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Free read Í PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ò Lindy West Lindy West ò 2 Read Shrill Women Are Funny It's Okay to Be Fat and Feminists Don't Have to Be Nice Free read ☆ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Coming of age in a culture that demands women be as small uiet and compliant as possible like a porcelain dove that will also have sex with you writer and humorist Lindy West uickly discovered that she was anything but From a painfully shy childhood in which she tried unsuccessfully to hide her big body and even bigger opinions; to her public war with stand up comedians over rape jokes. I m a cartoonist and I face extensive online harassment so I picked up this book in the hopes that Lindy s writing about her own experiences would help me my grasp my ownMen you will never understand Women I hope I helped Comedy you broke my heartThanks Lindy you did help

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Free read Í PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ò Lindy West Lindy West ò 2 Read Shrill Women Are Funny It's Okay to Be Fat and Feminists Don't Have to Be Nice Free read ☆ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Y boldly shares how to survive in a world where not all stories are created eual and not all bodies are treated with eual respect and how to weather hatred loneliness harassment and loss and walk away laughing Shrill provocatively dissects what it means to become self aware the hard way to go from wanting to be silent and invisible to earning a living defending the silenced in all caps. On sale for 299 on US Kindle March 16 2019This is not the sort of book I normally read While I do like memoirs and nonfiction it s not my usual go to But as an overweight fat woman and feeling discouraged lately I decided to check out a couple of fat positive books from my library As I read this book I immediately found it engaging and than that I could relate to so much of what Lindy West was saying It resonated with me in a huge way hehe see what I did there I don t have many friends and even less fat friends I can vent and confide in Hearing Lindy say all these things fat people go through was freeing and it felt nice to hear somebody saying a lot of things I had felt since I was a teenagerIf you re overweight and you have to fly do you worry about taking up too much space Of offending the people next to you I am actually in another state right now traveling for work and I had to deal with this just last week Unless you re fat you have never had to worry about the seat belt fitting you I was relieved that I wasn t so fat that the seat belt wouldn t fit me I NEVER touch the arm rests I feel like I am obligated to let the people beside me have the arm rests because of my size My flight was only three hours but by the end I wanted to cry because I had tried to remain perfectly still with hunched shoulders to allow those next to me as much room as possible I was starting to feel pain from being so still My Kindle fell on the floor towards the end of the flight and I had so much anxiety trying to figure out how I was going to scoot down and retrieve it I was embarrassedThis is what Lindy said about flying If you ve never tried cramming your hips into an angular metal box that s an inch or two narrower than your flesh under the watchful eye of resentful tourists then sitting motionless in there for five hours while you fold your arms and shoulders up like a dying orchid in order to be as unobtrusive as possible run don t walk It s like sueezing your bones in a vise The pain makes your teeth ache I once spent a tearful eight hour flight from Oslo to Seattle convinced I could feel my femurs splintering like candy canes It hurtsWhen I read this I wanted to cry because she understands I have seen news clips about fat people flying and the argument whether they should buy two tickets etc But I have never had a discussion about it or read someone essay about it I have so much compassion for those bigger than me who have to ask for seat belt extenders I will never complain unless you take your shoes off because that is just an evil thing to do on a planeHere are some other great uotes Part of that anxiety came from the fact that as a fat kid I was already on high alert for humiliation at all times When your body itself is treated like one big meat blooper you don t open yourself up to unnecessary embarrassment Men made wanted babies with beautiful women Men made mistakes with fat chicksAs a woman my body is scrutinized policed and treated as a public commodity As a fat woman my body is also lampooned openly reviled and associated with moral and intellectual failureFat people are already ashamed It s taken care of No further manpower needed on the shame front thx I am not concerned with whether or not fat people can change their bodies through self discipline and choices Pretty much all of them have tried already A couple of them have succeeded Whatever My uestion is what if they try and try and try and still fail What if they are still fat What if they are fat forever What do you do with them then Do you really want millions of teenage girls to feel like they re trapped in unsightly lard prisons that are ruining their lives and on top of that it s because of their own moral failure and on top of that they are ruining America with the terribly expensive diabetes that they don t even have yet You know what s shameful A complete lack of empathyBut when you re a fat person you can t hide your vulnerability because you are it and it is you Being fat is like walking around with a sandwich board that says HERE S WHERE TO HURT ME That s why reclaiming fatness living visibly declaring I m fat and I am not ashamed is a social tool so revolutionary so liberating it saves livesThere are so many other excellent parts of the book and I am so happy I read it Topics also covered are about her family and how she has been trolled on Twitter and elsewhere She writes for magazines and opinion pieces for online sites and dared to argue against stand up comedians using rape jokes Rape jokes are never funny people Even if being ironic or for free speech or whatever excuse you want to use Complete strangers said extremely hateful things including wishing she would get raped herself It also covers how she handled fat shaming from one of her bosses and just what it is like being fat in today s worldI didn t even know who Lindy West was but I am a total fangirl now Reading this book has even made me understand feminism a little and now I don t see how anyone can be a female and not be a feminist I used to say I was a crappy feminist but how can I not be one while being a part of a marginalized group I am not only fat but middle aged timid and white Completely invisible I will never use the word cougar again because it implies that older women should make and keep themselves hot enough for young men to have sex with A MILF is someone a younger male feels is sexy enough to screw Not have a loving relationship with but just to f Objects to use for physical pleasure and joke about it This last section is something I started to think about after reading the book the topic wasn t coveredAnyhow this is a very long review but I had a lot of feels and it kicked ass so I had a lot to say about it Plus I wanted to share some uotes to hopefully influence some others to try this one out I checked it out from my library and loved it so much that I am buying my own copy to add to my libraryLindy West you are crazy smart hilarious so talented beautiful and an inspiration

