Female Chauvinist Pigs by Ariel Levy | Black Inc.

Female Chauvinist Pigs: Women and the Rise of Raunch Culture

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Ariel Levy

Ariel Levy is a staff writer at the New Yorker. Her work has appeared in the Washington Post, Vogue, Slate and New York Magazine. Malcolm Gladwell, author of The Tipping Point, has described her …

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Praise for Female Chauvinist Pigs

‘Levy’s insightful reporting and analysis … will create many “aha!” moments for readers who have been wondering how porn got to be pop and why “feminism” is such a dirty word.’ —Publishers Weekly

‘A wake-up call in the best consciousness-raising tradition … read it yourself, pass it on to your teenage daughter, and ask her to share it with her friends.’ —Belinda Castles, Good Reading


‘Levy’s witty, self-assured book vigorously examines [its] themes yet somehow manages to reflect on the people she writes about without judging them.’ —Jo Case, Big Issue


Female Chauvinist Pigs is a brave book … an important and engagingly written beginning to what will be a noisy but necessary argument.’ —Sophie Cunningham, the Age


‘When Female Chauvinist Pigs first came out, I was thrilled to see someone saying what I’d been thinking, but what it seemed no one had been saying.’ —Rachel Hills


‘Clever and revealing … [a] timely description of the rise of raunch culture as part of the backlash against feminism.’ —Catherine Fox, Australian Financial Review


‘[A] brilliant, acerbic examination of the paradoxes of post-feminist culture.’ —Linda Jaivin, Monthly