Full Frontal Feminism: A Young Woman's Guide to Why Feminism Matters by Jessica Valenti, Paperback | Barnes & Noble
Full Frontal Feminism: A Young Women's Guide to Why Feminism Matters
  • Alternative view 1 of Full Frontal Feminism: A Young Women's Guide to Why Feminism Matters
  • Alternative view 2 of Full Frontal Feminism: A Young Women's Guide to Why Feminism Matters

Full Frontal Feminism: A Young Women's Guide to Why Feminism Matters

4.0 34
by Jessica Valenti
     
 

View All Available Formats & Editions

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

Overview

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.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"Arresting, entertaining and serious."
The New York Times

"If feminism is enjoying a revival among young women, much of the credit should go to women such as Jessica Valenti."
The Guardian

"Full Frontal Feminism shows us feminism is alive and well and kicking all kinds of oppressive male ass."
Margaret Cho

"Full Frontal Feminism is an irreverent guide to why young women should embrace the F-word."
New York Magazine

"Full Frontal Feminism tackles serious feminist issues with a sense of humor and justified anger."
Bitch magazine

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781580052016
Publisher:
Avalon Publishing Group
Publication date:
04/28/2007
Pages:
269
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.90(d)

Meet the Author

Jessica Valenti—called one of the Top 100 Inspiring Women in the world by The Guardian—is the author of four books on feminism, politics, and culture. Jessica is also the founder of Feministing.com, which Columbia Journalism Review called “head and shoulders above almost any writing on women’s issues in mainstream media.” Her writing has appeared in The Washington Post, The Nation, The Guardian (UK), The American Prospect, Ms. magazine, Salon, and Bitch magazine.

Jessica received her Masters degree in Women’s and Gender Studies from Rutgers University. She lives with her husband and daughter in New York.

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >