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on 7 September 2014
Have only got two chapters into the book but really enjoying it so far. Gloria Steinem speaks succinctly and gives examples involving both men and women and talks about lessons she has learnt from her own life. Its not a how-to book but the examples of how other people have been empowered through their own life experiences are inspiring. Unlike what other readers say, it doesn't come across as bitter but passionate-showing that this is an issue she cares about a lot, as we should too.
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on 17 June 2018
It made some very thought provoking points. I got lost in the more academic side of it, not because i didn't understand it, but because i thought it was going to suggest more ways to improve our self esteem. There are some activities but not many
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on 24 October 2016
Good interesting book
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on 26 February 2016
Life changing auto
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on 1 May 2016
I loved this book. I wish I had read it years ago.
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on 21 June 2016
Read this once before and really liked it. That was in hardback. This is in paperback and the text literally goes from page side to page side. Almost no margin and dense text so very hard to read. I would suggest to anyone who wants this, and it IS a classic, to get a hardback or at least a trade paperback.
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on 18 September 2017
This is an amazing book and is best absorbed slowly. More slowly than my usual two-three day reading of so many books. I have made 171 notes so far and am only halfway through Gloria Steinem's book. It's a must for anyone questioning why most women fail to get near the 'glass ceilings' of commerce, professional work and academic life. A fair few men will also find answers to questions they may not have yet been able to formulate. This is a desert island book, whichever way you look at it. It gives you a historical perspective as to how and why women have been sidelined, along with black women, black men, and anyone else who gets in the way of the archetypal White Christian Male ethos, which is often brutally limiting and personally limited. It could be a very diifferent world for us all if we were able to reach out from the narrow confines of the castrating - for both sexes - elements of our conditioning. Reading this book may help you to take the first steps forward. Consider, if you will, the idea that the value you place on yourself can free you from behaving like a malfunctioning robot everywhere in life.
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on 17 November 2014
A re read
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on 2 December 2001
This book really transforms the way you feel about life and yourself and includes a great "bibliotherapy" at the end.
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on 12 October 2010
This book talks about the author a lot and its quite boring i read a lot of good review on this book thats why i got it and i didnt really enjoy it there are few things ok but not many
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