Social Science

Female Chauvinist Pigs

Women and the Rise of Raunch Culture

Author: Ariel Levy

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0743274733

Category: Social Science

Page: 240

View: 8561

A classic work on gender culture exploring how the women’s movement has evolved to Girls Gone Wild in a new, self-imposed chauvinism. In the tradition of Susan Faludi’s Backlash and Naomi Wolf’s The Beauty Myth, New York Magazine writer Ariel Levy studies the effects of modern feminism on women today. Meet the Female Chauvinist Pig—the new brand of “empowered woman” 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 “raunch culture” 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 women—and of themselves. They think they’re being brave, they think they’re being funny, but in Female Chauvinist Pigs, Ariel Levy asks if the joke is on them. 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 culture—the new oinking women warriors of the corporate and entertainment worlds who eagerly defend their efforts to be “one of the guys.” And she traces the history of this trend back to conflicts between the women’s movement and the sexual revolution long left unresolved. 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, Female Chauvinist Pigs 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.
Social Science

Female Chauvinist Pigs

Woman and the Rise of Raunch Culture

Author: Ariel Levy

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1471138143

Category: Social Science

Page: 240

View: 3397

Today's young women seem to be outdoing the male chauvinist pigs of yesteryear, applauding the 'pornification' of other women, and themselves. This is a world where simulating sex for baying crowds of men on shows like Girls Gone Wild and going to lapdancing clubs - as patrons - is seen as a short cut to cool. Ariel Levy says the joke's on the women if they think this is progress. She tears apart the myth of this new brand of 'empowered woman' and refuses a culture-wide obligation for women to act and look like porn stars. This terrifically witty and wickedly intelligent book makes the case that the rise of raunch does not represent how far women have come - it proves only how far women have left to go.
Anti-feminism

Female Chauvinist Pigs

Women and the Rise of Raunch Culture

Author: Ariel Levy

Publisher: Black Inc.

ISBN: 1863955003

Category: Anti-feminism

Page: 236

View: 925

MEET THE 'FEMALE CHAUVINIST PIGS' - A NEW GENERATION OF 'empowered women'. If the male chauvinist pigs of yesteryear saw women as pieces of meat, today's female chauvinist pigs go one better, wearing the Playboy bunny with pride and making sex objects of themselves. They think they're being brave, they think they're being funny - but, Levy asks, what if the joke is on them? Levy interviews young women raised on a diet of Paris Hilton and plastic surgery, and dissects the media and marketing that have helped to promote 'raunch culture'. She argues that the trend reveals unresolved conflicts between the women's movement and the sexual revolution - and that rather than being a sign of women's liberation, today's 'raunch culture' is stiflingly conformist, and doing young women real harm. In the afterword to this new edition, she reflects on her initial findings and considers how much - or how little - has changed five years on. Hailed as 'provocative and persuasive' by the New York Times, Female Chauvinist Pigs remains the definitive account of a phenomenon that refuses to go away.
Social Science

Female Chauvinist Pigs

Women and the Rise of Raunch Culture

Author: Ariel Levy

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0743284283

Category: Social Science

Page: 236

View: 1703

Examines how some women are promoting chauvinism by behaving in sexually compromising ways, in an account that evaluates how women may be contributing to misogynistic and stereotyped belief systems.
Social Science

Living Dolls

The Return of Sexism

Author: Natasha Walter

Publisher: Virago

ISBN: 0748132066

Category: Social Science

Page: 288

View: 2262

I once believed that we only had to put in place the conditions for equality for the remnants of old-fashioned sexism in our culture to wither away. I am ready to admit that I was wrong.' Empowerment, liberation, choice. Once the watchwords of feminism, these terms have now been co-opted by a society that sells women an airbrushed, highly sexualised and increasingly narrow vision of femininity. Drawing on a wealth of research and personal interviews, LIVING DOLLS is a straight-talking, passionate and important book that makes us look afresh at women and girls, at sexism and femininity - today.
Social Science

Letters to a Young Feminist

Author: Phyllis Chesler

Publisher: Chicago Review Press

ISBN: 1641600314

Category: Social Science

Page: 176

View: 6422

Letters to a Young Feminist is a visionary message from a leading feminist to the next generation of feminists, both women and men. Phyllis Chesler discusses basic aspects of feminism, explains feminism's relevance in a world that has taken it for granted and derided it and helps the next generation reclaim feminism for itself. Chesler examines sisterhood, sex, families, motherhood, work, feminist heroism and the economics of power, providing guidance to the generation to come.
Art

