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Nothing huge to say, I just wanted to say that it's a great book, very informative, and I think it's a great book for anyone looking to start with something relatively easy to digest :)

Nothing huge to say, I just wanted to say that it's a great book, very informative, and I think it's a great book for anyone looking to start with something relatively easy to digest :)

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Seconded. It was incredible. Made me see my cities parks differently - noticing how outdoor spaces are designed for men, and for recreational activities that predominately men participate in. For a while during covid, the basketball courts were closed, and became defect skating rinks. It was mostly women and children there, learning to skate or bike on a safe, flat surface. They've re-opened the basketball hoops, and now they are all filled up with men. There are 4 basketball courts within walking distance of me, and no skating rinks. I wrote to the parks and rec department, asking that one of them be made a skating/kids biking zone in order to acclimate us non-men, and referenced Invisible Women. Sadly, I never heard back.

I was on hold for it at the library, but the only copy went “missing” months ago. I think I’m going to have to buy another copy and put it through the book drop with a note saying it’s a replacement. Even then, who knows. It’s awfully TRA in there. They might just put the book into the sale.

I just downloaded the ebook through my library's overdrive website after this post reminded me to read it. If your library offers ebooks that might be a good place to check.

I’d rather read it in print, and it’s worth it to me to buy a hardcover and donate it to make a point. My city could really stand to read this book. But you’re right, it is available online too.

I just found the book online by searching for websites to read free books. If your interested in reading the ebook version(not sure if I can put links here?), I can share the link.

That seems like such a corrupt system if that's a worry...

It doesn’t have to be a conspiracy. The library’s book budget is relatively tiny* and it’s not uncommon for them not to replace books that don’t get returned. The librarians are vocally pro-trans, individually and institutionally, and since this book has a rep for transphobia I could see them deprioritizing its replacement.

*although now that they aren’t serving as a day shelter for the homeless and an after-school program, who knows—but I think their overall budget is leaner in the pandemic

Oh, I don't mean it's a conspiracy, sorry, just that it feels wrong for librarians to decide books that go against their opinions could be less of a priority

One of the top reviews on Amazon is complaining that not all women have uteri and is asking why should mothers be given maternity leave? Wtf?

When men (read: adult human males) push out a baby and feel the effects and the pressure to be basically the sole caretaker, then they can complain..

Agreed, it's amazing, and pretty mind-blowing (and infuriating). I didn't realize how big the data gap actually was before reading the book, like I knew the data gap was there but I didn't understand how extreme it is. The medical part in particular really got me angry.

I actually am experiencing first hand medical issues due to sexism (male doctors suck) so that hit home!!