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Feminists Don't Wear Pink (and other lies): Amazing women on what the F-word means to them

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Scarlett chats to her guests about being a 'minority', single parent families and sexism in the comedy world. I hope feminism can do this for me and you and the young women growing up in this climate, and for men - especially for men - who are not adept at embodying their feelings and their truth, and who need women to lead by example and give permission. In February 2017 she began writing a weekly column for the Sunday Times’ Style magazine titled The Generation Z Hit List and is now Contributing Editor.

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. The content is modern and inclusive too, feminism is not exclusive to gender issues anymore; it its directly connected to issues of race, ethnicity, faith, sexuality and class.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. It is a very intersectional read and included experiences from so many different women and I loved that about it. Side note: this also confuses me as Jamil seems to be suggesting that years of sexism and oppression are mainly due to men being scared of periods? Now don't get me wrong, it's in no way my intention to belittle these women or invalidate the experiences they share. This book comprises a plethora of actors, activists, journalists and others of "celebrity" status on what Feminism means to them.

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?But it's very much Feminism 101, and even though I fully believe being an inclusive feminist is an ongoing process, this book was a little too basic for me at times. Feminists don’t wear pink covers a wide basis: gender equality, sexual abuse and harassment, ‘slut’ and body-shaming, economic inequality, gender wage gap, workplace inequality, objectification, domestic abuse, child marriage, sexual slavery and prostitution, disability, ‘likeability’ and underrepresentation, particularly in politics, just to name a few. At a time when we are too often reminded of what divides us, there is common ground to be found when we share our stories. 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. 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!

This book is great at highlighting the everyday issues and situations that arise in the life of a female while also touching on the more heavy and uncomfortable feminist conversations. This was a great book as it brought together essays from a number of women from diverse backgrounds, with an acknowledgment of experiences of intersectional feminism; black feminism/identity, ableism, trans-women. Compiled of essays by women from a huge variety of backgrounds, from Hollywood actresses to teenage activists, writing about what being a woman means to them. Because periods don’t affect men and we live in a deeply patriarchal world, they are shrouded in shame and apology.In many countries oppression is still openly practiced and women across the globe are still refused the most basic of rights. What it should all boil down to is the most fundamental fact of life, we are all thinking, feeling, breathing humans, none with greater or more deserved power than any other. I want it to be illegal to discriminate, and legislation to be put in place that makes it pointless to discriminate.

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