Brilliant, hysterical, truthful and real. These essays illuminate the path for our future female leaders., Reese Witherspoon As a feminist who loves pink, I give this brilliant book of essays an enthusiastic "YES", Mindy Kaling We advise placing a copy in the hands of every girl (and guy) you know, Red Magazine From Scarlett's captivating and grounding introduction to angry tales of personal experiences ... this book has a bit of everything. I guarantee you'll end up reading the full, illuminating collection, and you'll possibly finish it knowing more about your own personal stance than you imagined., Glamour.co.uk This collection of essays curated by writer Scarlett Curtis is a call-to-arms that allows us to unpick what it means to be a feminist in a safe space. It's not trying to be the definitive book on feminism but it will keep the conversation going L-O-U-D-L-Y., Stylist.co.uk Wonderfully candid, often funny and absolutely necessary, a triumphant rallying call to young women, The Observer Often funny, sometimes surprising and always inspiring... this diverse anthology of fresh feminist voices will speak to everyone., Sheerluxe --Este texto se refiere a la edición hardcover.. Scarlett Curtis is a writer, journalist, blogger and activist. She curated the Sunday Times bestselling Feminists Don't Wear Pink and other lies, which won the National Book Award 2018. She is the co-founder of The Pink Protest and in 2018 worked on the campaign to end period poverty in the UK.She has had work published in The Guardian, The Telegraph, The Times, Vogue and a number of other online and offline magazines and newspapers. 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. --Este texto se refiere a la edición hardcover.. ________The Sunday Times BestsellerNational Book Awards - Young Adult Book of the Year 2018!"Brilliant, hysterical, truthful and real. These essays illuminate the path for our future female leaders." - Reese Witherspoon"As a feminist who loves pink, I give this brilliant book of essays an enthusiastic "YES"" - Mindy Kaling"A refreshing and honest celebration of all that it means to be a woman today." - Fearne Cotton You need this book. Funny, powerful and personal writing by women, for women, about what the F word means to them.Every woman has a different story to tell. Reading them all in one book might just change your life.New pink feminists are being announced every week - follow @feminists on Instagram to find out more! Keira Knightley - Gemma Arterton - Bridget Jones (by Helen Fielding) - Saoirse Ronan - Dolly Alderton - Karen Gillan - Alicia Garza - Jameela Jamil - Kat Dennings - Nimco Ali - Beanie Feldstein - Olivia Perez - Amika George - Evanna Lynch - Akilah Hughes - Tanya Burr - Grace Campbell - Alison Sudol - Elyse Fox - Charlie Craggs - Rhyannon Styles - Skai Jackson - Tasha Bishop - Lolly Adefope - Bronwen Brenner - Dr Alaa Murabit - Trisha Shetty - Jordan Hewson - Amy Trigg - Em Odesser - Emi Mahmoud - Lydia Wilson - Swati SharmaMore praise for Feminists Don't Wear Pink: "Pick it up and read one story from your favourite columnist or actress, but I guarantee you'll end up reading the full, illuminating collection, and you'll possibly finish it knowing more about your own personal stance than you imagined." - Glamour.co.uk"This collection of essays curated by writer Scarlett Curtis is a call-to-arm that allows us to unpick what it means to be a feminist in a safe space." - Stylist.co.uk"We advise placing a copy in the hands of every girl (and guy) you know." - Red Magazine**Published in partnership with Girl Up, the UN women's foundation, royalties will benefit this amazing charity**
Diversidad de contenido y de estilos Este libro recoge una serie de ensayos escritos por mujeres sobre el feminismo, su interpretación, su acción, su historia... Hay ensayos que te gustan más y otros menos. Ensayos con los que estás de acuerdo y con los que no. Ensayos que cuentas historias donde te ves reflejada. Ensayos que te enseñan. Están escritos en estilos muy distintos, unos serás más de tu agrado que otros. Con todo esto, es un libro que se lee rápido y que te aporta algo.
