Year Published: 2016
Published by: Square Peg (an arc was kindly provided via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review)
Number of Pages: 128
First Sentence: N/A
Goodreads Rating: 5/5
CAN WOMEN BE GENIUSES? OR ARE THEIR ARMS TOO SHORT?
WHY DID WE ONLY LEARN ABOUT THREE WOMEN AT SCHOOL?
WHAT WERE ALL THE OTHERS DOING?
The Trouble With Women does for girls what 1066 and All That did for boys: it reminds us of what we were taught about women in history lessons at school, which is to say, not a lot. A brilliantly witty book of cartoons, it reveals some of our greatest thinkers’ baffling theories about women. We learn that even Charles Darwin, long celebrated for his open, objective scientific mind, believed that women would never achieve anything important, because of their smaller brains.
Get ready to laugh, wince and rescue forgotten women from the ‘dustbin of history’, whilst keeping a close eye out for tell-tale ‘genius hair’. You will never look at history in the same way again.
This was such a fantastic little collection of thoughts and facts about women. The illustrations are gorgeous and silly, the statements both factual and witty. I both learned new things reading this and had so much fun. I read through this beauty in less than an hour and enjoyed every single minute of it.
Here is an example of a page from the book (I totally stole this from another reviewer on Goodreads). It is funny and done with so much humour and the satire is just on point. I laughed as much as I cringed at the stupid-ness of men. A lot of old-fashioned rules are explained here and then made fun of in a really awesome way. The humour is not malicious, it is just hilarious.
If you want to learn more about history, and the amazing women who played important yet forgotten parts, then this is a great book to read. Not only will you learn new things, you will also have a lot of fun doing so.
Do I recommend it?
Hell yes, I do!