism & Feminist Theory
Subject:
Gender Studies
Subject:
Women's Studies - History
Subject:
Stereotype
Subject:
Women's Studies
Subject:
Stereotypes (Social psychology)
Subject:
Women -- Psychology.
Subject:
Feminist Studies-General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Series Volume:
C2KBR-17
Publication Date:
20030831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
96
Dimensions:
10.15x8.01x.46 in. .62 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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Product details 96 pages Penguin Books - English 9780142001011 Reviews:
"Review" by , "With their philosophy-lite deconstruction of the worst slurs society has to offer, the Guerrilla Girls have turned discrimination on its head — and fashioned an entertaining read at the same time."
"Review" by , "In their latest literary action, Bitches, Bimbos and Ballbreakers, the girls have turned their hairy heads towards a galaxy of stereotypes leveraged at women throughout history, and their gaze is positively withering....But don?t go adding Bitches to your list of ?boring-yet-relevant-new-books-I-should-read?...Every entry is saturated with funny, quirky, cultural satire."
"Review" by , "Although it tackles a serious subject, the book is delightfully campy and breezy, filled with short sidebars, quirky photos and sarcastic diatribes that go for the jugular."
"Synopsis" by ,

Whatever life a woman leads, from biker chick to society girl, there's a stereotype she'll have to live down. The Guerrilla Girls, notorious for their outrageous take on women's issues, now tackle the maze of stereotypes that follow women from cradle to grave. With subversive use of information—and great visuals—they explore the history and significance of stereotypes like Old Maid, Trophy Wife, and Prostitute with a Heart of Gold. They tag the Top Types, examine sexual slurs, explain the evolution of butches and femmes, and delve into the lives of real and fictional women who have become stereotypes, from Aunt Jemima to Tokyo Rose to June Cleaver. The Guerrilla Girls' latest assault on injustice towards women will make people laugh, make them mad, and maybe even make them change their minds.

"Synopsis" by , Includes bibliographical references (p. [92]-95).
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