Feminists Don’t wear Pink and Other lies is a collection of writing from extraordinary women, from different women, each telling the story of their personal relationship with feminism. This book is truly inspiring and aims to bridge the gap between the feminist hashtag and the definition of the word by giving women the space to explain how they actually feel about feminism.
It was published in partnership with Girl Up, a campaign of the United Nations Foundation, and curated by writer and Pink protest founder Scarlett Curtis.
Well… let me start off by saying that I picked up this book, not because I had heard amazing things about it (I had), but because the title really resonated with me. So many people, think if you are a “real” feminist, you won’t wear pink, you won’t be obsessed with how you look, do your hair or wear make-up, that you must be a secret (or not-so-secret) man-hater and that you won’t shave. I was intrigued to learn more about what the world tells us feminists can’t be and why it is so wrong.
People have always called me a feminist … and I’ve been proud. I don’t ever feel offended. I’ve always been that kind of girl that tells everyone that men and women deserve the same amount of respect and power. But I have been prone like many to question my feminist values to question whether I am doing it ‘right’, whether I am actually being a feminist or just calling myself one. This book showed me that it doesn’t matter if your feminism is loud like a lion, roaring in the face of everyone who will listen. It showed me that any way of doing feminism is still feminism and it is still valid.
So for anyone questioning what it means to be a feminist, whether you are a feminist or wondering how there can be so many different types of feminists, please please read this book.
(Please note this book was not given to me by the publisher.)
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