Bitches, Bimbos, and Ballbreakers

Bitches, Bimbos, and Ballbreakers : The Guerrilla Girls' Illustrated Guide to Female Stereotypes

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Whatever life a woman leads, from biker chick to society girl, there's a stereotype she'll have to live down. The Guerrilla Girls, notorious for their outrageous take on women's issues, now tackle the maze of stereotypes that follow women from cradle to grave. With subversive use of information and great visuals they explore the history and significance of stereotypes like Old Maid, Trophy Wife, and Prostitute with a Heart of Gold. They tag the Top Types, examine sexual slurs, explain the evolution of butches and femmes, and delve into the lives of real and fictional women who have become stereotypes, from Aunt Jemima to Tokyo Rose to June Cleaver. The Guerrilla Girls' latest assault on injustice towards women will make people laugh, make them mad, and maybe even make them change their minds."
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Product details

  • Paperback | 95 pages
  • 195.58 x 243.84 x 7.62mm | 249.47g
  • Penguin Books
  • New York, NY, Australia
  • English
  • 0142001015
  • 9780142001011
  • 399,813

About Guerilla Girls

The Guerrilla Girls are a collective of female artists and art-world professionals. Their largest contingent is in New York City, but they have been sighted all over the United States, Europe, and wherever truth, justice, and the American way of discrimination still prevail.
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Table of contents

Bitches, Bimbos and BallbreakersChapter One
Introduction: What's in a Name?Chapter Two: The Top Stereotypes from Cradle to Grave
Daddy's Girl
Tomboy
The Girl Next Door
Bimbo/Dumb Blonde
Femme Fatale/Vamp
Bitch/Ballbreaker
The Mother of All Stereotypes
Spinster/Old Maid
Hag/Crone
Chapter Three: Sex Objects
Girls who do, girls who don't, girls who do girlsChapter Four: Life Lessons: Real and Fictional Women Who Became Stereotypes
Florence Nightingale to Biker ChickChapter Five: Women's Work Is Never Done
Find mate, be Supermom, gt gd job, have funChapter Six: Race and Religion
Presenting our own ethnic doll collectionChapter Seven: Stereotypes
In the 21st century and beyondBibliography
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