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Is the book too misogynist to read/recommend?

Description: There are books that make readers cringe because of the way they portray women. But is the book misogynist or is it just the product of a misogynist culture and its misogyny should be overlooked for its other good points. Add, vote, explain.

Based on tag: misogynist

Members: 6 participating members (show all)

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1
8,442 members, 146 reviews
4.16 stars (4.16 stars)

Lists: rajukv, Settings

Score: 2

Explanations:

Settings (1): In this one the main female character can be replaced by a vagina in a way that is far more literal than in most books.

2
17,565 members, 324 reviews
4.39 stars (4.39 stars)

Lists: aulsmith

Score: 1

Explanations:

aulsmith (2): Remembering parts of this 40 years later still make me physically cringe.

3
17,348 members, 189 reviews
3.75 stars (3.75 stars)

Lists: aulsmith

Score: 1

4
7,520 members, 147 reviews
3.76 stars (3.76 stars)

Lists: Dilara86

Score: 1

5
2,406 members, 134 reviews
4.31 stars (4.31 stars)

Lists: Settings

Score: 1

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1,903 members, 240 reviews
3.74 stars (3.74 stars)

Lists: Settings

Score: 1

Explanations:

Settings (2): Extensive slut-shaming.

7
1,163 members, 11 reviews
3.48 stars (3.48 stars)

Lists: bluepiano

Score: 1

Explanations:

bluepiano (1): The hate & fear of women in this book is so extreme that it was surely the product of a diseased mind.

8
1,159 members, 29 reviews
3.69 stars (3.69 stars)

Lists: Settings

Score: 1

9
506 members, 26 reviews
3.55 stars (3.55 stars)

Lists: Settings

Score: 1

Explanations:

Settings (3): Making almost every single female character a walking negative stereotype is not how you make an M/M romance work.

10
52 members, 1 review
3.78 stars (3.78 stars)

Lists: Settings

Score: 1

11
4,545 members, 67 reviews
3.94 stars (3.94 stars)

Thumbs down: bluepiano

Score: < 0

Explanations:

bluepiano (0): Haven't read it for a while but remember (male) bosses rather than women complained about.

12
567 members, 6 reviews
3.69 stars (3.69 stars)

Thumbs down: bluepiano

Score: < 0

Explanations:

bluepiano (0): In the book a man kills a woman for reasons that, as I remember, have nothing to do with her sex. The (female) author deplores the crime, so er not at all misogynistic.… (more)

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492 members, 7 reviews
3.97 stars (3.97 stars)

Thumbs down: bluepiano

Score: < 0

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373 members, 26 reviews
4.01 stars (4.01 stars)

Thumbs down: bluepiano

Score: < 0

Explanations:

bluepiano (0): I somehow don't think that misogyny would appear in a list of the 5 most troubling things about Charles Manson. And what makes the biography itself misogynistic?… (more)

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148 members, 2 reviews
3.79 stars (3.79 stars)

Thumbs down: bluepiano

Score: < 0

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41 members, 2 reviews
3.94 stars (3.94 stars)

Thumbs down: bluepiano

Score: < 0

Explanations:

bluepiano (0): I have no idea why this book is here.

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29 members, 0 reviews
4.5 stars (4.5 stars)

Thumbs down: bluepiano

Score: < 0

Explanations:

bluepiano (0): Have thumbed down all Arabian Nights listings as though the stories may be misogynistic the misogyny would be cultural and the books are very much worth reading anyway. Besides, the women in them have healthy sex drives and the person who, after all those volumes, triumphs by virtue of cleverness is a woman.… (more)

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19 members, 1 review
3.5 stars (3.5 stars)

Thumbs down: bluepiano

Score: < 0

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11 members, 0 reviews
4.67 stars (4.67 stars)

Thumbs down: bluepiano

Score: < 0

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0 members, 0 reviews

Thumbs down: bluepiano

Score: < 0

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38 members, 1 review
3.5 stars (3.5 stars)

Thumbs down: dpbbooks, bluepiano

Score: < 0

Explanations:

dpbbooks (0): It's a cookbook for goodness sake!

