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The Trouble with Women
The Trouble with Women | Jacky Fleming
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CAN WOMEN BE GENIUSES? OR ARE THEIR ARMS TOO SHORT? WHY DID WE ONLY LEARN ABOUT THREE WOMEN AT SCHOOL? WHAT WERE ALL THE OTHERS DOING? 'Brilliantly, mordantly funny and extremely clevere There isne(tm)t a man, woman or child who wouldne(tm)t benefit from spending time with this.' India Knight The Trouble With Women does for girls what 1066 and All That did for boys: it reminds us of what we were taught about women in history lessons at school, which is to say, not a lot. A brilliantly witty book of cartoons, it reveals some of our greatest thinkers' baffling theories about women. We learn that even Charles Darwin, long celebrated for his open, objective scientific mind, believed that women would never achieve anything important, because of their smaller brains. Get ready to laugh, wince and rescue forgotten women from the 'dustbin of history', whilst keeping a close eye out for tell-tale 'genius hair'. You will never look at history in the same way again.
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megnews
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My 15-year-old and I both enjoyed this snarky look at women “willfully misunderstanding” and “losing their sex appeal” throughout history when they dare to step outside the “domestic sphere” in an attempt to use their “tiny brains.”
Don‘t wait! Read about women pulling each other out of the “dustbin of history” this #womenshistorymonth

Book 84/90 3/2/19

squirrelbrain Love this! ❤️ it looks very funny... 4y
megnews @squirrelbrain it is! And a very quick read too. 4y
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Itchyfeetreader This just made me laugh loudly on the tube. People are looking at me oddly! 4y
Cinfhen I do love this one too @Itchyfeetreader ❣️ 4y
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Chrissyreadit 👏👏👏 4y
Itchyfeetreader @confer @arlenefinnigan I just ordered it! Flicking through the posts here it looked like just what I need! 4y
arlenefinnigan @Itchyfeetreader excellent. You'll love it. 4y
vivastory This is great 😂 4y
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TrishB 😂😂 love it 4y
Cinfhen Thank God for those dainty feet 🤪 4y
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arlenefinnigan @Cinfhen 😂 my feet are dainty, I'm only a UK size 3 (euro 36). I'm a good shot too..... 😈 4y
Cinfhen Ha!!! I somehow expected that!!!! 4y
Billypar This sounds like a compilation that could run the gamut from funny to infuriating 😄😒👡 4y
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BarbaraBB 😂😂 4y
ju.ca.no 😅😂😂😂 4y
Cathythoughts Oh stop 😂🙄😂 4y
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Cinfhen 😂😂😂 4y
TrishB 😂😂👍🏻 4y
DeborahSmall 😂😂 4y
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MarriedtoMrT
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“There were many ways of becoming Fallen, including having a side part, having your own mind, speaking out loud instead of just thinking it, and not remaining a virgin after giving birth.

Only women could fall.”

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MarriedtoMrT
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A few of my fav pages:

“Very occasionally a woman would learn a foreign language, go abroad to study, and come back qualified as a doctor, but that didn‘t prove anything except that women cause trouble as soon as you allow them out.”

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MarriedtoMrT
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I bought this some time last year but never got around to reading it. I decided I wanted to read it last night on #InternationalWomensDay but then my own two females, aged 4 and 6, decided to exercise their right to be terrors and I ran out of energy.

As for the book: smart and sarcastic. My only complaint is that I wish it had been longer. I kind of hope JF does one of those bio compilations that are popular now with sarcasm in graphic form.

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TrishB 😂😂 5y
batsy What @TrishB said! This book is hilarious. 5y
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batsy Ha! Love it ❤️ 5y
ZoeyPeacock I knew we evolved from hedgehogs. 😆 5y
Cinfhen 😂😂 5y
LoveToReadLiveToRead This is such a great book! 5y
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trazo
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Currently in a graphic novel sort of mood! 😊 it‘s going to be a fun Saturday for me! ☕️ 📖

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arlenefinnigan
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EchoLogical 💅👌 5y
Libby1 😂😂😂 5y
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emtobiasz
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Needed this small, silly, unexpectedly biting book today.

