23rd October ~ Physical Copy ~ Link to Goodreads
CAN WOMEN BE GENIUSES? OR ARE THEIR ARMS TOO SHORT?
WHY DID WE ONLY LEARN ABOUT THREE WOMEN AT SCHOOL?
WHAT WERE ALL THE OTHERS DOING?
The Trouble With Women does for girls what 1066 and All That did for boys: it reminds us of what we were taught about women in history lessons at school, which is to say, not a lot. A brilliantly witty book of cartoons, it reveals some of our greatest thinkers’ baffling theories about women. We learn that even Charles Darwin, long celebrated for his open, objective scientific mind, believed that women would never achieve anything important, because of their smaller brains.
Get ready to laugh, wince and rescue forgotten women from the ‘dustbin of history’, whilst keeping a close eye out for tell-tale ‘genius hair’. You will never look at history in the same way again.
I heard a booktuber talk about this quite a few months ago but I forgot to make a note of the title so I have been searching blindly ever since. Luckily enough this weekend I saw it in my local Waterstones.
I’m not going to break this down into my usual Good/Bad sections because it’s such a short book and in all honestly I tried really hard to find a fault and all I came up with was sometimes the font is a little tricky to read. I thought this book was absolutely brilliant. It was hilarious, witty, sarcastic, intelligent; all the things I long for in a book! It delievered the message it wanted to without being pretentious and dull and overly dramatic it gave you facts and quotes but in a fun and new angled way. I seriously recommend this book not just to feminists but to everyone.
Have you read this?
What did you think to the sense of humour?
Do you think the point was well executed?