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The Handmaid's Tale
3.98
I was really struck, upon rereading this, at how much this book could be seen as a commentary on the Harvard/Radcliffe relationship. Of course, there...more
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Dec 03, 2007
 
Model: The Ugly Business of Beautiful Women
3.35
Everyone knows that the modeling industry is full of drugs, eating disorders, casting couches, and other dangerous behavior, but it's interesting to s...more
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Sep 24, 2007
 
Lost Girls
3.58
Make no mistake - this book is graphic pornography. Filthy, kinky, almost unmentionable pornography. It's also not bad. Alan Moore strives to bring un...more
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Dec 14, 2007
 
Infidel
4.18
This book is utterly engaging. Ayaan Hirsi Ali is unflinching in her critiques both of Islam and fundamentalist society and of the blind adherence to...more
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Jan 11, 2008
 
Daughters of Earth: Feminist Science Fiction in the Twentieth Century
4.06
This is a fine book and a great mix of excellent stories and thoughtful commentary, but it only gets four stars because it's a book about feminist sci...more
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Oct 24, 2007
 
Slut!: Growing Up Female with a Bad Reputation
3.77
Interesting study of the sort of girls in high school who were known as the "class slut" - the ones who supposedly slept with the whole football team,...more
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Feb 25, 2008
 
Girl Heroes: The New Force In Popular Culture (Media.Culture Series)
3.50
Interesting book on the emergence of powerful female protagonists in popular culture, though I wish it would have drawn more solid conclusions on the...more
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Apr 08, 2008
 
Third Wave Feminism and Television: Jane Puts It in a Box
3.63
Like many compilations, this was up and down - there was interesting commentary on contemporary TV shows in terms of gender and sexual identity, and t...more
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Jan 01, 2008
 
The Secret Lives of Girls: What Good Girls Really Do--Sex Play, Aggression, and Their Guilt
3.54
Conventional wisdom holds that girls are less aggressive than boys and less interested in sex, but Sharon Lamb makes a convincing argument, through cr...more
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Feb 05, 2008
 
Fast Girls: Teenage Tribes And The Myth Of The Slut
3.37
Best read as a companion to Leora Tanenbaum's Slut : growing up female with a bad reputation - this title is more general than the latter, to the poin...more
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Feb 25, 2008
 
Delinquents and Debutantes: Twentieth-Century American Girls' Cultures
3.56
Good collection of essays on American girls' popular culture in the 20th century, edited by the seemingly indefatigable Sherrie Inness. If you work on...more
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Apr 07, 2008
 
Butch Is a Noun
3.97
Some of the pieces in this book were interesting, but in others, I had no idea what the author is trying to say. The book was also a little repetitive...more
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Sep 24, 2007
 
Instant Identity: Adolescent Girls and the World of Instant Messaging
3.20
Interesting little study of the ways teenaged girls use instant messaging technology as both a communications tool and a memoir of sorts. I do wish th...more
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May 02, 2007
 
Not My Mother's Sister: Generational Conflict and Third-Wave Feminism
3.00
This book was nothing special. There was some interesting discussion on the different ways the various waves have approached feminist theory, especial...more
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Apr 23, 2007
 
The James Tiptree Award Anthology 1: Sex, the Future, & Chocolate Chip Cookies
3.93
Fine anthology of fiction and critical essays exploring gender issues in speculative fiction. S.F. anthologies can be pretty hit-or-miss, but this one...more
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Feb 28, 2008
 
Dignifying Science: Stories about Women Scientists
3.56
I almost gave this three stars because the printing is really awful, but that wouldn't be very fair to what is otherwise an enjoyable book. I had no i...more
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Dec 14, 2007
 
Margaret Mead Made Me Gay: Personal Essays, Public Ideas
4.02
Decent book of essays on ethnography within the gblt communities. Extra points for having the most hilarious title I've seen in years.
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Apr 16, 2007
 
Desperately Seeking Women Readers: U.S. Newspapers and the Construction of a Female Readership
3.50
Rather forgettable book on the rise and fall of "women's pages". Could have used a lot more examples.
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Jan 21, 2008
 
Provocateur: Images of Women and Minorities in Advertising
3.20
Decend read, but the images could have been larger and the text could have gone more in-depth.
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Apr 02, 2007
 
What Makes a Man
3.52
Good collection of essays on masculinity and growing up male.
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Jun 11, 2007
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