Monday, 1 April 2013

Musing Mondays


Musing Mondays asks you to muse about one of the following each week…
  • Describe one of your reading habits.
    • Tell us what book(s) you recently bought for yourself or someone else, and why you chose that/those book(s).
    • What book are you currently desperate to get your hands on? Tell us about it! • Tell us what you’re reading right now — what you think of it, so far; why you chose it; what you are (or, aren’t) enjoying it.
    • Do you have a bookish rant? Something about books or reading (or the industry) that gets your ire up? Share it with us!
    • Instead of the above questions, maybe you just want to ramble on about something else pertaining to books — let’s hear it, then!

This week I'm reading...Fifty Shades of Feminism

To all my fellow feminists out there, you need to read this book. It is so good.

This book is 'fifty women exploring what the F-word means to them today, where women have got to, what still needs to be done – socially, politically, sexually, psychologically. And at the same time naming feminism, claiming it, owning to that sometimes reviled "ism", which too often slips into the lexicon as a synonym for man-hating.*'

This is a wonderful collection of essays that was more or less born out of the Fifty Shades phenomenon. I'm about a quarter of the way in and so far it has made me smile, feel angry and feel sad. And it has definitely made me think. I'm particularly looking forward to reaching Natasha Walter's essay as her book Living Dolls was a completely mindblowing read.

*The editor Lisa Appignanesi writing on the Guardian online.


  1. I am happy to see something out there on feminism...sometimes it feels as though women today have forgotten what still needs to happen!


    1. There is a lot there, just not very mainstream. I'm hoping that this may be a bit more in the public eye because it is such a worthwhile read.

  2. Essays that evoke many emotions must be doing their job.

    1. These one's certainly are doing their job!

  3. Sounds really interesting :)

  4. Going to add that one to my TBR. Here's my musing:


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