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The Happy Bodies reading list, including thoughts and reviews, is in progress here. Feel free to comment with suggestions!

A Memory, a Monologue, a Rant, and a Prayer, Eve Ensler, ed.

Ain’t I a Woman: Black Women and Feminism by Bell Hooks

Are You There, God? It’s Me, Margaret by Judy Blume

The Beauty Myth by Naomi Wolf

Beauty Queens by  Libby Bray
Book Review

Beggars and Choosers: How the Politics of Choice Shapes Adoption, Abortion, and Welfare in the United States by Rickie Solinger
–Post: Is Choice the Right Question?

The Bigger the Better the Tighter the Sweater, Samantha Schoech and Lisa Taggart, ed.
–Post: Tight Sweaters: Navel Attire

The Body Project: An Intimate History of American Girls by Joan Jacobs Brumberg.
Book Review

Covering: The Hidden Assault on Our Civil Rights by Kenji Yoshino

Female Chauvinist Pigs: Women and the Rise of Raunch Culture by Ariel Levy
–Post: PETA: blurg

“Good Girls”/”Bad Girls”: Women Sex and Power in the Nineties, Nan Bauer Maglin and Donna Perry, ed.
Book Review

Home Girls Make Some Noise!: Hip-hop Feminism Anthology by Gwendolyn D. Pough.
–Book Review: Possibly the Greatest Book Ever

The Impossible Will Take a Little While: A Citizen’s Guide to Hope in a Time of Fear, Paul Loeb, ed.

Lessons from the Fat-o-sphere: Quit Dieting and Declare a Truce with Your Body by Kate Harding and Marianne Kirby

The Purity Myth: How America’s Obsession with Virginity Is Hurting Young Women by Jessica Valenti
–Post: watch out for da sperminator. (and other constructions of sexuality)
–Post: Quick hit: The Politics of Purity
–Post: “Oral sex is the new goodnight kiss”

The Religion of Thinness: Satisfying the Spiritual Hungers Behind Women’s Obsession with Food and Weight by Michelle M. Lelwica
Book Review

The Ultimate Guide to Sex & Disability: For All of Us Who Live with Disabilities, Chronic Pain and Illness by Cory Silverburg, Miriam Kaufman, and Fran Odette
Book Review

Whipping Girl by Julia Serano.
–Post: Reconsidering Feminism

The Women and the Men by Nikki Giovanni

Yes Means Yes: Visions of Female Sexual Power and A World Without Rape, Jaclyn Friedman and Jessica Valenti, ed.
–Post: Fat objectification: Fetishism
–Post: Body Sovereignty

Also Check out Carleton’s Gender and Sexuality Center library.

Happy Bodies Book Club!

Happy Bodies 23 members

This project began in early 2009 when Becky sent Jill began to talk about bodies. We wanted to ta…

Books we’re currently reading

Beauty Queens
Beauty Queens
by Libba Bray
Start date: March 13, 2013






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3 Comments leave one →
  1. cellardoor10 permalink
    May 6, 2009 12:01 PM

    My book: The Bigger the Better the Tighter the Sweater, edited by Samantha Schoech and Lisa Taggart

  2. davigriffin permalink
    May 18, 2009 12:15 AM

    Also, the Beauty Myth by Naomi Wolf…

  3. June 25, 2009 2:21 PM

    oh JESSICA WERNER’S book are so good:

    THE VERY HUNGRY GIRL
    and
    LIFE DOESN’T BEGIN 5 POUNDS FROM NOW

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