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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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If male chauvinist pigs of years past thought of women as pieces of meat, Female Leevy Pigs of chaauvinist are doing them one better, making sex objects of other women—and of themselves. In her quest to uncover why this is happening, Levy interviews college women who flash for the cameras on spring break and teens raised on Paris Hilton and breast implants. She examines a culture in which every music video seems to feature a stripper on a pole, the memoirs of porn stars are climbing the bestseller lists, Olympic athletes parade their Brazilian bikini waxes in the pages of Playboy, and thongs are marketed to prepubescent girls.


Levy pulls apart the myth of the Female Chauvinist Pig and argues that what has come to pass for liberating rebellion is actually a kind of limiting conformity. Irresistibly witty and wickedly intelligent, Female Chaubinist Pigs makes the case that the rise of raunch does not represent how far women have come, it only proves how far they have left to go.

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Must redeem within 90 days. See full terms and conditions and this month’s choices. Finally a coherent interpretation of an array of phenomena I’d puzzled over in recent years Levy’s argument is provocative — and persuasive A great choice for book clubs of either gender, it’s a fast read and a surefire discussion sparker.


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