Book: Can We All be Feminists? edited by June Eric-Udorie Reviewer: Jeriann Age/Genre: Non-Fiction, Essays, Politics Reading Accoutrements: Note-taking paraphernalia (writing utensils, paper, audio recording device, computer, whatever method works best for you, you’re gonna want to have notes to refer back to!) Content Notes: Society-inflicted trauma and discrimination based on race, class, body, immigration…
Like my other review this month, this book was given to me for my birthday. My husband saw it and thought it looked like something I’d enjoy. He knows me pretty well, that one.
...I was just excited because the cover is a giant middle finger and I absolutely love to hate on Lean In.
Since I read Fahrenheit 451 my freshman year of high school, I have deeply enjoyed reading dystopian literature. The best part is that there is so much dystopian literature out there, I get tired of reading them before I run out of books to read. Most of the dystopian books that I read are “classics” - Bradbury, Huxley, Atwood, etc.- but I recently came across a debut novel with a plot that caught my attention. I’ve never read A Handmaid’s Tale, by Margaret Atwood, but I’m told that this book is similar in nature - it just has a different twist.
My husband presented me with Wolf Whistle Politics and said, “This looked interesting. I thought you’d like it and that it would make you mad.” What can I say? The man knows me.
I watched the movie first. I know, I know - “ALWAYS read the book before you watch the movie!” And that is a good rule of thumb most of the time. But I love the actresses in Hidden Figures and the story looked awesome and I didn’t have time to read the book yet. (Yes, I know. “Excuses, excuses...”) SO, I watched the movie first. You know what? It made me want to read the book.
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