The Jezebel Effect: Why the Slut Shaming of Famous Queens Still Matters

The Jezebel Effect: Why the Slut Shaming of Famous Queens Still Matters

The Jezebel Effect Why the Slut Shaming of Famous Queens Still Matters Have you heard that Catherine the Great died having sex with her horse Or perhaps you prefer the story that Anne Boleyn had six fingers and slept with her brother Or that Katheryn Howard slept with so

  • Title: The Jezebel Effect: Why the Slut Shaming of Famous Queens Still Matters
  • Author: Kyra Cornelius Kramer
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  • Page: 391
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • Have you heard that Catherine the Great died having sex with her horse Or perhaps you prefer the story that Anne Boleyn had six fingers and slept with her brother Or that Katheryn Howard slept with so many members of the Tudor court that they couldn t keep track of them all As juicy and titillating as the tales might be, they are all, patently untrue.Modern PR firms mayHave you heard that Catherine the Great died having sex with her horse Or perhaps you prefer the story that Anne Boleyn had six fingers and slept with her brother Or that Katheryn Howard slept with so many members of the Tudor court that they couldn t keep track of them all As juicy and titillating as the tales might be, they are all, patently untrue.Modern PR firms may claim that no publicity is bad publicity, but that, too, is untrue The fact that Cleopatra is better known for her seductions than her statecraft, and that Jezebel is remembered as a painted trollop rather than a faithful wife and religiously devout queen, isn t a way for historians to keep these interesting women in the public eye, rather it s a subversion of their power, a re writing of history to belittle and shame these powerful figures, preventing them from becoming icons of feminine strength and capability.Slut shaming has its roots in our earliest history, but it continues to flourish in our supposedly post feminist, equal rights world It is used to punish women for transgressions against gender norms, threatening the security of their place in society and warning that they d better be good girls and not rock the patriarchal boat, or they, too could end up with people believing they ve slept with everything from farm animals to relatives This is The Jezebel Effect.

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    This book has just shot up onto my “Top 10 Essential Non-Fiction Reads”. Erudite, incisive, professional, and important, this is definitely a book that I would recommend to everyone. So what’s it about? Well, actually I found Kyra Kramer’s writing so good that for much of this review I intend to let it speak for itself.“What is a slut, really? How do you know who is slutty and who isn’t? In this enlightened age, why does the word slut continue to stalk women like an overdone spectre [...]

    The Jezebel Effect / 9781508666110I feel guilty not finishing this book, because this is exactly the kind of book that I've been wishing for years that someone would write. I love popular history books about women: I've read pretty much everything Alison Weir has ever written, I've read about Marie Antoinette and Cleopatra and Hatchepsut, I've read Eleanor Herman's Sex with the Queen. I've read all these books about the lives of famous and powerful women, and I've been struck by how much slut-sh [...]

    First, let me say that I enjoyed this book. I love history and the insight into these women and the way they have been portrayed was enlightening. She specifically looks at Jezebel, Cleopatra, Anne Boleyn, and Catherine the Great comparing their portrayal with their very real accomplishments, which are frequently overshadowed by talk of their sex lives. It is also well documented with a substantial bibliography at the end. Second, and probably more importantly, Kramer connects the historical iss [...]

    A revelation; Kyra Kramer redeems the patriarchal and misogynistic historical views of women who were leaders, who were abused and who have been wilfully misunderstood throughout history. Engagingly and wittily written, Ms Kramer details the lives of Anne Boleyn, Jezebel, Cleopatra, Catherine the Great and Katherine Howard, showing clearly how they have been misrepresented and used by subsequent generations of historians writing from their own societal perspectives. Both creating and perpetuatin [...]

    Actual Historical Facts vs the Usual Malicious LiesAmazing look at what really happened with Jezebel, Cleopatra, Anne Boleyn, Katherine Howard and Catherine the Great. Most of what they did had nothing to do with sex yet that is what they were smeared by and remembered for. The most shocking was the true story of Jezebel who was the wife of the King of Israel and had several legitimate sons. She was a highly educated Phoenician Princess and considered a holy woman and priestess. The King's Gener [...]

    An excellent study about five famous historical women who have been unjustly slandered, and an eye-opening reflection about how their bad reputations are still relevant today and are the cause for many misconceptions about women. The only defect of this book is that it needed more editing, since there are some typos. Still, it is such a fascinating, heartfelt and important read that the errors are secondary, at least to me.

    We at Robots Read enjoyed this book, were confused and uncomfortable about this book, and ultimately thought it was a useful and interesting thing to read. Yes, even despite the typos.

    Read: November 2015Rating: 5/5 starsWhat a powerful book. The Jezebel Effect investigates how the reputations of strong women from history have been tarnished, manipulated or otherwise destroyed in order to relay the message that women who speak out, dare the question the leadership or authority of men, or who even prove to be better leaders than men - are somehow tainted and shameful. Kramer shows us why restoring the reputations of these powerful female figures is important and relevant as she [...]

    A fascinating look at how powerful women have been vilified in history: Jezebel, Anne Boleyn, Catherine Howard, and Catherine the Great. Looking at the historical information available, there is a good case to be made that all of them have suffered 'slut shaming' for being powerful. I found the section on Jezebel to be the most interesting, for example the fact that the word 'harlot' changed from meaning 'a worshipper of foreign gods' to having sexual connotations due to Jezebel.One major critic [...]

    This book doesn't even deserve one star. The same issues that many reviewed in her book Blood Will Tell arise in this book as well. Many pages consist solely of quoted text from sources, much of which could have been edited and is not relevant to the subject matter. This book read more like a low level, poor quality college paper. Her points are very repetitive and are filled more with opinionated hate rather than objective facts and evidence. Ultimately, I don't understand why this publisher th [...]

    Good but I like this book. I wanted to give it a great review, because the topic is well overdue and there was obviously a great deal of research. However, there are typographic errors that seriously detract from reading. It is distracting to have to stop and "translate" text from autocowreck to English.Otherwise, job well done.

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