Book Review: The Trouble with Women by Jacky Fleming

A book cover of The Trouble with Women

The Trouble with Women by Jacky Fleming asks: can women be geniuses or are their arms too short? Why did we only learn about three women at school? What were all the other doing?

A funny, witty and clever poke through History and the roles of women – or lack thereof by Jacky Fleming.  A great birthday present, a lovely weekend read and a all round fantastic book to go back to again and again, although it addresses important issues it isn’t dense. Jacky Fleming knows how to make a point but she does it with flair and funny-ness.

This book reminds you in a friendly but firm way all the ways women have been oppressed, erased and blanked out in History. It reminds you of the behaviours women are expected to have just because a patriarchal society has expectations. It also reminds us that the men we often consider geniuses such as Albert Einstein thought women would amount to nothing because they had smaller brains than men.

An illustration of Charles Darwin and his opinion of women

Yes, I just winced too. All around easy-going, funny, but significant read for the dedicated feminists, anti-feminists, men, boys and in everyone in between.

Have you read this book yet? Did you laugh cry?

I received this book for free from Vintage books in exchange for an honest review. This does not influence my opinion.