Men want; women are wanted. Feb 05, Anna rated it really liked it Shelves: genderfeminismpoliticsnonfiction. Jul 12, Christine rated it liked it Shelves: rape-and-honor-studiesnetgalley-and-arcsfeministminority-and-women-writers.
Jul 27, LiA rated it did not like it Shelves: non-fictionjob. Part of the project of feminism is to free men as well as women from repressive stereotypes. You can choose to take risks and spend energy supporting women, promoting women, treating women in your life as true equals.
One reason that this book just works so well for me is how Penny seems to have made a conscious effort to address as diverse an audience as possible.
Men, just like women, were bound by certain rituals of etiquette and unspoken codes of conduct the difference being that men, unlike women, experienced more perks under this system and were punished unduly for deviating. I felt this accurately portrayed how feminism really is for everyone. For the first time, men and boys as a whole are starting to realize how profoundly messed up masculinity is — and to ask how they might make it different.
Yet for all her contradictions and irritatingly sweeping generalisations, when she's right she is very right. Penny discusses issues that affect women and men and how gender roles and gender stereotypes can stifle progress and understanding. It always has been. This, then, is the context that feminist activists and writers such as Laurie Penny work.
There's things bound to be analysed: the writing style, the narrative, the flow of the story, the stupidity of the characters This, then, is how women are kept in line. Rating details.
When bigotry is forced to see itself through the eyes of another, the reaction can be grotesque. Shortlisted for the Green Carnation Prize Smart, clear-eyed, and irreverent, Unspeakable Things is a fresh look at gender and power in the twenty-first century, which asks difficult questions about dissent and desire, money and masculinity, sexual violence, menial work, mental health, queer politics, and the Internet.
For the first time, men and boys as a whole are starting to realize how profoundly messed up masculinity is — and to ask how they might make it different.