The Women's Room

The Women's Room Review

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The bestselling feminist novel that awakened both women and men, The Women's Room follows the transformation of Mira Ward and her circle as the women's movement begins to have an impact on their lives. A biting social commentary on an emotional world gone silently haywire, The Women's Room is a modern classic that offers piercing insight into the social norms accepted so blindly and revered so completely. Marilyn French questions those accepted norms and poignantly portrays the hopeful believers looking for new truths.

Title:The Women's Room
Edition Language:English

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  • Louise

    It had been a really shocking expreince for a girl of 16 in Tehran to read the story of a woman in the 60s who had almost the same situation the women today in Iran have.I had read a room of one's own...

  • Rebecca

    Wow. I'm not sure how to encapsulate this important 500-page feminist novel in a review, so I'll keep my comments brief and just suggest strongly that anyone with an interest in feminist thought or fe...

  • Paul Bryant

    HELPFUL HINTSRoom – an excellent movie from 2015 about a kidnapped womanThe Room – a 2003 contender for the worst film ever, a cult classicThe Room – a painfully horrible 1971 novel about an ins...

  • Alice

    What I learned from this book: - I am about as privileged as is possible in terms of when and where I was born. - This fact isn't going to shield me from the more insidious forms of subordination that...

  • Dottie

    One of a circle of neighbors who for a period of months sometime in the seventies gathered nearly every afternoon to talk and have a drink before dispersing to prepare meals for families loaned me thi...

  • El

    Occasionally I hear a misinformed person who says something along the lines of "Feminism is no longer needed in our society" and a piece of me dies each time I hear it. I read quite a bit, and it's wh...

  • Megan Baxter

    In one of those odd synchronicities, I was midway through the first half of this book when my husband and I watched the second-to-last episode of From Earth to the Moon, The Original Wives' Club. What...

  • Kogiopsis

    One of the things that I noticed in skimming other reviews of this book is that it seems to be extremely polarizing - either people love it and hold it up as a seminal feminist text, or they hate it (...

  • Mandy

    Plus ça change....I didn't expect this key text of the feminist movement to have the same impact on me that it did all those decades ago, but in fact it had even more of an impact on me this time, be...

  • KW

    In retrospect, I can say that, while "The Women's Room" wasn't always an enjoyable book, it was an important book, a narrative worthy of my time and attention in that it is a significant perspective o...