The Change: the must read debut feminist fiction novel and crime thriller of 2022!

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The Change: the must read debut feminist fiction novel and crime thriller of 2022!

The Change: the must read debut feminist fiction novel and crime thriller of 2022!

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As someone who marks themselves as a queer gender abolitionist of sorts, I found this book to be very heteronormative in how it describes relationships/family structures, as well as being completely focused on cis men. hooks also writes, "Sexist roles restrict the identity formation of male and female children, but the process is far more damaging to boys because not only are the roles required of them more rigid and confining, but they are much more likely to receive severe punishment when they deviate from those roles" (154). Hard to review. Toward the end, she got so "right on!" that I wanted to cheer. I wanted to pull out quotes and send them to friends. To cherish the book forever for reading and re-reading. John Birmingham‘s “Fortune and Glory”: Three scavengers search through ruined Sydney for lost treasurers and try to avoid cannibals. I wouldn’t call this a traditional crossover, but John did use characters from his Without Warning series, so it certainly puts the two timelines in the same neighborhood.

Jo, a former hotel executive, now owns a female-focused gym and channels her rage through workouts. That’s where I perform the human sacrifices,” Harriett said, as though she’d been reading Nessa’s mind. In fact, at many points in the book, bell hooks seems to take a tremendous leap from progressive leftism to conservative fundamentalism, railing against Harry Potter, The Incredible Hulk, Power Rangers, The Matrix, sex, pornography, rap music, and more. I will say, I appreciate her taking the time to point out ways men are hurt by patriarchal structures, as well as noting that the more militant arenas of feminism do not make space for men to share pain and grow. However, even this latter subject is treated with a slight air of condescension, sort of a "I'm-not-like-other-feminists" attitude.Germaine Greer has given women just the book they need for this time of their lives. Read it, pass it on, talk about it, disagree with it, keep the circle going' Washington Post As someone assigned male at birth, I’ve often struggled to feel comfortable expressing my emotions. Much of the work I’ve done as an adult has been to reconnect with my body and allow myself to hear and express my own feelings. These quotes and many others resonated with me and encouraged me to continue that self work. Then come on through. Just step over the brambles. I know they look bloodthirsty, but I swear they won’t bite.” Her world view is extremly simplistic (the root of all bad in the world is patriarchy). Her arguments are very lazy (anecdotes and "other people also think so"). And her solutions are common sense and way too vague.

You don’t say?” Harriett’s smile gave nothing away. “What kind of woman would that be?” She seemed to be daring Nessa to call her a witch. Nessa knew she needed to choose her words carefully.Though I feel confident in my maleness, I have never identified as masculine. Because of traumatic events in my childhood, I always swore off aggression - an emotion society forces most men to identify with. bell hooks hones in on so many uncomfortable truths about how patriarchy slaughters men's emotional vitality: how both men and women tell boys not to cry, how men use violent pornography as a way to cope with and visualize their rage, and how we accept male stoicism even when men are capable of so much more. She never positions men as the enemy, rather, she calls on readers to tear down the patriarchy that hurts us all. Another wonderful quote from the book that resonated with so many of my experiences with men:



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