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Buy this book only if you think it's okay to have some racism in your feminism.
If you already know about the insidious and wide-ranging effects of racism and patriarchy, you'll get a good laugh out of the way Ms. Marcotte shows us these effects.
Well, I was a little disappointed--my husband took off with it and read it cover to cover before I even got my first peek!
In a world were you can not turn on the tv without sexism in a very idiotic form starts pouring through the screen you need humor to keep you sanity.
I loved this book
I picked this book up at random in a book store, opened to a random page, and was sucked in and riveted for two hours.
It's so true! Read more
Amanda Marcotte brings the funny. A very amusing and pointed book on the social dilemmas faced by feminists--made me laugh out loud at times (not easy). Read morePublished on June 2, 2008 by MizDarwin
I liked it and found it funny, but superficial in terms of inspiring. Would recommend Saundra Pelletier's "Saddle Up Your Own White Horse" to read for inspriing ways to take charge... Read morePublished on May 27, 2008 by nettie reynolds
I think the writer and publisher were so caught up in how ironic sexism is that they just couldn't resist adding in a bit of ironic racism to go with it. Read morePublished on April 26, 2008 by Rose Grant
There's no way I can buy a book that has the blatantly racist images that this one does. Both the author, Amanda Marcotte, and the publisher, Seal Press, have a reputation of... Read morePublished on April 26, 2008 by Jan Rachel Friedman
The racism in this book is so blatant that I can't even believe that people buy this. Ms. Marcotte might still have some value as a feminist blogger (although if you've read one... Read morePublished on April 25, 2008 by E. Benavage
Each chapter of this book begins with a photograph of a Tarzan-like blonde woman trying to make her way in an "inhospitable" environment. Read morePublished on April 25, 2008 by Kristin Rawls
Amanda Marcotte was my introduction to the new wave of online feminism, and I'm liking what a see. A funny, smart, worthwhile book. Read morePublished on April 25, 2008 by MaryT