Wordslut by Amanda Montell Get a Copy! Overall: 4 A feminist linguistics book sounds both like the most and least likely book for me to ever read, but I heard Amanda on a couple different podcasts and knew I had to pick it up. Luckily, the library had a copy on hand. Words and the way we speak are inherently tied into the cultural conversation around sexism, misogyny, and homophobia. They shape the way that we see the world and reinforce harmful power dynamics. Montell gets into lots of interesting discussions with each chapter centered around a different topic from cuss words to why people hate the way teens (mostly teen girls) speak to how women and LGBTQIA people have innovated language to fit their needs. It's a fascinating and thoughtful book. Montell brings her research to the forefront while also keeping the tone casual and conversational. It feels like an excited friend sharing all these interesting, new facts they just discovered, and the enthusiasm fits th
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