In Sexy Feminism, to be published in 2013 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Jennifer Keishin Armstrong and Heather Wood Rudulph offer simple ways for busy, young women to improve every aspect of their own lives by following feminist principles. With dozens of ways to take action, Sexy Feminism explains how feminism helps women get what they want (and does not, contrary to many reports, ruin anyone’s chances at love, success, sex, beauty, or style). It guides young women toward finding their own brand of feminism and using it to improve their lives and the world.
“We live in a society where sex is used against women as much as it’s used by women. Sexy Feminism calls foul on that (and other) double standards—and makes manifest my frequent observation that feminists are almost always the sexiest people in the room.” —Jennifer Baumgardner, author of F’em!: Goo Goo, Gaga, and Some Thoughts on Balls
“A fun and enlightening guide…Though the tone is light and playful, there is plenty of information packed into each chapter. A sexy heads up for young women who may not grasp how culture and media continually manipulate women into thinking that what they have and how they look are never quite good enough.”
“Genius! Sexy Feminism is a delicious primer for budding feminists (and the feminist-curious), as well as a sigh of relief for long-term third-wave feminists who long to be understood and are tired of explaining our beliefs. Finally a book that explains us to ourselves and to others in a funny, sexy, smart way.
Really, people, this is intellectual porn at its best: wise, insightful, complex and thoughtful about complicated issues that are constantly being forced into over-simplified stereotypes and boxes. Sexy Feminism helps us break out of our confines and allows us to choose (yes choose! That’s the POINT of feminism, right?!) who we want to be and how we want to express ourselves.
In a world where real shit is going down every day – domestic abuse, rape, sexual slavery, war – sexiness might seem unimportant and yet, as Jennifer and Heather show us, it is at the fundamental root of feminism. Smart, funny, powerful confidence is attractive and sexy. This is what makes women strong and what makes others sit up and listen. Jennifer and Heather do an outrageously good service to us all by bringing feminism into it’s sexy, confident maturity.”
—Katie Goodman, feminist comedian and actress (and author of IMPROVISATION FOR THE SPIRIT)
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