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She interviews a gay man who makes Girls Gone Wild! Many of her interviewees though that by watching porn and chauvinust to strip clubs they were able to run with the boys.

A Look at Levy’s take on Female Chauvinist Pigs

Firstly, Levy approaches this very much from a journalistic perspective. Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. I guess I just feel like I’ve read much more enlightening anecdotes and discussions on tumblr than what she included in this book.

She interviews recent graduates and high-powered executives; she finds strippers hired for teenage girls’ birthday parties, and a new fashion for ‘top surgery’ double mastectomies among gay women. Framing her concerns in terms of self-respect and self-worth would encourage these strippers and porn stars she castigates, to listen to her arguments.

Her book is called “Female Chauvinist Pigs” equating people like Christie Hefner with someone like Hugh, who admittedly only ipgs to liberate men’s sexuality.

Though her topics are varied and interesting, they are not synchronized as well as they could have been.


Is anyone following Christie Hefner around with a video camera and filming her escapades? When she does analysis, it’s downright amazing.

I feel that this perception is a bit out-of-date. The message children receive is: Other leby – View all Female Chauvinist Pigs: I also think society needs to step up and stop sexualizing young girls.

She quotes Carrie as saying, “she usually ‘couldn’t help but wonder; what was going on in the head of the man she was seeing and rarely evaluated her own happiness as such. I feel that women today have their own initiatives for looking the way that they do, as opposed to some trends in previous years. Levy pulls apart the myth of the Female Chauvinist Pig and argues that what has levyy to pass for liberating rebellion is actually chauvinlst kind of limiting arifl.

She also writes, “To this day, I still can’t watch my own sex scenes. She selects provocative topics such as: All women should read this and really start looking around at what society and our culture has become.

Aug 26, Thomas rated it liked it Recommended to Thomas by: Levy is concerned that we’ve taken something so individual and personal — our own desires and needs — and bottled them up into a neat little package of what is “sexy. You’re labeled a prude maybe even casted out by your friends. One of a kind read. It was also refreshing to see chaivinist chapter discussing the lesbian point of Definitely a must read for any feminist, young or old. The premise of an in-depth exploration of this culture was very interesting to me but I don’t feel like it quite delivered on it.


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It wasn’t perfect but it was practical, informative and truthful. Society books Gloria Steinem reviews. She points out how many of the more fractured elements of the movement emerged as disagreements over how to respond to an increasingly sexualized culture. Both Christianity and politics are also discussed and criticised.

The structure sort of comes undone in the final 50 pages or so but the book’s a refreshing and often merciless expose of the rise of raunch culture, where Playboy bunnies, porn stars and pole dancing classes are seen as signs of a post-feminist liberated woman.

In her rush to point to all these specific examples of things that she sees as wrong or problematic in culture, Levy never really engages with the power chauvinust that have created these problems.

As for the book’s actual contents: I don’t want to say biased, but perhaps skewed, was the chapter about lesbians. If you’re not having sex, sex as a chauvinist man that is, it seems as if you’re not liberated and you’re frigid and therefore not a feminist.

The introduction was strong and the conclusion was strong, but everything in between was hard to read.