Feminists Don't Wear Pink (and other lies): Amazing women on what the F-word means to them

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Feminists Don't Wear Pink (and other lies): Amazing women on what the F-word means to them

Feminists Don't Wear Pink (and other lies): Amazing women on what the F-word means to them

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This book was truly motivational, and I feel like it has opened my eyes perhaps a little wider, to what feminism means to some rather amazing women. I loved being able to see feminism through a variety of perspectives from a wide range of women - I’m currently trying to educate myself more on modern issues including feminism, racial bias etc and this was the perfect first step ! It was good to see how inclusive it was, but I would still very much recommend reading it with a critical eye (not that you shouldn't always do that). 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?

There are women who have only recently become aware of their need for feminism, and there are women who have been attending protests for years.A diverse group of celebrities, activists, and artists open up about what feminism means to them, with the goal of helping readers come to their own personal understanding of the word. All the women and Scarlett are inspiring and give such insight into feminism and society in ways I had not thought of before. Pick it up and read one story from your favourite columnist or actress, but 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. Put simply, if men had periods, bleeding would be an Olympic sport and there would be free menstrual cups given out on the tube. However, from the way periods are described in some of these essays, I started to doubt whether I'd actually ever had a period or if I was just being stabbed by a ghost every month.

Of course, this is not necessarily an issue; the issue is that they vary so much in quality and relevance that they don’t hang together particularly well as a collection. One thing I do immediately have to praise it for is its inclusivity, and I’m glad a diverse group of women with varying experiences were chosen to participate in the collection. It's no secret that I love Jameela Jamil, and her piece "Tell Him" advocates wonderfully for teaching young boys how to be feminists.Because so many women of different backgrounds and with different identities contributed to this anthology, it's a great introductory read that never lectures the reader or imposes a one-sided idea on them of what feminism should be. There are incidents that I actually felt perpetuated some stereotypes, and others that functioned only as filler material. Tidak lupa, masih ada rekomendasi bacaan yang bisa dieksplor lebih jauh oleh pembaca yang tertarik mengenal "feminisme". Published in partnership with Girl Up, the UN women’s foundation, Feminists Don't Wear Pink (and other lies) is an exhilaratingly empowering anthology of essays by 52 women written in response to the question: what does the F word mean to you?

So this is for people who already identify as feminists" ( A playlists for Feminists in any situation - Akilah Hughes, p. It seems to frame the idea that "periods are solely a female issue" as equal to "periods are a human issue" - which it isn't (both in feminism and in general).As it's a collection, I loved some of the writings (especially those about lesser talked about topics), when I wasn't convinced by others. Some essays actually weren't about feminism at all, some were about a very weird conception of feminism. Some of the writings just went over my head entirely, leaving me sat there thinking “ok…but why did I just read that? I have to say that it did feel a bit repetitive at times, because the writings were organized in different collections, such as 'epiphany', 'anger', 'poetry break' and such (also I'm not a *huge* fan of poetry, but that's another matter altogether).

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 comprises a plethora of actors, activists, journalists and others of "celebrity" status on what Feminism means to them.But I do know one thing for sure: just because you identify as a feminist, does not mean your ideas are worth publishing. Especially because of the inclusive essays, I really do think it would be a great read for teens trying to familiarize themselves with feminism. It's easy to digest in short sittings or all at once, and the number of big names in it--Karen Gillan, Keira Knightley, and Saoirse Ronan, to name a few--is certainly an attractive feature. i as i already mentioned, do believe that for the younger readers this book is perfect and just shows an overview of what feminism can mean and that it can be different for everyone and that what connects it all is the simple wish and hope that everyone will one day actual be seen as a person instead of a gender. In many countries oppression is still openly practiced and women across the globe are still refused the most basic of rights.



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