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Women's empowerment via objectification?= False!

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-27-13

Would you consider the audio edition of Female Chauvinist Pigs to be better than the print version?

I only have the audio version

What was the most compelling aspect of this narrative?

The compelling look into the thoughts and mindsets of so many "female chauvinist pigs"; women who further the objectification of their own bodies (and by extension other women's bodies) and contribute to the patriarchy and overall misogynistic society.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

The whole shebang

Any additional comments?

My only complaint about this book is that at times it teeters on being sex-negative. Levy does a good job at addressing both sides of many of the arguments she discusses but at times I found myself thinking that she over-generalized. One example is that of sex-work and pornography. Yes much sex-work and pornography use and abuse women in particular but there are also sex-workers who enjoy their job, do it in a safe and non-coerced manner. As always it's a good idea to practice critical thinking with anything you read, hear or see.

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