How to Be a Woman

Caitlin Moran



"It's a good time to be a woman: we have the vote and the Pill, and we haven't been burnt as witches since 1727. However, a few nagging questions do remain...

Why are we supposed to get Brazilians? Should we use Botox? Do men secretly hate us? And why does everyone ask you when you're going to have a baby?"

Part memoir, part rant, Caitlin answers the questions that every modern woman is asking.

What will you learn from this book

  1. Rejecting Gender Stereotypes: Moran challenges traditional gender roles and stereotypes, encouraging women to embrace their individuality and reject societal expectations of how they should behave or look.

  2. Body Positivity: The book promotes body positivity and self-acceptance, advocating for women to celebrate their bodies in all shapes, sizes, and forms, free from societal pressures and unrealistic beauty standards.

  3. Feminism: Moran offers a humorous yet poignant critique of sexism and misogyny, advocating for gender equality and women's rights while debunking myths and misconceptions about feminism.

  4. Reproductive Rights: The book addresses reproductive rights and autonomy, advocating for women's access to contraception, abortion, and reproductive healthcare, free from political interference or judgment.

  5. Intersectionality: Moran acknowledges the intersectionality of feminism, recognizing that women's experiences are shaped by factors such as race, class, sexuality, and ability, and advocating for an inclusive and intersectional feminist movement.

  6. Sexuality: The book explores issues related to sexuality and sexual expression, challenging taboos and stigma surrounding topics such as menstruation, masturbation, and female desire.

  7. Motherhood: Moran discusses the complexities of motherhood, celebrating the joys and challenges of raising children while acknowledging the societal pressures and expectations placed on mothers.

  8. Work-Life Balance: The book addresses the struggle for work-life balance faced by many women, advocating for policies that support flexible working arrangements, parental leave, and childcare options.

  9. Empowerment: Moran encourages women to reclaim their power and agency in both personal and professional spheres, advocating for self-confidence, assertiveness, and assertive communication.

  10. Sisterhood: Finally, "How to Be a Woman" celebrates the power of sisterhood and solidarity among women, emphasizing the importance of supporting and uplifting each other in the ongoing fight for gender equality.

Language English
ISBN-10 0091940745
ISBN-13 9780091940744
No of pages 312
Font Size Medium
Book Publisher Ebury Press
Published Date 01 Mar 2012

About Author

Author : Caitlin Moran


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