Wear pink, wear blue, wear whatever you want to What is Feminism for you? 52 women write about what Feminism is for them, what it means to be a feminist, how they found out that they were feminists and how it changed their lives. In addition, at the end of the book there are some blank pages where you can explain what it means to you to be a feminist, or what the concept “Feminism” means to you, or to just write a story you've lived that involves Feminism. Personally, I’m still not sure what Feminism means to me, it’s so many things that I still have to order and sort them, to know exactly what it means and what it is for me. But while we discover it it’s good to know that we’re not alone, that there will always be women by our side to help us go through this journey. This book is far from being an essay about feminism, but sometimes you don’t need philosophical or sociological essays to learn and to know what Feminism is, sometimes what you need is to live it yourself, to experiment it, to discover it by yourself or by listening to your girlfriends, your mother, your aunt, your cousin, your sister’s stories. Sometimes it’s better to know your own feminism and to be it, because the essays might show you some shades of Feminism, but to truly understand something you have to go through it, to live it. With that, I’m not trying to tear down all the Feminism essays, they can be interesting and educative, and they are the base of the movement, but reading them is not a must to become a real feminist. If you’re a woman, if you want equality above all, if you want all the voices to be heard, then hey, you’re a feminist, welcome to the movement! Because the future is not male, and of course the future is not female, the future is equal. One of the many things I’ve learned and realized by reading this book is the fact that women by nature are not smarter than men, we just have to be. Women have to work twice as hard as men to be heard, to be seen, we have to demonstrate that we really deserve what we want, what we’re fighting for, on every step we take to our goal. And all because of that glass ceiling the patriarchy has built. But we’re strong enough to break it, we only need to stay together and push at the same time, and that ceiling will break into a thousand million pieces no man will be able to rebuild. “Acknowledge that the patriarchy is a cult that so many of us have been enrolled without our consent and de-programming may take a while.” ― Dolly Alderton We’re all together in this fight, so stay united and don’t let anyone destroy what many generations of feminists have been fighting for. We deserve equality, we want our voices to be heard, don’t let anyone silence us now.
Inspiring, witty and relatable - finally, a feminist book that I can get behind! As a girl I went to a highly academic all-girls school in Oxford and I traversed my teenage years fed up of with feminism. The 'girls are better than boys' and 'down with the patriarchy' -flavored spiel that underpinned on average at least two of our three weekly assemblies really didn't sit right with me - the men in my life were lovely and there was never any suggestion that I would be any less successful than my male counterparts so what was all the fuss about? Coupled with the fact that I was surrounded by brilliant-minded girls, well on their way to academic and professional success, I don't think I ever really believed that sexism was a real issue in the UK. Simply put, I had a privileged upbringing. Fast-forward a couple of years to an internship I did in London with an events company (who I won't name) and BANG, there it was. Cold-blooded sexism. Case number one Manager: Can anybody help me use the staple gun to put up these posters? *All three female interns raise their hands* Manager: (Looks around. Sees girls offering to help. Turns to only male intern who is busy doing something else) Denis, come and help me with this. Case number two Boy intern's job description: Organising bar stock, arranging schedule for performers, stock take, security etc. Girl intern's job descriptions: Stand by the door and look pretty. Case number three I get (literally) cornered by two very drunk, older men while working. They ask me to join them after the event. I politely decline. They corner me in more tightly and ask again. I politely decline again. They keep pressing me for another 10 minutes. Eventually I catch the eye of the manager, who can clearly see how distressed I am. He does nothing. Finally, the men leave (bored of pestering and getting thirsty). My manager came up to me five minutes later and asked me "What's with the resting bitch-face?" I explain about the two men and he tells me that I should have agreed to go out with them. Now I know these aren't the most appalling cases of sexism by any means, but this all happened within three days (I quit the internship thereafter) and it was a total shock to me that this kind of stuff REALLY HAPPENS. Sexism is real, and it exists EVERYWHERE. I know this because it continued to happen in my first full-time job in bar (where it was especially bad) and then later in what my mother would describe as my first 'serious job' for a well-respected company. 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. I don't hate men. I don't believe 'at home mums' should feel ashamed or like they are somehow lesser women for not having full-blown careers and I don't want to walk around bra-less, wearing tampons as earrings. But I loved about this book and I loved it for the total lack of any of that stuff that I just can't relate to. There was no man-bashing, no listing of all the terrible things the patriarchy has ever done, but a simple message: women should be able to do anything they want without being judged and they shouldn't be ashamed of the things that go hand-in-hand with womanhood. So if you're a bit of a feminism virgin like me, or if you're still forming your opinions (I am!) then this is a great, accessible way to kick-off your research. I really hope that the message in this book will influence this new wave of feminism and I highly recommend this book for all girls, everywhere! Plus there's a fab reading list at the back so it gets bonus points for that, because who doesn't need more book recommendations?!
