Media and Pop Culture

From an assessment of women’s magazines by industry insider Jennifer Nelson to quotes from Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, Seal Press is proud to bring you authors with their own feminist take on pop culture and current media.


Samhita Mukhopadhyay

$17.00 USD, Trade Paper Original and Ebook
October 2011

Outdated analyzes how different forms of media, cultural norms, family pressure, and even laws, are produced to scare women into believing that if they don’t devote themselves to finding a man, they’ll be doomed to a life of loneliness and shame.

Reality Bites Back

Jennifer L. Pozner

$18.00 USD, Trade Paper Original and Ebook
November 2010

Smart and informative, Reality Bites Back aims to arm readers with the tools they need to understand and challenge the stereotypes reality TV reinforces, and, ultimately, to demand accountability from the corporations responsible for this contemporary cultural attack on three decades of feminist progress.

Good Porn

Erika Lust

$17.95 USD, Trade Paper Original and Ebook
June 2010

With the goal of making porn more accessible to women, Good Porn examines the films, the industry, and the phenomenon.

Girls' Studies

Elline Lipkin

$14.95 USD, Trade Paper Original and Ebook
October 2009

Elline Lipkin, a research scholar with the Center for the Study of Women at UCLA, addresses girlhood in the U.S. from various issues-based perspectives, including Body Image, Health, and Sexuality; Socialization and Gender Expectations; and Girls and Media.

Feminism and Pop Culture

Andi Zeisler

$14.95 USD, Trade Paper Original and Ebook
November 2008

Whether or not we like to admit it, pop culture is a lens through which we alternately view and shape the world around us. When it comes to feminism, pop culture aids us in translating feminist philosophies, issues, and concepts into everyday language, making them relevant and relatable. In Feminism and Pop Culture, author and cofounder of Bitch magazine Andi Zeisler traces the impact of feminism on pop culture (and vice versa) from the 1940s to the present and beyond. With a comprehensive overview of the intertwining relationship between women and pop culture, this book is an ideal introduction to discussing feminism and daily life.

Word Warriors

Alix Olson (editor)

$18.00 USD, Trade Paper Original and Ebook
October 2007

Female spoken word artists have become the spokeswomen for a new generation. This demanding oral poetry of the early 21st century has defined a vanguard of lithely muscled voices; women who think and act decisively to create their distinctive and desperately earned realities. The combination of the eminent slam movement and the upsurge of bold underground feminism has created a unique pool of women who verbally challenge society on all fronts. Editor Alix Olson brought together a variety of astounding spoken word artists for Word Warriors. Included in this collection are Patricia Smith and Eileen Myles, two of our most formidable and famous spoken-word foremothers, Tony-award winner Sarah Jones, Lynn Breedlove from the infamous dyke-punk band Tribe 8, Palestinian-born and raised Suheir Hummadd, and many more. These women join other amazing artists from many different backgrounds to create Word Warriors, a powerful and comprehensive collection of work from the best and brightest female spoken word artists today.

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