I knew I wasn’t going to like this book…

“What would happen, Anna,” I ask my sister who works at the library, “if this book, hypothetically, happened to…disappear?” 

I motion to the book I have in my hands, the one I have been yelling about for the past few minutes. 

“We’d charge you for it and buy another copy,” says my unsympathetic listener. 

“Yes, but what if,” I try again, “I paid the library for it and you didn’t buy another copy of it. What if you happened to conveniently forget of its existence?” 

She didn’t even bother to answer that one. 

I knew I was going to hate this book. In fact, that is why I picked it up from the library. I just didn’t realize how much I was going to hate it. And what book is causing me such angst? 

Feminism: Reinventing the F-Word by Nadia Abushanab Higgins. 

I got it, even though I knew I was going to hate it, because I hoped to learn more about what teen girls are being taught about feminism these days. I only made it 10 pages. Here is the short version: women were victimized 50 years ago because white, privileged women were housewives. They are now victimized because of a wage gap. Oh, and real freedom and independence for women came about because of sexual freedom and the fact that they can now publicly be lesbian.

I didn’t make it any farther. I don’t even know where to begin. So how about instead, you just watch the Factual Feminist because she is awesome – Factual Feminist on YouTube

 

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