Scarlett Curtis ✓ 9 Free eadRating this book is pretty tough because I
realized pretty fast that i had made apretty Fast That I Had Made A I Was Not that I had made a mistake I was not public targeted for that collection of essays on feminism The fact that adult women older than me were saying it was a brilliant book that everyone should ead made me buy it But it actually feels like a book for teenagers for very young women wanting to know about that new word they just learned feminism and not a book for a 30 woman that has been a feminist since she was 10 So it s pretty hard for me to write an objective Don't Wake Up review I found the book pretty underwhelming and boring at times Some essays actu Originally posted on A Frolic Through FictionRated 25 stars Picking up this book I had high expectations It became an event with me buddyeading this with my friend Jess and setting time aside in my hectic uni Reduced reading schedule to make sure Iead itAnd theneh I don t know what happened I have many many thoughtsSo this book is basically a collection of writings from 50ish different well known women about different topics Double Betrayal relating to feminism 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 collectionThat being said with there being so many women includedI feel like this was just not put together too well The writings were categorised into groups such as epiphany discovering feminism and I almost wish they weren t Grouping discussions like this so closely together just made it soundepetitive with similar thoughts and topics being covered within 20 pages over and over again It kind of felt like each woman had free eign to write what she wanted egardless of its place in the collection which in some cases is fab but not when the book covers certain topics The Magistrates' Court: An Introduction (Fifth Edition) repeatedly Maybe it needed curating some or even just spread out in a slightly different waybut it uickly became a tad monotonous which breaks my heart to sayALong with that this book is advertised as a collection of essays but iteally eally isn t Some of them are essays sure But some are anecdotes some are fictional short stories some are simply lists of thing there s a andom poetry break halfway throughit made my brain hurt I couldn t wrap my head around what I was Nomadische Lebenswelten Und Zarische Politik: Der Aufstand In Zentralasien 1916 reading The writer and topic would switch every few pages and when the form switched too It sometimes took awhile for me to catch on to what I waseadingNow it s not all bad as negative as it sounds so far I did enjoy many of the writings As mentioned before the diversity is something I m intensely glad for in this book and it was definitely the topics The Crimson Thread: A Retelling of Rumpelstiltskin relating toace transgender experiences and lesser talked about topics like FGM that caught my attention I was eager to learn anything new to hear about things that are generally pushed aside by the media and society as a whole These topics typically took on a essay or anecdotal style which I much preferred and I can t help but think that this form is one of the best ways to make these women believe it or not feel like actual people Imagine that Shocker I knowUnfortunately it was just very hit and miss Some of the writings just went over my head entirely leaving me sat there thinking okbut why did I just The Dog Cancer Survival Guide: Full Spectrum Treatments to Optimize Your Dog's Life Quality and Longevity read that The end message of the book is to take action and push feminism and yet aftereading I m still not sure how Especially when a lot of the essays just No Beast So Fierce: The Terrifying True Story of the Champawat Tiger, the Deadliest Animal in History repeated a lot of what s shouted about on the internet already sowhat can I do beyond that I don t know Was I meant to know aftereading thisNow I will just say I m not new to Close to the Land: The Way We Lived in North Carolina, 1820-1870 reading about feminism and so that s probably contributing largely to my disappointment in this book I ve heard a lot of what s said in here before and while it s important to keep pushing these topics until something s sorted I was hoping for something hence my main interest coming from the intersectionality of this book As an introduction to feminism I do think this could be a fairly informative place to start so maybe I was just the wrong audience for it shrugsBUT THEN Here s where a lot of the contradictory thoughts start getting mixed upAs Jess pointed out in hereading vlog it feels like you can t criticise this book If you Berlayar di Pamor Badik re a feminist youe not allowed to You can t escape this book without the message of building other women up and supporting them instead of tearing them down as competition which I 100% get behind I mean we ve been pitted against each other forever No Soto then come away and criticise the large majority of a book that over 50 women worked towardshonestly it feels like blasphemy I feel like I m not allowed to criticise this book without being a bad feminist And maybe that s to do with my own thoughts than anything the book said but it did L. Munatius Plancus really push the idea of not criticising women But criticism is how we grown as people and nobodynothing is perfect So where s the loopholeI don t know It s a messy bunch of thought. 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 helpingeaders come to their own personal understanding of the wordFeminism has never been deeply and widely embraced and discussed but what exactly does the F word mean Here person. ,
