Rating: 4 / 5
Ginny Hogan’s Toxic Femininity in the Workplace: Office Gender Politics Are a Battlefield is a topical, hilariously satirical collection of drawings and essays on – you guessed it – gender politics in the workplace!
Many thanks to Morrow Gift for the free book!
Every woman has experienced a moment in the office that made her pause, or even laugh out loud. Life is crazy, and so can be the workplace. Laughing about the odd, sometimes incensing, things that happen to us is deeply cathartic and can remind us that we’re not alone and not crazy.
The drawings, cartoons, and witty essays contained within this adorable book are hilarious, insightful, and will leave you shaking your head at the inanity of it all and with a feeling of understanding.
Please take caution while reading Toxic Femininity in the Workplace if any of the following topics may trigger you:
Do you identify as a woman? Do you work in an office setting and/or with men? Do you know anyone who also answers yes to these questions? Okay, great! You should buy this book for yourself and for them. Toxic Femininity in the Workplace is a hoot and so relatable for, really, anyone.
Now, to be clear – this is not a book bashing alpha males, or any men. It’s all about camaraderie for those of us that deal with crazy workplace situations, but it surely is geared toward women in the workplace – better yet, women in the tech industry. Hogan pokes satirical fun at ridiculous workplace situations, the tech industry, and men and women in the workplace.
The drawings and cartoons are colorful and hilarious, and the essays thoughtful and wonderfully satirical. Some jokes didn’t land for me, but as a whole I thought this was a totally amusing little book. Toxic Femininity in the Workplace would be the perfect gift for your favorite coworker!
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