If you think starting a conversation by saying liberals are snobs, weak, idiots, etc. is a poor way of making an argument, then you have the inverse of how this book starts.
If you think starting a conversation by saying conservatives are racist, ignorant, mean, etc. is a poor way of making an argument, then you have some of the premise of this book.
It is much deeper in parts, however. Oluo writes about her experiences with an emotional charge that sometimes helps her arguments and sometimes fails it.
This book is challenging, especially for white, cisgendered men.
You’ll look this book if you’re looking for something to reiterate your existing views on the history of white men as a bloc—that is, men who are overall sexist, misogynstic, racist, etc..
You will not enjoy this book if you are uninterested or incapable of approaching the discussion with an open mind, or at least recognizing “here’s the view of at least one person”.
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