Girl's Guide to Taking over the World: Writings from the Girl Zine Revolution / Edition 1

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In the last decade, there has been an explosion in the production of zines.

On the forefront of this cut-and-paste revolution have been those zines made specifically by and for young women. The words and images that have come to define many young women's lives have long been overlooked and under appreciated. A Girl's Guide to Taking Over the World exists because these voices have refused to be silenced.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780312155353
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press
  • Publication date: 7/15/1997
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 240
  • Product dimensions: 6.94 (w) x 9.02 (h) x 0.61 (d)

Meet the Author

Karen Green is a writer, graphic designer, and Internet goddess.

Tristan Taormino is a writer and editor of the annual series Best Lesbian Erotica (Cleis Press). The live in New York and are publishers of the magazine Pucker Up.

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Table of Contents

Other Voices, Other Wombs
Sticks and Stones May Break My Bones 3
Learning to Fuck 6
Jesus Kick 7
i worry she might say something like, "I Didn't Mean It." 10
Pinnacle 12
Girl Picnic 17
Read It And Weep (or Laugh) 22
The Double Blue Line 24
Menarche Hell 25
"wednesday night..." 28
"there is something horribly, terribly wrong..." 31
Self-Hate 33
Tough Girls, Navel Girls, and Warrior Women 34
The Fat Truth 43
Girl Talk 46
Sassy Ladies in Leotards Flying Like Angels 49
In Retrospect 51
Why Do You Think They Call It JEWelry? 52
A Woman's Place 53
The Relatives Up North 56
The Electra Company 57
Baby, Don't Do It! 60
Hey, I've Got a Comment!!! 61
Farewell, Father 62
Destiny Trip 64
Pregnant at the Glass Slipper 67
Ben Is Dead Is Born 70
"i like things to be small..." 71
What Does "Sassy" Mean to You? 73
Lusty Lady 77
The Daily Grind 81
Temporary Insanity 84
"dear diary, what would you know..." 90
Why I Play with My Cunt 95
A Nice Little Asian Girl 98
Roles Give You Cramps 100
A Soliloquy - Assertive Barbie Goes Off On Ken 104
Never Trust Any Animal Who Would Bleed for 5 Days and Live: An Interview with Lydia Lunch 105
"I just met Tori Amos..." 108
Barbies We Would Like to See 110
GlitterScum Rant 112
Pagan Kennedy Talks Marshmallows 113
Hello Kitty 117
Trinh T. Minh-Ha 119
Rush Limbaugh 122
Another Go-Go for Jane Wiedlin 124
A Conversation with Tribe 8's Leslie Mah 126
Stardom and Fandom 130
The Day I Met Oprah 135
Princess Visions 138
(Closing) Comments on Zines and Whatnot 141
Emelye's Computer Chronicles 142
"my sister is amazing..." 144
Having It and Eating It 148
Cyberscared 152
Do You Believe in God? 156
Sexists on the Net 158
Princess Charming 160
An Interview With Action Girl's Sarah Dyer 167
Sisterhood Would Have Been Powerful 171
Ode on a Feminist 175
Resist Stance 178
Asian FUCKING Stereotypes 180
What Is Riot Grrrl? 185
Do You Know Me? 186
Girly Gun Safety 187
Things I'm Gonna Stop Doing With My White Privilege 189
Reflections of a Stupid Slut 191
The LA Summer Riot Grrrl Convention 195
Girls with Guns 198
The War of Rape 199
Contributors 201
Girl Zines Reference Guide 210
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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 29, 2005

    this is a angry book....

    I bought this book because I like angry feminists....and this is exactly what this book consists of. Even though some of the content is quite disturbing, it is overall a good book with good ideas.

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