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January 18 @ 6:30 pm
In February of 2018, a short satirical piece on McSweeney’s became a viral sensation: “New Erotica for Feminists” attracted nearly a million page views and six figures worth of Facebook shares within weeks. The premise? Subverting common romance and adult genre tropes into hilarious, hot and very bothered feminist fantasies where equal pay, a diverse Congress, and an immortal Ruth Bader Ginsburg are made manifest.
The authors of that piece, Caitlin Kunkel, Brooke Preston, Fiona Taylor, and Carrie Wittmer, are comedy writers and founders of The Belladonna. By popular demand, they’ve expanded the original twelve vignettes into NEW EROTICA FOR FEMINISTS: Satirical Fantasies of Love, Lust, and Equal Pay.
Kunkel, Preston, Taylor, and Wittmer have assembled a smart, timely, and relatable book that balances our need to laugh through the pain with an earnest invocation for change. In NEW EROTICA FOR FEMINISTS, the authors have written dozens of brand-new satirical, spicy vignettes, chock-full of tongue-in-cheek (yet safer for work than the title implies) smut about women in pop culture, literature, dating, and modern parenting. This is sure to be a hot, sought-after gift for every feminist in your life this holiday season.
Equal parts explosive, witty and empowering, NEW EROTICA FOR FEMINISTS is a sly, satirical take on all the things that turn feminists on. NEW EROTICA FOR FEMINISTS will get you in the mood…to make a difference.
About the Visiting Author
Caitlin Kunkel is a comedy writer and satirist. Her work has been featured in The New Yorker, McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, Live Wire Radio, among others.
She is the co-founder of the comedy and satire site for women of all definitions, The Belladonna. She created the online satire writing program for The Secondary City and teaches in NY at Magnet Theater and Catapult.