Lip Service: Challenging the Sexual Script of the Modern Woman

Lip Service: Challenging the Sexual Script of the Modern Woman

by Kate Fillion
     
 
In this eye-opening, perceptive, and sure to be controversial book, Kate Fillion smashes sexual stereotypes and exposes the truth about women's sexual behavior.

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In this eye-opening, perceptive, and sure to be controversial book, Kate Fillion smashes sexual stereotypes and exposes the truth about women's sexual behavior.

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Donna Seaman
Journalist Fillion believes that we would all be much better off emotionally and culturally if we would stop paying lip service to that stale old myth about men and women being psychological opposites. According to our society's "sexual script," women are the "intimacy experts," adept at communicating and at love, hence morally superior. Men, by contrast, are reticent to a fault and reluctant to forge relationships. These absurd generalizations, Fillion argues, have become "barriers to equality." In an attempt to dismantle them, Fillion interviewed more than 100 women and men about everything from friendships to relationships, fantasies, sexual harassment, and the difference between rape and unwanted sex. As always, people's personal lives are intriguing, but Fillion goes beyond mere prurient interest in her analysis and reaches some refreshingly frank, even provocative conclusions. This dose of reality is a healthy alternative to books, for instance, that describe men and women as creatures from different planets. As far as we know, we're all earthlings, splendid in our diversity.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780060172909
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
02/29/2000
Edition description:
1st ed
Pages:
368
Product dimensions:
5.78(w) x 8.64(h) x 1.23(d)

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