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Orion Popular Culture TPB November £11.99 320pp 978 1 4091 4873 9 eBook: £11.99 / 978 1 4091 4875 3

21st-century feminism for twenty-somethings.

EMER O’TOOLE Girls Will Be Girls

The fiercest new voice of feminism – Emer’s book is the perfect mix of Caitlin Moran, Germaine Greer and Lena Dunham. Emer O’Toole once caused a media sensation growing her body hair and singing ‘Get Your Pits Out For the Lads’ on national TV. You might think she’s crazy – but she has lessons for us all. Protesting against the ‘makey-uppy-bulls***’ of gender conditioning, Emer takes us on a hilarious, honest and probing journey through her life – from cross-dressing and head shaving, to pube growing and full body waxing – exploring the performance of femininity to which we are confined. Funny, provocative and underpinned with rigorous academic intelligence, this book shows us why and how we should all begin to gently subvert gender stereotypes. Read this book, open up your mind and, hopefully, free your body. Girls Will Be Girls is a must-read wake-up call for all young women (and men). Emer O’Toole is a scholar and writer, and is currently assistant professor of Irish performance studies at Concordia University, Montreal. She contributes to the Guardian and the feminist blog Vagenda, writes short stories for magazine 4’33” and has composed many short plays and comedy sketches. Emer comes from Galway in the West of Ireland but now lives in Canada.

Orion Non-Fiction • November 2014

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Location: Montreal, Canada Available for interview @Emer_OToole