Today and tomorrow we’re going to highlight some of our best/most popular book reviews on Gender Across Borders (to read more about our “Best of Series,” click here). Feel free to peruse our Literature section for more book reviews on GAB, or join in on our monthly book club, which is relaunching in January 2012. Enjoy!
“Book Review: Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother by Amy Chua” by Carrie Nelson
If I ever decide become a mother, you can bet I’ll be a Western one. I believe in discipline, but not in degradation, and I believe that a child’s innate passions are more important than a parent’s choice of activities. But this parenting style is mine to choose — it is not mandated, nor should it be.
“Book Review: Global Girlfriends by Stacey Edgar” by Colleen Hodgetts
Welcome to the feel-good side of feminism. Sisters Unite! With Hugs! And Purses! Global Girlfriends is the story of the successful growth of a fair trade, female-centered company. If you’re looking for a battle cry against political, financial, or social structures that keep women oppressed, this is not the book for you. If, however, you feel paralyzed by the crushing weight of forces working against the world’s women, especially the most disenfranchised, and you just want to read something uplifting for a change without succumbing to your secret People Magazine habit, then read on.
Stay tuned for Part II of the best GAB book reviews tomorrow!