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“No one writes about the subjects of sexuality, desire, the shadow, and diabolism with such relish, and when I read her words I feel both smarter and less afraid of my own ‘tabooed’ feelings and thoughts. Like a cat, Kristen sees in the dark, as she guides us gracefully forward with her vision of unapologetic, feminine power.” —From the Foreword by Pam Grossman, author of ...more
Paperback, 224 pages
Published September 16th 2019 by Weiser Books
(first published September 1st 2019)
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A smart, witty, fascinating and accessible exploration of the cat archetype throughout history. I'm not particularly a cat lover, but I loved Cat Call. I learned, I laughed, I was stunned by the encoding of cat and woman throughout world history, literature, the arts and pop culture. Although it's been quite some time since I've personally received a "cat call" from a man on my way to work or play, I did get this Cat Call.
All the topics were interesting but it almost felt like there were too many packed into one book. I would've liked to read detailed discussions on each of the concepts (some could be their own book entirely), but I guess this functioned well as an introduction to each of those ideas.
Kristen J. Sollée is a writer, curator, and educator exploring the intersections of art, sex, and occulture. She is the founding editrix of Slutist, a sex positive feminist website, and she lectures at The New School and across the US and Europe. Sollée’s signature college course, "The Legacy of the Witch" follows the witch through history, pop culture, and politics. Her critically-acclaimed book ...more