Review; Women Don't Owe You Pretty by Florence Given

A while ago I read the non-fiction book Women Don't Owe You Pretty by Florence Given and today I'll post my review.

Description from Goodreads
WOMEN DON'T OWE YOU PRETTY will tell you to...
love sex, hate sexism,
protect your goddamn energy,
life is short, dump them,
And that you owe men nothing, least of all pretty.

Florence's debut book will explore all progressive corners of the feminist conversation; from insecurity projection and refusing to find comfort in other women's flaws, to deciding whether to date or dump them, all the way through to unpacking the male gaze and how it shapes our identity.

WOMEN DON'T OWE YOU PRETTY is an accessible leap into feminism, for people at all stages of their journey who are seeking to reshape and transform the way they view themselves. In a world that tells women we're either not enough or too much, it's time we stop directing our anger and insecurities onto ourselves, and start fighting back to re-shape the toxic structures of our patriarchal society.

Florence's book will help you to tackle and challenge the limiting narrative you have been bombarded with your whole life, and determine feminism on your own terms. After all, you are the love of your own life.

My Thoughts on the Book
I had hopes for this book, but fair to say I was disappointed. It's unoriginal, repetitive, scratches just the surface and doesn't bring anything new to the table. Also, if the rumors are true about Florence Given appropriating Chidera Eggerue’s book ‘What a Time to be Alone' in relation to this book, it gave me a foul taste in my mouth. I also strongly disagree that social media can be a substitute for formal education. Regardless, Women Don't Owe You Pretty is watered down feminism and in general a waste of time. There's way better books out there.


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