Full Frontal Feminism: A Young Woman's Guide to Why Feminism by Jessica Valenti

By Jessica Valenti

Now in its up-to-date moment variation, Full Frontal Feminism is a e-book that maintains to include the forward-looking messages that writer Jessica Valenti propagated as founding father of the preferred web site, Feministing.com.

Full Frontal Feminism is a brilliant and relatable consultant to the problems that subject to today's younger women. This version contains a new foreword through Valenti, reflecting upon what's occurred within the seven years given that Full Frontal Feminism used to be initially released. With new openers from Valenti in each bankruptcy, the publication covers more than a few themes, together with popular culture, future health, reproductive rights, violence, schooling, relationships, and more.

Chapters include:
You're a Hardcore Feminist. I Swear.
Feminists Do It higher (and different intercourse Tips)
Pop tradition long gone Wild
The Blame (and disgrace) Game
If those Uterine partitions might Talk
Material World
My giant fats pointless marriage ceremony and different courting Diseases
“Real" girls Have Babies
I Promise I Won't Say “Herstory"
Boys Do Cry
Beauty Cult
Sex and the City electorate, My Ass
A fast educational Aside
Get to It

Since its unique ebook, Full Frontal Feminism has reassured readers—yeah, you're feminists, and that's truly lovely cool.

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Some of them had already realized that they were “unusual” and not “geared” for what society wanted of them. But many would have agreed with the women who told Gallup and his colleagues that their lives were easier than those of their own parents. Until they read Friedan, that had only made it harder for them to understand why they were not as delighted with those lives as Mrs. Charles Johnson appeared to be. 18 9780465002009-text_coontz 10/18/10 9:11 AM Page 19 2 ^^^^^^^^^ Naming the Problem: Friedan’s Message to American Housewives The problem lay buried, unspoken, for many years in the minds of American women.

I will also try to help my daughter realize you can be feminine, a woman, and a full person at the same time. ” Some women reported that they were reading the book with their husbands, and a few husbands wrote to say that they now understood their wives’ depression better and would try to help them pursue outside interests. One husband, a father to two girls, thanked Friedan for making him feel a little constructive guilt about women’s lack of options. ” In a January 1964 letter, a woman who had been “uprooted” by her husband to move “to the boondocks of Alaska” wrote: “All I can say Betty is your husband must be a gem.

Nobody ever asked me if I wanted to keep the baby, or explained the options,” said another. “I went to the maternity home, I was going to have the baby, they were going to take it, and I was going to go home. I was not allowed to keep the baby. ” Before World War II, maternity homes had encouraged unwed mothers to breast-feed after birth and did not pressure them to give away the child, but in the postwar era the philosophy had changed. While young black women who had babies were considered immoral, young white ones were considered neurotic or immature, and by the 1960s many homes put tremendous pressure on them to give up their children.

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