Daily Archives: January 2, 2018

Why I Am Not a Feminist: A Feminist Manifesto Book Review

For a social movement to succeed, it must be able to change as the needs of the movement and the movement’s member’s change.

Writer Jessa Crispin accuses the modern feminist movement of complacency and resting on their laurels in her 2017 book, Why I Am Not a Feminist: A Feminist Manifesto. Pulling no punches, Ms. Crispin basically calls out the movement and it’s leaders for not fighting hard enough for women’s rights.

I’ve read many books about both the historical and modern feminist movement. This book is one of the most shocking that I have read in a long time. I will warn that Ms. Crispin is a very direct writer and is not afraid to rock the boat. As much as I disagreed with some of her ideas, I could not disagree with the point she is making. Modern feminism needs a punch to the literal gut, we need a reminder that there is still a lot of work to do and many more battles to fight.

Do I recommend it? Yes.

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Hacks: The Inside Story of the Break-ins and Breakdowns That Put Donald Trump in the White House Book Review

One of the hard truths of life is that our best teacher is very often our most recent mistake.

That being said, the Democrats had a very good teacher during the 2016 Presidential election. In her new memoir,Hacks: The Inside Story of the Break-ins and Breakdowns That Put Donald Trump in the White House, former DNC chair-woman Donna Brazile reveals both the inner turmoil and outer turmoil that led the election of Donald Trump to the Presidency.

This book is a must read, especially for those still heart-broken that you know who is sitting in the Oval Office. It is heartbreaking because it shows the cracks that were previously unknown to the voting public. But on the other hand, there is always darkness before the dawn, and if nothing else, this story proves that there is still opportunity to fight for our democracy and our future.

Do I recommend it? Absolutely.

 

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