Now I'm going to buy a copy for my mother.
#graphicnovels #satire #hair

PatriciaU Litsy needs to add a To Buy button!😂👌 5y
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#treat from my father-in-law, presumably as a reward for putting up with his son. #UncannyOctober @RealLifeReading

Cinfhen Ha!! Wish my FIL would buy me a book...he's the ABSOLUTE worst gift giver 😬 5y
Smangela 😂😂 ^ I‘m in @Cinfhen ‘s boat. I‘m pretty sure neither of my in laws would get me a book and yet, it would be the EASIEST way to get me something I‘d love! This one looks good! 5y
arlenefinnigan @Smangela oh it's excellent ☺ 5y
RealLifeReading 😂😂 5y
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Lolek
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It's laughing through tears. Cause it's still so on time.

#feministicbooks #feminism

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Sue 😂😂😂 5y
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"Women found lifting a pen very tiring as it caused chlorosis which disrupted blood flow and in some cases led to uterine prolapse. Or was that the corsets?"

Notafraidofwords Bogus science. 6y
PandaPanda Lol. Those pens. So heavy. 6y
Literaryunicorn That's why we need those Bic "pens for women" - lighter. 6y
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lauren.lerner
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This will be my first #blameitonlitsy purchase since joining this excellent community six weeks ago, just as soon as I checkout on Amazon! #grabbyhands • Update: first official #blameitonlitsy purchase made - ETA Tuesday! 👍🏻

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queerbookreader
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Probably one of the funniest little books I've ever read. Feminist satire in graphic novel format. Need I say more?

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BooksAtNight
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This book is hilarious! I alternate between being disgusted at some of history's male geniuses and laughing my head off at the author's wit. So good if you need a palate cleanser. #LitsyPartyOfOne

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Smarkies
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Sarcasm at its best. One of its points about women having to fish other women out of the dustbin of history made me think of the book / movie Hidden Figures. About how mainly white men achievements have been highlighted and lauded.... Let's be unequivocal in praising the achievements of either gender

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Blaire
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??? "in the olden days there were no women which is why you don't come across them in history lessons in school. There were men and quite a few of them were geniuses." #internationalwomensday #whyimarch

Theresa 🤣🤣🤣 6y
Suet624 😂😂😂😂. Grrrr... (edited) 6y
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ABookishLife
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Women can't do anything. Silly creatures! 💋

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elkeOriginal
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The trouble with this book is that some of the truths are well, too true.

BookishMarginalia Yep.sometimes it's uncomfortable 6y
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TheBookbabeblog84
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I really can not decide whether or not I liked this book. I think I am rather indifferent to it. #books #women

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elkeOriginal
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Yesterday's #bookhaul.
Making my vow to dig through my existing TBR more difficult...

And...ALL of these are #blameitonListy titles.

Thank a lot, team 😉📚😉📚😉

britt_brooke Awesome! And nice photo. 📷👌🏻 6y
ChasingOm A Wrinkle In Time in graphic novel form?! NEED 6y
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Redwritinghood
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This was such fun. I was needing something light and funny the other night and this fit the bill. We may have far to go, but we've definitely come a long way in the past 100 years.

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I'm dying. 😂

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Iindseyo
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Fallen women 😂😡😂😡 #feminism

Karkar "Not remaining a virgin after giving birth" ?????? 6y
Yossarian Wicked side-parts! 6y
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"Women have been retrieving each other from on the Dustbin of History for several thousand years now..."

