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Feminists Don't Wear Pink (and other lies): Amazing women on what the F-word means to them

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You can change your choices at any time by visiting Cookie preferences, as described in the Cookie notice. As a girl I went to a highly academic all-girls school in Oxford and I traversed my teenage years fed up of with feminism.

Because so many women of different backgrounds and with different identities contributed to this anthology, it's a great introductory read that never lectures the reader or imposes a one-sided idea on them of what feminism should be. Scarlett chats to her guests about being a 'minority', single parent families and sexism in the comedy world.One thing I do immediately have to praise it for is its inclusivity, and I’m glad a diverse group of women with varying experiences were chosen to participate in the collection.

Not only are books much harder to engage with in terms of starting a dialogue (as opposed to online), but they also occupy a place of authority in society.

What it should all boil down to is the most fundamental fact of life, we are all thinking, feeling, breathing humans, none with greater or more deserved power than any other. And I will give the book props for including, among other things, a transwoman, a disabled woman, and many non-white women, including women not from Europe or America. Olivia Perez made a list of "10 Ways to Support the Women in Your Life" that was heartfelt and sincere with a dash of humor ( "9. As a disabled black woman, the conversation with Lena Dunham in particular reminded me why I’m wary of (and ultimately stopped) listening to feminist content by white women. CWs: misogyny/sexism, mentions of rape, mentions of transphobia, description of genital mutilation, racism.

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