Why are you reading this book?
My housemate just bought this book, telling me that she read it last summer and thought it was incredible. Since it was so short, I started reading it during my lunch break, then finished it while cooking dinner that same day.
What is the first line?
When I was asked to come and speak to you, your Secretary made the suggestion that she thought I must be interested in the feminist movement. I replied – a little irritably, I am afraid – that I was not sure I wanted to “identify myself,” as the phrase goes, with feminism, and that the time for “feminism,” in the old-fashioned sense of the word, had gone past. In fact, I think I went so far as to say that, under present conditions, an aggressive feminism might do more harm than good. As a result I was, perhaps not unnaturally, invited to explain myself.
Describe the book in haiku form:
every woman is unique
(o m g! This book!)
What will you do with it now?
keep for reference
x buy a copy for myself x
keep to read again & again & again
post to paperbackswap.com
throw it away
Anything else you’d like to say?
I love that she appears to be rolling her eyes on the cover, as in, “Do I REALLY have to lay this down for you? Treat women like humans! It’s not that difficult.”