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The Achilles Effect by Crystal Smith
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Feb 11, 2012

really liked it
bookshelves: kindle
Read from February 04 to 11, 2012

This is a nice companion to the slew of "how our culture screws over girls by defining gender into tiny boxes" books out there. It all has an effect on boys too, and it's very clear in this book how pervasive it all is. My quibble is that she does a lot of analysis of 5-10 specific shows/movies/books and it gives of a bit of a feel of her analyzing stuff she sees often but not doing a ton of research into other things. I may be completely off about that, and really it's not that much of a knock on the book aside from that I'd have liked a bit wider of an analysis.

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