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Female Chauvinist Pigs – Women and the Rise of Raunch Culture

Last year something built up (I don’t remember what specific event was the tipping point, maybe it was just a bad week) and made me think wtf is going on with all the sex and fake sex and flashing and the reporting of it all. And the participants, is this truly the result they were looking for? A couple weeks later I came across a new book called “Female Chauvinist Pigs – Women and the Rise of Raunch Culture” by Ariel Levy. I didn’t buy it then because it was the non-buying time of year, but it went on my list and this year my sister got it for me.

Now after having read it, I can say that for many it is what they look to achieve. They view sex or the illusion of sex as their road to power and popularity. There is a lot of information in the 200 pages but some of what the book covers is the origins of today’s state in the early feminist movement with the split between open sexuality and anti-pornography, the effect on school-aged girls, and the commodity that raunch has become. I recommend it.

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