- Title Feminists Don't Wear Pink (And Other Lies)
- Author Scarlett Curtis
- Year 2018
- Genres Non-fiction, Feminism
We asked 52 women: what does the F word mean to you? The result is extraordinary.
It means women don’t just have a seat at the table - we’re building a whole new table, and adding seats to it.
This is a fantastic collection of essays, in a variety of formats, from women across all walks of life - actors, broadcasters, writers, poets, activists. The only thing they have in common is feminism, and this book aims to share some of their thoughts with you. What I love about it is that it’s not a manifesto, it’s not a guide to being a feminist pointing out all the ways you’re doing it wrong. It’s just people and their thoughts on the struggles of feminism, from using the word itself to throwing yourself into the cause 100%.
The collection is nicely varied, with straight forward essays alongside poems, interviews with family members, lists, and sometimes just short bursts of thought. I can’t say that any of it particularly stood out as groundbreaking, but all of it just washes over you in a feeling of solidarity and positivity. All humans are in this together, so we might as well start talking about it.
Rating: 5 / 5