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Kind of boring, but very informative

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4 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-09-18

I decided to read this after learning that a family member has gotten deeply involved with white supremacy. I am already involved in many social justice causes but haven’t involved myself in the kind of direct action that Antifa is known for. Overall I enjoyed the book and felt I got a lot of very useful information out of it. I don’t see myself getting deeply involved in some of the more radical of antifa’s activities but I do think overall the movement is a good one, and the book did convince me to start taking some self defense training, just in case I find I need to defend myself from violent white supremecists in the course of my other activism work. It is pretty intellectual, so it felt slow to listen to at times. I guess I expected a book about militant, anti racist, punk rockers to be a little more riveting, lol. Also, I could have done without all the accents the dude reading it did, that was cheesy and obnoxious. Still, worth a listen!

5 of 7 people found this review helpful

Boring

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3 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-31-17

I love this topic. It's kind of my passion. I read a lot about it and I feel like I generally don't have trouble with more challenging material on this subject. Still, I found this book to be excruciatingly boring. Maybe philosophy isn't my jam, I don't know. The last two chapters were okay.

0 of 2 people found this review helpful

Must read

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-30-17

Anyone who has ever wondered why it's so hard to make friends as an adult, or why it no longer feels safe to let their kids play outside, or who hates traffic and wants to see less of it, or who wonders why it's so hard to keep fit, or any other complaint about modern life, this book is a must read.

SciFi that's relevant for now

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-25-16

Great characters, and the story line is so relevant to today you can almost forget it's set in the future. This was excellent.

Good for beginner

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4 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-15-16

For someone with a lot of experience with environmental concepts this might be mostly review (though you might need one), but for beginners to these concepts this is a pretty good resource!

1 of 9 people found this review helpful

The Secret, with swear words

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2 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-10-16

There's a few good concepts in law of attraction philosophy, but a lot of it is pretty privileged and oblivious. I expected this book to be a lot different, considering I heard about it from a body positive friend. This book is not bod positive at all though. In fact, she offended me as a fat woman a few times, and I generally over look the way most non body pos writers talk about fat people. But I guess as far as Law of Attraction books go, this one isn't terrible, so 2 stars.

Surprisingly engaging!

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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-05-15

When I started this book I thought it would be boring, but it actually was pretty interesting. I learned a lot about the history of feminism and comics that I didn't know before, I became attached to the characters, and actually teared up a little at the end. I'd recommend this book to anyone, because the story is just weird enough that I think even people not particularly interested in feminism, history, or comics would still be entertained.
On a side note, Margaret Sanger was kind of a jerk.

Mixed feelings

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3 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-21-15

I had mixed feelings about this book. She made some good points, but parts of it felt slut shamey and transphobic. I feel like a lot of what she was complaining about was a blip in the world of fashion, and pretty dated already. But I think it's still worth a read for the good points she made.

2 of 5 people found this review helpful

The Feminist Fight Club

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-09-15

I am not exaggerating at all when I say this is probably my favorite book I've ever read. I have never been able to pick a favorite book before, there are so many good ones, but that has all changed. This is the best.

5 of 6 people found this review helpful

Darker than I expected

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-16-15

So some parts of this series were kind of predictable, some parts were cliche, but other parts were pretty original. Overall, I liked it. It was pretty dark though towards the end, and I think I might have liked more out of the ending. Still, I'd recommend it. Good post apocalyptic sci fi!