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What people are saying about the book:

“In their latest literary action, Bitches, Bimbos and Ballbreakers, the girls have turned their hairy heads towards a galaxy of stereotypes leveraged at women throughout history, and their gaze is positively withering…. But don’t go adding Bitches to your list of ‘boring-yet-relevant-new-books-I-should-read’… Every entry is saturated with funny, quirky, cultural satire…”—Bust magazine, Fall 2003

“Although it tackles a serious subject, the book is delightfully campy and breezy, filled with short sidebars, quirky photos and sarcastic diatribes that go for the jugular.”—Detroit Metrotimes, September 3, 2003

Here's the blurb from the back of the book:

In their newest book, BITCHES, BIMBOS, AND BALLBREAKERS: The Guerrilla Girls' Illustrated Guide to Female Stereotypes (Penguin paperback original; On Sale: Fall, 2003), the Girls focus their beady little eyes, and laser wit, on female stereotypes throughout the ages. Who isn't familiar with such stereotypes as the Old Maid, the Trophy Wife, the Vamp, or the Prostitute with a Heart of Gold? In BITCHES, BIMBOS, AND BALLBREAKERS , the Girls take on the maze of stereotypes that follow women from the cradle to the grave. With subversive humor and great visuals they explore the history and significance of each stereotype as well as its evolution and the various manifestations each have taken on through the ages. They tag the Top Types, examine sexual slurs, and delve into the lives of real and fictional women who have become stereotypes—from Aunt Jemima and Tokyo Rose to June Cleaver. The Guerrilla Girls' latest assault on injustice towards women will make people laugh, make them angry, and maybe, just maybe, make them change their minds. The wisecracking, but always clever style of the Guerrilla Girls makes BITCHES, BIMBOS, AND BALLBREAKERS both an entertaining and educational read that will appeal to readers of all genders and ages—provided they like a good laugh and a hearty dose of truth.

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