The title says it all. A collection of close to two hundred exposes and analyses of everyday sexist shit (and gender shit, since gender is aligned with sex) that pisses me off.
Philosophy with an attitude. Because the unexamined life is dangerous.
Includes pieces previously published in The Philosophers’ Magazine, Philosophy Now, Herizons, fbomb.org, Humanist in Canada, and Victoria Times Colonist, as well as a great many previously unpublished pieces. (Note: this wnd edition includes all of the pieces in the 1st edition, plus seventy additional pieces.)Magenta 2021
If you’d like an ebook version, it’s available in Kindle, Kobo, NookBook, and iBook, but you can download it as an epub or pdf right here! For free. (And here’s why.)
(And if anyone feels inclined to write some sort of reader response which I can post here and elsewhere, please do send it to me!) (And thanks!)
“Every now and then, I run across an author’s work to which I feel an immediate personal connection: Peg Tittle’s is one. Although she has an extensive publishing history, Sexist Shit that Pisses Me Off is my introduction to her thoughtful and thought-provoking essays. While reading, I found myself nodding in agreement and sometimes grinning in delight that someone else has wondered about a particular thing. Granted, I wasn’t 100% in agreement on every topic, but even those really caused me to think and consider the points and arguments presented, and many of these I want to think about further because I’m just not clear in my mind on them just yet. The author’s writing style suited me well. It carried me right along from start to finish; I would normally call it an easy read, except it’s not. The title should clue the reader that these are not happy topics or happy essays. I would read a couple of pieces and then needed a breather. I had to step away from the book to think and calm my thoughts. Things hit home, some things that I’d never put words to myself. I want to say that this book is for everyone but for various reasons, it is not. Some people will never be open to even the most apparent issues. For the rest, I recommend this book be read slowly, a little bit at a time; there’s so much to take in, and the emotional impact can be intense. Sexist Shit that Pisses Me Off would be a great book to share with family, friends, and a book club.” Karen Siddall, Goodreads
About the first edition:
“Woh. This book is freaking awesome and I demand a sequel.” 5/5 stars barnesandnoble.com
“The title says it all. It’s true. … These things are sexist and they do need to change. … The point is, I do recommend this book to both women and men. It will open your eyes to a lot of sexist – and archaic – behaviors.” 4/5 stars, Evie, Goodreads