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currentlyreadinginCO
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I have the unfortunate job of relaying the news that this short story collection is extraordinary and Em may be at the vertices of "beautiful" and "brilliant" on a graph of those categories. This is highly unfair, but also means that I can love her unconditionally because why would I even bother being toxically envious? We are different species.

And yet. What struck me about all of these stories was just the relatability of her experience.

TieDyeDude Interesting! For #tuesdaytunes, we did the worst songs in the world, and “Blurred Lines“ was mentioned. I think I saw the video once and she hasn't been on my radar at all since. It sounds like she is doing a lot, though, to combat sexism and promote female empowerment. 9h
currentlyreadinginCO I like that take because I didn't realize that she was in the Blurred Lines video until I read this 😂 @TieDyeDude . Apparently that was kind of a big deal, haha. I follow her on Instagram and I've watched her build her businesses and talk about things that I care about for a bit now, but I read it bc Jen Silverman loved it & I'm glad that I did. 6h
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azulaco
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Interesting and entertaining, this book focuses on cultural attitudes about menstruation, particularly during the 19th-20th centuries in the United States, with a heavy emphasis on advertising and marketing of “feminine products.” This is not a heavy scientific book, more a book that shows how advertising/culture has reinforced the idea of periods as negative, sometimes weirdly. Illustrated with vintage ads for feminine products!

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currentlyreadinginCO
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A great book and absolutely delightful reading experience - Katy Hessel starts from the top and tells the stories of the women who did and did not make the survey texts. It brought me back and inspired me to keep learning.

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CoffeeK8
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A fascinating look at the strain caused by tabloid journalism in the early 2000s. Covers a range of women from Brittany Spears to Chyna to Jennifer Aniston.

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LapReader
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Exciting Sunday arvo Sustainable Stockton freebies… books and plants! Made the biggest step child come for a walk to get her out of the house. The sun is dangerous for teenagers you‘d think. She was equal parts embarrassed and chuffed. She always talks my ears off on walks. She no longer swings off my arm and is capable of walking in a straight line nowadays. We hand fed some parrots and it was a nice little warm outing on a cold autumn day.

Crazeedi Sounds like a good day!! 2w
Tamra How fun! 🌞 1w
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RaeLovesToRead
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So now that I've read both the bloke and non-bloke versions, you'll be wanting to know who wore it best, right?

Well the art in this one is just as good as in The Story of Art, but I did sometimes find myself wishing for Gombrich's infectious storytelling whilst reading this excellent collection of art-thusiasm.

You can tell which eras Hessel is most interested in because then her writing gleams.

Another wonderful book about art ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Megabooks
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This is a reprint of a 1994 book chronicling Barbie‘s place sociologically in society, the history of her conception, and a bit of business history of Mattel. The only update is a new preface based on the Barbie movie. Still, it‘s an interesting book — just don‘t expect all the info to be updated.

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Leftcoastzen
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#StorySettings #College it‘s been on my #TBRMountain a long time !📚📚📚

Eggs This made me chuckle-“sex kittens and co-eds” 😅 2w
Leftcoastzen @Eggs me too! 😄 2w
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ravenlee
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I should have read this book ages ago, but better late than never! I see the drawbacks of Friedan‘s approach, how she focuses on a very narrow subset of women for her work, but I do think it‘s full of important criticism. I saw myself in these pages, much more than I‘d like. Definitely worth a read.

TheDaysGoBy It‘s on my TBR. I‘ve never read it either 2w
GingerAntics I remember reading this for a class in grad school, but for the life of me, I remember very little of it. 2w
Singout I‘m listening to Doppelgänger by Naomi Klein right now… she talks about this era of feminism. 2w
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lil1inblue
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Eggs Excellent 👌🏼 2w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Love this cover ❤️💚💙 2w
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