I give You Too? by Janet Gurtler 5 out of 5 birds! I received this months ago from Netgalley but had such a hard time opening hence the delay…. But I’m so glad I did! I think everyone should read it. My eyes were open to new ways of thinking. Ideas that were not even presented during my time earning my Women’s and Gender Studies Certificate.
I’m an avid reader of books that contain heavy subjects of sexual assault, and this book didn’t contain many details of assault, but the authors thought around them. I was drawn in to each essay and wanted to thank each author individually because of what and how they shared. Their voices are changing the world I and my children live it.
This book of essays made it clear to me that in my parenting in both my parents and daughters that it’s my job to teach them that they can say NO unapologetically, the meaning of consent, and that they don’t need to feel shame because of someones actions.
The one store that I can’t stop thinking about is Bathseba by Mackenzi Lee. I’ve heard that story so many times and not once have I thought it wasn’t her fault. I have so much more to say about this but I’ll leave it there.
I enjoyed this a lot. I wish I would have read it as a younger girl- it’s heavy material- but most of the things that happened in this book happened at young ages. I recommend co-reading or read/discuss with your teens both male and female. It’s eye opening.
Thank you Netgalley for the advanced copy in exchange for my honest review.
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