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Promiscuities by Naomi Wolf
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Jan 03, 08

Recommended to Db by: the library
Recommended for: women, men, teenager girls together or with their mothers/grandmothers/aunts/etc
Read in November, 2007

A book of feminist theory in memoir/story bits form, engages therefore from the perspective of living not of theorizing, which is great. Not being a women I'm curious how much this rings true for folks, but I found the central tension, trajectory, and ideas particularly thought provoking in its not quite successful attempt to replace the slut/virgin, pleasure/maternal, each for her own, ritual-lacking-experience that will resonate more or less depending on who you are. Moreover I think this book is rather well placed in being current to the approach being taken by many women individually and collectively (though my position and most of my female friend's positions is rather close to Namoi's even a generation ago in being white and relatively well-to-do).
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