Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Female Chauvinist Pigs

I just finished reading an excellent book about feminism called Female Chauvinist Pigs. In the book, Ariel Levy takes a look at the feminist movement and the current culture of raunch that devalues women and yet is used as an example of feminism in action.
It was a very good read, eye-opening in some respects, and I think an important read. I am very uncomfortable with porn, stripping, and our culture's continued objectification of women, and I have big trouble with people who defend this by saying it's an extension of feminism. This book gave me the arguments I need to explain my position. I'm definitely going to re-read it.

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