Dead Blondes and Bad Mothers: Monstrosity, Patriarchy, and the Fear of Female Power by Sady Doyle

Dead Blondes and Bad Mothers: Monstrosity, Patriarchy, and the Fear of Female Power

Sady Doyle

352 pages first pub 2019 (editions)

nonfiction feminism history horror challenging informative reflective medium-paced

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A Kirkus Reviews Best Book of the Year "Smart, funny, and fearless." --THE BOSTON GLOBE Women have always been seen as monsters. Men from Aristotle to Freud have insisted that women are freakish creatures, capable of immense destruction. Maybe the...

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informative 85%
reflective 68%
challenging 51%
dark 44%
inspiring 27%
funny 19%
emotional 17%
tense 8%
sad 6%
hopeful 2%
lighthearted 2%
mysterious 2%
adventurous 1%

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slow 10%

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