I know it has been quite a while since I have posted, and I apologize profusely. Between hospital visits, schoolwork, work, and life in general, I haven't been organized enough to actually sit down and work on this website. Well, I am proud to say that is finally up to date, with my complete, (as of now), virtual library. Hence now I present to you the first review of a book.
Now, I'll admit, this book was originally assigned to me through my Introduction to Women's Studies class (I can hear some of you groaning already, but bear with me). It has really opened my eyes to some of the trends that dominate our culture, and I guarantee you can relate to it. It is The Rise of Enlightened Sexism: How Pop Culture Took Us from Girl Power to Girls Gone Wild by Susan J. Douglas.
Overall, it doesn't matter whether you identify as a feminist or not, if you're a man or a woman, or even if you know nothing about the women's movement at all. Everyone can benefit from this book, because in explaining how women are held back and stereotyped, it shows how society is functioning in a flawed way and how we can fix it. This book is not normally one I would pick up off the shelves right away, but I highly recommend it to anyone looking to get a new perspective on media culture, anyone looking to gain a little insight into what feminism is still fighting for, or for someone who is just a little curious about how sexism still pervades everyday life. It will have you laughing and thinking at the same time.