New Erotica for Feminists
He calls me into his office and closes the door . . . to promote me. He promotes me again and again. I am wild with ecstasy.  Imagine a world where erotica was written by feminists: Their daydreams include equal pay, a gender-balanced Congress, and Tom Hardy arriving at their doorstep to deliver a fresh case of LaCroix every week.   Both light-hearted and empowering, New Erotica for Feminists is a sly, satirical take on all the things that turn feminists on. From a retelling of Adam and Eve to tales of respectful Tinder dates, New Erotica for Feminists answers the question of “What do women really want?” with stories of power, equality, and an immortal Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

New Erotica for Feminists Details

TitleNew Erotica for Feminists
Author
LanguageEnglish
ReleaseNov 13th, 2018
PublisherPlume
Rating
GenreFeminism, Nonfiction, Humor

New Erotica for Feminists Review

  • Tara
    January 1, 1970
    Very funny, but there is a distinct lack of intersectional content.
  • Chloe Metzger
    January 1, 1970
    Well, things are about to get steamy in here!  New Erotica for Feminists takes our wildest fantasies from equal pay to a reimagining of some of our favourite films in a feminist way and makes them a reality. An excellent mix of humour and satire this is going to get you talking, one way or another. Ok, ok, this isn't exactly the next 50 Shades, but it should be a bestseller. This is a collection that takes the worn out tropes of erotica and porn and turns them on their heads. Born from a convers Well, things are about to get steamy in here!  New Erotica for Feminists takes our wildest fantasies from equal pay to a reimagining of some of our favourite films in a feminist way and makes them a reality. An excellent mix of humour and satire this is going to get you talking, one way or another. Ok, ok, this isn't exactly the next 50 Shades, but it should be a bestseller. This is a collection that takes the worn out tropes of erotica and porn and turns them on their heads. Born from a conversation between friends joking about a perfect feminist world - and so New Erotica was born. 'Imagine a world where erotica was written by feminists: Their daydreams include equal pay, a gender-balanced Congress, and Tom Hardy arriving at their doorstep to deliver a fresh case of LaCroix every week.'I read this in a flash and was laughing out loud the whole way through. So much so, I got a few odd looks from my partner and so I had to explain what I was reading - I'm pretty sure it confused him even more. That's the perfect thing about the collection, it doesn't try and take itself seriously, it doesn't attack anyone or anything. This makes a point because it makes you laugh at the same time. It doesn't take away from the issues - but makes them more relatable. This doesn't take away for what we're fighting for, instead, it injects a little fun and silliness. I can imagine if you've had a day of patriarchy fuelled BS this is the perfect book to come home too. Is it a literary masterpiece that will change the tides of modern feminism? Probably not but I think it will give the lift that we need in the current climate. Of course, I gave this 5 stars! I was completely hooked and even though as of writing, I have just finished - I want to pick it up and read all over again. This is going to make an excellent Christmas present after I've bought my own copy of course! A huge thank you to the authors, publishers and Netgalley for this review copy in exchange for an honest review.
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  • Katie
    January 1, 1970
    A perfectly timely collection of hilarious anecdotes that hit that niggle you've got buried inside you, whether it's strangers commenting on your parenting, men undermining your button pushing ability in a lift, or how you wish cat callers would focus on the book tucked under your arm instead. A very short read - it only took me an hour or two at most to read - but so very uplifting in a time where everything on the news and your social media news feeds is doom and gloom, necessary #metoo moveme A perfectly timely collection of hilarious anecdotes that hit that niggle you've got buried inside you, whether it's strangers commenting on your parenting, men undermining your button pushing ability in a lift, or how you wish cat callers would focus on the book tucked under your arm instead. A very short read - it only took me an hour or two at most to read - but so very uplifting in a time where everything on the news and your social media news feeds is doom and gloom, necessary #metoo movements, and a never ending supply of stories from women around the world that make you want to cry and yell and make some change. Reading this won't change the world, but it will improve your mood and make you feel seen, make you feel connected to other women around the world, so that when you get to the back of the book with a list of resources and what you can do to make a change, you feel recharged and ready to go!
