Feminists Don't Wear Pink (and other lies): Amazing women on what the F-word means to them
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In February 2017 she began writing a weekly column for The Sunday Times Style titled The Generation Z Hit List. This book was divided into sections to focus on certain elements of the journey of feminism: epiphany; anger; joy; poetry; action; education; and further reading. Some of them you might know before you start reading - like Kiera Knightly, Emma Watson and Kat Dennings - others you will want to know after reading their story! Salah satu tulisan di dalam memberikan gambaran yang jelas apa yang bisa saja terjadi ketika anak-anak remaja putri itu dimasukkan ke sekolah ketimbang langsung dinikahkan begitu saja kepada pria yang bersedia membayar mahal. Because so many women of different backgrounds and with different identities contributed to this anthology, it's a great introductory read that never lectures the reader or imposes a one-sided idea on them of what feminism should be.
Ada pula yang bertutur bagaimana mereka terinspirasi dari kekuatan dan ketangguhan ibu mereka dalam memposisikan peran wanita di masyarakat. I say this with sincerest respect (because I see the host means well) but this podcast embodies more signalling of progressivism, intersectionality and inclusivity than it actually has the capacity for challenging and urgent conversations about issues affecting women from all walks of life. But some are anecdotes, some are fictional short stories, some are simply lists of thing, there’s a random poetry break halfway through…it made my brain hurt.It would probably be a good introduction to feminism if you’re wanting to read more into it or discover people hoping to take on a more activist approach.
I loved being able to see feminism through a variety of perspectives from a wide range of women - I’m currently trying to educate myself more on modern issues including feminism, racial bias etc and this was the perfect first step ! The most cost- effective and practical ways to combat it are the education of girls, and women's reproductive rights. It was good to see how inclusive it was, but I would still very much recommend reading it with a critical eye (not that you shouldn't always do that). Beberapa aktivitas mengkorelasikan perjuangan keadilan gender melalui pengalaman pribadinya sehingga mereka tergerak untuk ikut menyuarakan hal tersebut. My main issue with this book is the feminism espoused by many of the entries is extremely individualistic: how they have been impacted by sexism and how they've been liberated by feminism.And maybe that’s more to do with my own thoughts than anything the book said, but it did really push the idea of not criticising women.
For example, feminists (and women in general) do talk to their sons about sexism - perhaps now more than ever. In addition, this book also provided statistics (the advantages of equality in women's education and work) and studies (on the colour pink!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. As pointed out in the introduction, Feminists Don't Wear Pink isn't an academic collection of feminist essays, but a collection of essays, thoughts, poetry, etc.