History vs Women by Anita Sarkeesian

History vs Women

Rebels, rulers, scientists, artists, warriors and villainsWomen are, and have always been, all these things and more.Looking through the ages and across the globe, Anita Sarkeesian, founder of Feminist Frequency, along with Ebony Adams PHD, have reclaimed the stories of twenty-five remarkable women who dared to defy history and change the world around them. From Mongolian princesses to Chinese pirates, Native American ballerinas to Egyptian scien...


Details History vs Women

TitleHistory vs Women
ISBN9781250146731
Author
Release DateOct 2nd, 2018
PublisherFeiwel Friends
GenreNonfiction, Feminism, History
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Reviews History vs Women

  • Brianne
    2018-11-09
    This was such an enjoyable and informative read! I recommend it to one and all!
  • R
    2018-09-15
    This was a very well written, well researched, beautifully illustrated book that highlighted twenty five remarkable women who were certainly defiant, but they were also women that made history with their dynamic exploits, especially in times when submissiveness was the norm. They defied the odds and made a name for themselves, and now thanks to the authors, their names and place in history will no longer be silent or ignored. This is the type of ...
  • Suzanne
    2018-09-09
    Tired of damsels in distress? Ready for some rebels, artists, scholars, amazons, and even villains? Then this is the book for you. Some of the women profiled within these pages may be familiar - Margaret Thatcher, Annie Easley - but others you have probably never heard of. How about Wang Zhenyi, a poet from the Qing Dynasty? She was born in 1768 and studied everything from astronomy to martial arts. In 1994 a crater on the planet Venus was named ...
  • Sionna
    2018-11-03
    *I voluntarily read and reviewed an ARC of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own.*This is a harder review to write because the formatting and display of the e-ARC was mixed up in places. So, it is a little hard to determine my thoughts on the writing, but I still have a favorable opinion of this book. This isn't the first women's history nonfiction I've read -- heck this is actually the 3rd this year. It has been a popular year for forg...
  • Lola
    2018-10-14
    As someone who follows Feminist Frequency's work, I was excited to see Anita and Ebony had this book coming out. I preordered it immediately and knew I would enjoy it. I wasn't wrong. History vs Women was my night book for about a week; it is not a book that will take up much of your time. The chapters are relatively short, each covering five women with each entry about two pages or more. The writing is informative while also maintain a critical...
  • Lynndell
    2018-10-29
    Interesting read!Thanks to NetGalley and Macmillan Feiwel and Friends for the opportunity to read and review History vs Women: The Defiant Lives That They Don’t Want You To Know by Anita Sarkeesian and Ebony Adams!The chapter titles are Reckless Rebels, Revelatory Scholars, Ruthless Villains, Restless Artists, and Relentless Amazons! The chapter titles made me even more interested in the book! The introduction got me hyped up by a few historica...
  • Alba
    2018-10-18
    Perhaps it was my own excitement pre-release the reason why I was a bit disappointed by this book. I preordered it as soon as I could since I have followed Sarkeesian's steps for a long time now and got to know about Adams through a podcast they both host (with another equally brilliant woman). I expected the book to be thorough but this is more of a coffee table book. The illustrations are gorgeous and it is at its core a very necessary book but...
  • Erikka
    2018-10-17
    This was a fantastic, and extremely well organized, glimpse into the lives of 15 amazing and diverse women from history. There's nothing I can say about this book that isn't said 10x more eloquently within its own pages, so I won't try. Just read it, have your girls read it, and especially have your boys read it. A side note on one of the women, artist Artemesia Gentilleschi. If you find her story interesting, read the novel in verse "Blood Water...
  • Amanda
    2018-10-08
    I've greatly appreciated the wave of historical women bio anthologies that have come out recently, and History vs. Women is another satisfying entry in that genre. While some of the women featured were familiar to me due to reading other women's history anthologies a good number of them were not and have inspired me to learn more about their lives outside of these pages. Highly recommended!I received a digital ARC from the publisher via NetGalley...
  • KTC
    2018-10-28
    I just finished reading, History vs. Women: The Defiant Lives that They Don't Want You to Know, by Anita Sarkeesian and Ebony Adams. From the first page to the last, women whom I had never heard were revealed to me. These women's fascinating lives and amazing accomplishments kept me riveted. Even though I “knew” some of these women from previous study, e.g. Ida B. Wells, Hypatia, and Maria Tallchief, there was so much that I didn't know about...
  • Liz
    2018-10-05
    Preachy, not as good as other historical women bio anthologies and doesn't stand out among the growing number of them. Hilarious that all the illustrations are of beautiful women when we don't know what many of them looked like -- why can't our heroines look like normal people?
  • Erin
    2018-10-28
    I really love the take on ruthless villains and the commentary that Sarkeesian and Adams provided on each chapter. It's a fast read with a few women I've never heard of, so all the better.
  • Erin
    2018-10-14
    As a history major, I love learning more about women in history. This book does just that. While we only learn the basics of each woman it was so nice to see them starting to get some recognition. I find it really frustrating that I had only heard of three of these women before. The badass lady pirate, and the female baseball player, and the human computers. All because of movies and who have finally showcased them recently.I really hope they mak...
  • Shauna Yusko
    2018-10-31
    3 1/2. For your non-traditional introductory biography collections.
  • Sara
    2018-10-27
    I received a free copy from The Galley in exchange for an honest review. History vs women the different lives that they don't want you to know about is the latest in a trend in novels primarily targeted towards Elementary Middle School girls that seek to highlight the accomplishments of women throughout history. This book highlights 25 women that history that have been largely ignored in the history books the authors admit in the and afterward th...
  • Stephanie
    2018-10-18
    You do what you have to do, and when you must, then you do a little more- Maria TallchiefHistory vs Women: The Defiant Lives that They Don't Want You to Know by Anita Sarkeesian; Ebony Adams aims to introduce readers to a range of dynamic women across many different races, countries, time periods, and classes. I can wholeheartedly say they achieve this goal. There were a few names in there that I had previous known about but the majority I sadly ...