REVIEW: What Makes Girls Sick and Tired

51forcmx4sl._sx403_bo1,204,203,200_What Makes Girls Sick and Tired
by Lucile de Pesloüan and Genevieve Darling

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What Makes Girls Sick and Tired is a feminist manifesto that denounces the discrimination against and unfairness felt by women from childhood to adulthood. The graphic novel, illustrated in a strikingly minimalist style with images of girls with varied body types and personalities, invites teenagers to question the sexism that surrounds us, in ways that are obvious and hidden, simple and complex.

The book’s beginnings as a fanzine shine through in its honesty and directness, confronting the inequalities faced by young women, everyday. And it ends with a line of hope, that with solidarity, girls will hurt less, as they hold each other up with support *and encouragement.




*An ARC was provided by NetGalley in return for an honest review.*

What Makes Girls Sick and Tired reflects on the unfortunate but truthful realities of being a female.

Described as a feminist manifesto by Lucile de Pesloüan, she writes about what everyone should know but is kept hidden under the carpet. It shares how women are discriminated in the workforce and society’s unrealistic expectations of them. It even includes facts and statistics from credible sources.

My only problem is with the formatting and the rare repetition of pictures. I believe it was a formatting issue as some of the text are not lined correctly or may seem a little out of place.

Overall, I agreed with most of the issues that were mentioned and I think the graphics were well-drawn and suitable.


2 thoughts on “REVIEW: What Makes Girls Sick and Tired

  1. I’d love to read more books on Feminism, however, I’m finding that Feminism is extremely biased. It is supposed to stand for equality for all but highlights every little difference women experience as a disadvantage instead of something that makes them uniquely female.

    Men and women are different, they act and think differently, and often misunderstand each other.
    If feminism addressed the issues both men and women face, then I might support it. Until then, it just sounds like a bunch of women complaining about things that politicians have made them believe are true.


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