Title: The Trouble with Women
Author: Jacky Fleming
Pub Date: February 18th, 2016
My Rating: ★★★★☆
You may have a lot of questions about women in history. The main one is probably why there were no women back in days of geniuses like Darwin or Schopenhauer. Or you may wonder why you never learned about women in school? Or if you learned about some women at school, why only about three of them? This book will answer you questions and even more!
In The Trouble with Women, feminist artist Jacky Fleming illustrates how the opinions of supposed male geniuses, such as Charles Darwin (who believed that women have smaller brains than men) and John Ruskin (who believed that women’s main function was to praise men), have shaped the fate of women through history, confining them to a life of domesticity and very little else.
Fleming does a perfect job of showing how ridiculous history is. Pokes at beliefs of some geniuses about who you learned at school, and laughs at their logic on feminine brain, health, body. Through humor and illustrations, Fleming makes serious points about the baffling history of women that you may not know. And after the read, you will need to reconsider if the ‘geniuses’ you learned about at school really were so smart.
It was a fantastic and funny read. But why is it so short? I want more!
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