In her memoir, Sex Object, well-known writer and feminist, Jessica Valenti, explores the subtle and damaging effects of sexism on women, treating her own life as a primary case study.

Her fifth book is a collection of essays, each of which is grounded in “a major life experience presented straightforwardly and without further examination” — like the time she was date raped, for example, says Lauren Duca.

In this way, Sex Object uses observation as a way of setting an example to make the bigger point that maybe, as Valenti suggests, we women are “doing ourselves a disservice by working so hard to move past what sexism has done to us.”

Read more at The Nation



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