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 ...
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.
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I have been thinking over the past few years about the rise of what I call "post-post feminism": this new era of action among women where they become ostensibly one of the boys. Ariel Levy beat me to writing this book. She covers this culture, ranging from the rise of the sexualization of young girls to boi culture among lesbians. This book is thoughtful, well-crafted and well researched from someone in the age group that is predominantly written about. She follows the crew of "Girls Gone Wild" as they simultaneously film young women stripping for the camera and argue that it's good for women as a collective whole to do so. Without offering much of her own insight, Levy documents what she sees. I enjoy this- I was essentially given backstage passes to a performance I've always wondered about. It was a tough book to put down. I read it in about three nights, which is difficult not to do when Levy flows from the industry of labia augmentations to stripping-as-exercise classes to the quagmire that teenage girls are in of needing to be not only smart, hot and multi-talented but bad-ass, as well. It's a book that will get a lot of mileage out of it. I've already lent it to three people and have a waiting list going.
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