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How to be a woman

Author: Caitlin Moran
Publisher: New York : Harper Perennial, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st U.S. edView all editions and formats
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Piecing together common-sense observations with scenes from her own life, the author sheds new light on feminism, discussing the reasons why female rights and empowerment are essential issues for both women and society itself.
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Genre/Form: Anecdotes
Autobiographies
Biography
Humor
Named Person: Caitlin Moran; Caitlin Moran
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Caitlin Moran
ISBN: 9780062124296 0062124293
OCLC Number: 814393052
Description: 305 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Prologue : The worst birthday ever --
I start bleeding! --
I become furry! --
I don't know what to call my breasts! --
I am a feminist! --
I need a bra! --
I am fat! --
I encounter some sexism! --
I am in love! --
I go lap-dancing! --
I get married! --
I get into fashion! --
Why you should have children --
Why you shouldn't have children --
Role models and what we do with them --
Abortion --
Intervention --
Postscript.
Responsibility: Caitlin Moran.

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Piecing together common-sense observations with scenes from her own life, the author sheds new light on feminism, discussing the reasons why female rights and empowerment are essential issues for both women and society itself.

Though they have the vote and the Pill and haven't been burned as witches since 1727, life isn't exactly a stroll down the catwalk for modern women. They are beset by uncertainties and questions: Why are they supposed to get Brazilians? Why do bras hurt? Why the incessant talk about babies? And do men secretly hate them? Caitlin Moran interweaves provocative observations on women's lives with laugh-out-loud funny scenes from her own, from the riot of adolescence to her development as a writer, wife, and mother. With rapier wit, Moran slices right to the truth--whether it's about the workplace, strip clubs, love, fat, abortion, popular entertainment, or children--to jump-start a new conversation about feminism. With humor, insight, and verve, How To Be a Woman lays bare the reasons why female rights and empowerment are essential issues not only for women today but also for society itself.

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