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 propagates on her popular website, Feministing.com.
Covering a range of topics, including pop culture, health, reproductive rights, violence, education, and relationships, Valenti provides young women a primer on why feminism matters.
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 a message to readers: Yeah, you’re feminists, and that’s actually pretty frigging cool.
“Jessica Valenti gets right to the point: if you’re a smart, modern woman, feminism must be a part of your life. Full Frontal Feminism will leave readers wondering not what I can do, but what should I do first.” -Amy Richards & Jennifer Baumgardner, co-authors of Manifesta: Young Women, Feminism and the Future
“Full Frontal Feminism should be required reading for all the young women out there whose ideas about feminism are more informed by backlash culture than by the actual feminist movement. Valenti has producer a lively, witty primer on feminism that will inspire its audience.” -Lisa Jervis, co-founder of bitch: a feminist response to pop culture
“Finally, a book on feminism that’s filled with the sassiness to keep us reading, and the statistics to make us give a damn. Whether she’s covering porn or reproductive rights, Valenti delivers a solid intro to feminism for young women and a much-needed refresher course for the rest of us.” - Daisy HernÃ¡ndez, coeditor of Colonize This! Women of Color on Today’s Feminism
“Valenti breathes new life into feminism with her tell-it-like-it-is primer on why it’s not only cool but also vital to heed the call to make your world a better, more equal place – for yourself, your friends, your sisters and your brothers.” -Rachel Kramer Bussel, editor of Best Sex Writing 2008 and the sex blog Lusty Lady.