Genre: Feminism

How to Build a Girl by Caitlin Moran

How to Build a Girl by Caitlin Moran

Posted February 11, 2018 in Reviews // 1 Comment

  “Explaining why you love something is one of the most important jobs on earth.” Well. Now because of this book I take an immense extra pleasure in discussing a good novel.  A good book wraps you up in a warm, cozy blanket and gives you magnificent hot cocoa and homemade chocolate cookies and says in that soft, familiar voice: “I love you.” How to Build a Girl by Caitlin Moran punches you in the face with a dildo and makes you listen to The Cure on repeat until either your brain explodes or you are in love.  It is […]

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Rejected Princesses by Jason Porath

Rejected Princesses by Jason Porath

Posted October 12, 2017 in Reviews // 16 Comments

  I finally finished this book and I wish I had more. I’ve been slowly making my way through this book all year and I want everyone who reads this review to know:  it’s not because of the book.  I struggle through essays and short story collections.  This isn’t because they are horrible.  It’s because they’re missing a consistent plot line.  As far as short stories go?  Rejected Princesses is awesome. I want to throw a little love at Jason Porath. Jason Porath is, in his own words, “A straight white dude from Kentucky.”  He’s not a likely candidate to […]

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The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood

The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood

Posted September 2, 2017 in Reviews // 0 Comments

  I found The Handmaid’s Tale terrifying and incredible. “We slept in what had once been the gymnasium.”   Offred lives in a world where her name no longer matters.  She is no longer considered a person – she has no right to hold property, choose her own clothing, read, use body lotion, or love.  Offred is an object,  but she remembers the time before.  She remembers her friends, her mother, her husband, her daughter.  She is not supposed to remember.  Offred, like all other women, is to forget her humanity and embrace her new role in life – to breed. […]

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