We Were Feminists Once

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ISBN: 9781610395908
Release Date: 2016-05-03
Number of pages: 304
Author: Andi Zeisler
Publisher: Hachette UK

Download and read online We Were Feminists Once in PDF and EPUB Feminism has hit the big time. Once a dirty word brushed away with a grimace, "feminist" has been rebranded as a shiny label sported by movie and pop stars, fashion designers, and multi-hyphenate powerhouses like Beyoncé. It drives advertising and marketing campaigns for everything from wireless plans to underwear to perfume, presenting what's long been a movement for social justice as just another consumer choice in a vast market. Individual self-actualization is the goal, shopping more often than not the means, and celebrities the mouthpieces. But what does it mean when social change becomes a brand identity? Feminism's splashy arrival at the center of today's media and pop-culture marketplace, after all, hasn't offered solutions to the movement's unfinished business. Planned Parenthood is under sustained attack, women are still paid 77 percent-or less-of the man's dollar, and vicious attacks on women, both on- and offline, are utterly routine. Andi Zeisler, a founding editor of Bitch Media, draws on more than twenty years' experience interpreting popular culture in this biting history of how feminism has been co-opted, watered down, and turned into a gyratory media trend. Surveying movies, television, advertising, fashion, and more, Zeisler reveals a media landscape brimming with the language of empowerment, but offering little in the way of transformational change. Witty, fearless, and unflinching, We Were Feminists Once is the story of how we let this happen, and how we can amplify feminism's real purpose and power.


We Were Feminists Once

Filename: we-were-feminists-once.pdf
ISBN: 9781610395892
Release Date: 2016-05-03
Number of pages: 304
Author: Andi Zeisler
Publisher: PublicAffairs

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We Were Feminists Once

Filename: we-were-feminists-once.pdf
ISBN: 9781610395908
Release Date: 2016-05-03
Number of pages: 304
Author: Andi Zeisler
Publisher: PublicAffairs

Download and read online We Were Feminists Once in PDF and EPUB Feminism has hit the big time. Once a dirty word brushed away with a grimace, "feminist" has been rebranded as a shiny label sported by movie and pop stars, fashion designers, and multi-hyphenate powerhouses like Beyoncé. It drives advertising and marketing campaigns for everything from wireless plans to underwear to perfume, presenting what's long been a movement for social justice as just another consumer choice in a vast market. Individual self-actualization is the goal, shopping more often than not the means, and celebrities the mouthpieces. But what does it mean when social change becomes a brand identity? Feminism's splashy arrival at the center of today's media and pop-culture marketplace, after all, hasn't offered solutions to the movement's unfinished business. Planned Parenthood is under sustained attack, women are still paid 77 percent-or less-of the man's dollar, and vicious attacks on women, both on- and offline, are utterly routine. Andi Zeisler, a founding editor of Bitch Media, draws on more than twenty years' experience interpreting popular culture in this biting history of how feminism has been co-opted, watered down, and turned into a gyratory media trend. Surveying movies, television, advertising, fashion, and more, Zeisler reveals a media landscape brimming with the language of empowerment, but offering little in the way of transformational change. Witty, fearless, and unflinching, We Were Feminists Once is the story of how we let this happen, and how we can amplify feminism's real purpose and power.


Feminism and Pop Culture

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ISBN: 9780786726714
Release Date: 2008-10-14
Number of pages: 150
Author: Andi Zeisler
Publisher: Hachette UK

Download and read online Feminism and Pop Culture in PDF and EPUB Whether or not we like to admit it, pop culture is a lens through which we alternately view and shape the world around us. When it comes to feminism, pop culture aids us in translating feminist philosophies, issues, and concepts into everyday language, making them relevant and relatable. In Feminism and Pop Culture, author and cofounder of Bitch magazine Andi Zeisler traces the impact of feminism on pop culture (and vice versa) from the 1940s to the present and beyond. With a comprehensive overview of the intertwining relationship between women and pop culture, this book is an ideal introduction to discussing feminism and daily life.