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  • Mel
    January 1, 1970
    Exactly the humor I was hoping for! 😂🙌🏻💜
  • Yolanda Cooper
    January 1, 1970
    The best bedtime reading...!
  • Niamh
    January 1, 1970
    I was very kindly given an e-arc of this book through Netgalley and Hodder & Stoughton. A hilarious look at the erotica genre and how it can be transformed to be more feminist friendly, and overall female-friendly. I for one cannot wait to see the fantastical retelling of Adam and Eve not trusting a 'fucking talking snake' and doing experiments on the apples in the garden of Eden. This book encapsulates erotica from all angles- the classic porn plumber/pizza man/firefighter/professor, pop cu I was very kindly given an e-arc of this book through Netgalley and Hodder & Stoughton. A hilarious look at the erotica genre and how it can be transformed to be more feminist friendly, and overall female-friendly. I for one cannot wait to see the fantastical retelling of Adam and Eve not trusting a 'fucking talking snake' and doing experiments on the apples in the garden of Eden. This book encapsulates erotica from all angles- the classic porn plumber/pizza man/firefighter/professor, pop culture icons like Ed Sheeran (and his tribute to Agatha Christie), Tom Hardy's sparkling water delivery and Hugh Grant's spaghetti skills, to classical literature from Romeo & Juliet to The Crucible. My only complaint is that it's way too short- I would love to read more from these amazing women. Laugh out loud funny, refreshingly honest and just a little ridiculous, it's a read that'll give you a moments pause from the shit storm of reality.'New Erotica for Feminists: Get What You Deserve, Again and Again and Again' is published on November 15th, 2018.
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  • Michael Schmidt
    January 1, 1970
    This book is not just for women - which is what I thought at first! It's seriously thought-provoking while being very, very funny, which isn't a mix I read a lot of. I loved the Historical and Literary sections, especially Adam and Eve's REAL Bible story and a missing "My Day" column by Eleanor Roosevelt that made me laugh out loud. I love the cover too - very arresting play on a neon sign! I'm buying this for gifts for male and female friends alike this year, anyone who I think would "get it."
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  • D. Arthur
    January 1, 1970
    I laughed! I cried! And afterward I phone banked for a better more feminist tomorrow!
  • Robin Morgan
    January 1, 1970
    According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary an oxymoron is a combination of contradictory or incongruous words; the best examples of which are things like civil war, student teacher and jumbo shrimps.And now in this book, “New Erotica for Feminists: Satirical Fantasies of Love, Lust, and Equal Pay;” containing eight short stories, written by four marvelous authors: Caitlin Kunkel, Brooke Preston, Fiona Taylor, Carrie Wittmer, which are not only satirical but also extremely oxymoronic in nature.N According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary an oxymoron is a combination of contradictory or incongruous words; the best examples of which are things like civil war, student teacher and jumbo shrimps.And now in this book, “New Erotica for Feminists: Satirical Fantasies of Love, Lust, and Equal Pay;” containing eight short stories, written by four marvelous authors: Caitlin Kunkel, Brooke Preston, Fiona Taylor, Carrie Wittmer, which are not only satirical but also extremely oxymoronic in nature.No feminist would ever allow herself to placed in situations where she’d be selling herself to achieve a promotion on her job; fill a man’s desire for sexual fulfillment so he might achieve ecstasy; or fulfilled their own individualistic desire to fulfill their fantasies, like hunks bringing them gifts everyday just for being gorgeous.Erotic stories, which I’m beginning to write, can’t and would never be feministic-friendly simply because there’s just too much juxtaposition between the concepts of these two ideals. Yet, I found reading these gave me a totally different and a rather amusing prospective of what it would be like if feminists would actually write the different types of hot, steamy erotic stories many women love to read to fulfill their own fantasies. The stories in this book might also be somewhat energizing in the tongue-in-cheek manner in the way it deals with things which are actually turn-ons for feminist.Given the above, I’m happy to give these four authors and this book the 5 STARS it has gotten from this reviewer.
