Female Chauvinist Pigs
Woman and the Rise of Raunch Culture
By (author) Ariel Levy
Female Chauvinist Pigs by Ariel Levy
Book DescriptionToday'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.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781416526384
(198mm x 129mm x 17mm)
Imprint: Pocket Books
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Publish Date: 19-Jun-2006
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Ariel Levy
Best American Essays 2015, Paperback / softback (October 2015)
New Yorker magazine staff writer and award-winning essayist Ariel Levy picks the year s best essays, selected from hundreds of magazines, journals, and websites."
Female Chauvinist Pigs, Paperback (October 2010)
In 2005, Ariel Levy introduced us to female chauvinist pigs, a new generation of 'empowered women' who make sex objects of themselves. They think they're being brave and funny but, Levy asks, what if the joke is on them? She argues that rather than being a sign of women's liberation, today's 'raunch culture' is doing young women real harm.
Intercourse, Paperback (October 2006)» View all books by Ariel Levy
The book that Andrea Dworkin's best known for-in which she provoked the argument that ultimately split apart the feminist movement-is being reissued for the young women and men of the twenty-first century
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Author Biography - Ariel Levy
Ariel Levy is a contributing editor at New York magazine. This is her first book.
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