Review | Friday 29 February 2008
This is not a new concept. Writing about feminism and women’s place in our society and where it has gone wrong has been done so many times before. Remonstrant in some ways of the great The Female Eunuch, this is fiery, rather than academic. It is aimed at all women, rather then those already waving the flag – and you do learn a lot about Emily and her life, growing up post the ‘feminist revolution.’
There were times where I laughed out loud and times when I groaned in recognition at her definitions. As the title suggests, this book examines stereotypical definitions of females, why they occurred and why they shouldn’t. This is a bold book that examines being a woman right now. Would I give this book to my Gran? Absolutely. To my daughter? Well, I would hope she would not need to read this, but maybe to her friends?