Feminists Don't Wear Pink (and other lies): Amazing women on what the F-word means to them
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It is a very intersectional read and included experiences from so many different women and I loved that about it. Feminists truly believe that if we lived in a world without gender-based oppression, we'd all be so much happier - so, even if you're only joining for purely selfish reasons, we'd love to have you as part of the gang! I guarantee you'll end up reading the full, illuminating collection, and you'll possibly finish it knowing more about your own personal stance than you imagined. Es una introducción amable y digerible al feminismo, con voces cercanas y con mucha experiencia, no solo en el tema sino en la lucha diaria de ser mujer en un mundo de hombres.
I loved Evanna Lynch's piece, "Cat Women," a series of musings on periods, feminism, and cat ladies, all in the context of a meeting with a casting agent. I laughed out loud at several points, especially the bit to do with the period pants near the beginning! Coupled with the fact that I was surrounded by brilliant-minded girls, well on their way to academic and professional success, I don't think I ever really believed that sexism was a real issue in the UK.In addition, this book also provided statistics (the advantages of equality in women's education and work) and studies (on the colour pink! This book is great at highlighting the everyday issues and situations that arise in the life of a female while also touching on the more heavy and uncomfortable feminist conversations. It's no secret that I love Jameela Jamil, and her piece "Tell Him" advocates wonderfully for teaching young boys how to be feminists. If you're going to speak from that place of authority, you should know what you're talking about and what you're contributing to the conversation ( especially if you're going to sell it for GBP 12. Moreover, as I'm not new to reading about feminism, I feel like I only learnt something new from a minority of writing pieces, so that was a bit of a let-down, but the book isn't at fault in that!
Scarlett chats to her guests about being a 'minority', single parent families and sexism in the comedy world. may have celebrated 100 years since British women were given the right to vote, but the fight for equality is far from over. Curtis reminds us not to forget injustices happening in countries stuck in tradition, where the patriarchy is still celebrated even now: male-only votes, underage and/or forced marriage, FGM, period poverty, education restrictions, reproductive rights, prejudice and violence against the LGBT+ community, among a shocking number of others.I really appreciated the balance that was achieved between very informative parts and other parts that narrated more biographical and personal experiences.
It is clear that there is no one route to feminism, and there is no "right way" to do it - people find their own path in their own way, and feel free to wear pink while doing so!Side note: this also confuses me as Jamil seems to be suggesting that years of sexism and oppression are mainly due to men being scared of periods? Al ser tantos textos hubo algunos que me encantaron y otros que no me gustaron nada, pero en si el libro me parece interesante ojalá lo hubiera leído a los 18 años. Often funny, sometimes surprising, and always inspiring, this book aims to bridge the gap between the feminist hashtag and the scholarly text by giving women the space to explain how they actually feel about feminism. All the women and Scarlett are inspiring and give such insight into feminism and society in ways I had not thought of before. Some essays actually weren't about feminism at all, some were about a very weird conception of feminism.