Thursday, February 10, 2011


Click Edited by Courtney E. Martin and J. Courtney Sullivan
Seal Press, 2010
226 pages
Non-fiction; Feminism
3/5 stars

Source: Library

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.

1 comment:

  1. Interesting premise, the "click" idea. I guess it's hard to pinpoint when exactly you became interested in something, but it should be interesting to discover it. Too bad this book doesn't "click" so much.


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