Review: She Caused a Riot by Hannah Jewell

She Caused A RiotTitle: She Caused a Riot – 100 Unknown Women Who Built Cities, Sparked Revolutions, and Massively Crushed It

Author: Hannah Jewell

Pages: 400 Pages

Publisher: Sourcebooks

The Blurb

Often women in history are made to sound as if they spent their entire life sighing, and gently rebuking their oppressors. That isn’t how life works, and it never has been. The empowering, no-holds-barred history book She Caused a Riot gives 100 powerful examples of women getting their hands dirty, and inspires a courageous new movement to do the same.

The Review

Who knew that there were so many wonderful, talented, world changing women in the world? Not a lot of us because sadly women aren’t as celebrated throughout history as men have been. Don’t get me wrong, men have made some amazing contributions to how we live now and world history but so have women; a lot of them.

This is the subject of Hannah Jewell’s book She Caused a Riot. Through this book we traverse through time and space (world space not like interplanetary space) and look at the amazing women who have – as the extended title of this book suggests – crushed it.

Hannah Jewell’s acerbic sarcasm is so hilarious to read. She makes it very clear how much she thinks that the patriarchy sucks and you find yourself chuckling away with yourself as you read this it. I happened to be reading it in a hospital waiting room. Didn’t make me look strange, not one bit.

I made a mistake when I read She Caused a Riot. I tried to read it all in one go when really I should have dipped in and out of it. Especially when I had something coming up that made me feel like I needed the inner strength of one of the 100 women featured in She Caused a Riot. Never mind. It was still a jolly good, eye-opening book.

She Caused a Riot – 100 Unknown Women Who Built Cities, Sparked Revolutions, and Massively Crushed It by Hannah Jewell is available now.

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35 Stars

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