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And then they sat down and had a conversation: her mother was sharing stories about all the sexism that she faced growing up and being in the workplace. It’s not the kind of criticism that I need to take in and reflect on; there is obviously a lot of feedback that is good to get and you need to think about how you’re impacting the world when you have such a large platform, but the other kind is very easy to ignore. Actually, in my book, the quotes are all things that the men are saying; the women are not really saying anything. These less qualified men of antiquity dish out mediocrity as if it's pure genius • For the women who have endured overbearing men over the centuries • Written with hilariously painful accuracy"Now, when you're riding a horse, you need to make sure to keep a good grip on the reins. So maybe I'll try again to post the very clever Toulouse-Lautrec caption and the other two or three.

These less qualified men of antiquity dish out mediocrity as if it’s pure genius * For the women who have endured overbearing men over the centuries * Written with hilariously painful accuracy”Now, when you’re riding a horse, you need to make sure to keep a good grip on the reins. The content of the book is hit-or-miss, though there are some clever pairings made between the gorgeous artwork and comments that I've sure most women have heard from some men before. That happens all the time and it’s so annoying: it’s one of those little things that are not a huge deal but are irritating and build up.

They're split into: The mainsplainer, The concern troll, The "comedian", The sexpert, and The patronizer.

Women from all across the world will be able to relate to many of these statements - insideous, niggling, unsolicited moments which can be left to simmer inside us for years to come. Read more about the condition New: A new, unread, unused book in perfect condition with no missing or damaged pages.But it does give them a voice because of the paintings themselves: their faces are so clearly reacting to the lines that I gave the men to say. She Googled “woman surrounded by men” (“because that is what that moment feels like when you’re online,” she said) and stumbled upon a 17th-century oil painting by Jobst Harrich of a woman baring one breast in the middle of a scrum of bald men. The book has paintings from museums and each have a comment each of us women have heard at least once before! The original Twitter thread was one part performance art, one part satire, and one part exasperated disgust at having your own joke or experience explained back by a 'concerned guy' on social media for the umpty-bajillionth time. It also made me want to strangle someone at times though :-) The humor was biting, sarcastic, and just what I needed for a change while locked down at home for this virus that seems never ending.

It got that classical art memes feel to it, as the author chose a number of beautiful classic paintings to add some common sentences used by different types of men, online or IRL. A great pick for a birthday or Galentine gift for a friend who needs a funny pick-me-up • Makes a perfect gift for women and feminists with a wry sense of humor, millennials, anyone who loves memes and Internet humor, as well as history and art buffs.And I think that it’s very cool that my book is giving them this awareness because I’m doing it in a way that we are laughing together about a very common experience; it’s not an attack on anyone. Obviously, that was not the artist’s original intent, but what is so wonderful about art is that you look at it and put your own lived experiences into it and interpret it that way.

Maybe some husbands will borrow my book from their wives and understand what this is all about and why it is frustrating. I want people to share their stories, use it as a jumping-off point to have a conversation about something that might be difficult, and find some joy in difficult experiences.

The concept is pretty played out by the time you get to the end of the book but I felt like for 95% of it, the humor was totally on point, and I found myself giggling out loud more than once.

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