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Book Review: Feminists Don’t Wear Pink (and other lies) curated by Scarlett Curtis

A new ‘At a glance’ very short book review. It will give you a short overall review with some pros and cons to help you decide if the book is for you. On Friday, I will post my Top Picks for International Women’s Day for 2019, so keep an eye out, there are some epic reads!

Feminists Don’t Wear Pink (and other lies) curated by Scarlett Curtis

Genre: Non Fiction/Feminism 

BUG Rating : 4/5 

Overall:  An inspirational and powerful book surrounding gender equality. The book is divided into sections: Epiphany, Anger, Joy, Poetry Break, Action, Education, Further Reading. Each section features personal and unique essays from a range of women, with different views and backgrounds. The essays explore what feminism means to each of the women and highlights that feminism doesn’t mean one thing but many and we all have our own definition. One of my favourites,  The Weaker Sex by Kiera Knightley. What I would like to see, is a book similar to this but with both female and male perspectives – this would be a true #BalanceforBetter read!

At a time when we are too often reminded of what divides us, there is common ground to be found when we share our stories.

Emma Watson

Plot:

An urgent and inspirational collection of essays by a diverse group of celebrities, activists, and artists about what feminism means to them, with the goal of helping readers come to their own personal understanding of the word.

Feminism has never been more deeply and widely embraced and discussed, but what exactly does the F word mean? 

Here, personal stories from actors, writers, and activists explore the contradictions and complications at the heart of the movement. By bridging the gap between feminist hashtags and scholarly texts, these essays bring feminism into clear focus.

Published in partnership with Girl Up, the UN Foundation’s adolescent girl campaign, contributors include Hollywood superstars like Saoirse Ronan, activists like Alicia Garza, a founder of Black Lives Matter, and even fictional icons such as Bridget Jones.

Every woman has a different route to their personal understanding of feminism. This empowering collection shows how a diverse group of women found their voice, and it will inspire others to do the same.


Pros:

+ Inspirational and Empowering – love the quotes

+ Multiple perspectives

+ Easy read, can dip in and out

Cons:

– Lack of male perspective

– Needed fewer essays but with more depth

This is our time to change the system.
This is our time to change the world.

Alison Sudol

1 Comment

  • Lena Mistry
    March 6, 2019 at 3:25 pm

    Ooooh I have always wanted to read this – and now reading your review clarifies that this must be my next non-fic read!

    thanks for the honest review 🙂
    -Lena

    http://bit.ly/february2019wrapup

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