CONTENTS Preface to the Revised Edition vii Introduction ix Doubting Thomas 3 M'Learned Friends 13 Touch Me 24 He Knows He Can Make Money Out Of You 31 Hype, Hype, Hooray 46 The Frog Princess 54 Immaculate Misconceptions 65 Patum Peperium 70 Women In Togas 86 Men Only 98 Czech Mate 108 Gentlemen Prefer Dead Blondes 117 Holocaust Girls 125 A Visit From The Gas Man 139 Crawling From The Wreckage 141 Prima Donna 157 There's Only One Yorkshire Ripper 163 Postscript: Boys Will Be Boys? 206
Misogynies is one of the most celebrated feminist texts by a British author. First published in 1989, it created shock waves with its analyses of history, literature and popular culture. Joan Smith drew on her own experience as one of the few women reporting the Yorkshire Ripper murders and looked at novels, slasher movies, Page Three and Princess Diana, teasing out the attitudes that brought them together.