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Misconceptions by Naomi Wolf
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Mar 05, 2011

it was ok
bookshelves: read-in-2011
Read from March 04 to 16, 2011

Read the first few chapters and skimmed the rest. I think that someone with less background on the topics herein could find this book extremely eye-opening. Naomi Wolf was a hero of mine when I was 16, and reading The Beauty Myth introduced me to a lot of the big Feminism 101 ideas. Now I read feminist authors who are much more thorough and in-depth in their analyses, though, and as a result Wolf's writing seems a bit shallow in comparison. The author seems incredulous that anything negative could happen to her; after all, she's educated, white, and middle-class! It's somewhat boring and one-note.

I gave the book to my sister when she was expecting, however, and she found it useful. So your mileage may vary.

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03/05/2011 page 42
03/13/2011 page 42
12.0% "Stuck on this book already. So far it has an air of "did you know bad things can happen even when you're white and educated?!" Blah."

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