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The Beauty Myth
3.89
it was ok
Jesus, I FINALLY finished this book... UGH.

I feel like I have been extremely negative about the last few books I've reviewed, so it's a shame that thi
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Sep 20, 2008
Sep 09, 2008
 
The Guy's Guide to Feminism
3.51
it was ok
Obviously I'm not the target audience here, being both a girl and mostly beyond the 'Feminism 101' part of my life. But the book was cheap for the Kin ...more
Mar 2012
Mar 14, 2012
 
Bitch: In Praise of Difficult Women
3.34
liked it
Good sweet Jesus this book is... strange. I have read this at least once before and really enjoyed it. Since then I have read more by Wurtzel - specif ...more
Nov 23, 2008
Nov 13, 2007
 
Manifesta: Young Women, Feminism, and the Future
3.70
it was ok
I didn't feel like this book charted a lot of new territory, though perhaps the original edition did 10 years ago. Despite the authors' claim that the ...more
Jun 15, 2011
Jun 06, 2011
 
Homeward Bound: Why Women are Embracing the New Domesticity
3.47
it was amazing
Alright, I didn't love this book as much as I loved the 2nd chapter, but I let it keep its 5th star. The chapter on DIY crafting and the Etsy culture ...more
Jul 14, 2013
Jul 15, 2013
 
Boobage
3.50
it was amazing
This was one of the very first indie comics I ever picked up, at my very first SPX. Little did I know that this introduction to autobio comics by a hi ...more
Sep 2007
Feb 28, 2013
 
Beyond Barbie and Mortal Kombat: New Perspectives on Gender and Gaming
3.75
really liked it
A 10 year update to From Barbie to Mortal Kombat, and basically a "where are we now" assessment of women in gaming. Many of the same contributors have ...more
Apr 2009
Mar 20, 2009
 
About Face: Women Write About What They See When They Look in the Mirror
3.54
it was ok
Meh. I need to remember that books of essays mean a lot of weak with a couple of 'huh' thought-provokers, and a couple I can relate to.

I struggle wit
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Feb 28, 2012
Feb 27, 2012
 
Little Girls in Pretty Boxes: The Making and Breaking of Title Gymnasts and Figure Skaters
3.85
liked it
Read this book again after excerpts of it were in one of the Best American Sports Writing books I read recently. It's quite dated, particularly becaus ...more
Apr 07, 2013
Mar 29, 2013
 
The Bunny Years: The Surprising Inside Story of the Playboy Clubs: The Women Who Worked as Bunnies and Where They Are Now
3.66
really liked it
SUPER fun accounts of working at the Playboy Clubs. Much of this book was a 'where are they now' style collection from various starlets, and a notably ...more
Aug 2009
Aug 19, 2009
 
To Be Real: Telling the Truth and Changing the Face of Feminism
3.80
liked it
Picked this up at Busboys and Poets on a whim - because I can't be trusted to 'kill time' at a bookstore, okay?

An essay collection by a diverse mix of
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Feb 03, 2013
Feb 11, 2013
 
The Good Body
3.67
it was ok
I'm having a tough time reviewing this one. Written by the woman who wrote the Vagina Monologues, I expected something similarly revelatory and moving ...more
Feb 06, 2012
Jan 23, 2008
 
Sin in the Second City: Madams, Ministers, Playboys, and the Battle for America's Soul
3.61
liked it
I had previously read Devil in the White City, so this was my second foray into Chicago history. Now I need one about gangsters. :-)

Pretty interesting
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Aug 16, 2008
Nov 20, 2007
 
Body Outlaws: Rewriting the Rules of Beauty and Body Image
3.89
really liked it
Definitely one of my more enjoyable feminist/body image reads. This is a collection of essays written by women of color, lesbians, strippers, and acad ...more
May 2009
May 02, 2009
 
Yes Please
3.80
really liked it
I made the mistake of reading a review before reading the book. The reviewer's issues with the book nagged me as I read and I think my opinion suffere ...more
Jan 2015
Jan 08, 2015
 
