Full Frontal Feminism

Full Frontal Feminism

A Young Women's Guide to Why Feminism Matters

Book - 2007
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Baker & Taylor
The creator of Feministing.com presents evidence of the ongoing spirit of feminism that considers a wide range of topics from health and reproductive rights to violence and education, in a volume that challenges modern criticisms of today's young women and invites the newest generation to become comfortable with feminist activism. Original.

Perseus Publishing
Feminism isn't dead. It just isn't very cool anymore. Enter Full Frontal Feminism, a book that embodies the forward-looking messages that author Jessica Valenti propagated as founder of the popular website, Feministing.com.

This revised edition includes a new foreword by Valenti, reflecting upon what’s happened in the five years since Full Frontal Feminism was originally published. With new openers from Valenti in every chapter, the book covers a range of topics, including pop culture, health, reproductive rights, violence, education, relationships, and more.

Chapters include:
You’re a Hardcore Feminist. I Swear.
Feminists Do It Better (and Other Sex Tips)
Pop Culture Gone Wild
The Blame (and Shame) Game
If These Uterine Walls Could Talk
My Big Fat Unnecessary Wedding and Other Dating Diseases
?Real” Women Have Babies
I Promise I Won’t Say ?Herstory”
Boys Do Cry
Beauty Cult
Sex and the City Voters, My Ass

Valenti knows better than anyone that young women need a smart-ass book that deals with real-life issues in a style they can relate to. No rehashing the same old issues or belaboring where today's young women have gone wrong. Feminism should be something young women feel comfortable with. Full Frontal Feminism is sending out the message to readers?yeah, you're feminists, and that's actually pretty frigging cool.


Publisher Group West
Feminism isn't dead. It just isn't very cool anymore. Enter Full Frontal Feminism, a book that embodies the forward-looking messages that author Jessica Valenti propagates on her popular website, Feministing.com.

Covering a range of topics, including pop culture, health, reproductive rights, violence, education, relationships, and more, Valenti provides young women a primer on why feminism matters.

Valenti knows better than anyone that young women need a smart-ass book that deals with real-life issues in a style they can relate to. No rehashing the same old issues. No belaboring where today's young women have gone wrong. Feminism should be something young women feel comfortable with, something they can own. Full Frontal Feminism is sending out the message to readers — yeah, you're feminists, and that's actually pretty frigging cool.


Publisher: Emeryville, CA : Seal Press, c2007
Description: 271 p. ; 21 cm
ISBN: 9781580052016
1580052010
Branch Call Number: 305.42 Val

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KirstinDezz
Jul 08, 2015

"As different as we all are, there’s one thing most young women have in common: We’re all brought up to feel like there’s something wrong with us. We’re too fat. We’re dumb. We’re too smart. We’re not ladylike enough - ‘stop cursing, chewing with your mouth open, speaking your mind’. We’re too slutty. We’re not slutty enough.
F**k that.
You’re not too fat. You’re not too loud. You’re not too smart. You’re not unladylike. There is nothing wrong with you."
- Jessica Valenti

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KirstinDezz
Jul 08, 2015

"S**t is f****d up when it comes to appearances and women. We’re expected to be hot - but if we are, we’re vain and stupid. And if we’re not hot we’re useless. Kind of hard to get around. But we’re not stupid. We know that we’re doing damage to ourselves - not only to our bodies but also to our mental well-being. And it’s not worth it."
- Jessica Valenti

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KirstinDezz
Jul 08, 2015

"Value yourself for what the media doesn't - your intelligence, your street smarts, your ability to play a kick-ass game of pool, whatever. So long as it's not just valuing yourself for your ability to look hot in a bikini and be available to men, it's an improvement."
- Jessica Valenti

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KirstinDezz
Jul 08, 2015

"According to pop culture, women are either searching for a man, with a man, or getting over one."
- Jessica Valenti

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KirstinDezz
Jul 08, 2015

"While falling in love is fun, it's not everything, and it's not the antidote to an unfulfilled life, despite what Reese Witherspoon movies may tell you."
- Jessica Valenti

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KirstinDezz
Jul 08, 2015

I was already a feminist before reading this, but wow! I loved every chapter of this book (except for the parts that were very obviously targeted towards Americans). It put a lot of things into words that I was feeling but just couldn't articulate. I recommend full-heartedly to feminists and non-feminsts (the ones who are open to learning more without already having strong anti-feminist views) alike.

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lyssawyssa
May 12, 2015

I'm 15 and a feminist and this book is one of the reasons why. I thought feminism was just about the wage gap and ending rape culture but there is obviously a lot more to it and this book opened my eyes. I love the book and could not put it down.

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amandalovesbooks
Apr 09, 2012

An absolutely fantastic book for young women that ever realized something was wrong in how they were brought up to be docile, and obey. A breath of fresh air and a must read.

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mstockwe
Oct 06, 2011

A worthwhile read for a younger generation. Being older and affected by the feminist movement for so long, I didn't need to be encouraged. I do think it is a bit simplistic, but for younger girls, this may be appealing.

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Jul 08, 2015

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