The Feminism and Visual Culture Reader

Author: Amelia Jones

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415267052

Category: Art

Page: 560

View: 5411

Bringing together key writings on art, film, architecture, popular culture, new media and other visual fields, this key reader combines classic texts by leading feminist thinkers with six previously unpublished polemical new pieces. It explores how issues of race, class, nationality and sexuality, enter into debates about feminism, and includes work by feminist critics, artists and activists. Articles are grouped into six thematic sections: * representation * difference * disciplines/strategies * mass culture/media interventions * the body * technology. A valuable reference for students of visual culture and gender studies, this is both a framework within which to understand the shifts in feminist thinking in visual studies and an overview of the most significant feminist theories in this area.
Biography & Autobiography

The Rules Do Not Apply

A Memoir

Author: Ariel Levy

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 0812996933

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 207

View: 4434

When Ariel Levy left for a reporting trip to Mongolia in 2012, she was pregnant, married, financially secure, and successful on her own terms. A month later, none of that was true.
Social Science

Pornified

How Pornography Is Transforming Our Lives, Our Relationships, and Our Families

Author: Pamela Paul

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9781429900799

Category: Social Science

Page: 320

View: 8552

"Strips porn of its culture-war claptrap . . . Pornified may stand as a Kinsey Report for our time."—San Francisco Chronicle Porn in America is everywhere—not just in cybersex and Playboy but in popular video games, advice columns, and reality television shows, and on the bestseller lists. Even more striking, as porn has become affordable, accessible, and anonymous, it has become increasingly acceptable—and a big part of the personal lives of many men and women. In this controversial and critically acclaimed book, Pamela Paul argues that as porn becomes more pervasive, it is destroying our marriages and families as well as distorting our children's ideas of sex and sexuality. Based on more than one hundred interviews and a nationally representative poll, Pornified exposes how porn has infiltrated our lives, from the wife agonizing over the late-night hours her husband spends on porn Web sites to the parents stunned to learn their twelve-year-old son has seen a hardcore porn film. Pornified is an insightful, shocking, and important investigation into the costs and consequences of pornography for our families and our culture.
Social Science

Investigating Gender

Author: Martha E. Thompson,Michael Armato

Publisher: Polity

ISBN: 0745651860

Category: Social Science

Page: 350

View: 6132

A fresh and exciting new textbook that will be an indispensable and dynamic entry point for students of gender. Pays full attention to the recent move towards recognizing intersectionality and the way gender interacts with other forms of privilege and oppression.
Performing Arts

From Reverence to Rape

The Treatment of Women in the Movies, Third Edition

Author: Molly Haskell

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 022641292X

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 496

View: 2436

A revolutionary classic of feminist cinema criticism, Molly Haskell’s From Reverence to Rape remains as insightful, searing, and relevant as it was the day it was first published. Ranging across time and genres from the golden age of Hollywood to films of the late twentieth century, Haskell analyzes images of women in movies, the relationship between these images and the status of women in society, the stars who fit these images or defied them, and the attitudes of their directors. This new edition features both a new foreword by New York Times film critic Manohla Dargis and a new introduction from the author that discusses the book’s reception and the evolution of her views.
Social Science

Yes Means Yes!

Visions of Female Sexual Power and A World Without Rape

Author: Jaclyn Friedman,Jessica Valenti

Publisher: Seal Press

ISBN: 0786727055

Category: Social Science

Page: 256

View: 7205

In this groundbreaking new look at rape edited by writer and activist Jaclyn Freidman and Full Frontal Feminism and He’s A Stud, She’s A Slut author Jessica Valenti, the way we view rape in our culture is finally dismantled and replaced with a genuine understanding and respect for female sexual pleasure. Feminist, political, and activist writers alike will present their ideas for a paradigm shift from the “No Means No” model—an approach that while necessary for where we were in 1974, needs an overhaul today. Yes Means Yes will bring to the table a dazzling variety of perspectives and experiences focused on the theory that educating all people to value female sexuality and pleasure leads to viewing women differently, and ending rape. Yes Means Yes aims to have radical and far-reaching effects: from teaching men to treat women as collaborators and not conquests, encouraging men and women that women can enjoy sex instead of being shamed for it, and ultimately, that our children can inherit a world where rape is rare and swiftly punished. With commentary on public sex education, pornography, mass media, Yes Means Yes is a powerful and revolutionary anthology.
Social Science

