Review: What About Men? by Caitlin Moran

Title: What About Men?

Author: Caitlin Moran

Pages: 305 Pages

Publisher: Ebury Publishing

The Blurb

‘A must-read eye-opener that makes you laugh, cry, get angry and get happy on every page. It’s magnificent’ Bob Mortimer

‘Our greatest modern writer on women turns her eyes on men – and it’s all good’ David Baddiel

As any feminist who talks about the problems of girls and women will know, the first question you will ever be asked is ‘But what about MEN?’ After eleven years of writing bestsellers about women and dismissing this question, having been very sure that the concerns of feminism and men are very different things, Caitlin Moran realised that this wasn’t quite right, and that the problems of feminism are also the problems of, yes, men.

So, what about men? Why do they only go to the doctor if their wife or girlfriend makes them? Why do they never discuss their penises with each other – but make endless jokes about their balls? What is porn doing for young men? Is their fondness for super-skinny jeans leading to an epidemic of bad mental health? Are men allowed to be sad? Are men allowed to lose? Have Men’s Rights Activists confused ‘power’ with ’empowerment’? And is Jordan B Peterson just your mum – but with some mad theory about a lobster?

In this book, Caitlin intends to answer all this and more – because if men haven’t yet answered the question ‘What About Men?’, it’s going to be down to a busy woman to do it.

The Review

I love Caitlin Moran. I have (and will continue to do so) read everything she has written that I can get my grubby little hands on. I want to be her. Yep, I am a fangirl. Therefore, there was never a doubt that I was going to read What About Men? I did, and I enjoyed it.

I love Moran’s style. She pushes the boundaries but always retains the empathy needed to look at both sides of the coin. She looks at one argument and then carefully considers the other. I always find her writing balanced and fair.

Would I say it is my favourite book by Caitlin Moran? Probably not but I think that comes from my preference of her just writing about stuff. I could imagine that Caitlin Moran could write a brilliant piece about shoelace aglets and I would be thoroughly enthralled. This is not to say that What About Men isn’t great. It is. And what should be celebrated is that she is opening to door on a conversation that has needed to happen for a very long times.

What About Men? by Caitlin Moran is available now.

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