Review of After Sappho by Selby Wynn Schwartz

After Sappho by Selby Wynn Schwartz My rating: 5 of 5 stars So what comes after Sappho? Who are the women who have walked in her footsteps, searching for something beyond themselves, beyond the gendered roles that society seeks to impose on them? This is one of those rare books that take you utterly byContinue reading “Review of After Sappho by Selby Wynn Schwartz”

On the overturning of Roe V Wade…

Over the last two days, I have veered between despair and disbelief as I contemplate the overturning of the decision of Roe v Wade by the Supreme Court of the US this week. I have already heard countless people, mostly men, saying it is a US problem, and therefore should not impact on those ofContinue reading “On the overturning of Roe V Wade…”

Review of Feminism for Women by Julie Bindel

Feminism for Women: The Real Route to Liberation by Julie Bindel My rating: 4 of 5 stars What follows is not an academic review, but the review of an ordinary (middle class, middle-aged, white, so therefore boring) woman, fairly new to feminist activism, wanting to explore different feminist view points and learn. And Julie Bindel’sContinue reading “Review of Feminism for Women by Julie Bindel”

A Wasted Opportunity: This is How Not to Write A Book About Coming Back Stronger

This Is How We Come Back Stronger: Feminist Writers on Turning Crisis into Change by Feminist Book Society My rating: 2 of 5 stars This will be a long review. But the upshot, is that this book is nothing more than an opportunity wasted. I began trying to curate my thoughts about this book whenContinue reading “A Wasted Opportunity: This is How Not to Write A Book About Coming Back Stronger”

Review of Material Girls by Kathleen Stock

Material Girls: Why Reality Matters for Feminism by Kathleen Stock My rating: 5 of 5 stars I need to start my review with a disclaimer. First of all, this is not an academic review – simply my own personal response to the book. I would define my feminism as being gender critical. This not anContinue reading “Review of Material Girls by Kathleen Stock”

Pandora’s Jar: Women in Greek Myths by Natalie Haynes

Pandora’s Jar: Women in the Greek Myths by Natalie Haynes My rating: 3 of 5 stars I always like to explain my reasons when I give a book three stars or less. My rating of three stars for this book came about from a combination of the circumstances of my coming to it, together withContinue reading “Pandora’s Jar: Women in Greek Myths by Natalie Haynes”

This is how we come back stronger: the book and the postcard that came with it

I have just started reading this book: I wanted to curate my thoughts on it as I begin the journey of reading each of the very different contributions. It has taken me some time to pick the book up from my ever-growing TBR pile. I had been so looking forward to reading it, yet theContinue reading “This is how we come back stronger: the book and the postcard that came with it”