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REVIEW: Feminists Don’t Wear Pink: and other lies by Scarlett Curtis

The goal of the Feminist Movement…Aims to give each person on this planet the freedom to live their life the way they want to live it, unhindered by sexism, oppression or aggression.

Wow. This book. Is amazing.

After reading this book, I feel empowered. So often as women our very being is pigeon holed based on societal constructs and we have had just about *enough*!!

This collaboration of inspiring women is hilarious, thought provoking and empowering in equal measure. Not only do I recommend this book to both men and women, but I feel it’s important that it is read.

From the very beginning, this book creates a sense of community and solidarity amongst all women. Its message is clear – Feminism comes in so many forms, but if you believe in equality for all, you are a Feminist.

Each chapter is written by an inspirational woman which means that the book is a total rollercoaster (in a good way, of course) as it keeps its reader engaged throughout.

By stressing the intersectionality of Feminism, I feel that this book provides valuable insight into the experience of being a black or trans woman that I will never experience. In her overview of Feminist History, Claire Horn describes this perfectly as she explains “Today, the more frequently used term is ‘Feminism [s]’, recognising the fact that, while there are many shared goals, there are also divergent concerns, aims, strategies and practices within the movement.” (Pg 327).

“Today, the more frequently used term is ‘Feminism [s]’, recognising the fact that, while there are many shared goals, there are also divergent concerns, aims, strategies and practices within the movement.”

There are many takeaways from this book, both in its message and the actions it encourages. With Emma Watson’s “Our Shared Shelf” there are plenty of further book recommendations I’m looking forward to. Akilah Hughes’ “Playlist for Feminists in Any Situation” is downright badass and I love it!!

It was HARD to pluck just a few quotes from this book… 100 people could read it and it could resonate with them in 100 different ways.

What makes this book so fantastic is that when the essays aren’t deeply relatable or absolutely hilarious, they’re completely eye opening and compelling.

Read. This. Book. 

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Grace x

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