Labor of Love: The Story of One Man's Extraordinary Pregnancy
3.39
liked it
I'm an LGBT ally who struggles with the trans part of the equation. I've had a few un-positive (I wouldn't classify them as truly BAD) experiences wit ...more
Jul 2012
Jul 31, 2012
 
The Warrior Queens: The Legends and the Lives of the Women Who Have Led Their Nations in War
3.71
it was ok
I am trying to be a bit better about dropping books that I don't want to finish. I'm a little disappointed in this one since I generally enjoy Antonia ...more
May 20, 2013
May 16, 2013
 
Chicks Dig Comics: A Celebration of Comic Books by the Women Who Love Them
4.04
really liked it
This is the rare anthology where I liked almost every single essay. There were still some I enjoyed more than others, but most of the selections were ...more
Sep 20, 2012
Sep 13, 2012
 
Cinderella Ate My Daughter: Dispatches from the Frontlines of the New Girlie-Girl Culture
3.65
really liked it
I think this would have gotten a 5th star if I had a young daughter. But even as a casual Target shopper that walks through the toy section I can see ...more
Feb 11, 2011
Feb 05, 2011
 
Martha Jefferson Randolph, Daughter of Monticello: Her Life and Times
3.92
really liked it
I was totally enthralled in this biography of Thomas Jefferson's eldest daughter. I've spent a good chunk of my life surrounded by Jefferson - living ...more
Mar 08, 2013
Feb 27, 2013
 
Outrageous Acts and Everyday Rebellions
4.10
really liked it
I must have grown a bit in my feminist thinking because on a 2nd read (5 years later) I definitely gave the book another star. Some of the pieces held ...more
Nov 23, 2007
Oct 23, 2007
 
The Supergirls: Fashion, Feminism, Fantasy, and the History of Comic Book Heroines
3.76
really liked it
Knowing next to nothing about any of the female superheroes - past or present - I thought this book was really fascinating. I don't know much about su ...more
May 2012
May 04, 2012
 
The Face Behind The Veil
3.76
liked it
Definitely an interesting book, but not a particularly well-written one. A series of short biographies of American women and their relationship to Isl ...more
Sep 2009
Sep 12, 2009
 
Gender Outlaws: The Next Generation
4.04
liked it
I struggle with my own prejudice around transgendered people. I find it frustrating to deal with new pronouns and still can't wrap my head around non- ...more
Mar 07, 2012
Feb 15, 2011
 
Restless Virgins: Love, Sex, and Survival in Prep School
2.77
it was ok
I read this book piecemeal because I kept getting bored while reading. Probably more of an issue with having it be the 'bedside reading' more than any ...more
Jan 2010
May 16, 2008
 
From Barbie to Mortal Kombat: Gender and Computer Games
3.81
really liked it
Unfortunately it's been probably a month since I read this so all of my clever observations have been forgotten.

Ultimately I enjoyed the book. Some pa
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Apr 2009
Mar 20, 2009
 
Dreams of Trespass: Tales of a Harem Girlhood
3.83
it was amazing
This is the book that sparked my fascination with women in Islam. I actually read this when I was younger - middle school probably? - and then was jus ...more
not set
Sep 28, 2008
 
The Vagina Monologues: The V-Day Edition
3.86
really liked it
I've seen this performed several times and read a few of the individual monologues as well. I can't say for sure whether I'm rating it based on the bo ...more
not set
Feb 27, 2008
 
Guerrilla Girls' Art Museum Activity Book
4.60
liked it
Picked this up when I went to the National Museum of Women in the Arts for the Women Who Rock exhibit. I got it more because I was looking for a way t ...more
Nov 2012
Nov 19, 2012
 
Full Frontal Feminism
3.84
it was ok
I think this book is a good 'intro' guide to feminism for younger women. Like... women under 21 or so. As someone a little older who has read several ...more
Oct 2011
Dec 03, 2007
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