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How to Be a Woman
How to Be a Woman | Caitlin Moran
Though they have the vote and the Pill and haven't been burned as witches since 1727, life isn't exactly a stroll down the catwalk for modern women. They are beset by uncertainties and questions: Why are they supposed to get Brazilians? Why do bras hurt? Why the incessant talk about babies? And do men secretly hate them?Caitlin Moran interweaves provocative observations on women's lives with laugh-out-loud funny scenes from her own, from the riot of adolescence to her development as a writer, wife, and mother. With rapier wit, Moran slices right to the truthwhether it's about the workplace, strip clubs, love, fat, abortion, popular entertainment, or childrento jump-start a new conversation about feminism. With humor, insight, and verve, How To Be a Woman lays bare the reasons why female rights and empowerment are essential issues not only for women today but also for society itself.
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IuliaC
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Entertaining, thought-provoking and very hilarious! I enjoyed this one!

“The real problem here is that we‘re all dying. All of us. Every day the cells weaken and the fibres stretch and the heart gets closer to its last beat. The real cost of living is dying, and we‘re spending days like millionaires: a week here, a month there, casually spunked until all you have left are the two pennies on your eyes.“

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IndoorDame
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For the most part I enjoyed this and found Moran to be smart and very funny. But she said more things than I expected that struck me as either tone deaf or ridiculous, so I looked up the publication date which was 2011. Ten years is an odd amount of time to reflect back. It‘s definitely long enough to notice sweeping change, but not long enough to look back with any perspective of “history“. I wonder when that shift happens…

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Lucy_Anywhere
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#TBRPile 📚 “Wolverhampton, 5 April 1988. Here I am, on my 13th birthday. I‘m running. I‘m running from The Yobs.”

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Curvybookgirl
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Mehso-so

I read this as one of this years quick reads. Again not my favourite but there are some relatable moments in there

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nanuska_153
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Mehso-so

This was just So-So, it's funny at times and has some interesting ideas that I enjoyed reading, but quite often I got bored of her rant and just wanted to skip to the next idea. Also, I'm too much of a literary snob to feel comfortable with so much writing in capital letters. It's still a light way of reading about feminist issues, which is no small feat.

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nanuska_153
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"You couldn't find a woman making music for the love of money[...]And that's presuming they could make music in the first place.Julie Burchill,of all people,summed up the presumption of many when she said 'a girl in a dress with a guitar looks weird-like a dog riding a bicycle..." Moran,explaining the kind of sexist comments you'd hear in the early 90s. The picture is an extract of A Room of One's Own -1928.The years passed,the speech is the same

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clairehaye
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This is 2nd book I've read by this author (1 after other) and did not disappoint. Her style of autobiographical ans observation is great. Love this book and will be investing in her others asap

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StarryBrained
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The way women feel that they are not so much well-meaning human beings doing the best that they can but, instead, and endless list of problems (fat, hairy, unfashionable, spotty, smelly, tired, unsexy, & with a dodgy pelvic floor, to boot) to be solved. And that, with the application of a great deal of time & money...we might, one day, 20 yrs into the future, finally be able to put our feet up & say, "For nine minutes today, I almost *nailed* it!"

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StarryBrained
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I'm still just a chimp in a frock with a laptop, setting fire to saucepans, falling down staircases, saying the wrong thing, and feeling like an insecure child inside.

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Addison_Reads
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Another one to check of my #BookSpinBonanza list. 😁 @TheAromaofBooks

Loved this one! 💚 Caitlin Moran writes in an honest, unfiltered way about her thoughts on what it means to be a woman and so much of what she says is exactly how I feel. She's witty, a bit crass, and very insightful.

I now must find other things she's written.

TheAromaofBooks Great Bonanza progress!! I'm finally on book three of my list haha 3y
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StarryBrained
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The relief of taking off a bad bra is immeasurable. It's like a combination of putting your feet up, going to the bathroom, having a drink of cold water on a hot day, and sitting on the steps of a trailer having a smoke.

