Fight Like A Girl by Clementine Ford
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
This is the second book of Ford's I have read (after Boys Will Be Boys: Power, Patriarchy and Toxic Masculinity) and while I liked it well enough, I think Boys is the better book. First-book syndrome is very evident here. It's as much a discussion of basic feminist concepts as a mini-memoir of how the author found her way to calling herself a feminist, and as a result it meanders a bit and isn't as tightly focused as it could be. On the other hand, it does have Ford's patented breezy, snarky, take-no-prisoners and give-no-fucks writing style, which goes a long way towards papering over some of the book's flaws. I would say borrow this book from the library and buy Boys Will Be Boys, and that's the fair value you will get for your money.
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