How to be a Woman by Caitlin Moran

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RATING: 4.5/5

BLURB: “It’s a good time to be a woman; we have the vote and the Pill, and we haven’t been burnt as witches since 1727. However, a few nagging questions do remain…Why are we supposed to get Brazilians? Should we use Botox? Do men secretly hate us? And why does everyone ask you when you’re going to have a baby?”

REVIEW: I absolutely loved this book. It amazes me how Moran can take so many serious, taboo topics and turn them into hilarious anecdotes and life advice, all the while proving to us that these subjects – including sex, menstruation, pornography -should not be taboo at all, but should be discussed freely and openly. Whilst discussing topics such as these, and numerous others, Moran is constantly demonstrating to the reader that the way we view many of these things is heavily controlled and influenced by the patriarchal attitudes of our society. I have prided myself on being a feminist for years now, and it was such a refreshing change to read a book where the author had exactly the same views as me on so many matters of everyday life – particularly pornography – and was not afraid to be firm in her belief in these views. Moran’s writing is witty, engaging, thought-provoking and often hilarious, and I would state that this is the book every modern woman – and every self-respecting man – should read.

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