Feminists Don’t Wear Pink and Other Lies is a collection of feminist essays detailing the experiences of a number of well-known women with feminism. The book contains five distinct sections – epiphany, anger, joy, action and education – as well as a meaningful poetry break.
I believe this book achieves something incredible. We learn about so many different experiences, but each are hailed as valid. Each woman has a different opinion of what feminism is, or what it means, or what it should be. Some of the opinions expressed contradict each other, but they are still included side-by-side because the book brings us to understand that different viewpoints lead to different beliefs, but it doesn’t mean one belief is more important or more correct than another.
The essays themselves hold our attention. They are both serious and humorous. The lengths vary as well. Many of them are not even in an essay format, in fact my favourite is presented as a gameshow.
This is an incredibly important book that should be read by all ages, but I recommend it for 15+.