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Emily92Bibliophile
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5⭐️ a short but wonderful book that jabs at the prejudices women have faced from men's opinions on the "frailty of the woman's mind. "

BookishMarginalia Loved it! 6y
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Riveted_Reader_Melissa
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You are not alone @WanderingBookaneer ! Hahaha

jpmcwisemorgan What did you use to make this? You have a lot of information in it and I'd like to be able to do that. 6y
Librariana This is wonderful, Melissa! 6y
DebinHawaii Great job! Both the reading this month and how you have captured it! 📚👍😀 6y
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literarymermaid Love your comic selections! 6y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @jpmcwisemorgan I took a background picture from Vanillapen and save the background as a picture, then I open the picture in TextonPS or TextonPhoto to add my text. Both apps have free versions to try, TextonPhoto just gives you many more fonts and sizing options for them than VanillaPen which is why I don't just add the text in that app. 6y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @StoredFeminism Comics worked for me this month when many other reading options just weren't working. 6y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @DebinHawaii Thank you! And the apps I used were Vanillapen and TextonPS if you are interested. 6y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @librariana Thank you, it wasn't quiet the #NaNoReadMo I was thinking of originally, but the short reads worked with my mood this month. 😉 6y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @librariana How did your #NaNoReadMo go by the way? 6y
Librariana It didn't, @Riveted_Reader_Melissa 😭 It's safe to say I failed miserably. I had good intentions, I think... but I was overly ambitious 😔 I don't wanna blame it on the Trump slump... but I'm gonna. And we had family visiting, so it was tricky to squeeze in reading time. I read 3 of the books in my stacks and am still working on a 4th. I realized I'm a mood reader. I ended up reading one more that wasn't even originally on my TBR! 6y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @librariana Yes! Me too, if it wasn't for the audiobooks (while I was driving anyway), or the short comics I don't think I would have gotten anywhere. The only real book I read I started in Oct and finished before Election Day, after that it was all picture books and short stories! And I'm totally blaming Trump, LOL! 6y
jpmcwisemorgan @Riveted_Reader_Melissa Sweet, I already have Vanillapen. Thanks! 6y
literarymermaid @Riveted_Reader_Melissa I've been there too. I keep meaning to catch up on Bitch Planet because I loved the first volume and I've been loving Monstress too. You're reviews have me eyeing Rat Queens 6y
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BooksGirlsCats
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#Bookmail arrived today! Unfortunately all are Christmas presents, none for me. Luckily I have mastered the "gentle" read and have secretly read "Adulthood is a myth" already...don't tell anyone Litsy!

Also, all three of these were because of Litsy posts! #Blameitonlitsy

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Daisey
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I've seen several other posts about this book, so I had to read it myself. Funny in a very sarcastic way, with just enough hints of information to make me want to learn more about some of the lesser known women mentioned.

charl08 I can recommend her other cartoons too. 6y
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With a dose of sarcasm, a little bit of truth, and a dash of humor - Jacky Fleming created a fantastic book. Definitely has me looking up women to be inspired by.

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bookdrunkard78
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Having a hard time getting anything read this past week. Spotted this gem in the library. Hopefully it will get me back on track.

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Kathrin
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This would be much more funny, if it wasn't so sad.

It's a tongue in cheek explanation why women are so absent in our history books.

Times certainly have changed, but we as feminist are still fighting with the remnants of very old sentiments about what women's role is in society is supposed to be and what we are capable of and worth.

BookishMarginalia Agreed. This was much funnier weeks ago when I first read it and much sadder after the election... 6y
[DELETED] 4041846481 Kathrin, we created the postcards for promotional purposes, but I'd be happy to send you a set! You can email me your mailing address, Jbunge@amuniversal.com. 6y
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Riveted_Reader_Melissa
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Smart, snarky, dark satire look at the way women have been thought of and marginalized through the ages, in cartoon form... my only complaint was that it was too short and ended way too soon. Thanks for the book recommendation @BookishMarginalia @WanderingBookaneer And thanks for the hoopla tip @Ebooksandcooks

Megabooks You're welcome!! 6y
Daisey @Ebooksandcooks I appreciate the hoopla info too, going to check this out! 6y
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Riveted_Reader_Melissa
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You know when your brain makes odd, but completely funny and accurate connections... I'm reading this funny satire...and with this picture popped into my head a certain quote by Madeleine Albright, which I hated at the time regarding the election, but it popped into my head with this picture as so true, "there‘s a special place in hell for women who don‘t help each other.”

