In Praise of Nasty Women
For no particular reason and in response to no particular provocation, now seems as good a time as any (for the record, we believe it’s always a good time) to celebrate all of our nasty women writers. Get a quick course on the etymology and feminist history of the word ‘nasty,’ bump your favourite Janet Jackson tune, read the 2015 CWILA Count, and support women doing the dirty work of writing good books. Here are a couple of our own:
Closer looks at why so many women are having a bad time in bed, and investigates the ways that women are taking back their own sexual pleasure in a world where we mapped the human genome before we figured out the structure of the clitoris. Yes, you read that correctly. This is a little handbook of sex-positive feminism from Ms. Barmak, if you're nasty.
If you thought that teenaged girls were made of sugar, spice and everything nice, you haven't spoken with a teenaged girl lately, and you haven't read Maidenhead. Maidenhead is all about sex at an intersection with power, politics, economics and race. And we'll just say that Tamara Faith Berger writes about sex really, really well. For more Tamara Faith Berger, check out Little Cat. Purrrr.
Until Saturday, take 20% off all Coach House books written by bad ladies.