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Celebrate the release of What You Really Really Want

Friend of Feministing Jaclyn Friedman has a new book out, What You Really Really Want; The Smart Girl’s Shame-Free Guide to Sex and Safety, and you’re invited to the book launch party!

This Sunday, Jaclyn is celebrating the release of the book, as well as her fortieth birthday (which is today, happy birthday Jaclyn!) with a blow-out bash in New York.

Jessica Valenti will be emceeing, Samhita and I will be speaking, there’ll be burlesque performances, awesome DJs, door prizes from Babeland, and Salon’s Irin Carmon will be interviewing Jaclyn live on stage. You do not want to miss this.

Sunday, November 20 at 7pm
Fontana’s
105 Eldridge Street, New York
No cover, 21+
Co-sponsored by ...

Friend of Feministing Jaclyn Friedman has a new book out, What You Really Really Want; The Smart Girl’s Shame-Free Guide to Sex and Safety, and you’re invited to the book launch party!

This Sunday, Jaclyn is ...

Not Oprah’s Book Club: Blueprints for Building Better Girls

The girls and women who animate the stories of Elissa Schappell are so real, so familiar, that there were times that reading her work almost frightened me. It wasn’t so much a clever turn of phrase–although there’s no question that Schappell can write her ass off; it was more the texture and aliveness of her characters that stunned me. I found myself reading about a scene at a college party and flashing back to long forgotten moments of my own, stories of girls I’ve known that I had long buried under the bureacracy of my real world life. All the sudden, there we all were, lost, self-destructive, euphoric, hungry.

And it wasn’t just the characters in isolation that struck me ...

The girls and women who animate the stories of Elissa Schappell are so real, so familiar, that there were times that reading her work almost frightened me. It wasn’t so much a clever turn of phrase–although ...

Excerpt: The Guy’s Guide to Feminism

The Guy’s Guide to Feminism is a new book by Michael Kimmel and Michael Kaufman. Kimmel, as regular readers will know, is one of the leading thinkers on masculinity in America and the author of Guyland and Manhood in America. Kaufman is the co-founder of the White Ribbon Campaign and the author of a number of books about gender, including Cracking the Armor.

The Guy’s Guide is a fun, quick read that makes the case that feminism is as good for men as it is for women. At the book’s site, they’re publishing a short excerpt every week. This week, they provide an easy diagnosis guide to determine if you have caught the scurrilous and highly infectious ...

The Guy’s Guide to Feminism is a new book by Michael Kimmel and Michael Kaufman. Kimmel, as regular readers will know, is one of the leading thinkers on masculinity in America and the author of Guyland ...

Not Oprah’s Book Club: Sister Citizen

We at Feministing have long been fans of Melissa Harris-Perry who has become a voice for young women in politics and specifically for young women of color who were tired of feeling invisible in political conversations. Her political analysis is on point, but she is also unconventionally honest, which sometimes makes her controversial. And she is not afraid to walk that line between academic rigor and mainstream accessibility. (She also blurbed my book–which was an honor since I am a long time fan).

So, when I sat down with her new book Sister Citizen: Shame, Stereotypes and Black Women in America, I was already expecting her usual rigorous, forward-thinking candor in laying out the ways that black women’s identities ...

We at Feministing have long been fans of Melissa Harris-Perry who has become a voice for young women in politics and specifically for young women of color who were tired of feeling invisible in ...

Two awesome upcoming NYC events

New York readers, mark your calendars! Here are two great events for your entertainment and edification, featuring an all-star cast of amazing feminist thinkers and writers.

First, a reading of Big Big Love with Hanne Blank at Re/Dress, October 13

You might remember Hanne from her Feministing Five interview earlier this year. Hanne is the author of Virgin, the forthcoming Straight and of Big Big Love, the one-of-a-kind book about sex and love for plus-size people. This event is to celebrate the new edition of Big Big Love, which came out September 20 (you can buy it here). Re/Dress is a plus-size vintage closing store in Brooklyn – though they also have some great non-vintage stuff too! I am ...

New York readers, mark your calendars! Here are two great events for your entertainment and edification, featuring an all-star cast of amazing feminist thinkers and writers.

First, a reading of Big Big Love with Hanne Blank at Re/Dress, ...

Making Stories Heard

Check out this deeply convincing guest post from Dr. Mathangi Subramanian, Ed.D. Full bio follows the post.

I believe in the power of stories.

And I don’t mean 40-watt-light bulb-power or meanest-girl-in-high-school-power or even Mayor-of-new-york-power.  I mean earth shattering, life changing, transformative power.  The kind of power that makes you feel like you can do anything.  Stories have the power to change the world.

I wrote about how stories I read about third world feminist structures changed my world in Click!  The Moment We Knew We Were Feminists, edited by Feministing’s own Courtney Martin.  And I’m not the only one who were politicized/empowered/relieved by the page – Chimamanda Adichie, Sherman Alexie, and my feminist-writer-hero-friend Neesha Meminger have all written ...

Check out this deeply convincing guest post from Dr. Mathangi Subramanian, Ed.D. Full bio follows the post.

I believe in the power of stories.

And I don’t mean 40-watt-light bulb-power or meanest-girl-in-high-school-power or even Mayor-of-new-york-power.  I mean earth ...

Outdated: Why Dating is Ruining Your Love Life book party and reading

It’s official–my first book, Outdated: Why Dating is Ruining Your Love Life, will be out in early October. You can pre-order it on Amazon or at Powell’s. I am excited, nervous and having “I can’t believe it” moments every few hours or so, as to be expected. I held the first real life copy of it last weekend and did this weird mixture of tears, laughter and almost fainting. I had a similar reaction when I read my first review a few weeks ago in Publisher’s Weekly.

If you are in the NYC area we will be having a Feministing book release party at Littlefield in Brooklyn, NY on October 7th starting at 7pm. ...

It’s official–my first book, Outdated: Why Dating is Ruining Your Love Life, will be out in early October. You can pre-order it on Amazon or at Powell’s. I am excited, nervous and ...

Not Oprah’s Book Club: Fatal Invention

Dorothy Roberts’ new book seeks to prove a controversial premise: “In less academic terms: race is the product of racism; racism is not the product of race.”

Roberts, a well-established and highly regarded professor of law is the right person for this daunting task. In Fatal Invention: How Science, Politics, and Big Business Re-create Race in the Twenty-First Century, she takes on the idea of biological race and breaks down exactly how this concept falls apart under closer inspection.

I’m still grappling with how important this book is, and how necessary challenging these ideas of race and biology are in today’s world.

She explains exactly what is at stake:

To this day, the delusion that race is a biological inheritance rather ...

Dorothy Roberts’ new book seeks to prove a controversial premise: “In less academic terms: race is the product of racism; racism is not the product of race.”

Roberts, a well-established and highly regarded professor of law ...

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