What Should We Tell Our Daughters?: The Pleasures and Pressures of Growing Up Female

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  1. As a mother of grown up daughters and a feminist I found Melissa benn s reflective and questioning style of addressing the dilemmas facing women in how to make sense of what is happening to girls refreshingly honest and thought provoking It is well researched and combines statistical information with qualitative research and there are voices from women of all ages present, although few from the daughters who are mentioned in the title What it is not is what it claims to be a manifesto and I was [...]


  2. A very important topic and a promising title and cover blurb However, the book reads like a 300 page academic literature review If you ve ever read one of those, you ll understand why only three stars Too often Benn s voice gets lost in massive block quotes that are getting rarer even in academic monographs nowadays Points for trying to catch the complexity of the issue, which straightforward personal narrative a la Caitlin Moran, for example often obscures But it s difficult to imagine this boo [...]


  3. Benn is both a fierce second wave feminist and vigilant mother to teenage daughters In this up to the minute survey of issues facing young women, she highlights feminism s great strides, but cautions there is still work to do However, avoidance of personal anecdote and over reliance on statistics and quotes renders this strangely dry With liberal editing and a clearer focus, this could have been a feminist classic See my full review at We Love This Book.


  4. I started this book eleven months ago, and I really struggled with Melissa Benn s writing style Although the punctuation throughout is verging on academic fragmenting Benn s sentences into almost indecipherable chunks her chatty, conversational approach to the topics is welcoming If you re looking for a quick and easy book on feminism, this isn t the place for you However, if you ve read a lot of feminist material in the past, this is a great stepping stone there are references throughout to Fif [...]


  5. This is a very current and fairly UK focused survey of issues facing women at various stages of life and in various contexts The writer has two teenage daughters, and this informs the angle she takes here, but the book is not at all limited to issues facing teenagers.The narrowness of focus means it can be fairly comprehensive, although those reviewers who called this a literature review were on to something There are a lot of statistics and a lot of summaries and quotations of the views of othe [...]


  6. The author has cited some very good points Almost every statement backed up with references albeit not necessarily scientific.The reading material did get a bit dense esp the last chapter on women and politics I would hesitate to recommend this book to those who are not familiar with feminism for two reasons 1 The book uses a lot of jargon and many times I had to search the references terms used by the author 2 The delivery of ideas by the author is not quite as enthusiastic should not confused [...]


  7. Less good than her book on education, with some of the same flaws Very journalistic Worth reading for the anecdotes, but it s largely a collection of quotes from smart people Her analytic framework, such as it is, comes only in incidental musings.


  8. I was quite disappointed with this book given the title, I expected there was lots of research done, but there was no room for the author I found my favourite parts were when she gave an opinion or anecdote she was diligent with the work she put into this book, but it became too loud.


  9. All around a good read, although it focuses primarily on UK politics, so there were portions which I couldn t really relate to.



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