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Your Skirt's Too Short : Sex, Power, Choice

Sex, Power, Choice

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After many waves of feminism, where are we? Are young women really either massive sluts or helpless dolls? And anyway, what's the definition of a slut?

Young women have a lot of questions. In Your Skirt's Too Short: Sex, Power, Choice a revised young adult edition of her book Princesses and Pornstars, Emily Maguire ignites discussion on issues relevant to teenagers. Drawing on her adolescence and the experiences faced by teens today, Maguire looks for answers and a way forward. This personal and illuminating book is a bridge to enable young women and men to understand the issues behind them and those ahead of them.

Guided by the wisdom born of experiences, both good and bad, Maguire offers advice without lecturing in this engaging and frank book that will inform and equip readers of all ages.

About the Author

Emily Maguire was born in Canberra in 1976. Her first novel, Taming the Beast was nominated for the Dylan Thomas Prize and received a Special Commendation in the Kathleen Mitchell Awards. Emily lives in Sydney and frequently writes essays and articles for newspapers, magazines and journals.

Emily Maguire

Emily Maguire is the author of the novels Smoke in the Room (2009), The Gospel According to Luke (2006) and the international bestseller Taming the Beast (2004). Emily has been twice highly commended for the Kathleen Mitchell Award for writers under 30 and was a finalist for the 2006 Dylan Thomas Prize. In 2010 she was named as a Sydney Morning Herald Young Novelist of the Year. She is the recipient of the 2011 NSW Writer’s Fellowship.

Her non-fiction book Princesses and Pornstars: Sex + Power + Identity (2008) is an examination of how the treatment of young women as fragile and in need of protection can be as objectifying and damaging to them as pornography and raunch culture. A Young Adult version of this book titled Your Skirt’s Too Short: Sex, Power, Choice was published in 2010.

Emily’s articles and essays on sex, feminism, culture and literature have been published widely including in The Sydney Morning Herald, The Australian, The Observer and The Age. In 2007, the Women’s Electoral Lobby awarded her the Edna Ryan Award (Media Category) for her writing about women’s issues.

Emily has served as Writer in Residence at the Djerassi Artists Program in Northern California (2009), as an Asialink Literature Resident in Vietnam (2008) and as a Tasmanian Writers’ Centre resident in Hobart (2006). She has an MA in literature and has worked as a mentor to young and emerging writers.

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ISBN: 9781921520822
ISBN-10: 1921520825
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: 29th March 2010
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 12.7  x 1.6
Weight (kg): 0.22