For the purposes of this piece, however, I am going to choose Shrill by the American writer and activist Lindy West.
Shrill is a collection of essays that deals with topics such as fat-shaming, gender politics, abortion, online trolling and rape jokes.
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It’s a compelling, well-argued book about issues that many assume are resolved for women, but Solnit’s writing proves we still have a long way to go.
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“Violence doesn't have a race, a class, a religion or nationality, but it does have a gender”, she says, who believes violence is always authoritarian and based on someone saying ‘I have the right to control you”.
In “Ferite a Morte” (Wounded to Death) project, she examines how 66,000 women are killed annually by Femicide.
Most women are already dropped out; they were never in.” In the meantime, accelerationist “SCUM is too impatient to wait for the de-brainwashing of millions of assholes,” but exhorts us all, women and men, to join “the unwork force, the fuckup force”.
As Margaret Atwood is said to have said, “Men are afraid that women will laugh at them: women are afraid that men will kill them.” From abortion rights to trolling, feminism is a serious business, and one of its sad ironies is that feminists must pay more, not less attention to men.“There are so many books that provide great introductions to feminism, for women and men,” says Ivana Bacik.“Books like Simone de Beauvoir’s The Second Sex, Betty Friedan’s Feminine Mystique, Marilyn French’s The Women’s Room, Edna O’Brien’s Girl with Green Eyes and many more, all helped to shape my own feminist views” Stuck for something new to read?Jennifer O’Connell How To Be A Woman by Caitlin Moran I’m not into revenge.There will be no “Six thousand years of patriarchal oppression and a 14 percent pay gap, you say? Here’s a copy of St Therese of Lisieux’s Story of a Soul for your troubles.” And so my first thought, when asked to recommend a book I would urge men to read, was that the book would be Caitlin Moran’s How To Be A Woman.Moran can wrest belly laughs from even the bleakest situations, from giving birth, to the time the guy she spent “two years pining after like crack cocaine” asked whether her nickname at school was “Fatty”. It was “Fatso”.) She demystifies feminism, explaining that it is “simply the belief that women should be as free as men” and that “most sexism is down to men being accustomed to us being the losers.” Her rule of thumb for detecting whether something is sexist is simple and – I have found – incredibly useful: “You can tell ..