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Overview[ edit ] Caitlin Moran wrote How To Be a Woman with the goal of making feminism more approachable for every woman by telling stories of her own life's struggles. She wants women to stop seeing feminists as radical man-haters and to start seeing them as advocates for true equality. In her book Moran calls out any woman who doesn't identify as a feminist saying that all women are inherently feminists unless they reject any notion of personal freedom. Being labeled as a feminist could be positive or negative. In an interview done by NPR, Moran says that she uses humor in her writing because "it's kind of hard to argue with someone who's making you laugh". Please help by spinning off or relocating any relevant information, and removing excessive detail that may be against Wikipedia's inclusion policy. She starts by calling adolescence "an incredible unfolding" in which she is referring to teenagers becoming overwhelmed by all of the extra sex hormones.
The year-old Johanna Morrigan lives with her large, skint, eccentric family in a Wolverhampton council house, before escaping through writing to London in the early s to work in the music press. Which of course sounds like Moran's own tweaked life story — with added poetic-cum-comedic licence "My life is basically The Bell Jar written by Adrian Mole" , and a s-style theme of reinvention.
Johanna doesn't really want to kill herself, she just wants to stop being an overweight "goth-curious", "kissless virgin", who's routinely mistaken for her own mother.
She wants to "build a new girl" — a hard-drinking wisecracker, inspired by Oscar Wilde's niece, Dolly who becomes her music-journalism alter ego. From there, we follow Johanna's raucous odyssey, from teen introspection in Wolverhampton "I wanna begat myself" , to London, and hard-won insights: "So what do you do when you build yourself — only to realise that you've built yourself up with the wrong things? However, How to Build a Girl is as much about class as anything else. Johanna rails at a wealthy lover: "I'm not your bit of rough.
Published on Jul 31, However, a few nagging questions do remain.. SlideShare Explore Search You. Submit Search. Successfully reported this slideshow. We use your LinkedIn profile and activity data to personalize ads and to show you more relevant ads. You can change your ad preferences anytime. Upcoming SlideShare. Like this presentation? Why not share! An annual anal Embed Size px. Start on. Wait in there! The front room is packed with my siblings.
They have materialized from every nook and cranny in the house. In , there are six of us—there are eight by the time the decade is out. My mother is like some Ford car production line, producing a small, gobby baby every two years, as regular as clockwork, until our house is full to bursting point. Caz—two years younger than me, ginger, nihilistic—is lying across the sofa. There is nowhere else for me to sit.
I say, pointing at the badge on my lapel. I am forgetting all about crying now. I have moved on. Only six hours of FUN left! I say. I am, by and large, boundlessly positive. I have all the joyful ebullience of an idiot. I truly believe the new, stupid dog is our old dog, reincarnated—even though our new dog was born two years before the old dog died.
I will say, looking at the stupid new dog. Rolling her eyes in disdain, Caz gives me her card. It is a picture of me, in which she has drawn my nose so that it takes up approximately three-quarters of my head. Only five years to go now!
Unless you die before then!
Love Caz. Weena is nine—her card is also based around me moving out and giving her my bedroom: Space really is at a premium in our house, as evidenced by the fact I still have nowhere to sit.
I am just about to sit on my brother Eddie when Mum comes in, holding a plate of burning candles. And the candles count for two years each! I eat my birthday baguette. I love Philadelphia. Lovely Philadelphia! So cool! So creamy!
My 13th birthday!!!! I write. Porridge for brekkie, sausage and chips for dinner, baguette for tea. Get green teenage ticket from library tomorrow!!!!! Man next door asked us if we wanted some chairs he was throwing out. We said YES!!!! I stare at the entry for a minute. I should put everything in, I think. Some boys were shouting rude thinks [sic] in the field, I write, slowly. I have read enough about puberty to know that burgeoning sexual desires can often make teenage boys act cruelly toward girls.
This diary is for glory only. I stare at the entry for my 13th birthday. A moment of unwelcome clarity washes over me. I am 13 years old, I am pounds, I have no money, no friends, and boys throw gravel at me when they see me.
I turn to the back page of my diary.
This is where I have my long-term projects. For instance, My Bad Points. A month later, I have written my progress report:. In the 22 years that have passed since my 13th birthday, I have become far more positive about being a woman—indeed to be honest, it all picked up considerably when I got some fake ID, a laptop, and a nice blouse—but in many ways, there is no crueler or more inappropriate present to give a child than estrogen and a big pair of tits.
Had anyone asked me in advance of my birthday, I think I would have requested a thesaurus or maybe pajamas, instead. At the time, I was—as you can see—far too busy fighting with my siblings, training my dog, and watching the classic musicals of MGM to ever have made space in my schedule for becoming a woman until my hand was forced, eventually, by my pituitary gland.
Becoming a woman felt a bit like becoming famous. For, from being benevolently generally ignored—the baseline existence of most children—a teenage girl is suddenly fascinating to others and gets bombarded with questions: What size are you? Have you done it yet?
Will you have sex with me? Have you got ID? Do you want to try a puff of this? Are you seeing anyone? Have you got protection?
Can you walk in heels? Who are your heroes? Are you getting a Brazilian? What porn do you like? Do you want to get married? When are you going to have kids? Are you a feminist? Were you just flirting with that man? What do you want to do? All ridiculous questions to ask of a year-old simply because she now needs a bra. They might as well have been asking my dog. I had absolutely no idea.
But—like a soldier dropped into a war zone—you have to get some ideas, and fast. You need reconnaissance.
You have to plan. You have to single out your objectives and then move. As I rapidly discovered, you are a monkey strapped inside a rocket; an element in a bomb timer. This shit is going to happen, whether you like it or not. There are those who try to stop it, of course: At school, I could see some of my contemporaries were choosing not to be active women—out there, making their own fate—but to be princesses, just waiting to be found and married, instead.
I just noticed Katie Parkes spent every math lesson drawing hearts on her knuckles in pen and showing them to David Morley—who, by rights, should have been experiencing his first stirrings of sexual excitement when looking at my exemplary long division instead. And at the most dysfunctional end, of course, there are the kamikaze girls who wade into war with their pituitary—trying to starve it or confuse it into defeat, with anorexia, or bulimia.
But the problem with battling yourself is that even if you win, you lose. At some point—scarred and exhausted—you either accept that you must become a woman—that you are a woman—or you die.