The Whole Woman
By Germaine Greer

Here's a reassessment of feminism, a sort of "Where are things at, ladies? Are we all on the same page?" I think the answer is no. At some points in this book, I thought, "Yes, I agree with that." In other parts, "Oh God, no!" Her approach to transgender people and her overall characterizations of men can be most unsettling. It's not an easy read, but I think Greer is fascinating—smart and controversial. Her book provokes you and makes you answer questions that you never knew you wanted to be asked. Note: Not a good beach read—unless you prefer to suntan angrily.

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