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Dirty Words on Clean Skin

4.41 of 5 stars 4.41  ·  rating details  ·  17 ratings  ·  9 reviews
Why do so few women occupy seats of power? This shocking expose travels beyond Hillary Clinton's historic 2008 presidential run to reveal a biased media's troubling influence over our electoral process and the sexist brainwashing that does damage to us all. Dirty Words on Clean Skin is the book big media does not want you to see -- an eye-opening journey that chronicles bo ...more
Paperback, 278 pages
Published March 22nd 2012 by Golden Middleway Books
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Sarah
This book surprised me. I was a bit skeptical about it. The title is really not good, but it was a gift to me from someone I respect, so I gave it a shot. It blew me away and fired me up. This book really shines a light on exactly how much the mainstream media is lying to the public -- and it's not just Fox News or about Hillary. This book also demonstrates how the media is responsible for the demonization of Sarah Palin (which I bought into hook, line, and sinker) and how Michelle Obama has bee ...more
Elaine Plummer
Being a women’s health advocate, I am always interested in women who empower young girls to be all they can, so they can know that there are no limits to their possibilities. While that is all well and good, it isn’t quite true. From Anita Finlay’s book, Dirty Words On Clean Skin: Sexism and Sabotage, A Hillary Supporter’s Rude Awakening I received a reality check and some much needed answers. I too was, and am, a Hillary supporter and saw her lose out on her 2008 Presidential bid to a newcomer ...more
Pat Bakalian
Dirty Words on Clean Skin is the book I would have written. Congratulations Anita on your important work!!! For those who were not actively involved in the 2008 Presidential campaign and for those who were (and I was), this book calls out what was said and done and by whom. Ms. Finley’s book is an important historical record and view of the misogyny perpetrated by the main stream media and enabled by the Democratic Party.

As a life-long Democrat, and a very involved Hillary campaign volunteer and
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Marisella
Yawn. It's only shocking if the subject hasn't been exposed. The war on women has been evident, since clinton abused his position in the white house to bang as many chicks in the oval office as he could. I was hoping for a difference here, a true uncovering. This is more a memoir of the authors' unhappy childhood and a diatribe against anyone who would denigrate a liberal woman. No mention of Sarah palin being called a "pig in lipstick" or any of the other derogatory comments made against all wo ...more
Ray Ivey
May 08, 2012 Ray Ivey added it
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Anita Finlay got hopping mad during the long, brutal 2008 Presidential campaign. A passionate supporter of Hilary Clinton, she watched as her candidate was subjected to the tired and entrenched misogyny which she feels still stalks American women. Drawing on her own childhood and life experience, Finlay strikes a furious and informed blow for the true political and social emancipation of modern American women. Finlay has done her homework here, and whether or not you agree with all of her positi ...more
Ken Marcus
For those who are addicted to the reality show, "THE VOICE", please be sure to Sit Up and Listen Closely. Even though this appears to be her 1st book, Anita Finlay offers a well-documented, eye-opening perspective about powerful women and how they are viewed by men (not too favorably), and most surprisingly, by other women. Whether you follow politics or not (and I don't at all) is not the point-- her expose about the 2008 Election and her journey finding her own "VOICE" as a modern woman is wor ...more
Cat
This book is so good and well written. It documents an important piece of U.S. political history showing how the media influenced the outcome of the 2008 Democratic primaries and presidential election. It documents the way the media, and others, treated Hillary Clinton and later Sarah Palin, brainwashing the masses against them using words and visual aids which can only be described as sexist and misogynist propaganda. The depth of research is amazing and will bring back many memories from the 2 ...more
Ankita
It was very eye opening to see the role the media had played in the 2008 democratic nomination. This definitely made me reevaluate my views of certain commentators. I find it very ironic, how many of these so-called, liberal "feminist" men who vehemently opposed Clinton in 2008, not on the basis of her policy, (which was quite identical to Obama's) now back her for 2016.

Great book and very well researched!
Sarah
I was honestly expecting this to be more about Clinton and less about Finlay. I don't really like memoirs all that much, and this was definitely more memoir than political commentary or analysis. I also don't think it's particularly well written; it's quite jumpy, and at times difficult to follow.
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