Monday, March 16, 2015

Only Ever Yours

It is rare to find a book as thought-provoking as Louise O'Neill's Only Ever Yours. It follows the natural conclusion of our appearance- and social media-obsessed society, a culture where women are objects to the extent their names are not even capitalized and pharmaceuticals regulate their weight and their sleep. 

I want to recommend this title to every teen girl I know, to illustrate exactly what happens when "feminist" is considered an obscenity, "there is always room for improvement," and women must always be willing to submit to men (if they are lucky enough to become either companions or concubines). 

I think this will be a blockbuster. And I have never seen something so ripe for film adaptation.

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