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Feminists Don't Wear Pink (and Other Lies)

Amazing Women on What the F-Word Means to Them
Length: 5 hrs and 18 mins
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Summary

Winner of the Specsavers Young Adult Book of the Year 2018. 

Penguin presents the audiobook edition of Feminists Don't Wear Pink (and Other Lies) curated and read by Scarlett Curtis with a cast of fierce women. 

We asked 52 women: what does the F word mean to you? 

The result is extraordinary.

Curated by journalist and activist Scarlett Curtis, with incredible pieces by:

Emma Watson, Zoe Sugg, Keira Knightley, Gemma Arterton, Bridget Jones (by Helen Fielding), Saoirse Ronan, Liv Little, Dolly Alderton, Karen Gillan, Alicia Garza, Jameela Jamil, Kat Dennings, Nimco Ali, Beanie Feldstein, Olivia Perez, Amika George, Evanna Lynch, Akilah Hughes, Tanya Burr, Grace Campbell, Alison Sudol, Kiernan Shipka, Elyse Fox, Charlie Craggs, Rhyannon Styles, Skai Jackson, Tasha Bishop, Lolly Adefope, Bronwen Brenner, Dr Alaa Murabit, Trisha Shetty, Jordan Hewson, Amy Trigg, Em Odesser, Emi Mahmoud, Lydia Wilson and Swati Sharma.

©2018 Scarlett Curtis (P)2018 Penguin Books Ltd

Critic reviews

 "Brilliant, hysterical, truthful and real. These essays illuminate the path for our future female leaders." (Reese Witherspoon)

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This book makes you think in a different way and analyse things more. Listened to it in 2 days loved it.

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very inspiring, interesting read

A book that gives you lots to think about. It's so great to hear all the different view of feminists and what the movement means to them or just what it means to be a woman.

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a really accessible insight to feminism today

easy read, insightful view on modern feminism from well-known names, got through it in a day!

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Fantastic collection

Brilliant collection of tales, leaves you hungry for more! After listening I will be buying a paper copy to give to all of my friends!

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An Ok first feminist book

Good for teens but not a very deep developed feminist book. A good introduction that covers a lot of topics.

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Brilliant and Thought Provoking

I loved this book and thought it was excellent as an audiobook. It is a collection of essays from different women discussing what feminism means to them. I've never considered myself a feminist, thinking that men often suffered at the expense of women gaining power. However, I now realise this was misguided and everyone should be equal from the beginning and if women didn't have to fight for it then it wouldn't appear that men are suffering. These women don't just talk about women's rights but equality for ALL.

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Mixed

There were some great personal essays in here, but also some very repetitive ones that didn’t really add anything. I also think the audiobook could have benefited hugely from having the original authors of the essays read their own work. The voices used instead were very samey and contributed to the repetitive feel of some of the writing.

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should be on the national curriculum

This is a must read for all young women. Easy to dip in and out of due to the format and very contemporary.

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I'm a feminist but... I absolutely hate this.

everything about me wanted to love this I'm a feminist I want to encourage people to be feminist I want to hear people's perceptions and views on being feminists but this audiobook and the book just leave me cringing. some of sections like the A - Z are just absolutely awful. this just seemed to be an eclectic mix of people's ramblings there's nothing in power and within this book. it's such a shame as I really wanted to like it I bought the book along with the audible in hopes that I would love it but sadly I just don't.

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So inspiring! A must read (or listen)

Amazing, exactly what we needed, inclusive feminism with opinions shared by a bunch of amazing women!

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  • Alanna
  • 19-02-19

This makes me proud to be a woman!

Funny, insightful, Empowering and motivational! Perfect for anyone to listen to and learn more about our amazing community