If erotica and satire--think 50 Shades of Grey and The Onion--had a baby, this little book is it! This is a hilarious take on all the tropes and stereotypes women face, from the workplace to the home and even in literature, but with a sexy twist. I was reading this in bed (the only place to read a book like this, haha) while my husband was asleep, and I laughed so hard--we're talking sobs of laughter with tears and everything--I woke him up. He then read the funny passage and we both had a good laugh together.
The authors also do a great job bridging intersectionality and by not following typical gender norms in their erotic writing, using "they" and "partner," so that all people who read this can relate. And relate--and laugh--you will. This book is a perfect gift for any feminist in your life.— Samantha
He calls me into his office and closes the door . . . to promote me. He promotes me again and again. I am wild with ecstasy.
Imagine a world where all erotica was written by feminists: Their daydreams include equal pay, a gender-balanced Congress, and Tom Hardy arriving at their doorstep to deliver a fresh case of LaCroix every week.
Both light-hearted and empowering, New Erotica for Feminists—based off of the viral McSweeney's piece of the same name—is a sly, satirical take on all the things that turn feminists on. From a retelling of Adam and Eve to tales of respectful Tinder dates, New Erotica for Feminists answers the question of “What do women really want?” with stories of power, equality, and an immortal Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
About the Author
Caitlin Kunkel, Brooke Preston, Fiona Taylor, and Carrie Wittmer are comedy writers and satirists whose work has been featured in the New Yorker, McSweeney’s, and many other outlets. Together, they cofounded and edit the website The Belladonna, which responds to today's culture, news, and politics with comedy and satire written by women and nonbinary authors.
Praise for New Erotica for Feminists:
“This erotica made my loins enflamed with desire... to smash the patriarchy. I would gladly read a whole book of it and pay even a whole Man’s Salary to purchase said book. It deserves to be promoted as much as any high-performance woman in the workplace.”
—Alexandra Petri, Washington Post columnist
"Might be the funniest book of the year (I LOVED this)."
—Joanna Goddard, A Cup of Jo
"New Erotica for Feminists accomplishes what the best satire always should: it's smart, funny, and, most importantly, necessary. I loved it. So will you. I could have kept reading forever."
—Mike Sacks, author of And Here's the Kicker and Poking a Dead Frog
"This book left me hot, bothered, and pining for more equality. Which is generally my default setting...but still. This is the kind of fantasy that gives us what we really want: men who understand emotional labor and an immortal Ruth Bader Ginsburg."
—Gemma Hartley, author of Fed Up: Emotional Labor, Women, and the Way Forward
"We've never been so amused and turned on at the same time."
"I love fantasy novels, and a whole book of satirical feminist erotica like this ridiculous hilarity is more of an escape than any sword-and-sorcery epic. I also hope that these broads included elves in the book, but if they didn't, I still want to tell everybody to buy it."
—Sara Benincasa, author of Real Artists Have Day Jobs