Reviews tagging Sexual assault
Graphic: Sexual assault
Graphic: Stalking, Sexual assault, Addiction, and Sexual harassment
Moderate: Suicidal thoughts and Toxic relationship
Graphic: Sexual assault and Sexual violence
Moderate: Drug abuse
Graphic: Sexual assault, Addiction, and Sexual violence
Moderate: Drug abuse, Drug use, and Suicidal thoughts
Minor: Body shaming
Graphic: Sexual harassment and Sexual assault
Moderate: Eating disorder and Homophobia
Graphic: Sexual harassment, Sexual violence, and Sexual assault
Graphic: Addiction, Bullying, Drug abuse, Stalking, Drug use, and Adult/minor relationship
Moderate: Sexual assault, Sexual harassment, Sexual violence, and Sexism
In Girlhood, Febos articulates the physical and emotional tolls of developing womanhood. The discomfort of getting used to the male gaze, the double standards of heterosexuality, the pressure to be polite and accommodating, the inherent fear of male violence, the purity myth, unenthusiastic consent, and so much more.
While many of the subjects discussed in Girlhood aren't necessarily groundbreaking by themselves, it's the way that Febos approaches them that is so unique and insightful. Febos blends personal anecdotes with experiences from other women and with analyses of cultural touchstones. For instance, in her essay about what it means to be defined as a 'slut', Febos analyzes the implications of the film Easy A.
Febos gives an eloquent voice to the hurt caused by pervasive & nebulous forms of sexual harassment, manipulation, and empty consent. Reading these essays felt like discovering a gift that I have always wanted - always needed - to read.
Graphic: Sexual harassment, Sexism, Bullying, Body shaming, Addiction, Sexual assault, Sexual violence, Drug abuse, Misogyny, Toxic relationship, and Adult/minor relationship
Moderate: Suicidal thoughts
Graphic: Addiction, Sexual harassment, and Sexual assault