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message 1: by Laura (new)

Laura What is the language in the middle? And the point of the search result - meaning what exactly - not following?


message 2: by Bloodorange (new)

Bloodorange Laura wrote: "What is the language in the middle? And the point of the search result - meaning what exactly - not following?"

Hi Laura,
This is Polish, and you saw my rough notes - I recently wrote something on a friend's blog that I thought I could incorporate, and was too lazy to translate myself, so used Google translate instead(!), and copied and pasted everything into this box, with predictably sorry results. The review is more-less finished now.


message 3: by Laura (new)

Laura So - the book is dated? Or the goalposts have shifted, but turn out to be just another standard for Women to live up to?


message 4: by Bloodorange (new)

Bloodorange Laura wrote: "So - the book is dated? Or the goalposts have shifted, but turn out to be just another standard for Women to live up to?"

I think the discussion of this issues became much more public and internalized by most women who have any kind of feminist consciousness. And yes, I think there there are new standards many women want to meet - ones that seem deceptively "friendly" and are disguised as ways of self-fulfillment.


message 5: by Karin (new)

Karin Thanks, Bloodorange for a wonderful review and buddy read! I, too, loved several of her insights, but I agree completely that there were many parts of the book that seemed manipulative and didn’t quite convince. I’ll post my review soon!


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