Thursday, February 10, 2011
Seal Press, 2010
Summary: A collection of essays from some well-known feminists describing the "click" that made them know they were feminists.
Thoughts: I saw several reviews of this and I was really looking forward to it. While all of the essays were readable, none of them worked for me.
I saw many commonalities across the essays: women who rebelled against gender constraints, women supported by other women in the feminist movement, women proud of being a feminist, women who are outspoken and confident.
But I didn't feel any connection to the stories. I didn't see my "click" moment represented. Now that's partly because I'm not entirely sure when that was and I know that I would be unable to write something as well as these feminists. But I think I wanted to find someone very similar to me with whom I could identify and I didn't.
Overall: Some good stories, all well-written, but none that "clicked" with me.
Cover: I really like the colors but it's nothing exceptional.