A review by leviathans
I'm Afraid of Men, by Vivek Shraya


I think I expected more from this book than it was available; there are some interesting points in here but they were buried under a lot of dry, very surface-level writing. A bit of a surprise considering it's provocative title.
I feel like I've heard all these points before, and in the book they seemed particularly underdeveloped, not given to nuance. It didn't help the writing seemed very removed, almost too analytical. I feel a bit unfair to say that sometimes it felt like I was reading a lefty twitter thread, but it's true.
I do sympathise a lot with the points Vivek makes, and I will probably read some of her fiction to see how her writing translates.