The author, feminist and journalist Laurie Penny (b. 1986) opens Bitch Doctrine (2017) with: "In case you hadn't noticed, there's a war on." In light of Donald Trump being elected president of the world's most powerful country, she writes unmasked, crude and aggressive about gender, sexism, power and violence in a world where women's struggles are more important than ever. Her sharp words describe the capitalist, patriarchal and fascist society we are forced to live in, where "toxic masculinity is killing the world" ..
Bitch Doctrine is divided into eight chapters, each with its own essays. I am engulfed in her rawness and have a smile on my face for every word I read. I have never before experienced so much agreement. . .
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