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  • Nancy
    January 1, 1970
    Erotic Fantasy Turned on it’s Head for FeministsFantasies can be fun. This book has some remarkably funny short erotic stories, but it also gives you food for thought. How many of us have seethed because the guy standing with us pushes the elevator button after we do –just to make sure we really did it? Not erotica, but a great take on reality.This book is diverse in it’s content covering the workplace, parenting, pop culture, and a bow to classical literature with Romeo and Juliet, among other Erotic Fantasy Turned on it’s Head for FeministsFantasies can be fun. This book has some remarkably funny short erotic stories, but it also gives you food for thought. How many of us have seethed because the guy standing with us pushes the elevator button after we do –just to make sure we really did it? Not erotica, but a great take on reality.This book is diverse in it’s content covering the workplace, parenting, pop culture, and a bow to classical literature with Romeo and Juliet, among other topics. I particularly liked the section with Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden.This is a great book to read by yourself when you need cheering up. It’s also good if you’re angry at the way the world is treating you. Lots of good reinforcement here. I think it’s particularly good to share with friends. It was written by friends talking about the things that pissed them off. It can be a great way to get into a discussion with your feminist friends or colleagues.I enjoyed the book. It’s very quick to read the first time, but like ice cream or chocolate to really enjoy it you need to got back for more.I received this book from Dutton for this review.
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  • Nicole
    January 1, 1970
    i read this last night before going to bed and i only meant to read a few chapters/vignettes but i ended up reading literally the entire thing in one night! i basically laughed the entire time and it was so good and clever and inspiring i can't wait to recommend to everyone i know ever.edit: as a bi/latina woman, i appreciated that the book was v open and easy to insert myself in with lack of racial characteristics/use of both she/he/they pronouns throughout the book referring to romantic/sexual i read this last night before going to bed and i only meant to read a few chapters/vignettes but i ended up reading literally the entire thing in one night! i basically laughed the entire time and it was so good and clever and inspiring i can't wait to recommend to everyone i know ever.edit: as a bi/latina woman, i appreciated that the book was v open and easy to insert myself in with lack of racial characteristics/use of both she/he/they pronouns throughout the book referring to romantic/sexual partners. it was clearly done with the intent of making this book enjoyable to women/nonbinary/poc/queer readers alike.
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  • Amber Sweat
    January 1, 1970
    I bought this book right before boarding my flight, but then my flight got delayed for 40 minutes (I am STILL waiting, as I type this) and I finished it in that allotted time. A SUPER quick read, and I seriously laughed out loud. I’m always wary about books like this, because I worry that they’ll trivialize feminism in the name of comedy, but this book strikes a fantastic balance between the erotic and satire.
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  • Sage
    January 1, 1970
    This book was such a quick read, and made me laugh out loud the entire time! I loved how it was broken up into sections for parents, pop culture, historical, literary etc. I laughed but also GAAAAAAAHHHHH why aren’t some/all of these scenarios real in 2018??? #EqualPayForStarters
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  • Steph
    January 1, 1970
    Hilariously fantastic. What a treat.
  • Stacey M Zapalac
    January 1, 1970
    I read this book cover to cover while hunkered down at my daughter's swim meet. I must have been quite audible when I was reading it as I had the people around me asking, "what is so funny?", or "what are you reading?" I shared excerpts from my new book with them and we found ourselves simultaneously laughing, sighing, and frustrated that these erotic feminist fantasies are not a reality (YET). I found myself marking the pages of my favorites. When I finished, almost the entire book was dogeared I read this book cover to cover while hunkered down at my daughter's swim meet. I must have been quite audible when I was reading it as I had the people around me asking, "what is so funny?", or "what are you reading?" I shared excerpts from my new book with them and we found ourselves simultaneously laughing, sighing, and frustrated that these erotic feminist fantasies are not a reality (YET). I found myself marking the pages of my favorites. When I finished, almost the entire book was dogeared. I went back and re-read the pages I marked and found the satirical fantasies even more empowering. I know a lot of "MILF's" out there that need to read this book. New Erotica for Feminists should also be madatory reading material for all satire and humor writers. It is textbook satire perfection. A must read. A must re-read. A call to action. Bravo!
