Thursday, November 17, 2016

How To Be A Woman by Caitlin Moran

How To Be A Woman
by Caitlin Moran
narrated by author

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Published: 2011
Publisher: Ebury
Genre: Feminism, Memoir, Humor
Paperback: 320 pages
Rating: 5

First sentence(s):
Wolverhampton, April 5, 1988
Here I am, on my 13th birthday. I am running. I'm running from the Yobs.

1913 - Suffragette throws herself under the King's horse.
1969 - Feminists storm Miss World.
Now - Caitlin Moran rewrites "The Female Eunuch" from a bar stool and demands to know why pants are getting smaller. There's never been a better time to be a woman: we have the vote and the Pill, and we haven't been burnt as witches since 1727. However, a few nagging questions do remain...

Why are we supposed to get Brazilians?
Should you get Botox?
Do men secretly hate us?
What should you call your vagina?
Why does your bra hurt?
And why does everyone ask you when you're going to have a baby?

Part memoir, part rant, Caitlin Moran answers these questions and more in "How To Be A Woman" - following her from her terrible 13th birthday ('I am 13 stone, have no friends, and boys throw gravel at me when they see me') through adolescence, the workplace, strip-clubs, love, fat, abortion, TopShop, motherhood and beyond.


My two-bits:

Contemporary perspective on feminism with a humorous touch.

Some women's issues continue to prevail which this book lays out along with personal stories as examples.

This is one of those books that creates a certain awareness to guide in life conduct and living.


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