GeekGrl82 Albright has been using that line for 40 years now. It is as true now as it was then. 6y
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Riveted_Reader_Melissa
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😂😂

ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled 😂😂 this is awesome 6y
BookishFeminist I would make these 😂 6y
TheNextBook I can almost hear the woman sighing as they made these! 😂😂😂 6y
Suet624 Love this. 6y
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Riveted_Reader_Melissa
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Hmmmm... could this be the earliest version of women's dress (or in this case the whole women herself) being too distracting to the male students so her body must be hidden so as not to interfere with THEIR education. (Sorry, can you tell I've had discussions about girls being sent home to change because they clothes weren't appropriate for school and too distracting for boys?)

JSW I always thought it was also because men didn't want women to be smarter than them or better than them in any way. 6y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @JSW Probably that was the root cause, the distraction element was more of an excuse to exclude. 6y
JSW @Riveted_Reader_Melissa either way, can we just live?! 🙄 6y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @JSW Ummm, based on the His-Story in this book, I'm going to have to go with....nope, apparently that is not in the cards for us. But yes, I agree, come on already! 6y
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Riveted_Reader_Melissa
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Why "medically" women shouldn't write.

BookishMarginalia Love this book! 6y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @BookishMarginalia Me too! I remember when you were recommending it! It's really great! 6y
brilliantglow I need this book. Now. 6y
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Riveted_Reader_Melissa @brilliantglow I downloaded it from hoopla, maybe you library is a member too. 6y
brilliantglow I don't have a library card lol but it's only $13 at Indigo. 6y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @brilliantglow well, that works too! LOL 6y
brilliantglow Yes! If was much more I'd just wait for Thriftbooks to have it in stock for $3.50 but I think under $15 for a hardcover is pretty alright lol 6y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @brilliantglow It's a short book, but fun to read! 6y
brilliantglow Yes I saw it was only about ~100 pages. It looks like a funny/good read judging from your posts. 6y
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Riveted_Reader_Melissa
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So that's why they are not in the his-story books either... We need better history @becausetrains @BookishFeminist

becausetrains @Riveted_Reader_Melissa @BookishFeminist 🙌🏼🙌🏼🙌🏼🙌🏼🙌🏼🙌🏼🙌🏼🙌🏼🙌🏼🙌🏼🙌🏼🙌🏼🙌🏼🙌🏼 I am SO glad to work with museum professionals who are constantly pushing the historical and current events narrative to include non-binary points of view. It's ok for a story to have multiple voices without one winning or losing!! 6y
BookishFeminist @Riveted_Reader_Melissa @becausetrains 😂😂😂😂good lord no wonder women didn't have any good history! WE DIDNT EXIST. We just mysteriously appeared after all those manly men were on scene. This has interesting inferences about the human reproductive cycle. 🤔 6y
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Riveted_Reader_Melissa
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So that's why there's no her-story in history....no women then. 😂😂😂.

I checked out this dark satire woman's history cartoon book from hoopla and I'm so glad I did. The His-Story in this one seems very timely at the moment! Plus it's funny.

Ericmanciniwriter I'm loving these - thanks for sharing them 6y
8little_paws Oh neat, it's on Hoopla?! 6y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @Eamann You are welcome! 6y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @8little_paws I'm new to hoopla, so I'm not sure if their selection changes per the library you log in with or not. But when I logged in with my library, this book was available and a very quick read! 6y
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mischa
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Ok, this was hilarious. I have been seeing it in my Litsy feed for a while now and finally read it this evening. Superb!

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silentrequiem
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An amazing and hilarious satirical book about how women and their accomplishments have been overlooked in history.
(Review copy from #netgalley)

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Readaholics
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Lol love this book! Super snarky fun!

jlMunn Looks interesting. Can't wait to check it out. 6y
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