raunch culture


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raunch culture

n
a culture which promotes overtly sexual representations of women, as through the acceptance of pornography, stripping, nudity in advertising, etc, esp when this is encouraged by women
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Our kids grow up bombarded by what feminist Ariel Levy has called "raunch culture," just as a hormonal fire hose drenches their bodies.
Loaded and it successors made pornographic raunch culture mainstream while young women appropriated raunch culture in the mistaken belief that being sexually objectified was somehow "empowering".
In her essay "Queer Feminist Pigs," Jane Ward, for example, discusses the work of Ariel Levy (author of the book Female Chauvinist Pigs: Women and the Rise of Raunch Culture [2006]).
Raunch culture, and even much mainstream media, has very little valuable information about love, respect, caring, intimacy and importantly for girls--sexual assertiveness, the right to say 'no' and the right to expect respect.
There is now a mainstream "raunch culture" which is shaping women's perceptions of themselves and sexual freedom, the National Union of Teachers (NUT) heard.
Delegates are to criticise the "raunch culture" of lap-dancing clubs and pole dancing.
The interest in majoritarian discursive regimes determining the boundaries of articulable subjectivities, and especially genders, was also dealt with in Feona Attwood's lively analysis of prevalent discourses variously expressed as pornification, raunch culture, or sexualisation.
One Girls Gone Wild participant is quoted in Levy's Female Chauvinist Pigs: Women and the Rise of Raunch Culture saying, "It's not like we're creating this....
Maguire's treatment of female sexuality might prove too 'liberal' for some schools, and she is deliberately thought provoking, such as in her statement that 'Raunch culture and the modesty movement are two sides of the same coin.
The representations of "train wreck" celebrities discussed here are set alongside the more widespread sexualization of culture, or as Ariel Levy has famously termed "raunch culture".
Who can read the piece on Ariel Levy's discussion of the 'Raunch Culture', or Sophia Mwangi's Parenting column or the celebration of Indie Arie's music and Dr Precious Moloi-Motsepe, and fail to pass the magazine on to others?
She's written about gender roles, lesbian culture and modern-day feminism in such publications as Vogue and the Washington Post, and in her book Female Chauvinist Pigs: Women and the Rise of Raunch Culture. Feel free to enjoy her articles in your second-favorite magazine--CURVE being No.