What If Princes Wore Dresses?
Original title: Et si les princes portaient des robes ?
This essay is the product of a teenaged girl’s surprise: why are women still not equal to men in 21st-century France? Even in childhood, the author noticed disparaging, misogynistic comments tossed off lightly at the dinner table; as a teen, she was struck by the violence of inappropriate speech in the street. Candice decided to survey taboo topics (including menstruation and masturbation) that hold girls back and did her best to document it all clearly. In twelve clear and factual chapters, and through a personal, embodied account, the author points out how tenacious girl-boy inequality is. In a determined but serene tone, she provides constructive suggestions for resolving the problem, with men’s assistance.
- Equality and the end of discrimination are hot topics that sell: this book sets a new record, having been written by a 16-year-old author.
- A very incisive analysis from a teen who admires Virginie Despentes, Titiou Lecoq and Gisèle Halimi, and a critical assessment that is constructive and up-beat.
- The highly talented author is being supported by the Female-Male Equality House and has already started speaking in high schools.