Witches, Sluts, Feminists: Conjuring the Sex Positive
Witch, Slut, Feminist: these contested identities are informing millennial women as they counter a tortuous history of misogyny with empowerment. This innovative primer highlights sexual liberation as it traces the lineage of Ã� witch feminism" through art, film, music, fashion, literature, technology, religion, pop culture, and politics. Juxtaposing scholarly research on the demonization of women and female sexuality that has continued since the witch hunts of the early modern era with pop occulture analyses and interviews with activists, artists, scholars, and practitioners of witchcraft, this book addresses and illuminates contemporary conversations about reproductive rights, sexual pleasure, queer identity, pornography, sex work, and more. Author Kristen J. Sollee elucidates the ways in which women have been persecuted for their perceived connection with witchcraft, and how they have fought back, harnessing the legacy of the witch for revolutionary means.Kristen J. Sollee is an instructor at The New School and founding editrix of Slutist, an award-winning sex positive feminist website.
Author has published in and contact with editors at BUST Magazine, Bitch Magazine, The Huffington Post, Vice/Broadly, Lenny Letter, RookieBUST Magazine is already slated to publish an excerpt in October, and Bustle has expressed an interest as well. Galleys/e-galleys sent to national media outlets, trade publications, and adult and men's lifestyle websites and reviewers.Social Media campaign focused on excerpts from the book, mentions on Reddit, BuzzFeed, Vice.com, and LGBT focused forums.Giveaways with Goodreads, prizes