Female Chauvinist Pigs: Woman and the Rise of Raunch Culture

Female Chauvinist Pigs: Woman and the Rise of Raunch Culture

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By (author) Ariel Levy

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  • Publisher: POCKET BOOKS
  • Format: Paperback | 240 pages
  • Dimensions: 128mm x 198mm x 20mm | 260g
  • Publication date: 19 June 2006
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 1416526382
  • ISBN 13: 9781416526384
  • Edition: New edition
  • Edition statement: New edition
  • Sales rank: 14,242

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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.

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By Elaine O'Connor 15 Jan 2011 5

This was a well written book that covered all the relevant issues, while being neither exaggerative nor whitewashing. Very interesting read and definitely worth getting.

By Amelia Robertson 27 Dec 2010 5

This book is well written, well researched, it is a gripping and interesting, though disturbing read.