1) I have been convinced to buy a book by a fabulous title, but never passed up one because of a bad title.
2) tagged book is one I grabbed for the title (and still keep for reference!)
Love this retro 70s cover. Gibson is funny. I enjoyed her stories, but if you are looking for feminist topics and ideas you have not heard before this book isn't much different then what is already out there.
I really needed the chapter on cosmetics though so will be keeping this around to refer back to that chapter and the list of companies she recommends.
If you haven't read much feminist think pieces this is a great start.
Book 376 🎉🎉
I picked this up as a kindle daily deal and read it because my eyes were so swollen that I couldn‘t read print books.
That being said, I didn‘t love it. I‘m glad there‘s feminist humor out there for women who need to laugh before they cry about the patriarchy, but I‘ll take my feminism straight, no chaser. 🥃 3⭐️
ETA: this is not a bad book, just not my favorite.
I don‘t know what to say other than...a brilliant woman wrote a short song about it!
I cracked up so loudly!
Overall, I enjoyed it, but I didn‘t love it. Her political humor is spot on, but I think with the current political climate, I just wasn‘t in the mood to joke about it 😂 I did learn some interesting things though, especially about women‘s healthcare. It was a funny book, it just didn‘t “hook” me as much as other books I‘ve read lately.
Gibson presents lots of interesting facts about womanhood and feminism (among other social issues) in a relatable/approachable way. Her writing reminds me vaguely of Jenny Lawson.
This book was pretty good! I thought Gibson was super funny and I liked a lot of her stories. She was so so relatable and was unapologetic and vulnerably honest. I definitely don't recommend if you are looking to learn more or read something challenging. This book was also VERY specific stories told from her perspective only. Not super inclusive.
This is the appropriate book to listen to while taking down Christmas decor, right?! 🤷♀️
My food photos aren‘t great but this was homemade hash browns and monkey bread @toddred29 and my son served as breakfast in bed along with a side of feminism and a beautiful card for my bday. ❤️ #43imcomingforyou
I enjoyed this book a lot. The language was a little more crude then what I might say, but I feel like her points were either in line with mine or brought a new idea to the table.
#womenreading - I will be mailing this out tomorrow @Julie548 - @Melismatic @TheReadingMermaid - P.S. - Sorry for the delay. Back to school craziness.
#riotgrams day 20 books and flowers. Trying to read this and the collected schizophrenias. Wish me luck.
Relevant, funny, and informative...for instance, if you wear makeup and are tired of giving all your money to men, Erin Gibson has done her research in order to completely switch her traditional makeup loot to products made by women-owned, women-run companies.
Back from vacation, unpacked...sorta...and in my pajamas for reading and relaxing.
Turns out I can‘t walk past this book at the library and NOT take it with me.
Given the state of my overall mental health and mid-thesis anxieties, these are probably not the best book choices, let alone best book combo. But... this is what my weekend looks like. I‘m definitely reading Feminasty because of @Riveted_Reader_Melissa posts! ☺️
I absolute loved this ballsy, umm vaginasy, book! She pulls no punches and takes no prisoners as she eviscerates with sass, class, humor, and a liberal dose of cursing this crazy upside-down surreal time we find ourselves living in.
*and really isn‘t that cover just the best!
And thanks @Expandingbookshelf for putting this book on my radar.... #BlameItOnLitsy!
Where is my promised Harriet Tubman bills?!?
Oh no, this definitely needs to be a real word!
““Non-pology” is a made-up word I use to describe a fake apology that acknowledges the reaction to the wrongdoing while avoiding blame for doing the bad thing in the first place.”
“I have a hypothesis for male scientists that I think will help them understand: If a woman is offended by your words, then you are saying something repugnant.”
“Here‘s how you can handle it with humor. Next time a man is looking at your tits, try this: Look them in the eyes, giggle lightly, and say—loudly—“ It‘s so funny that you‘re trying to look at my boobs!” Now you‘ve got everyone‘s attention. Escalate your laugh into a deep, maniacal cackle. He‘ll try to leave the area, but you block him with your laugh-scream and shout, “It‘s so funny that you‘re trying to see my titties, ‘CAUSE YOU‘RE NEVER...”
Again, something I hadn‘t thought of that way, but she‘s right.....how do we make her less confrontational and less demanding, make her a little girl!
About the Girl Power phenomena...I‘ve never thought about it quite that way, but she‘s right..😕
I think I want to be her when I grow up! 🤣
“...horny, flaky-scalped, lizard-lipped man gets a free tax ride but I have to pay an extra 9 percent to soak up my monthly Nightmare on Panty Street? Even some cotton balls are tax exempt! Ques que le difference, tax code? A tampon is just an orgy of cotton balls climbing a gym-class rope up into my crampy vagina. Tampons are subject to sales tax because they are considered a luxury item.”...(cont.)
I love her cursing, frank, no holds barred style.
😂🤣😂🤣😂. That‘s a Mike Pence story I had not heard before, and I agree with the author “Unearthed by Andrew Kaczynski for BuzzFeed, who deserves a medal for finding it.”
A friend finished this yesterday and left it on my doorstep just now so I can read it, then meet her for Manhattans to discuss. 😍
I tried to listen to this one on audiobook and halfway through the first CD, I had to turn it off. Reading the book may be different but this was not funny to me. I am an intersectional feminist and agreed with everything she said so it was just like listening to my own mental rantings in audio form. I'm angry enough at the current events without listening to it while I drive.
The Complicated Women‘s Guide to Surviving the Patriarchy Without Drinking Herself to Death. Obviously, I was going to love this. Smart, funny, current, & relevant. I think I would‘ve enjoyed this more on audio. I‘ve never listened to Erin Gibson‘s podcast, but I bet she talks exactly like she writes, and I think it would work better for me on audio.
Sanitary supplies definitely aren‘t luxury items. Glad those days are behind me, but it‘s irritating to think you‘re paying tax on a necessity just because it‘s so profitable. Interesting and informative read. Lots of topics covered. Would definitely recommend.
Never gave much thought to who owned makeup companies other than whether it was natural, animal tested, etc. Gibson provides a list of women-owned, women-run companies. Nice!
Such a hard list to put together! In no particular order:
The Sun Is Also A Star
Iron and Magic
Stamped from the Beginning
Sweet Home Cafe
A Duke by Default
All Systems Red
Things That Make White People Uncomfortable
Malice of Crows
The Dire King
Honorable mention: The Arena, Rafi Kohan
I read a lot of books that are billed as “laugh out loud funny” but none of them have made me snort with laughter on a busy subway (sorry about that, Orange Line). “Feminasty” is probably the funniest book I have read all year. Every page is full of gems. I can‘t wait to see what Erin Gibson does next, and until then I‘ll just keep rereading this.
Nothing really Earth-shattering in this book, but you get to laugh while reading/hearing about the same old bs that women have to put up with. And bonus points for the cover - it's the best!
I saw the back of this book...and I knew I needed to read it immediately
Fun and angry (fangry?). Worth reading.
Smart and hilarious!