Sex Object

Sex Object

Sex Object

New York Times Bestseller - An NPR Best Book of the Year “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.

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Genre : Social Science
Author : Jessica Valenti
Publisher : HarperCollins
Release : 2016-06-07
Total Pages : 224 Pages
ISBN : 9780062435101


Woman As Sex Object

Woman As Sex Object

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Genre : Erotic art
Author : Thomas B. Hess
Publisher : London : Allen Lane
Release : 1973
Total Pages : 255 Pages
ISBN : STANFORD:36105036389836


Philosophy Of Love Sex And Marriage

Philosophy Of Love Sex And Marriage

How is love different from lust or infatuation? Do love and marriage really go together “like a horse and carriage”? Does sex have any necessary connection to either? And how important are love, sex, and marriage to a well-lived life? In this lively, lucid, and comprehensive textbook, Raja Halwani pursues the philosophical questions inherent in these three important aspects of human relationships, exploring the nature, uses, and ethics of romantic love, sexuality, and marriage.

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Genre : Philosophy
Author : Raja Halwani
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2010-05-26
Total Pages : 344 Pages
ISBN : 9781135149642


Sex Objects

Sex Objects

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.

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Genre : Social Science
Author : Jennifer Doyle
Publisher : U of Minnesota Press
Release : 2006
Total Pages : 184 Pages
ISBN : 0816645264


Sex Toys 101

Sex Toys 101

Practical and authoritative, yet playful and accessible, Sex Toys 101 tells you everything you ever wanted to know but were afraid to ask about sex toys, from vibrators and dildos to lubricants and butt plugs. Are you intimidated by your neighborhood sex toy store? Are you baffled by online sex toy shops? Ever wished sex toys came with a user's manual? Well, now they do. Sex Toys 101 presents much-needed information and gentle encouragement to a wide range of readers, female and male, gay and straight, from the uninitiated and curious to the avid, experienced sex toy aficionado.

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Genre : Family & Relationships
Author : Rachel Venning
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2009-12-01
Total Pages : 176 Pages
ISBN : 0743255569


Le Deuxi Me Sexe

Le Deuxi Me Sexe

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

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Genre : Social Science
Author : Simone de Beauvoir
Publisher : Vintage
Release : 1989
Total Pages : 746 Pages
ISBN : 9780679724513


Sex Objects In The Sky

Sex Objects In The Sky

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Genre : Airlines
Author : Paula Kane
Publisher :
Release : 1974
Total Pages : 159 Pages
ISBN : NWU:35556004652541


Essential Papers On Object Relations

Essential Papers On Object Relations

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Genre : Psychology
Author : Peter Buckley
Publisher : NYU Press
Release : 1986-05-01
Total Pages : 477 Pages
ISBN : 9780814710807


The Purity Myth

The Purity Myth

The United States is obsessed with virginity - from the media to schools to government agencies. This panic is ensuring that young women's ability to be moral agents is absolutely dependent on their sexuality. Jessica Valenti, executive editor of Feministing.com and author of Full Frontal Feminism and Yes Means Yes, addresses this poignant issue in her latest book, The Purity Myth. Valenti argues that the country's intense focus on chastity is extremely damaging to young women. Through in depth analysis of cultural stereotypes and media messages, Valenti reveals that powerful messages - ranging from abstinence curriculum to ''Girls Gone Wild'' commercials - place a young woman's worth entirely on her sexuality. Morals are therefore linked purely to sexual behavior, as opposed to values like honesty, kindness, and altruism. Valenti approaches the topic head-on, shedding light on chastity in a historical context, abstinence-only education, pornography, and public punishments for those who dare to have sex, among other critical issues. She also offers solutions that pave the way for a future without a damaging emphasis on virginity, including a call to rethink male sexuality and reframing the idea of ''losing it.'' With Valenti's usual balance of intelligence and wit, The Purity Myth presents a powerful and revolutionary argument that girls and women, even in this day and age, are overly valued for their sexuality, and that this needs to stop.

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Genre : Self-Help
Author : Jessica Valenti
Publisher : ReadHowYouWant.com
Release : 2010-02
Total Pages : 372 Pages
ISBN : 9781458766755


Begging For Sex

Begging For Sex

This book is a manifesto for shy males who are uncomfortable in the sexually aggressive role. That role specifies that men must make the advances, while women get to remain passive. For shy males, "gender equality" has been a cruel joke since not only do these roles still exist, the male role has been made even more annoying by the actions of feminists who have no idea what agonies shy men experience. This book promotes the elimination of these roles, which, despite what feminists believe, more men than women are in favor of. But this book is more than a manifesto, for it also presents a theory of gender that is neither traditionalist nor feminist. Social differences between men and women do not go back either to genes, or to dominance in men and submissiveness in women, but to sexual aggressiveness in men and passivity in women. A major implication of this theory is that male sexuality, which is seen as a big problem in sexual misconduct, is not the real culprit at all. It is aggressive sexuality that is the culprit. Ultimately, this book shows what gender equality from the "other side," from the male perspective, looks like.

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Genre : Social Science
Author : John Pepple
Publisher : AuthorHouse
Release : 2012-08-01
Total Pages : 204 Pages
ISBN : 9781468574067