Review: Feminasty by Erin Gibson
As women, we face many struggles that cisgender men don’t understand. I knew that this was true, but this book had opened my eyes to things I didn’t realize that I was “okay” with that shouldn’t be okay. This isn’t the kind of book that I typically read, but Feminasty is the book that I needed.
Feminasty: The Complicated Woman’s Guide to Surviving the Patriarchy without Drinking Herself to Death is a collection of feminist essays that discuss real issues that women deal with in their daily lives, but with Erin’s hilarious comedic tone. Which as a Throwing Shade fan, I absolutely loved.
Not gonna lie, there are quite a few topics that are covered in this book that had me thinking, “Okay, where’s the wine?”, but these topics also made me reevaluate what myself and other women go through that’s considered “normal”. There are also things that are covered in the book that I haven’t experienced that I’m now very glad that they’ve been brought to my attention, even though as a Canadian there are some aspects I didn’t relate as well to.
I highly recommend this book to anyone who likes to laugh, while at the same time getting enraged by how women are treated (maybe a great rage-cardio audiobook?). Obviously there are so many other important topics that aren’t covered in this book—it’s hard to pack so much into a book that isn’t too long for people who find large books intimidating—but there’s so much that we can learn and conversations that we can be inspired to start from Erin cutting into the patriarchy.
That’s all for my spoiler-free review of Feminasty! Obviously I loved this book and I gave it 5 out of 5 stars on Goodreads. Have you read Feminasty? Let me know your thoughts in the comments below.
Until next time, have a lovely rest of your day and read something awesome!