Quick Reads

Quick Reads #11 – The Trouble With Women

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Link to Goodreads

Synopsis:

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.

Goodreads Genres:

Feminism / Non-fiction / Sequential Art – Graphic Novel / History / Humour

Recommend to:

I can pin point one target audience I think this would be a brill read for anyone interested.

My Thoughts:

At only 128 pages with brilliant illustrations this is a brilliant introduction to feminist literature. It is witty, sarcastic and brilliantly executed giving a funny look into why we don’t really see women in history. It is a brilliant take on the different ways women have been repressed throughout history and how we should be maintaining a certain look and not concerning ourselves with science or maths etc as that is men’s work. I can see myself buying copies of this for my sisters when they get into their teens. It’s a little reminiscent of the Horrible History books I used to read as a kid but for an older audience.

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4 thoughts on “Quick Reads #11 – The Trouble With Women

  1. This book sounds brilliant Kirsty!!! ((Side note- my phone always tries to autocorrect your name to Kristyn 😑)) I remember wondering this while I was going through school. Why do we only learn about old white guys? For this reason, I ALWAYS selected a woman for any type of history project or report 😊

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