The Resource Shrill : notes from a loud woman, Lindy West

Shrill : notes from a loud woman, Lindy West

Label
Shrill : notes from a loud woman
Title
Shrill
Title remainder
notes from a loud woman
Statement of responsibility
Lindy West
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
'Women are told, from birth, that it's our job to be small: physically small, small in our presence, and small in our impact on the world. We're supposed to spend our lives passive, quiet and hungry. I want to obliterate that expectation...' Guardian columnist Lindy West wasn't always loud. It's difficult to believe she was once a nerdy, overweight teen who wanted nothing more than to be invisible. Fortunately for women everywhere, along the road she found her voice - and how she found it! That cripplingly shy girl who refused to make a sound, somehow grew up to be one of the loudest, shrillest, most fearless feminazis on the internet, making a living standing up for what's right instead of what's cool. In Shrill, Lindy recounts how she went from being the butt of people's jokes, to telling her own brand of jokes - ones that carry with them with a serious message and aren't at someone else's expense. She reveals the obstacles and stereotyping she's had to overcome to make herself heard, in a society that doesn't think women (especially fat women and feminists) are or can be funny. She also tackles some of the most burning issues of popular culture today, taking a frank and provocative look at racism, oppression, fat-shaming, twitter-trolling and even rape culture, unpicking the bullshit and calling out unpalatable truths with conviction, intelligence and a large dose of her trademark black humour
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
818/.602
Index
no index present
LC call number
PN4874.W425
LC item number
A3 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Label
Shrill : notes from a loud woman, Lindy West
Publication
Copyright
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • fro
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Lady Kluck -- Bones -- Are you there, Margaret? It's me, a person who is not a complete freak -- How to stop being shy in eighteen easy steps -- When life gives you lemons -- You're so brave for wearing clothes and not hating yourself! -- The red tent -- Hello, I am fat -- Why fat lady so mean to baby men? -- Strong people fighting against the elements -- The day I didn't fit -- Chuckletown, USA, population: jokes -- Death wish -- It's about free speech, it's not about hating women -- The tree -- The end -- The beginning -- Slaying the troll -- Abortion is normal, it's okay to be fat, and women don't have to be nice to you
Control code
000057546310
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition
Extent
viii, 260 pages
Isbn
9781784295530
Lccn
2016001577
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
(YBP)12832863
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b34793768
System control number
  • (OCoLC)950985534
  • ba34793768

Library Locations

    • Deakin University Library - Geelong Waterfront CampusBorrow it
      1 Gheringhap Street, Geelong, Victoria, 3220, AU
      -38.143069 144.360403
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