Cunt - book by Seal press - review by Becauseiamawoman


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Empowering Feminist Literature

A great read for feminists, may bring you around to feminism if you aren't already there. However, it also reads a little bit like a rant, which may turn you off.
Empowering, Engaging.
Graphic, profanity, could use more definite examples.
Rating by reviewer:
extremely useful review
Let me start out by saying that I loved this book. I am sucker for feminist readings, and I couldn't resist the title. The ability to reclaim a word used in such a derogatory manner against women is something I really value, and it was the primary reason I picked up this book to begin with.

My favorite review of this book was from Bust, and I think they summed up exactly why I loved it so much. They wrote that the book was, "At its core . . . a metaphor for unconditional self-love, a gentle call for women to embrace all things sacred and essentially female. And that’s not just lip service. Cunt does for feminism what smoothies did for high-fiber diets — it reinvents the oft-indigestible into something sweet and delicious."

I left the book feeling empowered to reclaim cunt, to be a feminist, and to spread the word. I think that this is the most important thing you can expect after reading. However, the book wasn't perfect. It certainly wasn't the best piece of feminist literature I have ever come across. Without giving away the actual contents of the book, I do think it's important to point out that there isn't much actual discussion between competing viewpoints. It is a little biased. I also thought it could use more discussion around facts. There were a lot of interesting ideas but not enough backed up with examples and statistics.

The writing was interesting. It read much like a rant, which isn't something I find particularly endearing in a book. It did contribute to the idea of the book being more of a manifesto than a piece of literature. The voice was certainly very strong.

I must point out that one thing I really love about this book is the cover design. It is so clever and eye catching. The only way to put "Cunt" on a cover is to put it up against a simple background like this. I applaud the artist for good design.
Follow-up commentary
I still feel that there are better books out there, but this is worth the read. Since "Cunt" is kind of a mandatory feminist text, even if you aren't into this particular kind of feminism, there is something to be learned from it.
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    • Anyone
    • Bridal gift
    • Everyone
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    Where / what types of places can this product be used?
    • Anywhere
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    • Travel friendly
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    • The brain
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    • Books
    • Feminism
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  • Kate
    This book is on my list of books to read, the title is one of my favorite words and the book sounds like it was awesome. Thanks for posting this review!
  • mpfm
    Thanks for the review. Sounds interesting.
  • Badass
    Awesome review, I ordered this book and haven't had a chance to sit down and read it, but I look forward to it even more after your review.
  • Princess-Kayla ?
    Thank you for the review.
    I plan on getting this book sometime. It sucks it's not on EF anymore though.
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