How to be a Grrrl

by Lucy van Pelt


Author: Charles M. Schulz

Publisher: Canongate Books

ISBN: 1782113630

Category: Humor

Page: 96

View: 1638

'The crabby little girls of today are the crabby old women of tomorrow!' Entrepreneur, psychiatrist, fussbudget - Lucy van Pelt is the much-loved crabby heroine of the Peanuts gang. Never one to suffer in silence, in this brand new book she is presented as the role model she has always wanted to be. Packed with tips on how to stick up for yourself, how to make yourself heard, how to stand up for what you believe in and much more besides, How to be a Grrrl is Lucy's guide to making the most of being a girl.

Gender in the Music Industry

Rock, Discourse and Girl Power


Author: Marion Leonard

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351218247

Category: Music

Page: 252

View: 7031

Why, despite the number of high profile female rock musicians, does rock continue to be understood as masculine? Why is rock generally assumed to be created and performed by men? Marion Leonard explores different representations of masculinity offered by, and performed through, rock music, and examines how female rock performers negotiate this gendering of rock as masculine. A major concern of the book is not specifically with men or with women performing rock, but with how notions of gender affect the everyday experiences of all rock musicians within the context of the music industry. Leonard addresses core issues relating to gender, rock and the music industry through a case study of 'female-centred' bands from the UK and US performing so called 'indie rock' from the 1990s to the present day. Using original interview material with both amateur and internationally renowned musicians, the book further addresses the fact that the voices of musicians have often been absent from music industry studies. Leonard's central aim is to progress from feminist scholarship that has documented and explored the experience of female musicians, to presenting an analytic discussion of gender and the music industry. In this way, the book engages directly with a number of under-researched areas: the impact of gender on the everyday life of performing musicians; gendered attitudes in music journalism, promotion and production; the responses and strategies developed by female performers; the feminist network riot grrrl and the succession of international festivals it inspired under the name of Ladyfest.

Different Wavelengths

Studies of the Contemporary Women's Movement


Author: Jo Reger

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317721497

Category: Social Science

Page: 320

View: 8677

The original essays in this collection ground the shifting terrain of feminism in the 21st century. The contributors define and examine the complexity of the Third Wave by answering questions like: how appropriate is a "third wave" label for contemporary feminism; are the agendas of contemporary feminism and the "second wave" really all that different; does the wave metaphor accurately describe the difference between contemporary feminists and their predecessors; how do women of color fit into this notion of contemporary feminism; and what are the future directions of the feminist movement?

Feminist Challenges or Feminist Rhetorics? Locations, Scholarship, Discourse


Author: Kirsti Cole

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 1443857750

Category: Social Science

Page: 385

View: 2060

The chapters collected in this book generate discussion about the intersections of feminisms and rhetorics, as well as the ways in which those intersections are productive. This collection focuses on the locations of feminist rhetorics, the various discourses that invoke “feminism” or “feminist,” and the scholarship that provokes, challenges, and deliberates issues of key concern. In focusing on challenge and location, this collection acknowledges the academic and socio-discursive spaces that feminisms, and rhetorics on or about feminisms, inhabit. Feminism, but also women and what it means to be a woman, is a signifier under siege in public discourse. The chapters included here speak to the challenges and diversities of feminist rhetoric and discourse in public and private life, in the academy, and in the media. The authors represented in this collection present potential consequences for communities in the academy and beyond, spanning international, geopolitical, racial, and religious contexts.

The Rise of Enlightened Sexism

How Pop Culture Took Us from Girl Power to Girls Gone Wild


Author: Susan J. Douglas

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9781429995252

Category: Social Science

Page: 384

View: 5180

Women today are inundated with conflicting messages from the mass media: they must either be strong leaders in complete command or sex kittens obsessed with finding and pleasing a man. In The Rise Of Enlightened Sexism, Susan J. Douglas, one of America's most entertaining and insightful cultural critics, takes readers on a spirited journey through the television programs, popular songs, movies, and news coverage of recent years, telling a story that is nothing less than the cultural biography of a new generation of American women. Revisiting cultural touchstones from Buffy the Vampire Slayer to Survivor to Desperate Housewives, Douglas uses wit and wisdom to expose these images of women as mere fantasies of female power, assuring women and girls that the battle for equality has been won, so there's nothing wrong with resurrecting sexist stereotypes—all in good fun, of course. She shows that these portrayals not only distract us from the real-world challenges facing women today but also drive a wedge between baby-boom women and their "millennial" daughters. In seeking to bridge this generation gap, Douglas makes the case for casting aside these retrograde messages, showing us how to decode the mixed messages that restrict the ambitions of women of all ages. And what makes The Rise Of Enlightened Sexism such a pleasure to read is Douglas's unique voice, as she blends humor with insight and offers an empathetic and sisterly guide to the images so many American women love and hate with equal measure.


A Grrrl's Guide to Wrestling


Author: Heather Von Bandenburg

Publisher: Unbound Publishing

ISBN: 1789650348

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: N.A

View: 9499

Forget what you think you know about wrestling. In the world of Heather Honeybadger, aka Rana Venenosa, there are no steroids, no tans, no million-dollar contracts – there is only lycra, a sweaty underground club and an unbreakable resilience. From the day that Heather steps into the ring of the punk wrestling school Lucha Britannia, she finds herself transformed into a person she never knew she could be. How do you become a wrestler when you hate sports so much you can't do a press-up? What makes feminists and wrestlers both mortal enemies and unlikely best friends? For the first time, an independent female wrestler talks in depth about how she went from a sad, lost riot grrrl to an empowered, persevering fighter who has performed across the world. Unladylike is a feminist romp like no other – hard-hitting, life-affirming and funny, just like the women who find themselves in the ring.

Riot Grrrl

Revolution Girl Style Now!


Author: Nadine Käthe Monem

Publisher: Black Dog Publishing


Category: Music

Page: 189

View: 664

Vivid documentation of the fierce music, renegade art

Feminist Cyberscapes

Mapping Gendered Academic Spaces


Author: Kristine Blair,Pamela Takayoshi

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9781567504385

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 458

View: 3367

This collection helps to historicize not only the development of computers and composition as a field but also the impact of technology on the professional lives of women teachers and scholars."--BOOK JACKET.