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  • Title: Sex Object
  • Author: Jessica Valenti
  • ISBN: 9780062435101
  • Page: 380
  • Format: ebook

✓ Sex Object ä Jessica Valenti, Sex Object, Jessica Valenti, Sex Object Author and Guardian US columnist Jessica Valenti has been leading the national conversation on gender and politics for over a decade Now in a darkly funny and bracing memoir Valenti explores the toll that sexism takes from the every day to the existential Sex Object explores the painful funny embarrassing and sometimes illegal moments that shaped Valenti s adolescenAuthor and Guard

Sex Object

✓ Sex Object ä Jessica Valenti ✓ Sex Object ä Jessica Valenti - Sex Object, Sex Object Author and Guardian US columnist Jessica Valenti has been leading the national conversation on gender and politics for over a decade Now in a darkly funny and bracing memoir Valenti explores the tol Sex Object

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Sex Object

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  1. I hate when people rate books before they have even come out, but to the guy who rated it one star fuck you.

  2. I ve had a hard time parsing what I think about this book, because Valenti says so many important things that need to be said I ve wanted to support its project, and I ve wanted to make sure my ultimate ambivalence to it isn t some kind of backwards blaming of her or it for her reporting of the revolting things done and said to her Large parts of the book made me feel like I needed a shower, or like I d walked out my front door it s not so much that she s revealing uncommon experiences as that o [...]

  3. Yeesh I had a really difficult time with this book I can blame some of my reaction to extremely high expectationsbut only some Other reviewers have been pretty articulate about the flaws of the book I agree that it feels extremely haphazard and at the same time oddly flat She presents her experiences without any kind of big picture element Unfortunately, in seemingly letting her experiences speak for themselves, they end up feeling instead like an unrelenting litany of misery of unhappy exerienc [...]

  4. Nenia ✨ Queen of Literary Trash, Protector of Out-of-Print Gems, Khaleesi of Bodice Rippers, Mother of Smut, the Unrepentant, Breaker of Convention ✨ Campbell

    Instagram Twitter Facebook PinterestSEX OBJECT is an interesting book, partially because of what it contains but also partially because of how I think people are going to react to it If you skimmed through it, you might say, Oh, it s just another one of those self effacing memoirs of a woman relating all of her sexual encounters But that makes it too easy to dismiss this book and it shouldn t be dismissed.I know microaggressions is a loaded word with some people, but there really isn t a word ou [...]

  5. Reading this book is like getting a chicken bone caught in your throat It s very uncomfortable, but points to a reality that needs to be understood and dealt with fast.

  6. As a voice, Jessica Valenti is honest, unflinching, and insightful As a memoir, this suffers a bit from a lack of cohesion and overall story arc I almost wish it had been revised into a book of essays, because I think it would have worked better that way The first section has some candid remarks on everyday sexism, the long ranging effects of sexual assault, and the conflict between trauma and empowerment Despite the preponderance of evidence showing the mental and emotional distress people demo [...]

  7. Sex Object is a powerful memoir, worth reading listening to.Early on, Valenti lets us know that this is not an inspirational, motivational, here s the silver lining kind of book, that, apparently, women, feminists, in particular, are expected to bestow, otherwise, they re just whiny and or victims and we can t possibly have that, can we Valenti dared to be different, and just tell her story, in the form of essays I liked that.I personally related to some aspects discussed in the book, and even t [...]

  8. This collection of essays about womanhood and the impact of living in a body that is constantly sexualized rocked my world It is a heartbreakingly accurate portrayal of the daily experience many of us face while living in a female body, and felt especially relevant to read right about now I listened to it on audio, and Jessica Valenti does a great job as a reader I highly recommend this book to anyone and everyone, because I think it sheds a lot of light on what are unfortunately not terribly un [...]

