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Screwed
How Women Are Set Up to Fail at Sex
By (author): Lili Boisvert Translated by: Arielle Aaronson
9781459743571 Paperback, Trade English General Trade SOCIAL SCIENCE / Human Sexuality Feb 23, 2019
Active 5 x 8 x 0.3 in 184 pages , notes Dundurn
When it comes to sex and desire, women are screwed.

In film, on the page, in fashion, and in everyday life, women’s desire is routinely shown as subordinate to men’s — when it isn’t suppressed altogether. Lili Boisvert argues that there is one dominant principle behind heterosexual encounters: that desire is a male phenomenon and women are merely its object. To change this alienating system, she contends, we must start by facing it head-on.

From clothing to flirting, from our fascination with youth and innocence to the orgasm gap, every aspect of women’s lives is dictated by their status as sex objects. Is it any wonder that they are feeling sexually unfulfilled? In a series of explorations of what desire looks like under patriarchy, Screwed sketches the contours of what could be true sexual liberation for women, inside — and outside — the bedroom.

  • A sex-positive, feminist look at female desire, how it is silenced, suppressed, and misrepresented, and what true sexual liberation looks like
  • Combats the misogynist concept of desire as an impulse that originates with men and treats women as its objects
  • Author is the host of Sexplora on ICI Explora and co-creator of feminist web-series Les Brutes on Télé-Québec
  • Addresses inequality within heterosexual relationships

Lili Boisvert is a journalist, columnist, and television host. She hosted the show Sexplora, broadcast on ICI Explora, and is the co-creator of the feminist webseries Les Brutes on Télé-Québec. Lili lives in Montreal.

ADVERTISING Consumer, trade, and wholesaler advertising campaign MARKETING MATERIALS Postcards EVENTS Festival pitches Event promotion: posters, evites Trade shows, library conferences Launch event, Montreal DIGITAL MARKETING Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram, Dundurn.com campaigns Social media contest Cover and sample chapter reveal Guest Post on Dundurn Blog Digital Reader Copies available: NetGalley, Edelweiss Consumer, library, bookseller, and author newsletters SPECIAL OUTREACH Niche marketing to associations and interest groups PUBLICITY Targeted media and blogger review mailings Book hashtag: #ScrewedBook Author Twitter: @BoisvertLili Author Facebook: lili.boisvert Author Instagram: @liliboisvert
For more information contact
Elham Ali, eali@dundurn.com
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