312. Unruly Women, Camouflaging Misogyny, and Controlling Our Narratives: An Interview with Anne Helen Petersen


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The paperback edition of Too Fat, Too Slutty, Too Loud: The Rise and Reign of Unruly Women came out on August 7th, and I had the opportunity to ask author Anne Helen Peterson about the book, and about her work on celebrity, the narrative of image, and how women are seizing control of their own stories. Her book is about unruly women who disrupt the world around them in unique and powerful ways, and our conversation is about how women continue to disrupt. We talk about political unruliness, celebrity unruliness, and the way young women are challenging the questions they are asked and refusing to tolerate behavior they don’t like is inspiring to us. We also discuss the labor of constantly reframing the narratives around us to highlight the misogyny and sexism that inform them. Anne Helen says some truly incredible and thought provoking things about hiding and cloaking the ideology of misogyny - definitely the highlight of the interview for me. We also touch on what she’s working on now, including political coverage of the midterm elections from her base in Montana, and her interest in writing about country music.

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