In Too Fat, Too Slutty, Too Loud, BuzzFeed culture writer Anne Helen Petersen takes an analytical look at eleven different female celebrities that are pushing the boundaries and “question, interrogate or otherwise challenge the status quo.” Drawing from her own reporting, Petersen creates rich and complex profiles of powerhouses, including Hillary Clinton, Serena Williams, Lena Dunham, Melissa McCarthy, and more, who are not only challenging the stereotypes but are the unruly woman, and she embodies one of the most provocative and powerful forms of womanhood.
Each chapter is dedicated to a trailblazing woman: Serena Willams has been called too strong, Lena Dunham too naked, Hillary Clinton too shrill and Melissa McCarthy too fat! Anne analytically examines these women and how they are combatting contradictions of modern womanhood and refuse to be put in a box!
This unputdownable book of the summer is thought-provoking and empowering book will make you proud of the ‘unruly’in us!
“She should be assertive but not bossy, feminine but not prissy, experienced but not condescending, fashionable but not superficial, forceful but not shrill. Put simply: she should be masculine, but not too masculine; feminine, but not too feminine. She should be everything, which means she should be nothing.”
Packed with inspirational stories of fierce and fearless females, ‘Too Fat, Too Slutty, Too Loud’ creates a beautiful dialogue on feminism and carefully examines the modern woman (US!)
“Sometimes when a woman speaks out, some people think it’s shouting”