Which of these to read first?

(12 Posts)
DocMcFanjo Wed 29-Jun-16 16:53:42

Thanks to this board and the genuinely fascinating discussions on it of late on the subject gender/transgender, I'm beginning to explore feminism properly.

Apart from some great blogs and posts I've been reading, I bought "Wifework", "Living dolls", and "The Equality Illusion". (Any excuse for book buying.)

Any recommendations as to which to read first?

DetestableHerytike Wed 29-Jun-16 16:56:24

They are all good! I'm going to say The Equality Illusion.

AnneLovesGilbert Wed 29-Jun-16 17:06:48

Living dolls was great. I've recommended it to loads of people.

Also Caitlin Moran's How To Be A Woman. Several people I know loathe it but I liked it a lot.

Female Chauvinist Pigs was also good I think, read that a while ago.

AskBasil Wed 29-Jun-16 20:24:49

I love wifework

It's quite a quick read too

DetestableHerytike Wed 29-Jun-16 20:50:19

Three books, three posts, three opinions? What kind of hive mind do you call this?

grin

Petal40 Wed 29-Jun-16 21:04:55

I'm on page 4 of wife work.....apparently men get a lot more out of a marriage than a woman does.....we should start a book club all read the same book and discuss it after and during...I'm game

DocMcFanjo Wed 29-Jun-16 21:06:12

Ha! Herding cats Detestable!

Thanks all for making me want to begin all three at onceconfused.

I think I'll plump for Wifework because DH just inadvertently pissed me off over a minor domestic issue and I feel like getting my righteous indignation on.

DocMcFanjo Wed 29-Jun-16 21:08:37

Ooh cross post Petal. It was your original thread that got me fired up in the first place!

There's a feminist book club board actually (think that's its name). If you want to start a thread I've no doubt I'll be moved to contribute judging by the reviews!

DetestableHerytike Wed 29-Jun-16 21:34:58

Wife work was done in FBC once upon a time! That is no reason not to do it again though!

DetestableHerytike Wed 29-Jun-16 22:02:51

Ooh, so was Equality Illusion and the author posted!

www.mumsnet.com/Talk/feminist_book_club/943513-Feminism-Book-Club-The-Equality-Illusion-by-Kat-Banyard-14?pg=3

PaperdollCartoon Wed 03-Aug-16 13:56:41

Also read Delusions of Gender. I've studied feminism at degree level since reading it and still think that's one of the best books out there on this area.

1moreglassplease Wed 03-Aug-16 15:30:31

I'd like to recommend Susan Brownmiller's book "In Our Time" which is a great memoir about the second wave of feminism in the US, which she was in the thick of it.

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