  9. So Hmm I read Lindy West s Shrill Notes from a Loud Woman breathlessly and ravenously It feels unfair to compare these two books, because what is similar about these women That they wrote a memoir and they happen to be awesome feminist women But the truth is, I couldn t separate the two books And I relate to West in a way I just can t relate to Valenti And those two facts made me like this book less than I liked Shrill.It s possible that at any other time, I would have really loved this book, an [...]

  10. I had been looking forward to reading this for a while, since it came out and made its way onto my radar, though with reservations I like Jessica Valenti I think she does a lot of good and has great things to say about contemporary feminism for the most part I was excited to read a book on her thoughts about being a sex object, which, as she points out, is a role every woman falls into at some point in their lives, whether they choose to be or not It s a role that is chosen for us The fact that [...]

  11. This book made me angry Or, rather, it reminded me the multitude of reasons why I SHOULD feel angry Why I should feel frustrated and hurt by society s treatment of women Jessica Valenti refuses to sugarcoat what women deal with in a patriarchal society, and her feminism is a bitter pill to swallow Here are concrete examples and anecdotes of one woman s daily experiences with sexism, misogyny and microaggressions This book was a difficult read, but a necessary one Everybody especially men should [...]

  12. I ve really enjoyed Jessica Valenti s work over the years and was excited to check out her memoir I was surprised by how uncomfortable and raw it is, but it s also fascinating If there s an underlying thread, I think it would be that Valenti, like most women, has been objectified her entire life, with a staggering number of disgusting anecdotes to drive home the point The pervy stories in the book started to feel excessive, until I stopped to consider how every woman could come up with just as m [...]

  13. Jessica Valenti makes no excuses for the language she uses or for the principles in which she believes From the stories she tells about her childhood and the years beyond, she s been dealing with chauvinism and men who are pigs for decades She is not alone I could absolutely relate to some, although not all, of her essays As a grandmother, I don t spend much time thinking about the times I ve been groped or had men expose themselves to me But it has happened multiple times Listening to the audio [...]

  14. I started to ask myself who would I be if I didn t live in a world that hated women I ve been unable to come up with a satisfactory answer, but I did realise that I ve long been mourning this version of myself that never existed Thanks to Edelweiss for providing me with an advance copy of this book in exchange for a fair review Jessica Valenti has been a prolific name in the online feminist community for over a decade now and her memoir does not disappoint The title leaps right out at you, promi [...]

  15. Unfortunately I didn t care for this book I don t know what exactly I was expecting but as a whole, I was left disappointed There were 2 3 select statements in the book that I read and thought yes but other than that not sure what to say I had a hard time seeing where it was going it felt like the book should be building up to something, but that just didn t happen While I realize the author s interactions with men shaped her way of thinking and sometimes impacted her actions, a large portion of [...]

  16. Men should be required to read this book, because we need to know Women should read this book to compare notes This book is full of pain It will make you hate, but we have to get beyond hate if we will ever find enlightenment Be careful of being judgmental when reading Sex Object, because you will regret it If you are quick to judge others, turn to the back of this book first and read Endnotes 2008 2015 before starting it The Guardian reports that Valenti was the 1 receiver of hate email at thei [...]

  17. This book has some good things to say about the horrible ways some men treat women and how women don t feel they have the right to stand up for themselves Other than that, it s not really a coherent narrative and I didn t really get her point in the end.

  18. I wish I could like this because it seems like something I should get behind, but here we go , it is so poorly edited it is hard to read It seems like Valenti wrote a bunch of anecdotes down on separate pieces of paper, jumbled them in a pile, and then assembled them as one document in the order that she found them There s a section that starts with talking about how her parents had really violent childhoods, like when her dad chased a thief out of his house with a hammer and how her mom had to [...]

  19. I m really struggling with rating this one I wanted to love it and give it 5 stars And yet, it didn t quite meet my expectations so I m giving the entire thing a 3 star but some of the content deserves something closer to 5 stars Jessica Valenti put to words a great deal of the things that women in general can relate to and have frankly experienced She spoke to me in so many ways She doesn t downplay the crude and disgusting experiences that we experience as women every day She tells the truth S [...]