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StarryBrained
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If there is to be a fifth wave of feminism, I would hope that the main thing that distinguishes it from all that came before is that women counter the awkwardness, disconnect, and bullshit of being a modern woman not by shouting at it, internalizing it, or squabbling about it - but by simply pointing at it and going "HA!" instead

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vlwelser
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This #audiobook is awesome. It's like a feminist manifesto with a British accent. That is a massive oversimplification.

#40Miles20Hours update Day 13.
Today: 4.86 miles 1.85 hours
Running total: 21.93 miles 8.83 hours
@KristenDuck

Andrew65 You‘re just over a mile ahead of me. 👏👏👏 3y
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vlwelser
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#40Miles20Hours
update day 11. In the last 2 days I did a total of 3.72 miles and 93 minutes.

@KristenDuck

This #audiobook is awesome. It was something recommended by Emma Watson (the book, not this format specifically). And it's hilarious. I walk around by myself laughing like a deranged person. Today she was talking about fashion. Yesterday it was weddings.

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vlwelser
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I started this #audiobook a while ago. And I love it. I actually lapped an extra block the other day to keep listening.

#40Miles20Hours update for Day 9. Today I did 1.83 miles and 44 minutes. Totals are 11.21 miles and 4.58 miles. This is going slower than I expected but the weather has been sort of bad.
@KristenDuck

KristenDuck Lol I walk extra time to finish a chapter all the time! 3y
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Alliterati
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My coworkers must think I'm on something with how much I've been snickering back here. #LunchtimeInLibraryLand

TheBookAddict 😆 same! 3y
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Alliterati
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Lunchtime in Library Land!

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AmberWB
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@sprainedbrain what a great package! You can never go wrong with coffee, chocolate and books for me. ☺️☺️ The literary candles are awesome and I know the socks will get a lot of use! And the pin was perfect. Thank you so much for everything!! @Chrissyreadit @MeganAnn #readinthenewyearswap

Chrissyreadit 😍🎉❤️🎉😍 3y
MeganAnn Amazing package!! 😍🎉👏🏻✨❤️ @sprainedbrain is the best! 😘😘😘 3y
sprainedbrain I hope you like everything! I thought that pin was cool. Thanks again for all of the wonderfulness that you sent to me! ❤️ 3y
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GondorGirl
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LazyDays Wow.👏 3y
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GondorGirl
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Caroline2 Ohhhh that‘s so true!! 😯 3y
Hufflepuffle I can so relate to this! 3y
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Hazel2019
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#7days7covers this is day 5 although I skipped one. I am finding out that I have a lot of books with very simple covers through this challenge 🤔

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Chancecall
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Really really enjoyed this book, down to earth modern thinking feminism wrapped up in tales of a life being well lived with little pearls of wisdom throughout. A lot of what Caitlin Moran has to say resonates strongly with me and I think she has an important message that is well worth taking some time to digest. Wish I‘d read it sooner.

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gradcat
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#QuotsyJune19

(Day 4 - #Spinster)

*Quote is not necessarily from the tagged book. For more on this subject, I recommend “Spinster: Making a Life of One‘s Own,” by Kate Bolick.

Slajaunie This term is not really used anymore, is it? 4y
gradcat @Slajaunie Um, well, I‘ve certainly been called by that name, so I don‘t know. Maybe it‘s different where you live? Besides, that word was the prompt, and the quote is not from my mouth, so somebody sure is using it. 😂 4y
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jenniferw88
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Thank you @OrangeMooseReads for the book - it will help me with my personal social justice challenge.

Cathythoughts Beautiful picture 4y
OrangeMooseReads So glad it arrived! I hope it helps 😊👍🏼 4y
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OrangeMooseReads
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jenniferw88 Hi, if you are willing to send to me as well (I'm in the uk too) can i please have ? 4y
OrangeMooseReads @jenniferw88 yes. I will set it aside for you. Email me your information at orangemoosereads @ Gmail . Com 4y
jenniferw88 @OrangeMooseReads email sent! Just to confuse things the email address begins irene_gulliver ! 4y
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Suet624 😂😂😂 4y
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julesG
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#TarotTakeover Day 3: The Empress

@ErinSueG @WhiskeyMistress

I think the book and the woman fit The Empress tarot card. Creative, abundant, feminine and feminist, embracing being a woman (as tricky as that sometimes is).

