4 books finished in 2013: Are Women Human?

4 books finished in 2013

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:
groundbreaking idea:
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.”

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3 thoughts on “4 books finished in 2013: Are Women Human?

  1. Dorothy Sayers is one of my favorites! And I love this book! It makes me so happy to know others are reading her too. :)

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