Sex Object

Sex Object
Author: Jessica Valenti
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9780062435101
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Release: 2016-06-07
Editor: HarperCollins
Language: en

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New York Times Bestseller NPR Best Book of 2016 “Sharp and prescient… The appeal of Valenti’s memoir lies in her ability to trace objectification through her own life, and to trace what was for a long time her own obliviousness to it…Sex Object is an antidote to the fun and flirty feminism of selfies and self-help.” — New Republic Author and Guardian US columnist Jessica Valenti has been leading the national conversation on gender and politics for over a decade. Now, in a darkly funny and bracing memoir, Valenti explores the toll that sexism takes from the every day to the existential. Sex Object explores the painful, funny, embarrassing, and sometimes illegal moments that shaped Valenti’s adolescence and young adulthood in New York City, revealing a much shakier inner life than the confident persona she has cultivated as one of the most recognizable feminists of her generation. In the tradition of writers like Joan Didion and Mary Karr, this literary memoir is sure to shock those already familiar with Valenti’s work and enthrall those who are just finding it.

Sex Object

Sex Object
Author: Jessica Valenti
Pages: 224
ISBN: 0062435094
Available:
Release: 2017-02-28
Editor: Dey Street Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

New York Times Bestseller “Sharp and prescient… The appeal of Valenti’s memoir lies in her ability to trace objectification through her own life, and to trace what was for a long time her own obliviousness to it…Sex Object is an antidote to the fun and flirty feminism of selfies and self-help.” – New Republic Hailed by the Washington Post as “one of the most visible and successful feminists of her generation,” Jessica Valenti has been leading the national conversation on gender and politics for over a decade. Now, in a memoir thatPublishers Weekly calls “bold and unflinching,” Valenti explores the toll that sexism takes on women’s lives, from the everyday to the existential. From subway gropings and imposter syndrome to sexual awakenings and motherhood, Sex Object reveals the painful, embarrassing, and sometimes illegal moments that shaped Valenti’s adolescence and young adulthood in New York City. In the tradition of writers like Joan Didion and Mary Karr, Sex Object is a profoundly moving tour de force that is bound to shock those already familiar with Valenti’s work, and enthrall those who are just finding it.

Woman as Sex Object

Woman as Sex Object
Author: Thomas B. Hess,Linda Nochlin
Pages: 255
ISBN: STANFORD:36105036389836
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Release: 1973
Editor: London : Allen Lane
Language: en

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Sex Objects

Sex Objects
Author: Jennifer Doyle
Pages: 184
ISBN: 0816645264
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Release: 2006
Editor: U of Minnesota Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The declaration that a work of art is “about sex” is often announced to the public as a scandal after which there is nothing else to say about the work or the artist-controversy concludes a conversation when instead it should begin a new one. Moving beyond debates about pornography and censorship, Jennifer Doyle shows us that sex in art is as diverse as sex in everyday life: exciting, ordinary, emotional, traumatic, embarrassing, funny, even profoundly boring. Sex Objects examines the reception and frequent misunderstanding of highly sexualized images, words, and performances. In chapters on the “boring parts” of Moby-Dick, the scandals that dogged the painter Thomas Eakins, the role of women in Andy Warhol's Factory films, “bad sex” and Tracey Emin's crudely evocative line drawings, and L.A. artist Vaginal Davis's pornographic parodies of Vanessa Beecroft's performances, Sex Objects challenges simplistic readings of sexualized art and instead investigates what such works can tell us about the nature of desire. In Sex Objects, Doyle offers a creative and original exploration of how and where art and sex connect, arguing that to proclaim a piece of art “about sex” reveals surprisingly little about the work, the artist, or the spectator. Deftly interweaving anecdotal and personal writing with critical, feminist, and queer theory, she reimagines the relationship between sex and art in order to better understand how the two meet-and why it matters. Jennifer Doyle is associate professor of English at the University of California, Riverside. She is coeditor, with Jonathan Flatley and Jos Esteban Muoz, of Pop Out: Queer Warhol.

