Reinventing Love: How the Patriarchy Sabotages Heterosexual Relations (Hardcover)

Reinventing Love: How the Patriarchy Sabotages Heterosexual Relations By Mona Chollet, Susan Emanuel (Translated by) Cover Image
By Mona Chollet, Susan Emanuel (Translated by)
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A new work by the author of “In Defense of Witches” that seeks to redefine heterosexual relationships and give women back their voice.

As feminist principles have taken wider hold in society, and basic ideas about equality for women can seem a given, many women still struggle in one of the most important areas of life: love. Whether it’s finding a partner, seeking a commitment from one, or struggling in a relationship that is unfulfilling or even potentially abusive, women still find that deeply-engrained notions of gender and behavior can be obstacles to a healthy, loving relationship. In her new book, acclaimed French feminist Mona Chollet tackles some of these long-held and pervasive ideas that remain stumbling blocks for many women in heterosexual relationships.

Drawing from popular culture, politics, and literature, Reinventing Love provides a provocative, accessible look at how heterosexual relationships can improve and evolve under a feminist lens.

About the Author

Mona Chollet is a Franco-Swiss writer and journalist. In Defense of Witches is her first book to be translated into English. She lives in Paris, France.

Susan Emanuel has worked as a translator for fifteen years and has translated many articles and books in history, theology, and social sciences. She lives in Burgundy and outside Boston with her husband, a scientist, and their son.

Praise For…

Praise for Reinventing Love

Four years after #Metoo, feminist literature is tackling the crux of the problem: heterosexual relationships. Unease has mounted among feminist heterosexuals, feeling torn at best, traitorous to their cause at worst. Fortunately Mona Chollet is here." —Vogue (France)

"[A] committed, honest, astonishing approach in search of tangible emancipation." — Le Monde

"[Chollet is] an inspiring figure for an entire generation of feminists."--Elle (France)

"'Reinventing love.' An ambitious project, but could we expect less from Mona Chollet, a successful author who has become an icon of feminism?... [Chollet] dissects a subject often shunned by feminism: love." —Huffington Post (France)

"[Chollet] questions the eroticization of male domination, the weight of male fantasies, the centrality of love learned very quickly by girls, the scripts that we have internalized, and notes that our sentimental society is based on the subordination of the feminine." —Lire (France)

Praise for In Defense of Witches

“A thought-provoking, discursive survey by a bright light of Francophone feminism….In today’s France, Chollet has emerged as a quiet revolutionary, pushing back against the clichés and the patriarchy that shapes them.”
—Rachel Donadio, The New York Times Book Review

"This delightful book, part history, part literary criticism, part political manifesto, explains why independent women are the witches of today, and calls on all women to mount our broomsticks and fly.”
Katha Pollitt, author of Pro and Learning to Drive

“A smart feminist treatise reclaiming the witch and her radical way of life as a path forward for women….”
—Jenna Jay, Booklist

Product Details
ISBN: 9781250285720
ISBN-10: 1250285720
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Publication Date: July 2nd, 2024
Pages: 304
Language: English