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Feminists Don't Wear Pink (and other lies): Amazing women on what the F-word means to them

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It's about intersectionality, it covers the history of the waves of feminism (also pointing out the less beautiful aspects of the history of feminism, such as racism), it talks about periods, and about answering the most asked (and often dumb) questions about feminism by boys/men (in a very funny way I might add). Some essays actually weren't about feminism at all, some were about a very weird conception of feminism. However, I question the choice of placing their essays next to those of cis women singing about the intrinsic connection between periods and womanhood, with absolutely no context or analysis.

Es una introducción amable y digerible al feminismo, con voces cercanas y con mucha experiencia, no solo en el tema sino en la lucha diaria de ser mujer en un mundo de hombres. Terminologi "feminis" dekat dengan pemaknaan akan sesuatu yang "melawan" kodrat sehingga ketika seseorang melabeli dirinya dengan "feminis", maka seharusnya (ujar warganet) dia tidak menggunakan warna pink. Like I said, I think it's a great introduction to feminism, but as I already knew quite a bit about that topic, I wanted to learn more new things and I didn't.Published in partnership with Girl Up, the UN Foundation's adolescent girl campaign, contributors include Hollywood superstars like Saoirse Ronan, activists like Alicia Garza, a founder of Black Lives Matter, and even fictional icons such as Bridget Jones.

I loved the Education section as it provided a comprehensible account of the waves of feminism and groups that had formed and taken action throughout the years. There are women who have only recently become aware of their need for feminism, and there are women who have been attending protests for years. As 50 women contributed to this book, I wish some pieces had been longer, because they did feel a bit rushed at times, and I didn't get as much out of them as I did from others. I really appreciated the balance that was achieved between very informative parts and other parts that narrated more biographical and personal experiences.The proof is only around 60 pages so I finished it within an hour BUT in those 60 pages there is so much information on feminism and personal experiences that’s it’s easy to mistake it for a much larger book. As it's a collection, I loved some of the writings (especially those about lesser talked about topics), when I wasn't convinced by others. As well as all this we hear from doctors, journalists, comedians, authors, designers, models and founders of successful enterprises. Apalagi mengingat terminologi "feminis" di Indonesia seringkali diasosiasikan dengn "social justice warrior" atau SJW.

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