The Rise of Enlightened Sexism

How Pop Culture Took Us from Girl Power to Girls Gone Wild

Author: Susan J. Douglas

Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

ISBN: 9780312673925

Category: Social Science

Page: 384

View: 4147

Women today are inundated with conflicting messages from the mass media: they must either be strong leaders in complete command or sex kittens obsessed with finding and pleasing a man. In The Rise Of Enlightened Sexism, Susan J. Douglas, one of America's most entertaining and insightful cultural critics, takes readers on a spirited journey through the television programs, popular songs, movies, and news coverage of recent years, telling a story that is nothing less than the cultural biography of a new generation of American women. Revisiting cultural touchstones from Buffy the Vampire Slayer to Survivor to Desperate Housewives, Douglas uses wit and wisdom to expose these images of women as mere fantasies of female power, assuring women and girls that the battle for equality has been won, so there's nothing wrong with resurrecting sexist stereotypes--all in good fun, of course. She shows that these portrayals not only distract us from the real-world challenges facing women today but also drive a wedge between baby-boom women and their "millennial" daughters. In seeking to bridge this generation gap, Douglas makes the case for casting aside these retrograde messages, showing us how to decode the mixed messages that restrict the ambitions of women of all ages. And what makes The Rise Of Enlightened Sexism such a pleasure to read is Douglas's unique voice, as she blends humor with insight and offers an empathetic and sisterly guide to the images so many American women love and hate with equal measure.
Social Science

All the Rebel Women

The rise of the fourth wave of feminism

Author: Kira Cochrane

Publisher: Guardian Books

ISBN: 1783560363

Category: Social Science

Page: 70

View: 5899

On a bright day at the Epsom Derby, 4 June 1913, Emily Wilding Davison was hit by the king’s horse in one of the defining moments of the fight for women’s suffrage – what became known as feminism’s first wave. The second wave arose in the late-1960s, activists campaigning tirelessly for women’s liberation, organising around a wildly ambitious slate of issues – a struggle their daughters continued in the third wave that blossomed in the early-1990s. Now, a hundred years on from the campaign for the vote, fifty years since the very first murmurs of the second wave movement, a new tide of feminist voices is rising. Scattered across the world, campaigning online as well as marching in the streets, women are making themselves heard in irresistible fashion. They’re demonstrating against media sexism, domestic violence and sexual assault, fighting for equal pay, affordable childcare and abortion rights. Thousands are sharing their experiences through the Everyday Sexism project, marching in Slutwalk protests, joining demonstrations in the wake of the Delhi gang rape, challenging misogynist behaviour and language, online crusaders and ordinary people organising for the freedom of women everywhere. Kira Cochrane’s All the Rebel Women is an irrepressible exploration of today’s feminist landscape, asking how far we have come over the past century – and how far there still is to go. Whether engaging with leading feminists, describing the fight against rape culture or bringing immediate, powerful life to vital theories such as intersectionality, All the Rebel Women binds everything together into one unstoppable idea. This is modern feminism. This is the fourth wave.
Social Science

Femininity

Author: Susan Brownmiller

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1480441961

Category: Social Science

Page: 270

View: 1949

With intelligence and humor, Susan Brownmiller explores the history and unspoken rules of the burden of “feminine perfection” What is femininity? How is it measured? What are its demands? How are women meant to dress, look, think, act, feel, and be, according to the mores of society? Susan Brownmiller offers a witty and often pointed critique of the concept of femininity in contemporary culture and throughout history. She explores the demands placed upon women to fit an established mold, examines female stereotypes, and celebrates the hard-won advances in women’s lifestyle and attire. At once profound, revolutionary, empowering, and entertaining, Femininity challenges the accepted female norm while appreciating the women throughout history who have courageously broken free of its constraints.
Crafts & Hobbies

Yes Means Yes

Getting Explicit about Heterosex

Author: Kath Albury

Publisher: Allen & Unwin

ISBN: 1741151589

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 228

View: 442

Explores women's diverse sexual desires and pleasures from a cultural studies perspective. Topics include the ethics and nature of heterosexuality, fetishes, and straight feminism.
Social Science

We Were Feminists Once

From Riot Grrrl to CoverGirl¨, the Buying and Selling of a Political Movement

Author: Andi Zeisler

Publisher: PublicAffairs

ISBN: 1610395891

Category: Social Science

Page: 304

View: 3953

Social Science

Freedom Fallacy

The Limits of Liberal Feminism

Author: Miranda Kiraly,Meagan Tyler

Publisher: Connor Court Publishing Pty Limited

ISBN: 9781925138542

Category: Social Science

Page: 260

View: 649

Taking on topics from pornography and prostitution to female genital mutilation, from womens magazines and marriage to sexual violence, contributors in this collection argue that the kind of liberal feminism currently rising to prominence does little to challenge the status quo.
Religion

American Religious Democracy

Coming to Terms with the End of Secular Politics

Author: Bruce Ledewitz

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780275994600

Category: Religion

Page: 242

View: 2127

The @collapse of American secular democracy -- Is religious democracy possible? -- The religious void in American political life.
Performing Arts

Makeover Television

Realities Remodelled

Author: Dana Heller

Publisher: I.B.Tauris

ISBN: 9781845113308

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 226

View: 891

This volume explores makeover television, the reality format that cuts across all genres and time slots. Chapters examine how makeover programming annexes the private space of the home, transforms the body through surgery and rigorous discipline, recreates aspects of consumer lifestyle and social identity and much more.