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If ever I could write a book of my thoughts and have them read out beautifully, it would be this. I now feel excited and optimistic and not alone about the future of feminism. Brilliant!
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Walter’s main thesis is that sexism is a self-fulfilling prophecy and stereotypical gender roles, with all the associated inequality, stem from learnt and reinforced behaviour. She spends most of the book labouring that point from various angles whilst criticising those who favour a more fatalistic or genetic reasoning for gender roles and behaviours. The comes across as a sob story and lacks enough attack to get the revolutionary juices flowing. Dull.
If you're a woman, you need this book. I'm much aware there's misconception growing about what beauty should be. Shamely most of the concepts are installed by advertisements or movies or any kind of digital ntertainment in 21 century. I long this kind of book so I could have reliable source when I come to discussion with my daughter.
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Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?
Yes as it is a very important perspective in the fight for equality
What did you like best about this story?
That towards the end there was a particukar focus on the negative impact of gender stereotypes on men as well as women.
What didn’t you like about Anna Bentinck’s performance?
Narrator sounds haughty and puts on 'silly, girly' voices for the women in the book who are glamour girls, strippers, or just not helping themselves in the case for true freedom. A bit disrepectful I felt although possibly accurate.
If this book were a movie would you go see it?
Any additional comments?
A male narrator would have been brilliant. Brilliant evidence presented but part of me wonders if it isn't twisted a bit just like those she is criticising - 'we find what we expect'.
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