Nancy Friday





Nancy Friday


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Nancy Colbert Friday (born August 27, 1933) is an author who has written on the topics of female sexuality and liberation.

'Nancy Friday's successful fantasy revelations (My Secret Garden, Forbidden Flowers)' have seen her placed among 'the feminist erotic pioneers'. Her writings argue that women have often been reared under an ideal of womanhood which was outdated and restrictive, and largely unrepresentative of many women's true inner lives, and that openness about women's hidden lives could help free women to truly feel able to enjoy being themselves. She asserts that this is not due to deliberate malice, but due to social expectation, and that for women's and men's benefit alike it is healthier that both be able to be equally open, parti
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Average rating: 3.67 · 4,755 ratings · 300 reviews · 19 distinct works · Similar authors
My Secret Garden

3.65 avg rating — 1,716 ratings — published 1973 — 33 editions
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My Mother/My Self: The Daug...

3.66 avg rating — 954 ratings — published 1977 — 19 editions
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Women on Top

3.73 avg rating — 746 ratings — published 1991 — 18 editions
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Men In Love

3.69 avg rating — 535 ratings — published 1980 — 16 editions
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Forbidden Flowers

3.66 avg rating — 448 ratings — published 1975 — 22 editions
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The Power of Beauty: Men, W...

3.61 avg rating — 100 ratings — published 1996 — 6 editions
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Beyond My Control: Forbidde...

3.35 avg rating — 124 ratings — published 2009 — 5 editions
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Jealousy

3.64 avg rating — 76 ratings — published 1985 — 7 editions
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Our Looks/Our Lives: Sex, B...

4.04 avg rating — 26 ratings — published 1999
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Lulu

4.06 avg rating — 18 ratings — published 2012 — 3 editions
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“No man can be really free in bed with a woman who is not.”
Nancy Friday, My Secret Garden

“It's Friday; you ain't got no job… you ain't got shit to do ”
Nancy Friday

“Our feelings about menstruation are the image of what it is to be a woman in this culture. While menstruation and the fear of revealing evidence of loss of body control bear possibilities of humiliation for women of which men are not aware, it is humiliating too to be that sex whose voice and presence carry less significance. It is humiliating to speak the same words as a man and have his heard, and not yours. It is humiliating to feel invisible when God gave you a body as solid as his. It is humiliating that women are accorded little dignity unless they are married. We twist these humiliations around, of course, and say it is glorious to have a man fight our battles for us, put us on a pedestal, take care of us. It is, if you enjoy being dependent on someone else.”
Nancy Friday, My Mother/My Self: The Daughter's Search for Identity

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