ErinSueMreads Oh her hair is so cool!!!!! Excellent choice for the prompt 4y
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Magpiegem
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Next up- a book leant to me by a friend from college before the summer break. I‘m hoping to be able to give it back to her at the beginning of term! Best get stuck in!

elwarburton What did you think of it? 4y
Magpiegem @elwarburton I am enjoying it so far but I haven‘t finished it yet- I keep getting distracted by other things! Xx 4y
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Tex2Flo
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#manicmonday
#letterh
@JoScho
1. How to be a Woman
2. O. Henry
3. Hill Street Blues
4. Huckleberry

JoScho 🖤🖤🖤 4y
Guildedearlobe Hill Street Blues, such a classic 4y
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coxy
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Funny and poignant. A must read for woman and girls everywhere.

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Crystallinegirl
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My eclectic #bookhaul from The Book Thing of Baltimore this weekend, with bonus kitty! #catsoflitsy I've read the tagged book and enjoyed it, decided to pick up my own copy when I saw it on the shelf.

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sprainedbrain
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Some of my favorite memoirs by women were recommended by Emma Watson‘s #oursharedshelf ❤️

#memoir #readingwomenmonth

Weaponxgirl Only one I haven't read of those is hunger, the others are great! 4y
rather_be_reading i love memoirs! 4y
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Godmotherx5
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Caitlin (pronounced CAT-lin) Moran is a self-proclaimed feminist from England. I heard about her book a few years ago on a podcast. I kept bumping it down my reading list until I joined the #Booked2018 challenge via the Litsy app.  How To Be A Woman met the “Feminist Classic” category.

For more, please check out my blog: https://toeyreishuman.com

BarbaraTheBibliophage This one‘s on my list! 5y
Velvetfur Oh my gosh I adore her and this is one of my fave books! 5y
Cinfhen Yay! Almost missed this 5y
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Godmotherx5
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I was worried last weekend when the #Booked2018 deadline was approaching. Somehow, I met my goal for the first season. Oh, Happy Day!

@BarbaraTheBibliophage @4thhouseontheleft @Cinfhen

Cinfhen Yay!!!! I totally forgot today is March 31😱😱😱great job!!!! 5y
BarbaraTheBibliophage Great picks and good job! 👏🏻📚❤️ 5y
AmyG 🎉🎉🎉 5y
alisiakae 🎉🎉🎉 5y
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Godmotherx5
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I am enjoying this book so much. I don‘t usually write in my book but I want to highlight so many quotes.

#QuotsyMarch18 #Women @TK-421

#Booked2018 #FeministClassic

kgriffith DO IT. It‘ll be so liberating once you make the first mark. 5y
Godmotherx5 @kgriffith I‘m tempted. 5y
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SEWhite
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Hilarious, as advertised. I was crying laughing at some points. It also has a crystal clear message. The feminism is strong in this one. Be prepared for rampant cussing, honesty, and a whole section devoted to pubic hair. If you get squeamish about body functions, this is not the book for you. I particularly enjoyed her take on childbirth.

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Godmotherx5
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I don‘t necessarily have a #MarchLineup. I just want to tackle books for my reading challenges. The photo captures my current reads. The Caitlin Moran book has been on my TBR for ages. Finally started it last night.
#MagicalMarch @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

