Feminist activist Eltahawy delivers a bold and uncompromising feminist manifesto that shows women and girls how to defy, disrupt, and destroy the patriarchy by embracing the qualities they've been trained to avoid.
Eltahawy's rage permeates the pages of this book—her manifesto ... The overall narrative creates a seemingly bleak picture of the state of women's rights around the world. Unlike many current feminist titles, the author does not position the United States as front and center ... Admittedly, due to the author's literary style and editorial approach, this book won't be for everyone. Some readers may be uncomfortable with the book's generous amount of profanity ... Eltahawy is thought-provoking and uncompromising. Young women who especially respond to Eltahawy's voice can use the author's ideas to create their own brand of feminism.
A striking anti-patriarchal manifesto ... Eltahawy is at her most controversial when discussing what she believes are the leveling benefits of physical violence in the face of patriarchal crimes. Sprinkled throughout the narrative are moving personal stories, histories, and profiles that further reinforce her plan to dismantle the rampant injustices against women. The author’s prose is feverishly enthusiastic and laser-focused, powered by teenage emotional trauma ... Her urgent narrative encourages women of all ages to resist classic compartmentalization and to raise their voices and demand equality within every sector of society ... A vociferous, highly motivational call to arms for the feminist movement.