Screwed

By (author): Lili Boisvert

Translated by: Arielle Aaronson

  • A sex-positive, feminist look at female desire, how it is silenced, suppressed, and misrepresented, and what true sexual liberation looks like
  • Combats the misogynist concept of desire as an impulse that originates with men and treats women as its objects
  • Author is the host of Sexplora on ICI Explora and co-creator of feminist web-series Les Brutes on T?l?-Qu?bec
  • Addresses inequality within heterosexual relationships
AUTHOR

Arielle Aaronson

Marilyse Hamelin is an independent journalist, blogger, and public speaker. As a committed feminist, she is often invited by Radio-Canada and other media to discuss the burning issues concerning women’s rights. This is her first book. Arielle Aaronson is a Montreal literary translator whose work includes QC Fiction novels Behind the Eyes We Meet by Mélissa Verreault and Listening For Jupiter by Pierre-Luc Landry, which she co-translated with Madeleine Stratford. Toula Drimonis is a Montreal-based freelance writer, editor, and award-winning columnist and a frequent guest on English and French-language radio and television. A former News Director with TC Media, her freelance work has appeared in the National Post, the New York Times, Ricochet Media, Ms. Magazine, Buzzfeed Canada, Huffington Post, J-Source, and Le Journal de Montréal, among others. Politics and women’s issues remain her main points of interest.

AUTHOR

Lili Boisvert

Lili Boisvert is a journalist, columnist, and television host. She hosted the show Sexplora, broadcast on ICI Explora, and is the co-creator of the feminist webseries Les Brutes on Télé-Québec. Lili lives in Montreal.


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When it comes to sex and desire, women are screwed.

In film, on the page, in fashion, and in everyday life, women?s desire is routinely shown as subordinate to men?s ? when it isn?t suppressed altogether. Lili Boisvert argues that there is one dominant principle behind heterosexual encounters: that desire is a male phenomenon and women are merely its object. To change this alienating system, she contends, we must start by facing it head-on.

From clothing to flirting, from our fascination with youth and innocence to the orgasm gap, every aspect of women?s lives is dictated by their status as sex objects. Is it any wonder that they are feeling sexually unfulfilled? In a series of explorations of what desire looks like under patriarchy, Screwed sketches the contours of what could be true sexual liberation for women, inside ? and outside ? the bedroom.
  • A sex-positive, feminist look at female desire, how it is silenced, suppressed, and misrepresented, and what true sexual liberation looks like
  • Combats the misogynist concept of desire as an impulse that originates with men and treats women as its objects
  • Author is the host of Sexplora on ICI Explora and co-creator of feminist web-series Les Brutes on T?l?-Qu?bec
  • Addresses inequality within heterosexual relationships

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Dimensions:

184 Pages
8in * 5in * 0.3in
220gr

Published:

February 23, 2019

City of Publication:

Toronto

Country of Publication:

CA

Publisher:

Dundurn Press

ISBN:

9781459743571

Book Subjects:

SOCIAL SCIENCE / Human Sexuality

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Language:

eng

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