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Re-Making Love: The Feminization Of Sex

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This provocative book reveals how the real sexualrevolution was initiated by women -- not men --and how it transformed both our behavior and ourunderstanding of what sex means in our lives....more
Paperback, 240 pages
Published August 18th 1987 by Anchor (first published 1986)
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Emily
This book had a lot of interesting things to say. It was a very informative glimpse of attitudes in the 60s, 70s, and 80s. At this point it's a bit outdated, but it's odd how many things haven't changed at all since the 80s. It's interesting to see the evolution of certain ideas and beliefs, many of which still very much affect us today.

I've read a bunch of Barbara Ehrenreich's books and I have to say, I think this will be the last one. The first couple I read were great, but I've now read a few...more
Catherine
Every once in a while I like to go to my university's "sexuality" area, which coincidentally is the poorest lit area of the library. I admit it, I'm kind of a nerd for this stuff. I like looking at sex from an intellectual stand-point, and my intellect is fiercely feminist, so I usually do end up reading books like Remaking Love, a feministanalysisof female gains in the sexual revolution.

The book was written in 1986, so there are obviously some things that make it dated in the field of feminist...more
Melissa Stacy
Great book about the sexual revolution that began in the late 1950s/early 1960s and the role feminism and gay rights play in the creation and understanding of that revolution. A lot of excellent history here, as the authors take us through the decades to the mid-1980s concerning America's changing viewpoints on sex. I read this book because I love Barbara Ehrenreich's work; I think she is absolutely brilliant.
Carmen
A great read, though dated with 25 years of subsequent radical sexual change (read: the rise of misogynist internet porn and the hyper-sexualization of women and girls). I loved the historical reading of the (American) sexual revolution from a woman-centered point of view, but I found myself hungry for an update form the authors that takes into account the stunning (and largely, stunningly negative) changes of recent years.
K8
Sep 30, 2014 K8 rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Men and Women Interested in Sexual Politics
In a Nutshell: An exploration of women's liberation and sexual revolution as a separate and unique experience.

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The sexual double standards are infuriating! Men, if you don't want women having sex outside of marriage, STOP HAVING SEX WITH ANYONE WHO IS NOT YOUR WIFE. Problem solved. Or if you can't bring yourself to do that, then let women do their thing and quit complaining. IT'S NOT ABOUT YOU.
Amber
A good and useful book, altho the last two-thirds seem totally outdated now. I would really love to see an update or followup to this book, with the last twenty years taken into account.
Nonsequiteuse
Classic and wonderful. I particularly love her chapter Fundamentalist Sex: Hitting Below the Bible Belt. Keep on speaking truth to power, Barbara Ehrenreich!
Cicely
I found it interesting reading about the psychology of women's love lives.
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Barbara Ehrenreich is the bestselling author of sixteen previous books, including the bestsellers Nickel and Dimed and Bait and Switch. A frequent contributor to Harpers and The Nation, she has also been a columnist at The New York Times and Time Magazine.



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