Reviews tagging 'Sexual violence'
biblioleah's review against another edition
Graphic: Abortion, Ableism, Addiction, Bullying, Child abuse, Blood, Child death, Cursing, Death, Death of parent, Domestic abuse, Drug abuse, Eating disorder, Emotional abuse, Gun violence, Hate crime, Homophobia, Medical trauma, Medical content, Mental illness, Miscarriage, Misogyny, Murder, Panic attacks/disorders, Physical abuse, Police brutality, Racial slurs, Racism, Rape, Sexism, Sexual assault, Sexual violence, Suicide, Toxic relationship, Trafficking, and Transphobia
moo_remus's review against another edition
Minor: Domestic abuse, Gun violence, Hate crime, Police brutality, Sexual violence, and Abortion
isabellarob73's review against another edition
Moderate: Abortion, Ableism, Body shaming, Death, Domestic abuse, Drug abuse, Drug use, Eating disorder, Fatphobia, Gun violence, Hate crime, Homophobia, Miscarriage, Medical trauma, Misogyny, Police brutality, Racism, Rape, Sexism, Sexual assault, Sexual violence, Toxic relationship, Transphobia, and Violence
turtledoingyogagmailcom's review against another edition
Minor: Child abuse, Domestic abuse, Eating disorder, Emotional abuse, Gun violence, Hate crime, Mass/school shootings, Medical trauma, Miscarriage, Misogyny, Pedophilia, Police brutality, Racial slurs, Racism, Rape, Sexual assault, Sexual violence, Toxic relationship, Trafficking, Violence, and Xenophobia
It was a weird read for me as a first gen immigrant college student that spent most of her life in a part of the world with very different race dynamics. Technically I am white in the US so I felt like a lot of the anger was directed at me even though I haven't really had the time or power to have an impact on US power systems. But I think that's my own desire to be liked by everyone, and I just need to get over it. Anyway, kind of ties into the fact that you have to read this book prepared to put your own emotional issues aside and just listen to an angry Black woman tell you how the systems are broken. I still learned a lot and I really recommend the book.
I always feel conflicted about rating books highlighting minority issues. On the one hand, I want this book to have more exposure because I think it could kindle new thoughts and actions in white feminists. On the other, I don't really feel qualified to judge the book because I'm not part of most of these minorities. This wasn't my favorite read of all time. But I think it's an important book to spotlight because it doesn't make you feel like just by reading it you've become a better person, it demands action. And I think that's a really important part of the conversation we're continuing to have.
Graphic: Racism, Sexism, and Misogyny
Minor: Alcoholism, Child abuse, Drug abuse, Drug use, Eating disorder, Forced institutionalization, Gun violence, Hate crime, Xenophobia, Toxic relationship, Slavery, Sexual violence, Sexual assault, Rape, Police brutality, Homophobia, and Domestic abuseExamples aren't graphic but they are discussed in the context of the author's life and of issues Black girls and women experience.