Flint Memorial Library (North Reading)

Don't call me princess, essays on girls, women, sex, and life, Peggy Orenstein - paperback

"The New York Times bestselling author of Girls & Sex and Cinderella Ate My Daughter delivers her first ever collection of essays--funny, poignant, deeply personal and sharply observed pieces, drawn from three decades of writing, which trace girls' and women's progress (or lack thereof) in what Orenstein once called a "half-changed world." Named one of the "40 women who changed the media business in the last 40 years" by Columbia Journalism Review, Peggy Orenstein is one of the most prominent, unflinching feminist voices of our time. Her writing has broken ground and broken silences on topics as wide-ranging as miscarriage, motherhood, breast cancer, princess culture and the importance of girls' sexual pleasure. Her unique blend of investigative reporting, personal revelation and unexpected humor has made her books bestselling classics. In Don't Call Me Princess, Orenstein's most resonant and important essays are available for the first time in collected form, updated with both an original introduction and personal reflections on each piece. Her takes on reproductive justice, the infertility industry, tensions between working and stay-at-home moms, pink ribbon fear-mongering and the complications of girl culture are not merely timeless--they have, like Margaret Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale, become more urgent in our contemporary political climate. Don't Call Me Princess offers a crucial evaluation of where we stand today as women--in our work lives, sex lives, as mothers, as partners--illuminating both how far we've come and how far we still have to go"--, Amazon.com
Table of contents
Introduction: Two girls in a room -- Part 1: Starlets, scientists, artists, activists & other noteworthy women -- Atsuko Chiba: the nonconformist -- Gloria Steinem and Robin Morgan: Ms. fights for its life -- Phoebe Gloeckner: a graphic life -- Caitlin Moran: they don't make feminists this outrageous anymore -- Elizabeth Blackburn: why science must adapt to women -- Miranda Cosgrove: the good girl -- Katherine Mary Flannigan: the story of my life -- Part 2: Body language -- Does Father know best? -- Thirty-five and mortal: a breast cancer diary -- The problem with pink -- Mourning my miscarriage -- Baby lust -- Breast friends -- Put to the test -- What makes a woman a woman? -- Call of the wild -- Part 3: Not your mama's motherhood -- The perfect mother trap -- Your gamete, myself -- Bringing down baby -- Where I got Daisy -- The femivore's dilemma -- Part 4: Girls! Girls! Girls! (and one about boys) -- Children are alone -- What's wrong with Cinderella? -- Playing at sexy -- The Hillary lesson -- The empowerment mystique -- The fat trap -- The battle over dress codes -- Out Barbie vaginas, ourselves -- When did porn become sex ed? -- How to be a man in the age of Trump
Literary form
non fiction
First edition.
Physical description
xii, 378 pages, 21 cm

Library Locations

  • Flint Memorial Library (North Reading)

    147 Park Street, North Reading, MA, 01864, US