Overloaded: Popular Culture and the Future of Feminism

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Women's Press, 2000 - Social Science - 202 pages
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This volume examines the phenomenon of laddishness and the cult of the girlie in film, TV, advertising, music, politics, literature, and society. It interprets these trends as a nostalgic longing for a pre-feminist society which, through the medium of comedy and irony, has been manipulated by popular media as a liberation from political correctness. Contrasting the culture icons of the 1990s with the 1970s tough chicks and the 1980s New Man and Have-It-All Woman, the book aims to show how the rhetoric of "laddism" emerged and how it has infused so many aspects of our cultural identity.

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Overloaded looks at "laddishness" and the cult of the "girlie" in film, TV, advertising, music, politics, literature and society. It asks what the current cultural climate means for women, men, and ... Read full review

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This book was incredibly helpful to me as a young woman and offered insight into the culture of dangerous alcohol consumption that I had bought into.

Contents

Retrosexism and the Fword
15
Girl Power?
37
The Men Who Should Know Better
58
Copyright

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