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Female Chauvinist Pigs: Women and the Rise of Raunch Culture

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A classic work on gender culture exploring how the womenand#8217;s movement has evolved to Girls Gone Wild in a new, self-imposed chauvinism. In the tradition of Susan Faludiand#8217;s andlt;I andgt;Backlashandlt;/Iandgt; and Naomi Wolfand#8217;s andlt;I andgt;Theandlt;/Iandgt; andlt;I andgt;Beautyandlt;/Iandgt; andlt;I andgt;Mythandlt;/Iandgt;, andlt;I andgt;New York Magazineandlt;/Iandgt; writer Ariel Levy studies the effects of modern feminism on women today.andlt;brandgt;andlt;brandgt;Meet the Female Chauvinist Pigand#8212;the new brand of and#8220;empowered womanand#8221; who wears the Playboy bunny as a talisman, bares all for Girls Gone Wild, pursues casual sex as if it were a sport, and embraces and#8220;raunch cultureand#8221; wherever she finds it. If male chauvinist pigs of years past thought of women as pieces of meat, Female Chauvinist Pigs of today are doing them one better, making sex objects of other womenand#8212;and of themselves. They think theyand#8217;re being brave, they think theyand#8217;re being funny, but in andlt;I andgt;Female Chauvinist Pigsandlt;/Iandgt;, Ariel Levy asks if the joke is on them. andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;In her quest to uncover why this is happening, Levy interviews college women who flash for the cameras on spring break and teens raised on Paris Hilton and breast implants. She examines a culture in which every music video seems to feature a stripper on a pole, the memoirs of porn stars are climbing the bestseller lists, Olympic athletes parade their Brazilian bikini waxes in the pages of Playboy, and thongs are marketed to prepubescent girls. Levy meets the high-powered women who create raunch cultureand#8212;the new oinking women warriors of the corporate and entertainment worlds who eagerly defend their efforts to be and#8220;one of the guys.and#8221; And she traces the history of this trend back to conflicts between the womenand#8217;s movement and the sexual revolution long left unresolved. andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;Levy pulls apart the myth of the Female Chauvinist Pig and argues that what has come to pass for liberating rebellion is actually a kind of limiting conformity. Irresistibly witty and wickedly intelligent, andlt;I andgt;Female Chauvinist Pigsandlt;/Iandgt; makes the case that the rise of raunch does not represent how far women have come, it only proves how far they have left to go.

About the Author

Ariel Levy is a contributing editor at andlt;iandgt;New Yorkandlt;/iandgt; magazine. This is her first book.

Table of Contents

Contents

Introduction

One Raunch Culture

Two The Future That Never Happened

Three Female Chauvinist Pigs

Four From Womyn to Bois

Five Pigs in Training

Six Shopping for Sex

Conclusion

Notes

Acknowledgments

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780743274739
Subtitle:
Women and the Rise of Raunch Culture
Publisher:
Free Press
Author:
Levy, Ariel
Subject:
Social Science-Feminism & Feminist Theory
Subject:
Social Science : Feminism & Feminist Theory
Subject:
Language Arts & Disciplines : Speech
Subject:
Feminism & Feminist Theory
Subject:
Female Chauvinist Pig, sexism, chauvinism, empowered women, Playboy, boys club, ariel levy, journalism, women, women in business, women in the workplace, professional women, new york, new york magazine, girls gone wild, Susan Faludi, Backlash, Naomi Wolf,
Subject:
Female Chauvinist Pig, sexism, chauvinism, empowered women, Playboy, boys club, ariel levy, journalism, women, women in business, women in the workplace, professional women, new york, new york magazine, girls gone wild, Susan Faludi, Backlash, Naomi Wolf,
Subject:
Female Chauvinist Pig, sexism, chauvinism, empowered women, Playboy, boys club, ariel levy, journalism, women, women in business, women in the workplace, professional women, new york, new york magazine, girls gone wild, Susan Faludi, Backlash, Naomi Wolf,
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Publication Date:
20061003
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
index, notes
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
214.312 x 139.7 x 15.24 mm 224.074 gr

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