bluepiano (0): This, like so many listings that've been selected by computer rather than members, is bloody ridiculous. Jeez Louise--sexist calamari? Miss World noodles? elegant pizza from Telegraph Hill that compels a diner to assault a woman?… (more)

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6,036 members, 126 reviews
3.62 stars (3.62 stars)
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4,772 members, 216 reviews
3.53 stars (3.53 stars)
25
4,039 members, 74 reviews
3.71 stars (3.71 stars)
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3,770 members, 60 reviews
4.09 stars (4.09 stars)
27
967 members, 3 reviews
3.45 stars (3.45 stars)
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8,718 members, 101 reviews
3.89 stars (3.89 stars)
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5,260 members, 41 reviews
3.71 stars (3.71 stars)
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3,648 members, 26 reviews
3.89 stars (3.89 stars)
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3,138 members, 32 reviews
3.92 stars (3.92 stars)
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3,109 members, 43 reviews
3.77 stars (3.77 stars)
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3,075 members, 36 reviews
3.56 stars (3.56 stars)
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3,009 members, 74 reviews
3.92 stars (3.92 stars)
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2,717 members, 18 reviews
3.52 stars (3.52 stars)
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2,601 members, 8 reviews
3.39 stars (3.39 stars)
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2,586 members, 144 reviews
3.23 stars (3.23 stars)
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2,520 members, 19 reviews
3.61 stars (3.61 stars)
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2,483 members, 27 reviews
3.85 stars (3.85 stars)
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2,475 members, 10 reviews
3.51 stars (3.51 stars)
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2,297 members, 16 reviews
3.76 stars (3.76 stars)
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2,269 members, 11 reviews
3.36 stars (3.36 stars)
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2,105 members, 8 reviews
3.34 stars (3.34 stars)
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1,922 members, 7 reviews
3.37 stars (3.37 stars)
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1,831 members, 40 reviews
3.98 stars (3.98 stars)
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1,543 members, 5 reviews
3.4 stars (3.4 stars)
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1,511 members, 22 reviews
3.5 stars (3.5 stars)
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1,500 members, 14 reviews
3.71 stars (3.71 stars)
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1,424 members, 4 reviews
3.34 stars (3.34 stars)
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1,373 members, 7 reviews
3.55 stars (3.55 stars)
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1,221 members, 58 reviews
3.56 stars (3.56 stars)
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1,133 members, 5 reviews
3.42 stars (3.42 stars)
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1,104 members, 35 reviews
3.56 stars (3.56 stars)
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1,000 members, 45 reviews
3.28 stars (3.28 stars)
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922 members, 3 reviews
3.39 stars (3.39 stars)
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746 members, 3 reviews
3.55 stars (3.55 stars)
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700 members, 46 reviews
3.84 stars (3.84 stars)
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693 members, 4 reviews
3.57 stars (3.57 stars)
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617 members, 9 reviews
3.76 stars (3.76 stars)
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325 members, 4 reviews
3.97 stars (3.97 stars)
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310 members, 16 reviews
4.03 stars (4.03 stars)
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300 members, 5 reviews
3.76 stars (3.76 stars)
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294 members, 11 reviews
3.73 stars (3.73 stars)
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294 members, 3 reviews
3.28 stars (3.28 stars)
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257 members, 1 review
3.33 stars (3.33 stars)
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251 members, 26 reviews
3.96 stars (3.96 stars)
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251 members, 12 reviews
3.74 stars (3.74 stars)
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219 members, 14 reviews
3.42 stars (3.42 stars)
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186 members, 7 reviews
3.48 stars (3.48 stars)
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131 members, 9 reviews
3.54 stars (3.54 stars)
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126 members, 0 reviews
4.11 stars (4.11 stars)
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43 members, 4 reviews
4.4 stars (4.4 stars)
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20 members, 0 reviews
4.25 stars (4.25 stars)
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7 members, 2 reviews
4 stars (4 stars)
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Started by: aulsmith (March 2015)

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