Monday, July 30, 2012

Recommended Read: Female Chauvinist Pigs

Female Chauvinist Pigs: Women and the Rise of Raunch Culture - Ariel Levy

Levy's Book asks a very simple but troubling question: can women today truly call themselves liberated?  Levy examines the modern "raunch culture" of supposedly "liberated" women who feel that their power is in promiscuity.  Levy feels that such a concept of liberation is inaccurate and she calls for a second sexual revolution, concentrating of what people actually want out of their sexuality, rather than what society has dictated they want.  I had always considered myself as a person with strong gender equality values, but having read this book, I now call myself a feminist - much remains to be done before gender equality is a reality.