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Publisher's 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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  • 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

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  • Anonymous User
  • 25-08-20

Saccharine and Fluffy

Key take home messages include “teach your boys to watch porn” and “plastic surgery is empowering” and “men have periods too” (but also “if men had periods tampons would be free”, and somehow these two points don’t contradict each other?)

The worst take might be to teach boys if they ask for consent they’ll be a “legend” amongst the girls because she’ll tell all her friends. Or maybe the worse take is the entire chapter about being kind to boys, protecting boys, and if we are nice enough to boys they won’t rape or kill women when they’re older because women will remind them of their kind mothers. Presumably, this means the mothers of rapists are to blame for their actions?

Anyway, if you can overlook these anti feminist and regressive key points repeated in various chapters, Keira Knightley’s piece on childbirth is beautiful and powerful, some of the poetry is enjoyable enough, and some of the pieces on more serious issues, like FGM and period poverty, are valuable and insightful.

Overall, saccharine, reads like angsty teenage spoken word, but is a relatively sweet introduction into liberal feminism.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 12-02-19

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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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  • Kindle Customer
  • 25-04-19

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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  • Emma Q.
  • 17-04-19

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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  • Anna
  • 23-03-19

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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  • Rebecca K.
  • 11-01-19

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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  • Emma Bolochowecki
  • 24-08-20

INCREDIBLE

I couldn't stop once I started! Powerful, educational, laugh out loud funny and then the next chapter reaching for tissues. A sensational collection of similar yet very different perspectives by some pretty bad ass women. LOVED it.

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  • Charlotte Dacre
  • 17-06-20

Everyone should read this book.

We should ALL be feminists. This book was my first deep dive into the world of human rights, and I can't wait to keep learning. Stay empowered.

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  • charlotte armitage
  • 30-05-20

Feminist as FUCK.

This book is life changing - I wasn’t entirely sure why and what made me explore my feminist, but this has opened my eyes about why it is still so important

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  • Anonymous User
  • 11-05-20

Yes Yes Yes

We need our brothers,fathers and any other men in our lives to read this. An inclusive approach to feminism!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 11-01-19

Loved it

So many great short stories/essays in here. I got a lot out of it and it was narrated excellently.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 04-01-21

Mentor

This book is historical, it's current & it sees a future. I like it's directness & sometimes eye opening.
It will be excellent for my two daughters so I forwarded it onto my eldest to read it first.

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  • Pam
  • 01-06-19

I have never felt so uneducated.

Wow. This book shares so many different and diverse experiences and perspectives on feminism from women and members of the trans community. I feel mad and I feel happy and I am inspired.