Feminist Essay Book Reviews

Dear Ijeawele, or a Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions

Dear Ijeawele is a letter written by the author to a friend with advice on how to raise a daughter as a feminist. Adichie’s letter goes above and beyond modern feminism and touches on subjects of marriage, motherhood, fatherhood, and the importance of maintaining one’s individuality. The suggestions that she makes aren’t just great suggestions for mothers and daughters about …

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Feminist Essay Book Reviews

Men Explain Things to Me

Disappointing and shallow are probably the most apt descriptions I can think of when describing this book which is really sad because I usually enjoy feminist essays. The titular essay, Men Explain Things to Me, discusses the author’s experiences with men explaining things with the assumption that she couldn’t possibly know due to her gender. While I was nodding my …

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