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Female Chauvinist Pigs Women and the Rise of Raunch Culture by Ariel Levy

From:     Doll
Category: Books
Date:     17 August 2006
Time:     11:59 AM

Review:

I feel like I could say all the words that are on the back of the book - words 
like "punchy", "sharp", "witty"- to describe Female Chauvinist Pigs, and they are not bad to do such a 
job. Itís a weekend read, which is helped by the above, and probably something that needs to be 
said. A lightweight book that never quite came up with the expert sentence that said all the things I 
want to say about the contradiction in women's sexiness as portrayed by most of our popular culture 
and the power they wish to get. The main point is that obviously enough it is better to be a man and 
so women want to be men and in order not to be women they are happy to go to strip bars with men. 
That way they are one of the blokes and do not squeal (that would be a girly noise and prissy) when 
words like "bukkake" are used (according to one guardian journalist bukkake is "a Japanese 
speciality that shows women weeping in distress while numerous men ejaculate all over them"). In 
order to be the woman part of the man that they want to be they also have to learn how to be sexy in 
the way that men want them to be sexy, and not think about what makes them feel sexy, so they may 
also have to learn how to climb stairs in heels, pole dance, spend hours changing their natural 
appearance and not eating the amount that would adequately feed their bodies.


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