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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
This book will make you think!
From the first snippet of the audio book, I was sold. Written from a female's perspective, the author explains both the pros and cons of the casual sex/hookup culture.
The focus is mainly on women and how they perceive embracing sexual freedom; most are under the impression that it empowers them. Informative examples were presented via interviews of teens, LGBT community, mothers and women at the top of their industry.
I found myself rubbed the wrong way and even challenged in the way I looked at sexual female empowerment. I wished the author delved deeper into what made these women think the way they did. Yet hearing the testimonials were quite eye opening.
I recommend this book to anyone curious to dive into the minds of how the rebirth of the hookup culture has affected the female gender.