We recommend this…
particularly for cis women who are struggling with confidence, body image, societal expectations, sexual relationships, or much-misunderstood health issues such as PCOS and for their family, friends and lovers.
A quick summary
This is an unusual and brilliant thing – a science book that goes at breathless pace, written with wisecracking humour and personal honesty. But don’t underestimate it from the informal style – Sara Pascoe is deeply sincere and serious about her enquiry, and this book is the result of wide-ranging reading across psychology, sociology and medicine. Her commentary is insightful and sharp. She is also always funny, humane and kind.
Content note: includes discussion of rape and sexual assault; abortion; traumatic births; traumatic and non-consensual medical experimentation