The Social Sex

The Social Sex

“Fascinating . . . The Social Sex is a paean to companionship. Share it with a bosom friend.” —NPR

From historian and acclaimed feminist author of How the French Invented Love and A History of the Wife comes this rich, multifaceted history of the evolution of female friendship

In today’s culture, the bonds of female friendship are taken as a given. But only a few centuries ago, the idea of female friendship was completely unacknowledged, even pooh-poohed.… (more)

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Editorial reviews (2 reviews)

For those who may view women as natural adversaries or believe that reality TV cat fights and mean-girl antagonists are the norm, this book provides a compelling counter-narrative.

It’s disappointing that even when it arrives at the 20th century, “The Social Sex” is heavily biased in favor of the stories of rich, educated white women.

Book Details  

Publisher: Harper Perennial (September 22, 2015)

Language: English

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