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  • James Anderson
    January 1, 1970
    This book was fantastic. It was everything I had hoped it would be plus just a little bit more. I really loved how they masterfully executed the concept and then used the last section to talk about actual things you can do to fight the patriarchy and work for (womens/trans/Black Lives/anyone else who is disenfranchised or marginalized) rights! Very happy to put this on my "Will Happily Reread" shelf!
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  • Lisa Hollenbach
    January 1, 1970
    Smart, Sharp, and Smutty Satirical Take on Life as a Woman After reading the original McSweeney’s article, I knew this book would be a gem! I’m in awe of the witty and clever twist on the genre to make a statement about being a woman today. Why does something so simple have to be so difficult to understand? I laughed out loud- and plan to start back at the beginning immediately!
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  • Michael
    January 1, 1970
    This book is an expansion on a hugely successful piece published last year by McSweeney's Internet Tendency, and it's funnier for being larger. Caitlin, Brooke, Fiona and Carrie (editors of the hit comedy website The Belladonnas) get book-length mileage out of their concept with very few misses and some hugely funny turns throughout. This will make a fantastic holiday present.
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  • Emily
    January 1, 1970
    Yay! So funny and sharp. Truly an arousing book of fantasies I hope might all come true some day. This is definitely a book I'll return to on those tough days when I want to laugh and feel I'm not alone. Thanks for making feminism funny in a good way!!!
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  • Liz Galvao
    January 1, 1970
    I'm admittedly biased, since I am acquainted with the authors, having written for their great satire site The Belladonna, but I also just loved this book! It would make a great gift for the feminist in your life. It's made up of small vignettes, so it's also a great coffee table book, since you can pick it up and flip around to any page. Well done, ladies!
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  • Meg - A Bookish Affair
    January 1, 1970
    "New Erotica for Feminists" is a hilarious collection of stories and vignettes. It's a really quick read but it's very funny. It's broken into several different topical sections. My favorites were the literary and parenting sections. I know this is a book that I will go back to and plan on getting for a few of my friends as a stocking stuffer this year. It's a lot of fun!
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  • NovemberGuy
    January 1, 1970
    I really enjoyed reading this. The book is strikes a great balance that is both funny and relevant. The art is perfect and the vignettes had me laughing out loud. Doesn't take itself too seriously but still has an important underlying message. I definitely recommend.
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  • Hannah Goldstein
    January 1, 1970
    This book merges all of my favorite things: feminism! Pop culture references! Innuendos! Laughter! La Croix! Erotica you can read in public! Cool art!
  • Natalie Sayth
    January 1, 1970
    A delightful balance of light-hearted humor and reverberating exigence. An easy read and fun quotable book to keep on my desk to make people think I'm quirky and woke (which I am). A great low-risk gift for the feminist pal in your life!
  • Julia Buckley
    January 1, 1970
    Clever and funny, but thought-provoking, too.
  • Casey
    January 1, 1970
    This is a very, VERY quick read capturing what women really want: respect, equal pay, consent, and firefighters who look like Idris Elba. Some of these vignettes work better than others (I personally found the parenting stories conventional and boring), but overall I found it entertaining.
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  • Thatcher Jensen
    January 1, 1970
    An addicting series of bite-sized vignettes that balances hilarity and sharp satirical points throughout.New Erotica for Feminists is very much for everyone.
  • Andrew
    January 1, 1970
    Hilarious, and in the words of the authors themselves, "more than a teensy bit enraging."
  • Alden W Ford
    January 1, 1970
    Smart, funny, biting satire by hilarious women!
  • Meryl Williams
    January 1, 1970
    This book is hysterical. Getting copies for all the funny humans in my life for the holidays.
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