vkois88 That's also on my list! Hope you enjoy ❤ Good luck getting to as many of your challenge books possible. Thank you for playing along with our photo challenge! ☘☘☘ 5y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa I loved her book, if you feel yourself dragging at all switch to the audio version if you can find it. She narrates herself and it‘s really good. 5y
Godmotherx5 @vkois88 Thanks for hosting. 5y
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Godmotherx5 @Riveted_Reader_Melissa Her tone is funny already. I might take your suggestion & get the audio. 5y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @Godmotherx5 She‘s so funny, and with the Brit accent I just loved it. 5y
Dragon I‘ve put this book in my car as my new “car book” looks interesting, how do you like it ? 5y
Godmotherx5 @Dragon I‘m not much help. I have the flu & haven‘t got past the Prologue. The first few pages are good. ☺️ 5y
Dragon Sorry to hear you‘re under the weather. Take care of yourself, hope you feel better soon! 💐 5y
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RedLeaves
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Couldn't get into the Jan/Feb 18 #oursharedshelf read so chose an old one.

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elisebarker
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I‘ve wanted to read this one FOREVER and I‘m glad I finally did! I loved listening to the author read it. I disagreed with her on somethings, but overall I thought it was funny and insightful.

DimeryRene Meeeeep!! 💕💕 Same. I really like her, but understand the problems she has. 5y
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witchynarcoleptic
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My first attempt at e-reading after blowing through every episode of @ReadingGlasses - I think I‘m a physical reader, unless I can get it this way through the amazing library where I used to live (that doesn‘t know I moved to a place where the library is closed for renovations...).

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Dragon
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Happy Chinese New Year. I went out for lunch at our favourite family restaurant, they were super busy making takeout for New Year. Trying to decide what book to bring to work for lunch reading, maybe this one?

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batsy 👍👍 5y
laundry_piles I'm curious what you think! This has been on my Kindle for forever! 5y
julesG @laundry_piles I've really liked what I read so far. Picked it up at my friend's last July and still need to finish. It'll be my first memoir. 😉 5y
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candycanejane
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I didn‘t agree with everything Moran said, but I appreciated it all. I wish teenage me had been more encouraged to read books like this, explore my own ideas of womanhood and feminism. One of my resolutions is to read books that force me to do just that. Up next: Bad Feminist by Roxanne Gay (also I am IN LOVE with Harper‘s Olive Editions!!)

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Fancypants
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Just finished this audio book and thought it was pretty good. The beginning was a little confusing to follow but it had some really fascinating points.

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Lcsmcat
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Feminist books from differing time periods.
#feministFriday #readingResolutions @Jess7

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Miss__astrid
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Loved this book. Very funny and relatable. Definitely recommend!

slategreyskies I‘ve been wanting to read this!! :) 5y
slategreyskies Here are a few of my fellow littens in case you need some suggestions for who to follow on Litsy!! :) @Avanders @Beckys_Books @Lissa00 @DarcysMom @MrBook @BookBabe @BookishMarginalia #litsywelcomewagon 5y
slategreyskies @Rachel.Rencher in case you need a suggestion for a new litten to feature! 💕 5y
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cobwebmoth @Avanders thanks for the tag! Hi @Miss__astrid ! 5y
TK421 Thanks @Avanders ! Welcome to Litsy @Miss__astrid ! 5y
JenP Thanks @Avanders and welcome @Miss__astrid 5y
RaimeyGallant And there is a list of Litsy tips in my bio if you need it. :) Welcome! #LitsyWelcomeWagon 5y
JoeStalksBeck @Avanders thanks for the tag! Hello @miss_astrid ! 5y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Avanders thank you!!! Welcome to Litsy @Miss__astrid ❤️💕❤️💕 You will love it!! 5y
everlocalwest Hi @Miss__astrid! I hope you love Litsy as much as we all do!! Thanks for the tag, @Avanders! 💙💙 5y
Cinfhen Hi @miss_astrid im cohosting a reading challenge called #booked2018 and your book would work for one of the reading prompts! You should join in😊Thanks for the tag @Avanders 5y
SamHeartCoffee Welcome @Miss__astrid Thanks for tagging me @avanders! 😁😁 (edited) 5y
kylienoele 💖💖💖 5y
TricksyTails Thank you for the tag, @Avanders 🤗♥️! Welcome to Litsy @Miss__astrid !!📚🎉📚🎉 5y
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