That is what makes her sound young But I recommend this book for its history and you can take the ideology with however many grains of salt you choose none of course if so indicated I have to add that the placing of the abortion issue into the women s rights arena ie a woman s body is hers and she can do what she likes with it and whatever hapless passengers she may have and out of the human rights arena ie the human right not to be slaughtered in the womb before ever drawing a breath is a triumph of Satan He has us all but women especially arguing abortion as an individu Excellent Really appreciated the visuals of the book as well the art photographs and GRAPHIC DESIGN THIS IS A BEAUTIFULLY PRINTED COMPREHENSIVE WELL design This is a beautifully printed comprehensive well book dedicated to the story of women everywhere I could easily see someone giving a copy to a little girl to inspire her to dream beyond what society thinks is appropriate for her to accomplish I m frustrated I picked up this book because I like the concept I do not think it lives up to its promise that it covers women of all races and ethnicities fairly Plainly put to its promise that it covers women of all races and ethnicities fairly Plainly put s Euro centric ust as most history books are with a nominal respect to Africa and Asia It also largely ignores LGBT people throughout the history and this is a problem if we are serious about discussing patriarchy Patriarchy is a system that authorizes men and specifically cis hetero men to be in power so in order to have a proper perspective over it sectionalizing women and implying they are the sole victims is no good Regarding the selection and description of women featured let s take as an example Wu Zetian the only female emperor of China Needless to say this is huge But her description is misleading yes she was the concubine of Emperor Taizong but her access to power was made by her remarriage to her stepson who was the next emperor I wonder why this book ignores this dirty but important part of history To be fair let s take a look of Eleanor of Auitaine The books says her first marriage was annulled in 1152 and she remarried two years later to be best of my knowledge this is wrong She remarried very uickly so hastily without the proper pomp that is appropriate for her eight weeks after her annulment Two years later she became the ueen of England because that s when Henry became the king When even the part about European history has errors I guess it s too much to expect accuracy about non European parts I like that this book s focus is the recent history although I only skimmed through the majority of the book I ust don t have the time to double check the accuracy of every information I also enjoyed the many beautiful picture. A Peron and Rosa Parks and discover the unsung contributions of lesser known women who have changed the world and the forgotten events of women's historyPlacing women firmly center stage Women An Illustrated History shows women where they came from and in celebrating the achievements of women of the past offers positive role models for women of tod. ,
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Covers a lot of history but all short intros to every subject If you want in depth info you need to look further I read this as an intro to many pieces of women s history Many many differing subjects all Interesting Even Though I Knew Even though I knew of the recent history this went further back trying to date the first time the issue was first documented some even BCE Also insightful was the info from many other countries Women have been fighting marching pressing for change for centuries from all over the worldReally liked this volume some subjects I wished covered info But now I have clues for looking up information This review is part of the Vine programLooking for a decent coffee table book One that has short blurbs you can read but also sit down and read in one sitting This may be the ticket for you Highly illustrated with lots of blurbs it s perfect coffee table readingRanging the gamut from early history to the present this book is sectioned by time rather than subject And I honestly think that might have been to its downfall I would have rather seen this book grouped by topic and then chronological within those chapters A chapter on war rights art etc I m not saying it s bad the way it is but it could be betterBecause it is in short blurb format the pictures are the real star of this book With your snippets of information you get fully detailed rich colorful pictures And many per page Even if you weren t a reader there is plenty to look through in this book as a result And a lot of it was from museums so it s like getting to travel without actually going anywhereA lovely book and on a subject near and dear to me women I greatly enjoyed reading this even if I did have some contention with the order it was presented inReview by M Reynard 2019 As a historian who has studied women s lives and the development of feminism for decades Now I Was Hoping I was hoping a much better book for the average person but this is an engaging start if someone wants to learn about women s roles on this planet By colorful I m talking about the fact that every single page has color photos and drawings as well as interesting notes on a wide variety of subjectsIn terms of the content things have great breadth but not much depth A lot of cultures are covered from pre history to today but often they are covered in 1 2 pages Some
Cultures Are Specific Vikingsare specific Vikings Ancient Greece for example but others are lumped together in terms of geographic area like Africa and Mesoamerica Beyond the sections for specific or general regions there is a ton of thematic topics in each of the six parts of the bookThe majority of the facts are correct but some are utterly wrong and Reexamining history from a female perspective this book celebrates the pivotal but less well known roles women have played in culture and societyPacked full of evocative images this gloriously illustrated book reveals the key events in women's history from early matriarchal societies through women's suffrage the Suffragette movement 20th century fe. Hat is a huge problem Later in the book when Feminism is tackled there is an attempt to show the various types of the movement that have developed however Radical Feminism is missed by over a decade and a half and really looks like Cultural Feminism that developed in the 1980s and has turned into Trans Exclusionary Feminism today This is ust one example of a misinterpretation that kept popping up in the final part of the book when the evidence should make it accurate not lessAll of my criticisms aside the packaging of the information is sure to my criticisms aside the packaging of the information is sure to to teens and adults so this book work would as a good introduction to the subject of women s roles in the history of our species I recommend teachers not use it as a textbook Beautiful pictures and uick blurbs of women in history This would be a nice gift for teen or young woman The information given would probably spur a reader to do research into women they found interesting This book could have been so much It seems to be basically a list of women and events that had an affect on women s roles changing through the centuries Maybe if I had the hard copy and was able to see the pictures but I doubt it This hefty tome offers a fantastic overview of women able to see the pictures but I doubt it This hefty tome offers a fantastic overview of women issues from prehistory to the present I have never seen a book like this before and it s about time someone paid attention to women s issues I ve read reviews in which some complained about inaccuracies or omissions in the book They may be right But this book doesn t intend to delve into any one issue in great detail If you d like to know you may research your favorite topic in detail The strength of this book lies in its ambitiously encyclopedic approach to all things impacting women from the Bronze Age to the Third Wave of feminism I was amazed to read all the stories about powerful and interesting women in this book The main takeaways for me were that unsurprisingly women have almost always gotten the short end of the stick and have been abused and maligned throughout history and that surprisingly there have nonetheless been examples of women leaders scholars soldiers artists scientists athletes writers and merchants who have broken societal molds to leave their marks on society In DK style the book is attractively designed and features interesting photos on every page This was an intensely interesting read with a lot of historical detail and good illustrations The author sounds young to me and passionate and sincere She rails about the patriarchy and puts her own political views as general knowledge her views of transgender politics abortions etc being as much a part of the feminist canon as eual pay for eual work and. Minism and gender politics to recent movements such as #MeToo and International Women's Day and the key role women have had in shaping our pastLearn about the everyday lives of women through the ages as well as the big names of women's history powerful inspirational and trailblazing women such as Cleopatra Florence Nightingale Emmeline Pankhurst Ev.