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Mare Swallow, founder of the Chicago Writers Conference is smashing the patriarchy with:

How to Be a Woman I'm reading How to Be a Woman, by Caitlin Moran. It's hilarious.

I don't know when or why feminism became a bad word. Caitlin makes the case for why it's not a bad word, and why all people with vaginas should stand up, be feminists, and be proud. And she does so with such biting, insightful, and incisive humor. She shreds all modern forms of bullshit against women (my words), such as thongs and the pressure to wax. Her description of a porno close-up had me laughing so hard my sides hurt, I fell off the couch, and couldn't catch my breath. I tried in vain to read the passage to my husband—I couldn't get through it without laughing.

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