Shrewd by Elizabeth Renzetti (159)

This is a wry and closely observed look at the lives of women and girls. It is an honest and brave examination of our lives. It is a book that will make you laugh and cry, depending on where you are in your own life.

Elizabeth Renzetti examines why there are so few women in politics, and why public space still so inhospitable to women.  She also discusses what Carrie Fisher has to do with Mary Wollstonecraft and why a wedding ceremony is Satan’s playground.

These are some of the questions that this bestselling author and acclaimed journalist discusses in this new collection of essays. She draws from her decades of reporting on feminist issues.

This book is about feminism’s crossroads. From Hillary Clinton’s failed campaign to the quest for equal pay, from the lessons we can learn from old ladies to the future of feminism in a turbulent world, Renzetti takes a pointed, witty look at how far we’ve come and how far we have to go.

It becomes apparent after reading this book that we have made some strides in the feminist revolution–which I suppose is good news. But there is so much more that is lacking for women and I believe that some things have actually gotten much worse for women.

There is one world that is difficult for women to become a part of and that is the political world. It is still ruled by men. Yes, women are making headway into many areas of politics, but are they as successful as they set out to be in the beginning of their careers?

This is a question that I will leave the reader with.

This book is a must-read for all women who are wondering whether we are really becoming better off than we were or whether on surfaces and appearances are deceiving us.


About irenesroth

I am a freelance and academic writer. I am currently writing a book called `Fearless Freelance Writers`. Please look out for it soon on this blog.
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