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Unladylike

By: Cristen Conger,Caroline Ervin
Narrated by: Cristen Conger,Caroline Ervin
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Summary

A funny, fact-driven, and illustrated field guide to how to live a feminist life in today's world, from the hosts of the hit Unladylike podcast.

Get ready to get unladylike with this field guide to the whats, whys, and hows of intersectional feminism and practical hell-raising. Through essential, inclusive, and illustrated explorations of what patriarchy looks like in the real world, authors and podcast hosts Cristen Conger and Caroline Ervin blend wild histories, astounding stats, social justice principles, and self-help advice to connect where the personal meets political in our bodies, brains, booty calls, bank accounts, and other confounding facets of modern woman-ing and nonbinary-ing. By laying out the uneven terrain of double standards, head games, and handouts patriarchy has manspread across society for ages, Unladylike is here to unpack our gender baggage and map out the space that's ours to claim.

  • Includes a PDF of infographics from the book.

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©2018 Cristen Conger and Caroline Ervin (P)2018 Random House Audio

Critic reviews

"Gritty, wildly informative, and informed: a must-have feminist survival guide for the Trump era." (Kirkus)

“[A] smart, sassy field guide for feminists.... Unapologetic and witty, this work is a great choice for followers of Jennifer Baumgardner and Roxane Gay but will also appeal to young adults and graphic novel fans.” (Library Journal Review)  

“This book is truly special. Not only do the authors present the problems, but they also offer potential solutions and inspirational tools that are so crucial in driving the conversation forward. Their charming tone combined with the incisively detailed breakdown of all the ways in which the patriarchy affects women make Unladylike a must-read.” (Morgan Jerkins, author of This Will Be My Undoing

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energetic

this is light on theory and high on enthusiasm. I found the Katie Puckrik style of reading a bit grating, but then I'm older and not the intended audience.
A good intro to feminism and intersectional issues

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  • Ma
  • 06-05-19

Well written, interesting, funny, informative and inspirational.

To the Authors: Thank you so much for writing this book. Thank you for all the work you put into it. Thank you for taking the time to do all the research, emotional labor, and hard work. And thank you for making this book so fun, funny, informative and inspirational.

I am so glad this book exists - I can’t wait to read it with my son (5yo) and stepdaughter (8yo)- I’ll have to wait a bit, but not too long.

I just finished the book and I was Not ready to “let go”. It’s a bitter sweet feeling that it’s over, but i know I’ll revisit the book many times.

I absolutely recommend this book!

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  • Jessica W
  • 19-10-20

Great Listen

This book was a fantastic listen and I would recommend it for all woman and any men that consider themselves forward thinking.

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  • Julia W.
  • 08-12-18

Awesome

Loved it! Very informative on current and crucial issues. A wonderful tool for anyone new to the Intersectional Feminist movement. Even if you are seasoned I still recommend it. Cristen & Caroline did a wonderful job narrating.

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  • Kyle
  • 03-10-18

We've been waiting for you...

This book is INCREDIBLE!!! A true guide for ALL - emphasis on ALL! Thank you, Cristen and Caroline!!

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  • goldwaj
  • 29-06-22

Man looking for answers, finds sarcasm.

Listened for a glimpse into the feminist argument. Wanting to understand the women around me.
I found incomplete logic, significant sarcasm and badmouthing of women, especially those of less marginalized populations.
An example, John Money, cited for his work in the work against the nature part of the gender argument. However his, in my mind, disqualifying failures are not mentioned.
And yes, the tone is very condescending to nearly everyone mentioned.

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  • Johnnine Wahl
  • 21-07-21

Eye opening

Great book! Would recommend to women of all ages.
It is about time women are equally valued.

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  • 08-05-21

Extremely annoying narrator

Could not get through the first 1 hour of this book because of how extremely annoying I found the narrator. Her highs and lows that don't even fit the content is very hard to bear and often sounded condescending to me. Please read with a normal voice. I wanted to give the performance a 0 star or -1 if that was available. The story might be ok but I just couldn't listen to it and the voice of the narrator aggravated me so much that I couldn't even pay attention to the content.

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  • Beth
  • 18-12-20

Best field guide I’ve seen so far

In the book Unladylike, I found a lot of helpful and wonderful steps to making activism hapen, especially in the feminist sense. This is your guide to raising hell if needed, even with strong language included. Rabble rousing is something I want to do, but as a disabled woman, I find it hard to do because dudes with both ability and disability think it’s inappropriate. This book validates everything I want to do, including self determination rights and getting all the people together to fight for what’s right. The only thing I’d change is the infographs. Why not make it so that there are captions on the infographs? The PDF is great for those who can see pictures, but as a blind woman, I can’t look carefully at the map. Charts and flow charts should be tagged for accessibility. That’s the only thing I’d change.

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  • JTS
  • 05-12-20

Narcissistic Claptrap

If I were in charge of terrorist prisoner Intergeneration in GITMO, I would play this book into the cells until I received both a confession and apology. Listening to this nightmarish scenario of the supposed human condition is simply ludicrous.

Yes I am a Man and on behalf of the tough women I know and historical figures like Rosa Parks, Elenor Roosevelt, Erma Bombeck, Amelia Earhart and St Mother Theresa, I call this monstrosity out as the bullshit it is and will forever be known.

None of us would be here without a strong women willing to endure the incredible pain to the point of death at times to bring us into the world. If you seeking to attempt to do harm to your gender, based on your recognition by “Oprah,” my guess is you have succeeded.

Suggestions that 53% of the population are all oppressed, you have the majority; fix it, don’t bitch about it.

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  • paula brown
  • 14-04-20

a fun call to feminist action

it's a fun fast primer in feminist action! particularly useful in these covid times of fast policy change on the sprint with minimal public oversight