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Wordslut

Wordslut: A Feminist Guide to Taking Back the English Language


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Amanda Montell

Amanda Montell is an LA-based writer and the features editor at WhoWhatWear. She has a degree in linguistics and creative writing from New York University, and her work has appeared widely including Marie Claire, Cosmpolitan, The Rumpus, …

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Praise for Wordslut

‘An academic’s rigour meets a columnist’s wit, Wordslut is a romp of an introduction to sociolinguistics. This book will have you seething with feminist rage at the way words have been used against women for centuries, but it also gives you the tools to take them back then next time you’re at a dinner party or a political podium. Montell leads the charge for feminist reclamation and declaration.’ —Bri Lee

 

‘I get so jazzed about the future of feminism knowing that Montell’s brilliance is rising up and about to explode worldwide.’ —Jill Soloway

 

‘Montell sets a high bar … Just the kind of sharp, relevant scholarship needed to continue to inspire the next generation of feminist thought.’ —Kirkus

‘Blends academic study with pop-culture attitude … At its heart, this work reflects a tenet of sociolinguistic study: language is not divorced from culture; it both reflects and creates beliefs about identity and power.’ —Library Journal

‘At its heart, this work reflects a tenet of sociolinguistic study: language is not divorced from culture; it both reflects and creates beliefs about identity and power.’–– Meagan Storey, Kirkus Review