Friday, March 22, 2013

Book 7: How to be a Woman by Caitlin Moran

How embarrassing for me and my project to be at nearly the end of March and to only be at book number 7! But I won't give up. I refuse to do that.

How to Be a Woman was every bit as funny, compelling and smart as I expected it to be. I originally heard about this book on The Millions during their month long A Year in Reading Series back in December. I didn't think much about it though until I saw that the Kindle edition was on sale a few weeks back. 

I found Moran's take on feminism refreshing in that she makes it an approachable topic, rather than something you have to be careful talking about outside of an academic setting. (Maybe that's only my experience with it.) On the other hand, I did feel a bit uncomfortable reading certain chapters (I Don't Know What to Call My Breasts! I Go Lap-Dancing! Abortion) while sitting in the break room at work, and found myself saving them until I got home where I would have to worry less about someone reading over my shoulder.

All in all, it's a good book for any woman or man who needs a refresher course on what feminism means in today's world.

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