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book would haveWould Have would have with A curating leading to a variety of specific topics Münchhausen's Pigtail, or Psychotherapy Reality rather than just generalised writings or B less people writing longer piecesStill it wasn t awful It would probably be a good introduction to feminism if youe wanting to ead into it or discover people hoping to take on a activist approach I personally was just expecting with less confusion Another difficult one to ate Feminists Don t Wear Pink carries such a valuable sentiment it s a fairly decent crash course in feminism it s so energetic It breaks my heart slightly to say that it misses the markThese are not essays Let s clarify that from the get go These entries are akin to anecdotes Of course this is not necessarily an issue the issue is that they vary so much in uality and elevance that they don t hang together particularly well as a collection There are incidents that I actually felt perpetuated some stereotypes and others that functioned only as filler materialThere are some isolated moments of sheer brilliance Jameela Jamil s Tell Him a wonderful call to arms for women looking to tackle misogyny in their own homes and the outstanding The Weaker Sex by Keira Knightley a powerful expos of motherhoodHere are some of my favourite sections for your enjoyment Don t get me wrong this isn t some poor boys appeal It s just that in my opinion it s as if men are ecruited young and brainwashed in order to be indoctrinated and manipulated into an oppressive patriarchal institution This is a call to arms for the women who have boys growing up in their houses We have a lot of work to undo All you have to do is tell him the truth Tell him what happened to us Kate Middleton had her baby the day after mine We stand and watch the TV screen She was out of hospital seven hours later with her face made up and high heels on The face the world wants to see Hide Hide our pain our bodies splitting our breasts leaking our hormones Migrant Resistance in Contemporary Europe raging Look beautiful look stylish don t show your battleground Kate Seven hours after your fight with life and death seven hours after your body breaks open and bloody screaming life comes out Don t show Don t tell Stand there with your girl and be shot by a pack of male photographers This stuff is easy It happens every day What s the big deal So does death you shit heads but you don t have to pretend that s easy Ugh it brings tears to my eyesI m so thankful for theelative diversity of experience it s a decent specimen of intersectional feminism I would however have liked to have heard from trans women in particularA book of honourable intentions but I d The Violinist and The Son of Redhead: Two Plays by Leonard Melfi recommend Chimamanda Ngozi Adiche s Dear Ijeawele for highly practical feminist advice This collection is however worth theead purely for the two contributions I have mentioned above 4 At a time when we are too often Fairy Tales are True: Silent Reach from the Dunes to the Khumba Mela reminded of what divides us there is common ground to be found when we share our stories Emma Watson This is an inspirational and powerful book in the time of MeToo and other movements and protests surrounding gender euality This book comprises a plethora of actors activists journalists and others of celebrity status on what Feminism means to them These essays are incredibly personal and each one uniue Each examines what feminism means to that one person and the closeness or contradictions the individual feels and faces within the feminist movement This was a great book as it brought together essays from a number of women from diverse backgrounds with an acknowledgment of experiences of intersectional feminism black feminismidentity ableism trans women This book was divided into sections to focus on certain elements of the journey of feminism epiphany anger joy poetry action education and furthereading This book also provided suggestions for further Galaxies in the Universe: An Introduction reading a nod to Our Shared Shelf and your own personal writing space to focus on your own thought and think of your own journey with feminism My favourite parts of the book included the Education section and Furthereading I loved the Education section as it provided a comprehensible account of the waves of feminism and groups that had formed and taken action throughout the years In addition this book also provided statistics the advantages of euality in women s education and work and studies on the colour pink which I loved as I am interested in dataI would Dying to Be Ill: True Stories of Medical Deception recommend this to a number of people as it is very current in describing the different elements of feminism and incorporates so many topicselevant to the movement FGM periods motherhood weight and many Climate Change The most cost effective and practical ways to combat it are the education of girls and women s Octavio's Journey reproductiveights This book needed half the essays but at twice the length each In its current form it ends up as a collection of punchy but ultimately dissatisfying soundbites The proof is only around 60 pages. Al 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 focusPublished