In a month when we are discuss gender roles, relationships, and intimacy things can have the potential to get very dicey if you do not have an open mind to the discussions we are having. We would like everyone to evaluate the topic, not from a gender neutral position but conversely digging into what it means to live the best example of a man or woman you can be.
From that perspective it makes perfect sense to crack open Caitlin Moran’s How To Be A Woman. The book was recommended to me by a woman and initially one might not think it is relevant to both sexes but it absolutely is.
The chapter list alone was compelling:
I Start Bleeding!
I Become Furry!
I Don’t Know What To Call My Breasts!
I Am A Feminist!
I Need A Bra!
I Am Fat!
I Encounter Some Sexism!
I Am in Love!
I Go Lap Dancing!
I Get Married!
I Get into Fashion!
Why You Should Have Children
Why You Shouldn’t Have Children
Role Models and What We Do With Them
Moran, presents some of these uniquely female topics, not as womanhood stories, but as humanhood stories. You don’t have to be a work in law enforcement to enjoy CSI, and you don’t have to be a woman to enjoy How To Be A Woman, but I’m sure it certainly helps if you are.
At just about 300 pages you should be fine to finish this month if you carve out about 20 pages per day. That’s only a half our of great reading per day.
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