Raunch Is Sexy but Not Sexual

Ariel Levy’s book Female Chauvinist Pigs: Women and the Rise of Raunch Culture, find that girls now compete, not to be the prettiest, but to be the “skankiest.”

A new book calls the rise of raunch an old attitude undressed in new clothes.

“A tawdry, tarty, cartoonlike version of female sexuality has become so ubiquitous, it no longer seems particular,” writes Ariel Levy in her book Female Chauvinist Pigs: Women and the Rise of Raunch Culture. Under the aegis of raunch, celebrities bare their flesh and strippers and porn stars have become mainstream.

Ariel objects not to the trend itself but rather the way in which it is seen. Not a new feminism, she says, but an old objectification. Read more

2 Responses

  1. Would it not be nice if people actually DID research when they write. If the author had actually read Ms. Jamieson’s book, she would know her name is “Jenna” and not “Janet”. Not remembering a woman’s name after you screw her? That is so MALE…

  2. On the other hand, if you’re going to get criticized, it’s probably better if the critic gets your name wrong. That way, some people may not realize that you’re the target.

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