Tag Archives: Jessica Valenti

What I Mean When I Say I’m A Feminist

Bra-burning, manhating lesbian with hairy armpits and unshaven legs campaigning for the superiority of women, I am NOT.

This widespread misconception of the definition of modern mainstream feminism continues to distort public perception. Radical Feminsim is the extremist camp no mainstreamer wants to be associated with, just like Al-Queda to Islam, but nonetheless it’s continually used as a representation of the feminist “norm” by the ignorant and those opposed to gender equality.

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Best Books of 2013: Non-Fiction

9 of my favourite non-fiction reads of 2013.

Confessions of a GP by Benjamin Daniels

Everything you could want to know about being a GP in the NHS. I read this to understand things from the other side. As patients, we don’t know anything about what goes on behind the scenes and what’s expected of doctors other than to assess the problem, prescribe any treatment or refer you on to a specialist. Much, much more is involved and I appreciated Daniels’s candid confessions. Some are highly embarrassing and hilariously funny, and others are genuine mistakes from which he learned.

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The Purity Myth: How America’s Obsession with Virginity is Hurting Young Women by Jessica Valenti

The Purity Myth: How America's Obsession with Virginity is Hurting Young Women
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Is America a dystopian society when it comes to its neglectful and abusive nature towards its women?

I ask this question honestly, not to shock or offend, but because I genuinely want to know. I’m not saying America is the worst country in the world for a woman to live, just that the ‘virginity movement’ comprising of powerful conservative, Republican and Christian groups, have a worrying number of ideals in common with Al-Qaeda.

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