Gloriously fun, accessible, and inclusive I love this book. It is essential reading for everyone, especially if they have preconceptions about feminism. It's a down-to-earth, funny, inclusive and non-judgmental exploration of what feminism means to many different people. It is clear that there is no one route to feminism, and there is no "right way" to do it - people find their own path in their own way, and feel free to wear pink while doing so! There is no preachiness in sight here - it is just "this is my way, your way is cool too". I laughed out loud at several points, especially the bit to do with the period pants near the beginning!
A great thought provoking read! I was expecting the book to be a little larger in size to be honest. It arrived with dusty patches on the cover which thankfully went after a quick scrub. The book is split up into loads of different sections so that you get to hear from a great array of women. Some I agreed with more than others (Which i suppose is the whole point of the book - finding your own feelings on the topic of feminism) The first third of the book I thought was amazing!! I almost found myself waving the book in the air shouting in agreement. The second third was a little less thought provoking and the last third was simply disappointing. There are a number of poems included which I personally didn't take to. I found myself skipping a few sections as they were boring and space fillers. However over all the book was really enjoyable. It was read cover to cover in a few days which is credit to the stories inside. Here's hoping my friend loves it as much as I did (yes - of course I shared the book with the other feminist in my life!)
Definitely worth a read This book was truly motivational, and I feel like it has opened my eyes perhaps a little wider, to what feminism means to some rather amazing women. We all have our own definition of feminism, and exactly what it means to us. We all have different ways of acting on it, if one does at all. We all fight the patriarchy in our own individual ways. This book contains thoughts, essays and poetry from some truly motivational and frankly, amazing women. Many topics are covered here, such as sexism, the history of the waves of feminism, misogyny, the patriarchy and one I found to be most interesting, periods. Yes, that's right, the menstrual cycle. The cycleqa that women have through no choice of their own, yet apparently, through the Government's eyes, we should be taxed on tampons and sanitary towels as they are a more luxurious item than say, chocolate digestives. I cannot understand that, in the slightest. It makes absolutely no sense. This book is here, to tell anyone, that they can be exactly who they want to be. This book is not about man hating women that want to go out burning bra's in protest. The accounts in this book are very real, beautiful and thought provoking, and it makes me proud as hell to be a feminist.(written by my daughter who read the book)
Honest, hilarious and open, a space for exploration. I feel like we have all at some point walked away from an important conversation because we felt overwhelmed by our lack of knowledge. “Feminists Don’t Wear Pink” is a safe haven. Honest, hilarious and open, a space for exploration.
Feminism for everyone This book is a great compilation of different women’s experience of feminism and just simply being women. Each essay is different and thought provoking, and accessible. Can heartily recommend.
Can be heavy going There are a few points in the book where the writers say you don't have to be female to be a feminist. But there are way more points where readers are assumed to be female and that makes it tough to engage. I know there's massive irony in a "privileged" white male feeling excluded but I feel there is some alienation going on here. And, just as I don't need to be a polar bear to support arctic wildlife, nor a tree to be concerned about the rainforest, I think we all need to get on the same path to change the patriarchy. Fragmentation will only destroy our chances, not the status quo.
Must-read A brilliant collection of essays from some intelligent modern women, speaking about how issues surrounding feminism and the patriarchy have affected them and those around them. I loved it, with my personal highlight being the entry by Kiera Knightley. Everyone should read this book. Show it to your daughters, yes, but also to your husbands, sons, brothers, fathers, and everyone who should know how it is to be a woman in this day and age. The patriarchy affects everyone, not just self confessed feminists, so this book is for everyone!
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