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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But arguing "feminism needs to do more for men" and contributing little else (while overlooking the broader picture of men and feminism) does nothing for anyone.

In many countries oppression is still openly practiced and women across the globe are still refused the most basic of rights. This week's episode was recorded live at one of Scarlett's favourite places on earth - Latitude Festival! So…to then come away and criticise the large majority of a book that over 50 women worked towards…honestly it feels like blasphemy.As mentioned before, the diversity is something I’m intensely glad for in this book, and it was definitely the topics relating to race, transgender experiences and lesser talked about topics (like FGM) that caught my attention. I really appreciated the balance that was achieved between very informative parts and other parts that narrated more biographical and personal experiences. However, I strongly believe that the reason behind ending (for example) period poverty, should not be "because periods are magical and make us women". She is a contributing editor for The Sunday Times Style newspaper titled The Generation Z Hit List; her job is essentially to watch TV, google things and listen to podcasts and she really can't imagine anything better. Now don't get me wrong, it's in no way my intention to belittle these women or invalidate the experiences they share.

As a disabled black woman, the conversation with Lena Dunham in particular reminded me why I’m wary of (and ultimately stopped) listening to feminist content by white women. 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 helping readers come to their own personal understanding of the word. I would recommend this to a number of people as it is very current in describing the different elements of feminism and incorporates so many topics relevant to the movement- FGM, periods, motherhood, weight, and many more! Some of the essays didn't even really seem to be directly about feminism at all, but rather on only tangentially related issues--for example, the reason why the cover of this book is a specific shade of pink. The introduction states that "This book is hopefully here to show you that being a feminist isn't quite what you thought it was" ( p.But, because periods don't affect men and we live in a deeply patriarchal world, they are shrouded in shame and apology. 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 ! However, despite this I've still to this day been wary of putting my name next to any feminist material because of the man-hating, bra-burning stigma that so often seems to go hand in hand with descriptions of the average feminist. She curated the Sunday Times bestselling Feminists Don't Wear Pink and other lies , which won the National Book Award 2018.



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