Monday, March 13, 2017
Book Review: Here We Are-Feminism For the Real World
AUTHOR: Kelly Jensen and various authors
PUBLISHED: January 24rth, 2017
GENRE: Feminism, Essays/misc.
PREMISE: A variety of authors talk about feminism and their dealings with it.
MY REVIEW: This book is an interesting one. It has essays but also has author interviews, blog posts, even some fun lists out there that are all geared towards helping people understand what feminism is/how it relates to everyday life and so on. A lot of the information I knew. But if you're a person who is just getting into feminism or trying to make sense of the many ideas around it, this is a good book to pick up. Honestly, even if you have been in the feminist discourse area a while, it may be a good idea to read this as it deals a lot with making feminism more inclusive. Some feminists I know could stand to be more inclusive (looking at you, TERFs and White Feminists).
This is a wide variety of topics that it chooses to talk about. It deals with weight issues, mental health issues, transgender issues, faith, being male and considering yourself feminist, and so much more. It is quite possibly one of the most inclusive feminist collections I've ever read. Which, considering how many feminist books I've been reading lately....is a bit sad.
I basically loved this collection. It's perfect for those just dipping their toes into feminism, and also a good brush up for those of us who have been feminists for awhile. This was just a very well done collection. Most of it is basic stuff, but still, it was good.
WHO SHOULD READ: Feminists (particularly beginner feminists), anyone interested in actually learning about what feminism is beyond the stereotypes you've probably encountered
MY RATING: Four and a half out of Five hell yes essays