‘He’s a Stud, She’s a Slut’ and Jessica Valenti Is a Force

The title of the Feministing.com blogger’s latest — a potty-mouthed, pocket-size catalogue of sexist stereotypes — may be trite. But much of Valenti’s book delivers thoughtful observations on serious under-the-radar issues: Why, for instance, if men are typically drunk when they acquaintance-rape, are women expected to drink less to avoid it? Chapters are followed by punchy, unorthodox advice on combating double standards. “Take being called a bitch as a compliment. Because it means you’re doing something right.”

He’s a Stud, She’s a Slut

Jessica Valenti


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