Wednesday, 29 June 2016

Everyday Sexism by Laura Bates



Hello Everyone,

Another book review here, today we're discussing Everyday Sexism by Laura Bates.



Let me be fully honest straight away, this book is everything, and I mean everything.

I had been hoping to read a few more books this year on the subject of feminism because let's be honest, I like women, I like men, I like equality, I like books... It stands to reason that I'll love books on feminism right?

Wrong!

I've tried one or two feminism books in the past and I've found that they come across preachy, unrelatable and pretty damn condemning of any man, woman or dog that doesn't fit into a rigid shape. Fear not ladies and gents, Everyday Sexism is here to save the day.


Laura Bates has used social research to complete this fascinating book, it is filled with simple facts, figures and true experiences from men and women in society now.

Yes this book includes men (which is what I've been trying to tell a fella in my YouTube video that I've made about this book, if he would just read it.... but that's a rant for another day), I found this refreshing because oftentimes people seem to forget that men can indeed experience sexism too.
Everyday Sexism delves into so many areas of our lives such as workplaces, motherhood, education, young girls, shouting back and rape culture in our society which shows the shocking prevalence of sexual assault in the daily lives of our women and girls (some of these testimonies come from girls barely hitting puberty) and if their stories don't make you feel a strong amount of rage at the state of society today, well then I don't know what will.

This is a book that isn't afraid to touch upon the uncomfortable truths that many of us don't want to think about, this is a book that will leave you feeling ready for action, this is a book that will make you laugh and make you cry but most of all, this is a book that will show you that 'sexism' isn't a dirty word and that together, with a bit of education and compassion we can all work to make the world a better place because I for one don't want my daughters to grow up thinking they have to put up and shut up and I don't want my sons to think they are only allowed to be macho and never show their souls.

Woman can be everything, men can be everything and as long as we all respect each other as human beings rather than as genders the world will be a better place.

Hope you enjoyed this review, let me know if you've read this or if you plan on reading it, I promise, you wont be disappointed.

Rosy xx

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  1. I just have to read this!! Thanks!

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  2. This is a refreshingly good review of this kind of book. Maybe worth to sit down and have a good cup of tea.

    www.busyandfab.com

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    1. Thank you, hope you read it :)

      Rosy xx

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  3. I dont really like to read but I will like to read this

    www.theglossychic.com

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    1. Ooh well I hope you get chance to pick it up :)

      Rosy xx

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  4. Your review was really interesting, sounds like it's a book, which is open-minded, good to hear that it shows that "sexims" isn't a dirty word!

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    1. It is really educational :)

      Rosy xx

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  5. I love this, seriously love this. Feminism is such a dirty word in this day and age and it drives me crazy because it' something we experience low level everyday. Seriously need to pick this up!

    Elle
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    1. You definitely should, it's an eye open to say the least :)

      Rosy xx

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  6. Sounds like such a great book! Gemma x
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  7. Great review dear, I love books too , if only I had the time to read a lot of them.have a great weekend.

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  8. I agree with you that some of the books come across as very judgemental and as you said, preachy. This sounds like neither and a good read, will add this into my reading list.

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

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    1. I hope you manage to get round to it

      Rosy xx

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  9. Sounds like such a great read, hon! I will definitely need to get it. Couldn't agree more that men can experience sexism as well. Like you said, we are all humans and it would be great if we were treated as such <3
    p.s. Happy we got to connect during #lbloggers girlie. Adding you everywhere right away :D
    xox Nadia
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    1. It was really nice to meet you too, you should definitely pick this up :)

      Rosy xx

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  10. I really need to read this, I have studied feminism in college and in recent months I have become much more interested in the whole idea.. and with that I notice sexism quite a lot where as I probably wouldn't have before. I'll have to pick this up soon.. thanks for sharing! I always love to make new blogger friends too, so if you would like to follow each other and stay in touch let me know! x

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    1. Definitely pick this up, it is really a fantastic read

      Rosy xx

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  11. This sounds like a great read, we will have to check it out!

    ISA Professional

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