Full Frontal Feminism: A Young Woman's Guide to Why Feminism Matters

Full Frontal Feminism: A Young Woman's Guide to Why Feminism Matters

Language: English

Pages: 288

ISBN: 1580055613

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub

Now in its updated second edition, Full Frontal Feminism is a book that continues to embody the forward-looking messages that author Jessica Valenti propagated as founder of the popular website, Feministing.com.

Full Frontal Feminism is a smart and relatable guide to the issues that matter to today’s young women. This edition includes a new foreword by Valenti, reflecting upon what’s happened in the seven years since Full Frontal Feminism was originally published. With new openers from Valenti in every chapter, the book covers a range of topics, including pop culture, health, reproductive rights, violence, education, relationships, and more.

Chapters include:

You’re a Hardcore Feminist. I Swear.
Feminists Do It Better (and Other Sex Tips)
Pop Culture Gone Wild
The Blame (and Shame) Game
If These Uterine Walls Could Talk
Material World
My Big Fat Unnecessary Wedding and Other Dating Diseases
“Real” Women Have Babies
I Promise I Won’t Say “Herstory”
Boys Do Cry
Beauty Cult
Sex and the City Voters, My Ass
A Quick Academic Aside
Get to It

Since its original publication, Full Frontal Feminism has reassured readers—yeah, you're feminists, and that's actually pretty cool.

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I Don't: A Contrarian History of Marriage


















undoubtedly make you feel like shit? Someone calling you ugly. Back in fifth grade, the love of my life was Douglas MacIntyre, who told me I’d be pretty if only I didn’t have such a big, ugly nose. I shit you not when I say that for months, every day after school I would stand in front of the three-way mirror in my bathroom, staring at the offending body part and trying to figure out how a nose could go so horribly, horribly wrong. Ugly stays with you. It’s powerful, and that’s why the

selfish sluts? Methinks not. Women don’t get abortions out of convenience or selfishness, though that’s what the anti-choice movement would have you believe. They want you to think that abortion is an easy way out for “loose” women. The truth? A study by the Guttmacher Institute shows that while women offer many reasons for choosing abortion, a huge reason is concern for children that they already have. Get that—concern for children. According to Researcher Lawrence B. Finer:❂ There is a

thought, but I’d say the above is enough to get you started. Besides, at the end of the day, feminism is really something you define for yourself. Sisterhood, My Ass No matter how clear-cut (or how complex) feminism can be, not all women are feminists by virtue of having ovaries. And that’s just fine by me. I realized this in a big way recently. I was quoted in Rebecca Traister’s 2005 Salon .com article entitled “The F-Word,”10 airing my feelings about the word “feminist”—and I got a

women’s stories to get an audience. The personal touch makes blogging a fertile ground for doing the hard work of waking people up to sexism and getting them committed to fighting it.” Not shockingly, I agree. I think feminist blogs are just about the best way ever to get news about women with smart (and smartass) commentary. A lot of the work I’ve done with Feministing has informed my activism and made me think in new ways about how to be a feminist and organize around women’s issues. And for

me uncomfortable. Patsy Mink was the first Asian American woman elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1964; in 1968, shirley Chisholm was the first African American woman to be elected. But that said, there seems to be some truth to this line of thought. Countries with the highest percentages of women in politics tend to have great policies affecting women’s lives. Sweden, for example, which has one of the highest percentages of women in political office in the world, has amazing

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