Lucas’ Review: Nasty Women by 404 Ink

Posted March 29, 2017 by lucas in Book Reviews, Books / 0 Comments

Lucas’ Review: Nasty Women by 404 InkNasty Women A Collection of Essays and Accounts on What It Is To Be a Woman in the 21st Century Published by 404 ink on March 8th 2017
Genres: LGBTQI, Nonfiction
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Source: NetGalley
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With intolerance and inequality increasingly normalised by the day, it's more important than ever for women to share their experiences. We must hold the truth to account in the midst of sensationalism and international political turmoil. Nasty Women is a collection of essays, interviews and accounts on what it is to be a woman in the 21st century.

People, politics, pressure, punk - From working class experience to racial divides in Trump’s America, being a child of immigrants, to sexual assault, Brexit, pregnancy, contraception, identity, family, finding a voice online, role models and more, Laura Jane Grace of Against Me!, Zeba Talkhani, Chitra Ramaswamy are just a few of the incredible women who share their experience here.

Keep telling your stories, and tell them loud.

We received this book/audiobook for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect our opinion of the book or the content of our review.

Book Review: 5 Stars

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In the current state of affairs for women not only in the US but in the world, it’s nice to know there’s a group of people joined and Kickstarted a book that talked about women’s experiences in an intersectional perspective, since the narrative has been predominantly under the White Feminist spotlight.

That’s why this book is so important to change this narrative, to say “Yes, good. We’re talking about this but consider Black Women, Trans Women, Indian Women… etc” because those experiences are just as important because women that enjoy some privilege due to race can use it to lift these stories and finally make some changes. Because even though we are all women and suffer different kinds of oppression the level in which marginalized women “play” the same level is harder than their white counterparts.

This books explores those experiences and what in Trump America means being a Nasty Woman, as he called Hillary Clinton during the campaign, and women took the internet to reclaim the label as an act of defiance, it’s a way of resistance that at the end will appear in history books as the definitive moment when women are fed up with the status of the world and back to the streets to change it. The Gender Revolution 2.0 if you will.

I give this book 5 Stars, it still has a few flaws but the whole story and how it came about is what gives it heart and to me, as a woman, as a latina woman, means a lot to be given a voice.

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lucas

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