A review by sydapel
Three Women, by Lisa Taddeo
dark informative reflective slow-paced
While I understand the intention behind this book and what it's trying to convey, it does so through so narrow of a lens it's downright disrespectful. With a minor exception, these women identify as white, cisgender and heterosexual, with descriptions of sexual desires that only differ in their minutae, and always come back to whatever man they are "in love" with. There's very little attempt to unpack the abuse (mainly emotional, but borderline physical) done to them or the systems of patriarchy that led to this, in favor of in depth descriptions of intimate encounters with, again, one, maybe two guys. It made me both angry and not a good enough woman, which is a new low.
Graphic: Sexual content, Infidelity, Misogyny, Toxic relationship, Sexual assault, Self harm, Sexism, Rape, Gaslighting, Emotional abuse, Drug use, Adult/minor relationship, Mental illness, and Grief
Moderate: Suicidal thoughts, Suicide, Car accident, Alcoholism, Death of parent, Bullying, and Eating disorder