I Call Myself A Feminist: The View from Twenty-Five Women Under Thirty

I Call Myself A Feminist: The View from Twenty-Five Women Under Thirty
I Call Myself A Feminist: The View from Twenty-Five Women Under Thirty by Victoria Pepe

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

A very inspiring and thought-provoking novel told from 25 different women.

I think this would be a great read for anyone who may want to learn about feminism and is not sure where to start! The books holds a collection of short article-style segments from 25 women under the age of 30 who identify as feminists. There are definitely some that I found a lot more interesting than others and some that I felt I learnt a bit more from. I found the segments from women from different nationalities to myself to be the most thought-provoking as I had little to no knowledge of the things they were speaking about. It made me want delve into each person and speak to them more fully – I feel the length of each woman’s part limited what they could discuss. I wanted more!

In between each woman’s segment were quotes or small snippets of texts from other women/films/books/men. Whilst I found most of these added something to the overall experience I feel there were a large chunk of them that were somewhat irrelevant or didn’t add a great deal to the book as a whole.

Overall I would highly recommend this one to everyone! It’s definitely urged me to pick up a lot more feminist texts and discover ways in which I can live a more pro-active life!

 

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