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Female Chauvinist Pigs
- Women and the Rise of Raunch Culture
- By: Ariel Levy
- Narrated by: Aimee Jolson
- Length: 5 hrs and 31 mins
Meet the Female Chauvinist Pig - the new brand of "empowered woman" who wears the Playboy bunny as a talisman, bares all for Girls Gone Wild, pursues casual sex as if it were a sport, and embraces "raunch culture". If male chauvinist pigs of years past thought of women as pieces of meat, Female Chauvinist Pigs of today are doing them one better. They think they're being brave, they think they're being funny, but in Female Chauvinist Pigs, Ariel Levy asks if the joke is on them.
The Radical Idea
- By Amazon Customer on 02-09-16
Women's empowerment via objectification?= False!
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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