Fight Like A Girl

Oneworld Pubs. Sept. 2018. 304p. ISBN 9781786073631. pap. $16.95; ebk. ISBN 9781786073648. SOC SCI
With just the right balance of sarcasm and straightforward, informational content, writer and broadcaster Ford's first book is one people need to read in the wake of the MeToo movement. The author defines systemic misogyny and how we internalize it, then breaks down topics such as abortion, eating disorders, mental illness, rape culture, and the enduring stereotyping of feminism as a movement based on man-hating, which delegitimizes the real anger we can and should feel toward those who violate women's and girls' rights.
VERDICT Ford's quick, provocative read will appeal to anyone who desires a better understanding of the complex, intersectional issues so often lumped into phrases such as rape culture. Read alongside Susan Faludi's Backlash: The Undeclared War Against American Women and Jennifer Baumgardner and Amy Richards's Manifesta: Young Women, Feminism, and the Future.

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