Review. ‘Female Chauvinist Pigs could not have been an easy book to write Still, Ariel Levy pulls it off’ — Natasha Walter, The Guardian. Female Chauvinist Pigs: Women and the Rise of Raunch Culture [Ariel Levy] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. A classic work on gender. Editorial Reviews. Review. Ariel Levy’s debut book is a bold, piercing Female Chauvinist Pigs: Women and the Rise of Raunch Culture – Kindle edition by Ariel Levy. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC.

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Pages with related products. Yet I still think many of the points and arguments she makes are pertinent, even if the cultural levg seem hopelessly dated.

Female Chauvinist Pigs

Aug 08, Rachel rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: Learn more about Amazon Prime. It does nothing to suggest a possible restoration with those Levy identifies as ‘chauvinists” and unfortunately falls into the divisive radfem trap of villainizing and denying agency to the people who make up their perceived opposition. I’d argue with Levy about Samantha’s mannish approach to her sexual exploits as Levy emphasises FCP’s requirement for quantity of sexual partners over quality, knowingly robbing themselves of satisfying sex, whereas Samantha made a concerted effort to get as much enjoyment and pleasure out of every conquest she could, exploring the different facets of sexuality along the way, without fear or judgement.

Customers who bought this item also bought. In facts, anecdotes and interviews, Levy addresses both the current shape of female raunchist, and reconstructs the history of the branch of feminism that gave the she-rauncies their birth.


If your thing really IS stripper poles and whatever, if that’s what makes you feel happy and fulfilled, that’s great, go for it, “but there are many other women and, yes, men who feel constrained in this environment, who would be happier and feel hotter – more empowered, more sexually liberated, and all the rest of it – if they explored other avenues of expression and entertainment”.

Gathering Discussion Questions 25 38 Oct 26, She points out how many of the more fractured elements of the movement emerged chauvinnist disagreements over how to respond femaale an increasingly sexualized culture. While the majority of my girls have left the youth group to become nice, normal college students, there are a few who have completely rebelled and embraced this “slut-it-up” mentality that I just don’t understand.

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Levy documents the ‘pornoisation’ of our culture and investigates women’s collusion in it.

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Hidden in amongst a proportedly feminist analysis in true hate-speech mired in disdain for queer culture. It is true that Playboy does this through its photography so that people don’t choose how to pose, but that isn’t the focus of Chauvinisst critique if it was, it would have been awesome.

Women who don’t get other women. The author discredits genderqueer and transmen experiences by making massive generalizations about lesbians and transpeople. Read it, liked it. View all 17 comments. Finally a coherent interpretation of an array of phenomena I’d puzzled over in recent years A number of women I know have remarked on what Levy calls ‘raunch culture’, but nobody wants to be the humourless prude who doesn’t ‘get it’.


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Levy is concerned that we’ve taken something so individual and personal — our own desires and needs — and bottled them up into a neat little package of what is “sexy. But is it empowering femqle or is it the same old patriarchy in different clothing? Videos About This Book. University of Pittsburgh Kenneth P. One of a kind read. Seventies radicals, help us out here!

She also apparently, in the same event, said that “If I had the choice between wearing a burka and a playboy bunny symbol, I would just go naked” gurl you are JEWISH, why would you have to choose between those two? It’s not that her discussion shoulnd’t include interviews with women who proudly sport Playboy bunnies, who flash ‘Girls Gone Wild!

As Levy shows men so unfavourably throughout, I do wish she’d included a caveat in her introduction stating that not all men act in negative, stereotypical ways.

How do you like that, America?! I chauviinist the popularity of the Playboy brand back in the early noughties and was aware, but had never seen, Sex and the citybut apparently, the culture was way more wild than I realized.

East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion. The conclusion in the book was disappointingly short, but I feel like we have come some way at least from cgauvinist “raunch culture” of the early to mid 00s.

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