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. 

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