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Free read Í PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ò Lindy West Lindy West ò 2 Read Shrill Women Are Funny It's Okay to Be Fat and Feminists Don't Have to Be Nice Free read ☆ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ; to her struggle to convince herself and then the world that fat people have value; to her accidental activism and never ending battle royale with Internet trolls Lindy narrates her life with a blend of humor and pathos that manages to make a trip to the abortion clinic funny and wring tears out of a story about diarrheaWith inimitable good humor vulnerability and boundless charm Lind. WhoaThis was such a mixed bag for meTo start with the promotional uote on the front of the book reads Lindy West is an essential and hilarious voice for women Hilarious Oh cool Like David SedarisNo Not like David Sedaris By page 15 I was like hilarious And not to be rude but what s this book aboutThe subtitle reads Notes From A Loud Woman Okay So a book of notes Yes A book of completely random notes everything from owning a vagina to obscure name dropping of people in the stand up comedy scene in Seattle to internet trollsOkay a book of notes from someone I ve never heard of Editor pleaseThis book s biggest issue is it lacks any central focus and even though Ms West is a decent writer I didn t know her people nor did I grow to care about her people and I wasn t really laughing either Almost none of it is funny let alone hilarious However it appears that Lindy West is wise beyond her years and she occasionally offers some fabulous life advice like Maybe if we didn t perpetuate the idea that vaginas are disgusting garbage dumps government officials wouldn t think of vagina care as literally throwing money away Very few things apart from death and crime have real irreversible stakes and when something with real stakes happens humiliation is the least of your worries I sat down on my bed and I didn t cry and I said Okay so this is the part of my life when this happens Sometimes smart good people are just a little behind I sometimes think of people s personalities as the negative space around their insecurities Comedy in particular is a tremendously powerful lever of social change When satire is aimed at the powerless it is not only cruel it s vulgar People boycott because boycotting works and importantly because it is the only leverage available to us Maybe we ll start treating rape like other crimes when the justice system doesGood stuff rightI had post it notes on many pages making certain I d remember these great lines for my reviewYet in between some of this almost startling for her age wisdom there is also name dropping name dropping name dropping my Volvo my Volvo my Volvo Her Volvo is mentioned freuently Never my car but my Volvo Bosses who we will never know or need to know are mentioned by name many emails and texts from work are included and there is well I m sorry but uite a bit of patting oneself on one s back hereAlso it turns out that Lindy West is fat her word not mine and for about 6 chapters I was told why fat people can t help but be anything be fat apparently you re either born fat or you re not fat is fabulous and no one should EVER be concerned about anyone s weightNow I ve never been fat nor have I ever been rude to anyone who is fat but I will be honest when I see a severely overweight person I think depressed Frankly I think that given our ridiculously high drug alcohol and suicide rates ignoring someone s obesity seems irresponsible to me I m not saying this is MY job unless it s my spouse or my child but yes I think that immediate family members and medical professions have a certain responsibility to acknowledge obesityThe sections on being fat and the very random sidebars regarding her love life and work life actually bordered on boring and bizarre for me There was a serious lack of cogency for me here throughout much of this readThen the last third of the book deals with the very public stance Lindy has taken on our casual acceptance of violence and rape toward women in stand up comedy This was the part where I sat up the straightest and paid the most attention I have always felt that too many male stand up comedians have walked a fine line of speaking flippantly about violence toward women and I applaud Ms West s courage in standing up to the MANY disgusting human beings who have used the most vile insulting language to bully her online and have actually threatened her life as well This part of the book was VERY upsetting and deserves to be discussed in a group settingBut then when the book ended with a chapter entitled abortion is normal and a book jacket promoting Lindy s ShoutYourAbortion cause I felt conflicted again Shout your abortion ReallyThere were moments during this read where I gave a chuckle I especially loved the chapter about demystifying periods and there were moments when I felt proud of Ms West s ability to jump into a discussion of inflammatory topics but there were eual moments of passages that felt self aggrandizing I also felt at times that Ms West likes to be noticed likes the attention Is it always for an altruistic reason I m not sureI can t really say who would or wouldn t like this read but you can probably ascertain from the length of my review that it would at least make for a potentially heated discussion or debate Molecular Biology of the Cell battle royale with Internet trolls Lindy narrates her life with a Hello Hello (Books for Preschool and Kindergarten, Poetry Books for Kids) blend of humor and pathos that manages to make a trip to the abortion clinic funny and wring tears out of a story about diarrheaWith inimitable good humor vulnerability and Dear Zoo: A Lift-the-Flap Book bag for meTo start with the promotional uote on the front of the Hagakure. 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