He's a Stud, She's a Slut, and 49 Other Double Standards Every Woman Should Know

by Jessica Valenti | Nonfiction |
ISBN: 1580052452 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingCandyDarlingwing of Helsinki, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland on 7/7/2008
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Journal Entry 1 by wingCandyDarlingwing from Helsinki, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland on Monday, July 07, 2008
Double standards are nothing new. Women deal with them every day. Take the common truism that women who sleep around are sluts while men are studs. Why is it that men grow distinguished and sexily gray as they age while women just get saggy and haggard? Have you ever wondered how a young woman is supposed to both virginal and provocatively enticing at the same time? Isn’t it unfair that working moms are labeled “bad” for focusing on their careers while we shake our heads in disbelief when we hear about the occasional stay-at-home dad?

In He's a Stud, She's a Slut, and 49 Other Double Standards Every Woman Should Know, Jessica Valenti, author of Full Frontal Feminism, calls out the double standards that affect every woman. Whether Jessica is pointing out the wage earning discrepancies between men and women or revealing all of the places that women still aren’t equal to their male counterparts—be it in the workplace, courtroom, bedroom, or home—she maintains her signature wittily sarcastic tone. With sass, humor, and in-your-face facts, this book informs and equips women with the tools they need to combat sexist comments, topple ridiculous stereotypes (girls aren’t good at math?), and end the promotion of lame double standards.

Books by Jessica Valenti:
Full Frontal Feminism: A Young Woman's Guide to Why Feminism Matters (2007)
He's a Stud, She's a Slut, and 49 Other Double Standards Every Woman Should Know (2008)
The Purity Myth: How America's Obsession with Virginity Is Hurting Young Women (2009)
Why Have Kids?: A New Mom Explores the Truth About Parenting and Happiness (2012)

She is also co-editor of the anthology Yes Means Yes: Visions of Female Sexual Power and A World Without Rape.

Journal Entry 2 by wingCandyDarlingwing at Helsinki, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland on Saturday, November 03, 2012
I enjoyed reading this collection of double standards, even though it made me really angry as well. The focus is on gender stereotypes, and how they affect women negatively. The examples are almost all familiar to me, so I think these are pretty universal in Western culture. The book is very easy to read and does not go into much depth, as there are 50 different stereotypes that the author breaks down. So sometimes I felt I would have liked to read more, but that would have made for a much longer book. I hope this one gets the reader thinking, as these are things every woman should be aware of.

Journal Entry 3 by wingCandyDarlingwing at Helsinki, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland on Saturday, November 03, 2012

Released 6 yrs ago (11/3/2012 UTC) at Helsinki, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland

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Giving this to Kemppu. Enjoy!

Journal Entry 4 by wingKemppuwing at Tampere, Pirkanmaa / Birkaland Finland on Monday, December 03, 2012
I got the book today. Thank you very much, CandyDarling!

Journal Entry 5 by wingKemppuwing at Tampere, Pirkanmaa / Birkaland Finland on Thursday, January 03, 2013
Easy and quick to read, this book is a good introduction to - sad but true - very common double standards in Western culture. I'd especially recommend this to young women, to whom it's probably mainly targeted, but it's good reading for others, too. It's frustrating how much of this bs is still going on despite the huge steps women in general have already accomplished. So don't come telling me that everybody is already equal in Western societies (or anywhere, for that matter) and feminism is no longer needed.

Journal Entry 6 by wingKemppuwing at A fellow BookCrosser, A RABCK -- Controlled Releases on Saturday, May 04, 2013

Released 5 yrs ago (5/5/2013 UTC) at A fellow BookCrosser, A RABCK -- Controlled Releases

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Räpäkkinä postitse.

Journal Entry 7 by slipperbunny at Helsinki, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland on Friday, May 10, 2013
Thank you! =) And perfect timing because I have my birthday next week so it's almost like a birthday gift. =D I put this in my wishlist because it sounded interesting and something that I should read. This goes to my almost huge tbr-pile. And thank you again, it was great to come from work and find a book like this waiting. =)

Almost forgot: I love the card you sent with the book! I'm decorating my bedroom wall with postcards and this will definitely join the others. =)

Journal Entry 8 by slipperbunny at Helsinki, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland on Monday, May 27, 2013
I really enjoyed this and learned a lot from this reading experience. I think this is a book that every young woman should read. But yeah, I have already next reader for this, I try to go to the post office this week.

Journal Entry 9 by slipperbunny at Helsinki, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland on Sunday, June 02, 2013

Released 5 yrs ago (6/3/2013 UTC) at Helsinki, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland

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I'll be sending this to the winner of my birthday sweepstake. Enjoy! =)

Journal Entry 10 by kasenka at Rautjärvi, Etelä-Karjala / Södra Karelen Finland on Sunday, June 09, 2013
The book is here, thank you!

Journal Entry 11 by kasenka at Imatra, Etelä-Karjala / Södra Karelen Finland on Tuesday, July 01, 2014

Released 4 yrs ago (6/30/2014 UTC) at Imatra, Etelä-Karjala / Södra Karelen Finland

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I skimmed through this book and took it yesterday to a meetup in Imatra.

Hyviä lukuhetkiä!

Journal Entry 12 by Koivula5 at Imatra, Etelä-Karjala / Södra Karelen Finland on Friday, July 04, 2014
From the table before eating :)

Journal Entry 13 by Koivula5 at Roosdaal, Vlaams-Brabant / Brabant Flamant Belgium on Friday, March 04, 2016

Released 3 yrs ago (3/4/2016 UTC) at Roosdaal, Vlaams-Brabant / Brabant Flamant Belgium

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I found this book in someone's wishlist :)

Osallistun kuukausivapautukseen ja 3-v. vapautukseen.

Journal Entry 14 by wingrodespringbalwing at Roosdaal, Vlaams-Brabant / Brabant Flamant Belgium on Wednesday, March 09, 2016
thank you so much for this wishlistbook ;-) thanks for sending!

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