I’ve been heartened to see some perceptive reviews of Laura Bates’s new book – the imaginatively-titled Everyday Sexism – on Amazon. I’m hurt to think only 17 out of 50 people didn’t find my review helpful. Or possibly not. I invite you to submit your own comments, here’s the link:
The reviews, in reverse chronological order:
5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
It is a book full of misandry, propaganda & paranoia. It feels like an insult to all good sane women & all good decent men in equal measure. As a woman myself I did not recognise any part of the World the author tried to portray and assumes ALL women live in.
Sorry but definitely not for me, Conclusion:
Unbelievable, neurotic nonsense with an angry agenda.
13 of 29 people found the following review helpful
As for the “book”, for me it is biased, one sided, a collection of many anecdotes that would make a child laugh, let alone be defined “sexism”. Just some clever marketing to make some more cash on her part. I am disgusted by this, a scam and a rip off as far as I’m concerned.
I read the book,
regret it massively,
waste of my time,
waste of money,
what a shame such a good cause is trivialised and offended by the paucity of this lady’s widely insufficient brains. I am hugely disappointed, as a human being and even more as a woman.
it’s a BIG FAIL for me.
14 of 36 people found the following review helpful
17 of 44 people found the following review helpful
Time for you and the other infantilised whiners to grow up!
17 of 50 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars A whine collection from the world’s most prominent whine merchant, 28 April 2014
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This review is from: Everyday Sexism (Paperback)
Just what the world needs, a whine collection from the leader of The Everyday Whining Project, the inaugural winner of the ‘Whiny Woman of the Month’ award presented by our political party. Her award certificate is downloadable from a link on the menu of our website, ‘Laura Bates – The Everyday Whiner’. Bates and other whiny feminists e.g. Caroline Criado-Perez – winner of both our ‘Lying Woman of the Month’ and ‘Whiny Woman of the Month’ awards – attract a RIDICULOUS amount of mainstream media attention. They get more attention than all the world’s men’s human rights advocates collectively over the past 30+ years. All I hear when LB or CC-P on TV or radio is, ‘Wah! Wah! Wah!’ like you’d expect from obnoxious toddlers. Of course there are a few sexist men around, but thinking this book will do anything to stop them is absurd. Women are demanding men treat them ever more as Entitlement Princesses, whose feelings are never to be hurt, rather than acting as strong mature adults. Women are infantilising THEMSELVES. It’s truly pathetic. Welcome to the fourth wave of feminism – the whiny wave. With this book out and presumably selling well to whiny women – of whom the world has no shortage, heaven knows – Bates has officially become a professional whine merchant. Making money out of persuading women to buy her books, thereby making them more dysfunctional, miserable, and whiny. She must be SO proud of her ‘achievement’. I see men get a mention in chapter 10. The difference between the sexism faced by women and that faced by men is that men don’t whine about it. If you want to get any sense of the sexism faced by men – which has FAR more serious consequences than the sexism faced by women – visit the website of The Alternative Sexism Project. Mike Buchanan Justice for men & boys (and the women who love them)
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