Description Though they have the vote and the Pill and haven't been burned as witches since 1727, life isn't exactly a stroll down the catwalk for modern women. They are beset by uncertainties and questions: Why are they supposed to get Brazilians? Why do bras hurt? Why the incessant talk about babies? And do men secretly hate them? Caitlin Moran interweaves provocative observations on women's lives with laugh-out-loud funny scenes from her own, from the riot of adolescence to her development as a writer, wife, and mother. With rapier wit, Moran slices right to the truth--whether it's about the workplace, strip clubs, love, fat, abortion, popular entertainment, or children--to jump-start a new conversation about feminism. With humor, insight, and verve, 'How To Be a Woman' lays bare the reasons why female rights and empowerment are essential issues not only for women today but also for society itself.
How To Be A Woman - Staff Choice by Sophie This book will not be to everyone's taste - but oh boy was it to mine! I haven't laughed this much, nor this loudly, in many, many, many books. Moran pokes at all the bits that make being a woman (my apologies, a STRIDENT FEMINIST) so tricky in this day and age, from coping with your changing body as a teen to navigating the wedding minefields to dealing with the many forms of sexism. I loved it. "Are you a feminist? Hahaha. Of course you are!" Amen!