Shrill

Shrill
Author: Lindy West
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9781784295554
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Release: 2016-05-19
Editor: Hachette UK
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

*CATCH THE TV ADAPTATION OF SHRILL ON BBC3 NOW* 'Women are told, from birth, that it's our job to be small: physically small, small in our presence, and small in our impact on the world. We're supposed to spend our lives passive, quiet and hungry. I want to obliterate that expectation...' Guardian columnist Lindy West wasn't always loud. It's difficult to believe she was once a nerdy, overweight teen who wanted nothing more than to be invisible. Fortunately for women everywhere, along the road she found her voice - and how she found it! That cripplingly shy girl who refused to make a sound, somehow grew up to be one of the loudest, shrillest, most fearless feminazis on the internet, making a living standing up for what's right instead of what's cool. In Shrill, Lindy recounts how she went from being the butt of people's jokes, to telling her own brand of jokes - ones that carry with them with a serious message and aren't at someone else's expense. She reveals the obstacles and stereotyping she's had to overcome to make herself heard, in a society that doesn't think women (especially fat women and feminists) are or can be funny. She also tackles some of the most burning issues of popular culture today, taking a frank and provocative look at racism, oppression, fat-shaming, twitter-trolling and even rape culture, unpicking the bullshit and calling out unpalatable truths with conviction, intelligence and a large dose of her trademark black humour. 'Lindy West is an essential (and hilarious) voice for women. Her talent and bravery have made the Internet a place I actually want to be.' Lena Dunham

Dehumanizing Women

Dehumanizing Women
Author: Linda LeMoncheck,Linda Le Moncheck
Pages: 165
ISBN: UVA:X000870387
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Release: 1985
Editor: Rowman & Littlefield Pub Incorporated
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The book is designed to be of interest to women's studies students wishing an introduction to a specifically philosophical analysis of the problem of sex objectification, as well as to philosophers interested in the contemporary moral issues of sexism and sex stereotyping.

Le Deuxi me Sexe

Le Deuxi  me Sexe
Author: Simone de Beauvoir
Pages: 746
ISBN: 9780679724513
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Release: 1989
Editor: Vintage
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The classic manifesto of the liberated woman, this book explores every facet of a woman's life.

So You Don t Want to Be a Sex Object

So You Don t Want to Be a Sex Object
Author: Rocky Mountain Planned Parenthood
Pages: 329
ISBN: OCLC:83088195
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Release: 1973
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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From Sex Objects to Sexual Subjects

From Sex Objects to Sexual Subjects
Author: Claudia Moscovici
Pages: 106
ISBN: 0415918111
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Release: 1996
Editor: Psychology Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In From Sex Objects to Sexual Subjects, Claudia Moscovici investigates various historical formulations of subjects and subjectivity as expressed in the works of Rousseau, Diderot and Kant in order to discuss several contemporary feminist and philosophical critiques of these theories. By tracing the continuities and ruptures between these eighteenth-century philosophical doctrines and the modern writings of Michel Foucault, Judith Butler, Luce Irigaray and others, Moscovici is able to trace the development of certain central debates that organize both current scholarly work and contemporary social life. Moscovici's reading of these historically disparate claims about subjectivity in conjunction with each other brings together two of the most pressing discussions in current critical feminist theory: the wide-ranging discussion of "post-modern" subjectivities, and the debates about public discourse and shared public spaces. The book offers a well-grounded critique of both masculinist and universalist theories of subjectivity, and also proposes an alternative formulation of "partial" democratic citizenship based upon more egalitarian codes of democratic justice and representation.