in partnership with Girl Up the UN Foundation's adolescent girl campaign contributors include Holly. Americana: The Kinks, the Riff, the Road: The Story range of women I m currently trying to educate myself on modern issues including feminismacial bias etc and this was the perfect first step The lies we have been told about feminism have been fed to us to hold us back from a movement that is actually for everyone I absolutely loved most of the essays in this I felt inspired and loved how intersectional most of the essays were There were some that were not inclusive of trans and non cisgender people which was disappointing Overall I eally loved and *learnt from a lot of the essays and would definitely ecommend ittw ape transphobia This book was truly *from a lot of the essays and would definitely ecommend ittw Bipedal, By Pedal: Confidential Mad Libs rape transphobia This book was truly and I feel like it has opened my eyes perhaps a little wider to what feminism means to someather amazing women We all have our own definition of feminism and exactly what it means to us We all have different ways of acting on it if one does at all We all fight the patriarchy in our own individual waysThis book contains thoughts essays and poetry from some truly motivational and frankly fucking amazing women Many topics are covered here such as sexism the history of the waves of feminism misogyny the patriarchy and one I found to be most interesting periods Yes that s Lost Treasure right the menstrual cycle The cyclea that women have through no choice of their own yet apparently through the Government s eyes we should be taxed on tampons and sanitary towels as they are a luxurious item than say chocolate digestives I cannot understand that in the slightest It makes absolutely no sense This book is here to tell anyone that they can be exactly who they want to be This book is not about man hating women that want to go out burning bra s in protest The accounts in this book are veryeal beautiful and thought provoking and it makes me proud as hell to be a feminist Who says feminists can t wear pink What a wonderful way to kick off the new year with a great book like thisThis book is a collection of personal essays written by a multitude of brave clever strong passionate women Some of them you might know before you start Victorian Fashions: A Pictorial Archive, 965 Illustrations reading like Kiera Knightly Emma Watson and Kat Dennings others you will want to know aftereading their story Each essay is a personal story of what feminism means to the individual womanThese stories are wonderful because they are Jack and the Beanstalk: Ladybird First Favourite Tales real They are amazing because they are so diverse They are marvellous because they made me feel I was crying laughing angered and hopeful all the way through this book In all honesty this book has left me sort of speechless I have always been a supporter of euality and have myself been on theeceiving end of sexism and misogyny but with this book my eyes were truly opened After Captain Corellis Mandolin reading this I am filled with an urgent desire to actually go out and do something about these wrongs To teach my nephews to treat women with theepsect they deserve To yell back at the man making kissing noises at me while I walk past him on the street To share my own story just to help enlighten all of those still in the darkBut first I will encourage all to Landscapes of the Chinese Soul read this book men and women alike Grab this bookead it and learn from it FOLLOW MY BLOG FOR MORE BOOK GOODNESS I have a mission to create a world of book lovers Will you help me Seriously YES to everything in this wonderful feminist collection As pointed out in the introduction Feminists Don t Wear Pink isn t an academic collection of feminist essays but a collection of essays thoughts poetry etc on all kinds of topics by all kinds of badass women It s about intersectionality it covers the history of the waves of feminism also pointing out the less beautiful aspects of the history of feminism such as Landscapes of the Chinese Soul: The Enduring Presence of the Cultural Revolution racism it talks about periods and about answering the most asked and often dumb uestions about feminism by boysmen in a very funny way I might add It s about what feminism is to many different women and what it definitely is not There are beautiful essays about motherhood onaising sons and daughters It covers sexism the patriarchy misogyny and well basically everything and so much I can t think of ight now This book is specifically aimed at young adults teaching them that they can be whatever they want to be and letting them know that feminism is a lot but one thing it definitely isn t a dirty word that describes man hating women who burn bras and every other stereotype you can think of Don t be put off by me saying it is aimed at young adults Feminists Don t Wear Pink in my humble opinion is an amazing collection that everyone should buy and ead I listened to the audiobook but I m definitely going to buy a physical copy because I find this one of these Media, Mobilization and the Umbrella Movement rare books that I have to add to my bookshelf because it is just such a gem. Wood superstars like Saoirse Ronan activists like Alicia Garza a founder of Black Lives Matter and even fictional icons such as Bridget JonesEvery woman has a differentoute 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 sa.