2017/06/26

BOOK REVIEW:
EVERYDAY SEXISM BY LAURA BATES

Title: Everyday Sexism
Author: Laura Bates
Published: 2014
Language: English
Pages: 416
Rating: 4/5


Summary:
Starting as a website where people could share their stories of daily and normalised sexism, the Everyday Sexism project became a viral sensation and this book is a collection of stories and discussions on feminism and its still very relevant position in todays society.


Review:
This was a powerful book to read.

I felt I was pretty prepared for what this book was going to offer, but it did definitely offer up new thoughts and discussions around certain themes. There's also something formidable in seeing all of these issues condensed into a little over four hundred pages - it's a bit of a punch in the gut, whether you were aware of all of it before reading this or not. It's painful and heartbreaking to read, but so very important.

One of the things I like the most about this book is that it puts into words a lot of things I think, but am unable to express. The author is good at arguing for the cause, at explaining where people are coming from and to get her point across. It's also funny in certain parts, but it's always clever - the funny parts just highlights the ridiculousness of certain things.

It's a tough book to get through, but one worth ploughing your way through nonetheless. I would say it's worth the read for everyone, and I think it would be especially eye-opening to people who still believe feminism is unnecessary or that "women are just overreacting."
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