Feminists Don't Wear Pink (and other lies): Amazing women on what the F-word means to them
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It is a very intersectional read and included experiences from so many different women and I loved that about it. Let’s hear from the teachers and students, how do we address complex issues of feminism and culture? This book comprises a plethora of actors, activists, journalists and others of "celebrity" status on what Feminism means to them.
However, while recycling is great, there also need to be bigger, systematic changes if we are to save the planet, such as stopping companies from polluting the oceans and discrediting the "climate denial" movement. However, I question the choice of placing their essays next to those of cis women singing about the intrinsic connection between periods and womanhood, with absolutely no context or analysis. As you are reading this, you are either a full-on feminist or thinking about it" ( Be a fun feminist - Nimco Ali p. She has had work published in The Guardian, The Telegraph, The Times, Vogue and a number of other online and offline magazines and newspapers.In many countries oppression is still openly practiced and women across the globe are still refused the most basic of rights. And moreover, I consider myself an inclusive feminist and this book was definitely aiming for inclusive feminism as well. Stigma itulah yang coba untuk dikupas dan dibahas oleh beberapa aktivis kesetaraan gender dalam buku ini.
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 more (hence my main interest coming from the intersectionality of this book). 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 racism), it talks about periods, and about answering the most asked (and often dumb) questions about feminism by boys/men (in a very funny way I might add).Maybe it's about being a woman in her truth, fighting for her cause, her dreams, her vision and doing it exactly as she sees fit.
Feminists truly believe that if we lived in a world without gender-based oppression, we'd all be so much happier - so, even if you're only joining for purely selfish reasons, we'd love to have you as part of the gang! It became an event, with me buddy reading this with my friend Jess and setting time aside in my hectic uni reading schedule to make sure I read it. Some of the writings just went over my head entirely, leaving me sat there thinking “ok…but why did I just read that? Each examines what feminism means to that one person and the closeness or contradictions the individual feels and faces within the feminist movement. Like I said, I think it's a great introduction to feminism, but as I already knew quite a bit about that topic, I wanted to learn more new things and I didn't.
There are in-depth essays from prevalent activists such as Jameela Jamil, on bringing up a boy in a feminist world, and Trisha Shetty on being fuelled by anger and a desperation for equality. 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 collection. So…to then come away and criticise the large majority of a book that over 50 women worked towards…honestly it feels like blasphemy.