Sex Objects in the Sky

Sex Objects in the Sky
Author: Paula Kane,Christopher Chandler
Pages: 159
ISBN: NWU:35556004652541
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Release: 1974
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Female as a Sex Object in Buck s The Good Earth

Female as a Sex Object in Buck s  The Good Earth
Author: Vibha Rimal
Pages: 68
ISBN: 3656649723
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Release: 2014-05-14
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Thesis (M.A.) from the year 2013 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Other, course: Humanities (English), language: English, abstract: Females are often viewed solely as de-personalized objects of desire instead of as individuals with complex personalities and desires or plans of their own. They also grow up in a culture with widespread sexual objectification and tend to view themselves as objects of the fulfillment of others' desires. This internalized sexual objectification can be linked to mental health as well. In the novel, patriarchy in general and other females in particular both insist that woman's role is to be the slave of her own sex as well as be a sexual object for males. The Good Earth, by Pearl S. Buck is a story of a peasant. Buck brilliantly portrays the isolation, dislocation and identity crisis of a typical Chinese society's woman. It is about the true status of the women in pre-revolutionary China, especially on the unloved life of a Chinese peasant's ugly wife. She has control over all the riches in her husband's life, she is a true better half in all the senses but still she faces the psychological trauma and remains only as a sex object to bear him children. This thesis concludes that the cultural upbringing, the patriarchy and the women's submissive and subservient nature results a woman to become a mere sex object in the hands of male counterpart.

Full Frontal Feminism

Full Frontal Feminism
Author: Jessica Valenti
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9781580055727
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Release: 2014-07-01
Editor: Seal Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Now in its updated second edition, Full Frontal Feminism is a book that continues to embody the forward-looking messages that author Jessica Valenti propagated as founder of the popular website, Feministing.com. Full Frontal Feminism is a smart and relatable guide to the issues that matter to today’s young women. This edition includes a new foreword by Valenti, reflecting upon what’s happened in the seven 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 Wild The Blame (and Shame) Game If These Uterine Walls Could Talk Material World My Big Fat Unnecessary Wedding and Other Dating Diseases “Real” Women Have Babies I Promise I Won’t Say “Herstory” Boys Do Cry Beauty Cult Sex and the City Voters, My Ass A Quick Academic Aside Get to It Since its original publication, Full Frontal Feminism has reassured readers—yeah, you're feminists, and that's actually pretty cool.

Sex Objects

Sex Objects
Author: Eric Kroll
Pages: 104
ISBN: 0891690166
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Release: 1977
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Sex Object

Sex Object
Author: Mia Phlor
Pages: 346
ISBN: 1515204189
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Release: 2015-07-23
Editor: CreateSpace
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

She wanted to have a sexual experience and never see him again. Having the most intense sex experience of her life, she falls in love for him. But he can see her only as a sex object, he continues in love with another woman who makes him miserable. The destiny takes charge to join them in a mysterious way. One day they woke up married not knowing why or how in a private island surrounded by water, palm trees, sun and a cabin that was prepared to receive them comfortably. There was no possible escape or contact with the outside world. They had only a note saying: As per your request we will return within 7 days to pick you up... Forced to stay together in the island, he wants his sex object back and she wants his love, ending up having extremely hot sex together. He refuses to accept seeing her as a woman and she denies him because she felt used and diminished. They can't stay apart and he starts to pursue her in a way she never expected. When finally they seemed to discover each other, having together the best sexual experiences ever and the happy ending was on the horizon, she realizes they were never married and he doesn't exist. Was it a deep desire from her imagination or a dream come true?! This novel is an excellent guide for those who seek answers for their relationships failures.

Sex Society and the Making of Pornography

Sex  Society  and the Making of Pornography
Author: Jeffrey Escoffier
Pages: 254
ISBN: 9781978820166
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Release: 2021-02-12
Editor: Rutgers University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Hardcore pornographic films combine fantasy and real sex to create a unique genre of entertainment. Pornographic films are also historical documents that give us access to the sexual behavior and eroticism of different historical periods. This book shows how the making of pornographic films is a social process that draws on the fantasies, sexual scripts, and sexual identities of performers, writers, directors, and editors to produce sexually exciting videos and movies. Yet hardcore pornographic films have also created a body of knowledge that constitutes, in this digital age, an enormous archive of sexual fantasies that serve as both a form of sex education and self-help guides. Sex, Society, and the Making of Pornography focuses on sex and what can be learned about it from pornographic representations.

