Feminism isn't dead. It just isn't very cool anymore. Enter "Full Frontal Feminism, "a book that embodies the forward-looking messages that author Jessica Valenti propagated as founder of the popular website, Feministing.com. The second edition includes a new foreword by Valenti, reflecting upon what's happened in the five years since "Full Frontal Feminism" was originally published. With new openers from Valenti in every chapter, the book covers a range of topics, including pop culture, health, reproductive rights, violence, education, relationships, and more. Chapters include: You're a Hardcore Feminist. I Swear.Feminists Do It Better (and Other Sex Tips)Pop Culture Gone WildThe Blame (and Shame) GameIf These Uterine Walls Could TalkMaterial WorldMy Big Fat Unnecessary Wedding and Other Dating Diseases"Real" Women Have BabiesI Promise I Won't Say "Herstory"Boys Do CryBeauty Cult"Sex and the City" Voters, My AssA Quick Academic AsideGet to It Valenti knows better than anyone that young women need a smart-ass book that deals with real-life issues in a style they can relate to. No rehashing the same old issues. No belaboring where today's young women have gone wrong. Feminism should be something young women feel comfortable with, something they can own. "Full Frontal Feminism" is sending out the message to readers--yeah, you're feminists, and that's actually pretty frigging cool.
Jessica Valenti--called one of the Top 100 Inspiring Women in the world by "The Guardian"--is the author of four books on feminism, politics, and culture. Jessica is also the founder of Feministing.com, which "Columbia Journalism Review" called "head and shoulders above almost any writing on women's issues in mainstream media." Her writing has appeared in "The Washington Post, The Nation, The Guardian (UK), The American Prospect, Ms." magazine, "Salon," and "Bitch" magazine. Jessica received her Masters degree in Women's and Gender Studies from Rutgers University. She lives with her husband and daughter in Boston.