  20. They called it an emergency c section but still found the time to shave my vagina snazzy cover catchy title 1.99 ebook deal The positives end here Valenti tries WAY too hard to create shock value when it makes no sense and is not necessary I m not a fan.

  21. Read this in about two hours Very engaging Wish I could require young men and women to read a few of the chapters I ve always loved nonfiction that follows Lester Bangs dictum be honest and unmerciful Disturbing to read as a father but necessary, I think Should help me raise my sons and daughters to be happier and healthier.

  22. Short but potent how would your life be as a woman if you didn t live a world that hated you Full review herebliodaze 2016 07 review

  23. She doesn t have to have a point This is a memoir It s an example of how bad it can feel to be a woman And even without experiencing all the subway harassment and the street calls as often , and growing up in a mostly wealthy, mostly white suburb, there is so much I can relate to It is NOT okay that in high school I felt like I d be cool if I didn t care about boys making comments on how big my boobs were Or that it felt totally normally for a guy in the parking lot to yell BIG FUCKING TITTIES t [...]

  24. I listened to this book in audio format and enjoyed hearing it from the authors own voice That said, I didn t love this book It was fine, it was good, but I felt like it could have been I didn t realize at first this was memoir than a book about women being objectified when I first started it I would have preferred the latter so it isn t the fault of the book or author that I didn t like it as much as I thought I would going in I found the sections to be disjointed Jessica would mention someth [...]

  25. I won an Advance Reader Copy of this book through a Giveaway I was really excited to get Jessica Valenti s newest work that comes in the form of a memoir I ve read her other books and really enjoyed them I first read Valenti when I was in high school and still trying to figure out feminism I follow her on various social media and enjoy when she writes about her own experiences so I was happy to see her latest book was a memoir She includes stories about her childhood, teen years and adult life a [...]

  26. 3.5 Expect to be smacked in the face with the content It s a tiny book and she s not really being gentle I noticed that my immediate reaction to her series of anecdotes of her experiences with men known and random since she was a teenager was of shock and I found myself falling into the trap of this can t be real yay privilege check Took me a minute and I realized it was actually, very, VERY real and has happened to me and almost all the women I know I think having it all laid down together, bar [...]

  27. Some of the essays and sections of this book were great, and hit the mark so welld others made me want to toss this one in the DNF pile But overall, the good outweighed the bad and perhaps, just perhaps the parts that made me most uncomfortable were also the parts that were the most unfiltered and uncaring unneeding of anyone else s approval, and the ones that needed to be spoken out loud and without reservation before we can really see the picture as a whole Not for the faint of heart, because [...]

  28. Whoo boy what a book I devoured this is one sitting, feel alternately vindicated and horrified at Valenti s experience just being a woman in the world, not to mention a woman on the internet She is candid, funny, self deprecating, and angry The afterward alone, a series of hateful tweets, emails and messages she has received is a reminder that there is still a lot of work to do as we stumble towards equality.

  29. I ve had to sit and think about this book for a few days It s not very good I wish there was an exact middle rating on because I would stick Sex Object in the 2.5 star category It s not a badly written book or an uninteresting book but it s certainly a confused book Jessica Valenti starts by setting up Sex Object as a call out against men s objectification of women This is familiar ground for her given her background as founder of feministing, and her previous books as well This initial section [...]

  30. See of my reviews on The YA Kitten My copy came from YA Books Central for review.Jessica Valenti can be problematic as a feminist, but her book The Purity Myth introduced me to other works of feminist criticism and was generally my gateway to feminism s academic form There will always be a place in my heart for her and her works Throughout her essays in Sex Object, Valenti embraces just how problematic she is in the form of exposing how she behaved in her teens and early twenties, how that con [...]

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