Reality Bites Back

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ISBN: 9781580053754
Release Date: 2010-10-19
Number of pages: 392
Author: Jennifer L. Pozner
Publisher: Hachette UK

Download and read online Reality Bites Back in PDF and EPUB Nearly every night on every major network, “unscripted” (but carefully crafted) “reality” TV shows routinely glorify retrograde stereotypes that most people would assume got left behind 35 years ago. In Reality Bites Back, media critic Jennifer L. Pozner aims a critical, analytical lens at a trend most people dismiss as harmless fluff. She deconstructs reality TV’s twisted fairytales to demonstrate that far from being simple “guilty pleasures,” these programs are actually guilty of fomenting gender-war ideology and significantly affecting the intellectual and political development of this generation’s young viewers. She lays out the cultural biases promoted by reality TV about gender, race, class, sexuality, and consumerism, and explores how those biases shape and reflect our cultural perceptions of who we are, what we’re valued for, and what we should view as “our place” in society. Smart and informative, Reality Bites Back arms readers with the tools they need to understand and challenge the stereotypes reality TV reinforces and, ultimately, to demand accountability from the corporations responsible for this contemporary cultural attack on three decades of feminist progress.


The Feminist Utopia Project

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ISBN: 9781558619012
Release Date: 2015-09-21
Number of pages: 360
Author: Alexandra Brodsky
Publisher: The Feminist Press at CUNY

Download and read online The Feminist Utopia Project in PDF and EPUB What do we want? In this groundbreaking collection, more than fifty cutting-edge voices, including Melissa Harris-Perry, Janet Mock, Sheila Heti, and Mia McKenzie, invite us to imagine a truly feminist world. An abortion provider reinvents birth control, Sheila Bapat envisions an economy that values domestic work, a teenage rock band dreams up a new way to make music, Katherine Cross rewrites the Constitution, and Maya Dusenbery resets the standard for good sex. Combining essays, interviews, poetry, illustrations, and short stories, The Feminist Utopia Project challenges the status quo that accepts inequality and violence as a given—and inspires us to demand a radically better future.


American Hookup The New Culture of Sex on Campus

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ISBN: 9780393285109
Release Date: 2017-01-10
Number of pages: 288
Author: Lisa Wade
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

Download and read online American Hookup The New Culture of Sex on Campus in PDF and EPUB A revelatory account of the new culture of sex that has come to dominate the American college experience. The hookup is now part of college life. Yet the drunken encounter we always hear about tells only a fraction of the story. Rising above misinformation and moralizing, Lisa Wade offers the definitive account of this new sexual culture and demonstrates that the truth is both more heartening and more harrowing than we thought. Offering invaluable insights for parents, educators, and students, Wade situates hookup culture within the history of sexuality, the evolution of higher education, and the unfinished feminist revolution. Using new research, she maps out a punishing emotional landscape marked by unequal pleasures, competition for status, and sexual violence. She discovers that the most privileged students tend to like hookup culture the most, and she considers its effects on racial and sexual minorities, students who “opt out,” and those who participate ambivalently. Accessible and open-minded, compassionate and brutally honest, American Hookup explains where we are and how we got here, asking not “How do we go back?” but “Where do we go from here?”


Feminism and Affect at the Scene of Argument

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ISBN: 9781439902486
Release Date: 2010-05-07
Number of pages: 279
Author: Barbara Tomlinson
Publisher: Temple University Press

Download and read online Feminism and Affect at the Scene of Argument in PDF and EPUB Showing how both feminist and anti-feminist arguments work, and providing tools for social justice and changing civic life


Sex Object

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ISBN: 9780062435101
Release Date: 2016-06-07
Number of pages: 224
Author: Jessica Valenti
Publisher: HarperCollins

Download and read online Sex Object in PDF and EPUB New York Times Bestseller NPR Best Book of 2016 “Sharp and prescient… The appeal of Valenti’s memoir lies in her ability to trace objectification through her own life, and to trace what was for a long time her own obliviousness to it…Sex Object is an antidote to the fun and flirty feminism of selfies and self-help.” — New Republic Author and Guardian US columnist Jessica Valenti has been leading the national conversation on gender and politics for over a decade. Now, in a darkly funny and bracing memoir, Valenti explores the toll that sexism takes from the every day to the existential. Sex Object explores the painful, funny, embarrassing, and sometimes illegal moments that shaped Valenti’s adolescence and young adulthood in New York City, revealing a much shakier inner life than the confident persona she has cultivated as one of the most recognizable feminists of her generation. In the tradition of writers like Joan Didion and Mary Karr, this literary memoir is sure to shock those already familiar with Valenti’s work and enthrall those who are just finding it.


