Initially written as “an office survival manual for a sexist workplace”, it still correlates to dealing with sexism as a student and, generally, sexism. The book actually identifies the ridicules of sexism (not just for the white woman, it lightly touches on topics for the LGBTQIA+ community and the BIPOCs too). It also addresses the emblematic figure of ‘the man’ to begin with.
The 2016 sixfold book, gapes the personal experiences endured by Bennett’s personal ‘Fight Club’. It classifies numerous embodiments of sexism and how it can be approached individually and collectively. It helps process empowerment from anger and aggression to intellectuality, confidence, and unapologetics. Plus, it’s written in layman jargon – and we ALL need to breathe from the heavy words sometimes – but also uses relevant terminology in sexism and politics! I’ve personally used a lot of its recommended approaches, even in uni especially towards the patronizing professors, the him-itators, the bro-proprietors, and the mansplainer groupmates.
Sadly, I do have a complaint: that hopefully, there’s a sequel that’s written by a racially and gender diverse collective with their firsthand experiences and not just a rephrasing by one white woman… Yet, this is considered as a win, and a byway towards change and taking charge.
9/10: if we could do better for the NON-straight-white-females? Please and thanks!