Tackling the masculinity crisis & toxic masculinity by drawing from his own experiences as a trans man, McBee's insights complement the works of Julia Serano and Brené Brown. If you're like me and aren't into reading about boxing - it wasn't too bad, and he connects it to broader, important points. There were a lot of points to mull over, things I'd never considered before. This book sparks compassion, encourages discussion, and effects change.
A fascinating read, definitely, but boy did it make me cross.
I wanted to like this book, but mostly I found it to be boring and pedantic with too much of a focus on issues of marriage and motherhood — and all told from a white perspective. It‘s nice that men were included and there was one Asian story and some LGBTQ ones, but that was it. The art wasn‘t that great or interesting— of 200 pages, the two pictures in this collage are the only ones I really liked. They take this book from a pan to a meh for me.
Tonight‘s reading. I hope I like it.
Really interesting, incredibly infuriating, and important especially as a science educator. My only quibble is that a lot of it was just linked together facts that were sometimes difficult to wade through. The sections with more analysis and even the sections with personal anecdotes to break up the facts were much easier to absorb.
As if I wasn‘t already mad at the world, I had to go and read this book - now I‘m even more mad. Mad as hell! 😡 Seriously, Perez has done some serious research and the result is an amazingly well written and powerful book that will make you question the entire world around you. Or, if you‘re like me it will confirm everything you felt to begin with. 🤷🏽♀️ A must read!
Im putting this one in my feminism square for #jennyis30 tho I‘ll probably read a huge pile of books this year that could count! I‘m barrelling through the easier squares but think I need to start including some harder ones hmm. I‘m not a big thriller or suspense reader so I don‘t want to leave them to last. @jenniferw88