Too Fat Too Slutty Too Loud

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ISBN: 9780399576867
Release Date: 2017-06-20
Number of pages: 304
Author: Anne Helen Petersen
Publisher: Penguin

Download and read online Too Fat Too Slutty Too Loud in PDF and EPUB “Petersen's gloriously bumptious, brash ode to non-conforming women suits the needs of this dark moment. Her careful examination of how we eviscerate the women who confound or threaten is crucial reading if we are ever to be better.” —Rebecca Traister, New York Times bestselling author of All the Single Ladies From celebrity gossip expert and BuzzFeed culture writer Anne Helen Petersen comes an accessible, analytical look at how female celebrities are pushing boundaries of what it means to be an “acceptable” woman. You know the type: the woman who won’t shut up, who’s too brazen, too opinionated—too much. She’s the unruly woman, and she embodies one of the most provocative and powerful forms of womanhood today. In Too Fat, Too Slutty, Too Loud, Anne Helen Petersen uses the lens of “unruliness” to explore the ascension of pop culture powerhouses like Lena Dunham, Nicki Minaj, and Kim Kardashian, exploring why the public loves to love (and hate) these controversial figures. With its brisk, incisive analysis, Too Fat, Too Slutty, Too Loud will be a conversation-starting book on what makes and breaks celebrity today. Named one of Cosmopolitan’s “Books You Won't Be Able to Put Down This Summer”


The Information Society

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ISBN: 1446232433
Release Date: 2003-03-01
Number of pages: 182
Author: Armand Mattelart
Publisher: SAGE

Download and read online The Information Society in PDF and EPUB The impact of the information society' are multiform and transdisciplinary. There are few areas of social, political and economic life that have not been affected or challenged by the new technologies of information and communication. In this short introduction, Armand Mattelart unpacks the notion of the information society, and examines why it has become the dominant paradigm for social change in the 21st Century. Critically, he also asks why the notion has come to dominant in the absence of any critical examination of the conditions under which it has been produced. Combining a long-term historical and geopolitical perspective, Mattelart questions the axioms used to legitimate the Information Society and critically assesses the ways in which it has been conceptualised as a theoretical concept as well as policy making tool. This introduction will be of interest to all students of media and communication, as well as social scientists in general.


The Macho Paradox

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ISBN: 9781402253768
Release Date: 2006
Number of pages: 296
Author: Jackson Katz
Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.

Download and read online The Macho Paradox in PDF and EPUB Violence against women is every man's issue.


Rethinking American Women s Activism

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ISBN: 9781135089061
Release Date: 2014-10-17
Number of pages: 244
Author: Annelise Orleck
Publisher: Routledge

Download and read online Rethinking American Women s Activism in PDF and EPUB In this enthralling narrative, Annelise Orleck chronicles the history of the American women's movement from the nineteenth century to the present. Starting with an incisive introduction that calls for a reconceptualization of American feminist history to encompass multiple streams of women's activism, she weaves the personal with the political, vividly evoking the events and people who participated in our era's most far-reaching social revolutions. In short, thematic chapters, Orleck enables readers to understand the impact of women's activism, and highlights how feminism has flourished through much of the past century within social movements that have too often been treated as completely separate. Showing that women’s activism has taken many forms, has intersected with issues of class and race, and has continued during periods of backlash, Rethinking American Women’s Activism is a perfect introduction to the subject for anyone interested in women’s history and social movements.


Movie struck Girls

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ISBN: 0691044570
Release Date: 2000
Number of pages: 274
Author: Shelley Stamp
Publisher: Princeton University Press

Download and read online Movie struck Girls in PDF and EPUB This volume examines women's films and filmgoing in the 1910s, a period when female patronage was energetically courted by the industry for the first time. It demonstrates that women significantly complicated cinema going throughout this formative, transitional era.


The Geek Feminist Revolution

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ISBN: 9780765386250
Release Date: 2016-05-31
Number of pages: 272
Author: Kameron Hurley
Publisher: Tor Books

Download and read online The Geek Feminist Revolution in PDF and EPUB The Geek Feminist Revolution is a collection of essays by double Hugo Award-winning essayist and fantasy novelist Kameron Hurley. The book collects dozens of Hurley's essays on feminism, geek culture, and her experiences and insights as a genre writer, including "We Have Always Fought," which won the 2013 Hugo for Best Related Work. The Geek Feminist Revolution will also feature several entirely new essays written specifically for this volume. Unapologetically outspoken, Hurley has contributed essays to The Atlantic, Locus, Tor.com, and others on the rise of women in genre, her passion for SF/F, and the diversification of publishing. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.