The Sexual Relationship

The Sexual Relationship
Author: David E. Scharff
Pages: 268
ISBN: CORNELL:31924067931497
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Release: 1998
Editor: Jason Aronson
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Dr. David Scharff explores the role of sexuality in human relationships by combining his extensive experience in individual, marital, family, and sex therapy with theoretical contributions from object relations theory and child development.

Putin as Celebrity and Cultural Icon

Putin as Celebrity and Cultural Icon
Author: Helena Goscilo
Pages: 220
ISBN: 9780415528511
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Release: 2013
Editor: Routledge
Language: ru

Explanation of the Book:

Though in recent months Putin's popularity has frayed at the edges, the dearth of comparably powerful and experienced political leaders leaves no doubt that he will continue to be a key political figure. During his tenure as Russia's President and subsequently as Prime Minister, Putin transcended politics, to become the country's major cultural icon. This book examines the nature of his iconic status. It explores his public persona as glamorous hero, endowed with vision, wisdom, moral and physical strength--the man uniquely capable of restoring Russia's reputation as a global power. In analysing cultural representations of Putin, the book assesses the role of the media in constructing and disseminating this image and weighs the Russian populace's contribution to the extraordinary acclamation he enjoyed throughout the first decade of the new millennium, challenged only by a tiny minority.

Sex Object

Sex Object
Author: Mia Phlor
Pages: 404
ISBN: 1518828531
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Release: 2015-06-23
Editor: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

She wanted to have a sexual experience and never see him again ... she had the most intense sex experience of her life, ending up falling in love for him. While she suffers in silence in a denial love for him, he continues in love with another woman who makes him miserable everyday, both are trapped loving a person who doesn't deserve their love. One day they woke up married not knowing why or how in a private island surrounded by water, palm trees, sun and a cabin that was prepared to receive them comfortably. There was no possible escape or contact with the outside world. They had only a note saying: As per your request we will return within 7 days to pick you up... Forced to stay together in the island, he wants to take advantage of his sex object and she wants his love. They end up having extremely hot sex together... But... how did they arrive there? Why are they in that desert island alone? Who brought them there? Why need they to stay 7 days together? He refuses to accept seeing her as a woman and his growing feelings for her, he treats her as badly as possible diminishing her as much as possible as human being to avoid his feelings to grow for her. She can't accept his behaviour and he starts to pursue her in a way she never expected. When finally they seemed to discover each other, having together the best sexual experiences ever and the happy ending was near she realizes he doesn't exist. Was it a deep desire from her imagination or a dream come true?! What really happen? Find out today and buy this amazing book with and incredible love story filled with hot scenes.

Sex Objects

Sex Objects
Author: Delilah Devlin
Pages: 232
ISBN: 9781940550213
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Release: 2016-07-19
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

High powered, high ranking...and in high heels. The term sex object brings to mind a curvaceous starlet on a casting couch or an iconic, bee-stung-lipped beauty being pursued by a powerful, capable man. In Sex Objects, Devlin turns that concept upside down by allowing the woman to objectify a handsome, sensual man, using the concepts of role reversal and power play, but from a female perspective, to create something evocative and fun for the feminine, romance-reader. A record executive plays hardball with her latest star in “Hush.” In “Taste Test,” a food critic is seduced with a gastronomic feast by a master chef. “Dark Circus” enchants with a story about a circus owner and a young accountant exploring a D/s relationship. A celebutante and her bodyguard get “Slap Happy.” In Devlin’s own “Butled,” a famous writer succumbs to the tender manipulations of her butler. Lush settings and creative cliche-busting will delight readers eager to embrace the passionate and surprising couplings. These women are masters of their own domain, in charge and proud...capable of using sex for pleasure's sake...but ultimately succumbing to the pull of desire and love created by the "objects” of their desire...

Sex Object

Sex Object
Author: Ronald Koertge
Pages: 48
ISBN: UCAL:B4431363
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Release: 1979
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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