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Trigger Warning: This novel and review discuss the following: sex, sexuality, feminism, oppression, civil rights, politics.
Goodreads Rating: 5 Stars
Gigi Engle is a fiery goddess that is here to slay. I mean stay. Well, I mean both. Honestly, this woman has life figured out, or at least like, really well outlined, because All The F*cking Mistakes is pure gold.
Engle has compiled a raging, feminist bible about what it means for a woman to claim her sexuality, her body, and her place in the world. In alternating heart-to-heart conversations, exuberant encouragement, heavy dosed sarcasm, and furious outcry, Engle lets her readers know that it’s time to wake up and realize that women have the power to stand up and fight for their equality. It’s time to demand safety, control over our bodies, and satisfaction in the bedroom!
Nothing is off limits for Engle- in proof of negating the stigma around sex- as she discusses topics like how to talk to your partner about STIs, how to move on from drunken shame, and how to explore your needs in the bedroom (or wherever, no judgement.) Her writing is conversational and brutally honest, which makes it read as if she were a friend, not a lecturer. Oh and speaking of lecture, she also points out how much of this book wouldn’t have had to exist if our culture weren’t so against proper sex education- you know, where they focus on abstinence more than anything. So, yes, in the spirit of correcting that, there are a few diagrams of anatomical parts because sadly, some women (and men) don’t even know what’s what down there.
should needs to read this. The third wave of feminism is here, and it’s time to educate yourselves on why we need to stand together and demand change, why we need men to support our efforts, and why we need to get rid of the stigma and double standards that surround sex. So basically, move over Dear God, It’s Me Margaret. Make room for All The F*cking Mistakes.
Expected Publication Date: January 21, 2019
Publisher: St. Martin’s Press
TL/DR: All the F*cking Mistakes by Gigi Engle is an educational self-help guide to sexuality, feminism, and womanhood.
Read it? ABSO-F*CKIN-LUTELY.
Recommend it? YES.
Buy it? Definitely.
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