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Re-Making Love: The Feminization Of Sex

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This provocative book reveals how the real sexual  revolution was initiated by women -- not men --  and how it transformed both our behavior and our  understanding of what sex means in our lives.
Paperback, 240 pages
Published August 18th 1987 by Anchor (first published 1986)
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Jan 09, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2013
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 feminist analysis of 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 feminis
Nov 29, 2015 rated it it was ok
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Jul 13, 2014 rated it liked it
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 At this point it's a bit outdated, but it's odd how many things haven't changed at all since the 80s.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
Jul 08, 2015 rated it really liked it
I am so glad I finally read this classic. It's quick, easy, and satisfying so if you have been procrastinating just go ahead and pick it up. Ehrenreich, Hess, and Jacobs--writing amid 1980s antifeminist backlash and sexual conservatism--argue forcefully that women were both the agents and beneficiaries of the most truly revolutionary aspects of the sexual revolution of the 1960s and 1970s. Beyond the Playboy and free love images of the sexual revolution, women redefined both the practice and mea ...more
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Mar 09, 2012 rated it really liked it
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.
May 21, 2012 rated it liked it
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.

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.
Melissa Stacy
Sep 17, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: history, nonfiction, women
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.
Dec 02, 2010 rated it liked it
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.
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Barbara Ehrenreich is an American journalist and 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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