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    How To Be A Woman, Chapter 5 Review

    Chapter 5 opens up with Caitlin telling the truth about women and shopping. Most of us hate it. We do not love shopping and quite frankly I find it fascinating how society thinks that women are supposed to love shopping. Like all the other chapters Ms Moran starts the chapter with reflecting being age 15 and recapping some sort of teenaged experience that all girls have had at one point in time. This one is about needing new underwear.

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    How To Be A Woman, Chapter 3 Review

    Since posting last week’s Chapter 2 review, I have finished the book. Yes, I even read the one chapter I didn’t want to because I was fearful it would just piss me off. Yes, it pissed me off. I may not even do that chapter review here because I know I can’t be fair about it, so I’ll probably just end up skipping that chapter review.

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    How To Be A Woman, Chapter 1 Review

    Well, let me tell you, Caitlin Moran wastes no time by diving right into puberty; girl puberty and menstrual cycles and masturbation and pornography – all in one chapter. She finds out about all the puberty things just like any other girl, accidentally and not from her mother. That is, until she asks and then her mother seems to fairly frank with her.  Most of the chatter takes place between Caitlin and her younger sister Caz. Now that she is 13, she can apparently get adult books from the library now and the sex hormones kick in. Lordy!

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    How To Be A Woman, Prologue

    The Prologue. I wasn’t going to review the prologue of How To Be A Woman but upon re-reading it I feel I must because even the prologue is prime. Caitlin opens the prologue on her 13th birthday. She is being chased by rock-throwing and name-calling boys. She escapes, but it is the way she writes about it that is fascinating for me. She writes it just as matter of fact. She doesn’t whine or blame or point fingers at anyone, she just writes it. She doesn’t explain or feel the need to define a certain emotion. Caitlin Moran trusts her readers to figure it out for themselves to come up…