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Girls Will Be Girls by Emer O'Toole - Review

Girls Will Be Girls: Dressing Up, Playing Parts and Daring to Act by Emer O'Toole is an essential read! I was given it as a present from the lovely Anna and I read it almost exactly a year ago while in Italy. I have since gifted the book to friends of mine as I feel pretty strongly about everyone giving this book a go.

Gender stereotypes are everywhere still, Emer uses this book to explore how we perform our gender and how we conform to these norms through a mix of story telling, humour and academia. The book gives the reader the opportunity to take away something new through covering a wide range of topics from the gendered language we use around children in our family to beauty practices and body hair. I know from talking to others that have read this book that their main take away or the part they found most interesting differs to my own, this is because we all experience gender norms but in different ways throughout our lives. This book is thought provoking and I think we need…

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