A vogue for self-exposure has reduced feminism to naked navel-gazing

The current wave of confessional writing from media-savvy young women walks an unsteady line between extending the politics of the personal and unit-shifting titillation“I get naked on TV. A lot,” writes Lena Dunham in her bestselling memoir Not That Kind of Girl. Exhibitionism isn’t new to her, she explains; in fact, she rather likes being naked, as her body is “a tool to tell the story”. That story is, of course, her own: a compendium of corporeal confessions, with an emphasis on their most awkward and impolite dimensions, belches and farts, periods and pubic hair. As soon as it arrived on shelves, the book was headline news as Dunham variously apologised for touching her sister’s genitals, for trivialising child abuse, for amending her accounts of college sex. It was publishing gold. Related: Not That Kind of Girl review – Lena Dunham exposes all, again Related: Has celebrity feminism failed? Related: Maggie Nelson and Chris Kraus on confessional writing – books podcast Continue reading... Continue reading at 'The Guardian'

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An unruly women’s club that pointed the way to modern feminism

The Heterodoxy club of the early 1900s was made up of mostly college-educated women who debated radical ideas and lived radical lives. Continue reading at The Washington Post

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After publisher pulls book by white professor on 'trap feminism,' founder speaks out

A Christian publishing house pulled a book after an online backlash questioned why a white academic was discussing Black feminism. Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

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Waiting list for LBF as rollovers and reduced space leave some firms struggling

Some agents and publishers who chose not to roll over their London Book Fair bookings from 2020 have reported struggling to get tables at next year’s event, with organisers admitting there is now a waiting list amid high demand and construction works at the Olympia venue. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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bell hooks pushed us to think harder about feminism, Black women and Beyoncé

bell hooks was a legend. She was also human, and we should celebrate her complexity. Continue reading at The Washington Post

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New Frontier lands Vogue Williams' debut picture book

New Frontier Publishing has signed Jump for the Stars, the debut picture book from TV presenter and model Vogue Williams, illustrated by Tilia Rand-Bell. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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In the Va. governor’s race, ‘Beloved’ is reduced to its most explicit parts. That’s obscene.

Toni Morrison’s 1987 classic has sparked debate in the Virginia governor’s race about what public school students should read. Continue reading at The Washington Post

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A plan to make feminism better: Make it less White

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Saga Egmont Partners with the UK’s Muswell and Violet Gaze Presses

The digital arm of Copenhagen's Lindhardt & Ringhof, Saga Egmont has agreements with two independent houses in the United Kingdom. The post Saga Egmont Partners with the UK’s Muswell and Violet Gaze Presses appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

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Saga Egmont teams up with Muswell Press and Violet Gaze on audio titles

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How one indie publisher is reducing their carbon imprint.

Sales and marketing director Julie Atkins of outdoor sports publisher Vertebrate talks to The Bookseller about their first carbon negative book.   Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Teen Vogue photographer says Condé Nast doesn't value Asian community

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NFL hands Amazon exclusive games, and Teen Vogue editor undone by teen rogue tweets: Friday Wake-Up Call

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Vogue to release new Kamala Harris cover after original sparks backlash

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Toronto's Pearson airport cuts 1/4 of staff due to reduced travel demand amid COVID-19 pandemic

The biggest airport in Canada is eliminating 500 jobs because of the dramatic reduction in demand for air travel due to COVID-19. Continue reading at CBC

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Through the Leopard’s Gaze optioned for TV by Expectation

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Gaumont UK options the story of wartime Vogue editor

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ALA Offers Members Free, or Reduced Registration for 2020 Annual Conference

Thanks to a select group of sponsors, the fee for ALA members is just $60, and registration is free for any library professional who has been furloughed, laid off, or has had a reduction in hours. Registration closes on Wednesday, June 17, at noon (CT). Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Feminism Means a Lot of Things, and This Book Contains Them All

The anthology “Burn It Down!,” edited by Breanne Fahs, collects manifestos from a range of perspectives and voices. Continue reading at The New York Times

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‘Hood Feminism’ makes a convincing — and urgent — case about how race and class divide women

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