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Don't Hold My Head Down

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On the other hand, the author's description of the negative way in which she perceived her body is so damn boring and unnecessary. A refreshingly honest look at the "dull, slightly porny" sex I suspect a lot of single Western women of my generation are having, but not talking about. The main problem most people would have with this book is, I suspect, that it's the sexploits of a straight white cis woman whose not especially interested in other experiences.

Holme's challenges society’s patriarchy by discussing significant issues in historical literature and legislation. For all the author's openness and honesty about sex and her experiences, there is still a natural element of awkwardness around the subject in our society and I think this has manifested itself in the 'Bridget Jones light' tone that the book has at times. I don't hand out five stars much, but this book is such an 'important' read that I'll do it anyways.You can change your choices at any time by visiting Cookie preferences, as described in the Cookie notice. Eikö kirjailija ihan uskonut tarinansa kantavuuteen sellaisenaan ja siksi lisäsi ha-ha-hauskan kuorrutuksen ja esimerkiksi puhutteli jatkuvasti lukijaa tyyliin "oletteko vielä siellä"?

Highly recommended, if only to learn about how this wonderful author is able to open up to, which certainly isn't easy (see my earlier remark about this society) - but she did it anyways. Her last novel, Just a Girl Standing In Front of a Boy, won the Romantic Novelists Association s Rom Com of the Year in 2015. For many of us, the thought of our mothers as anything besides our mom let alone a sexual being leaves us uncomfortable. Voin toki haastaa tässä itseänikin, että miksi juuri nämä jutut ärsyttivät, mitä ne kertovat minusta. She is very fortunate to have looked in all the right places (for her), which makes for an enlightening trip and a happy ending (forgive the pun).

I'm a middle aged hetero male who has had a very limited amount of sexual experience, other than straight vanilla. I found myself reading out passages of it to my boyfriend, as I found sections that expressed exactly what I had felt in the past, but in a much more coherent, eloquent way!

It blows stereotypes about sex, silence and stigma wide open, unflinchingly confronts the reality of women’s complex sexual lives without patronising or preaching, and best of all it will make you laugh yourself silly at the same time! Erityisesti tää ihmetytti, koska usein oltiin ihmiselämän isojen asioiden äärellä, kuten esimerkiksi seksistä kommunikoimisen ja sen, millainen naiskuva pornossa, mediassa ja yhteiskunnassa ylipäätänsä on ja miten se vaikuttaa ihan meidän perustavisten arkeen (tiedostetusti ja tiedostamattakin).

Her broaching of topics often perceived as taboo (hello, anal stimulation and the trauma of an unregretted abortion) can feel brave, but in an overwhelming and more important way feel completely necessary for the continuation of the narrative of the book and the broader societal conversation. Comparisons with Caitlin Moran come to mind, but where the latter always aims for the punchline, Holmes is much more genuine in both her biography and her humour.

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