When I was presented with the opportunity to read the book “I’m Judging You” by Luvvie Ajayi, I was so excited. First, I love supporting female entrepreneurs/girl bosses/bloggers any chance I get. Second, the title of book really interested me and I was really curious as to what the book was about. Third, I love to read so this seemed like a really perfect opportunity to take advantage of. And fourth? Well Luvvie has a hilarious blog and is a great writer so I knew I was in for a treat.
Why “I’m Judging You” Should Be On Your Reading List
It isn’t often that I read a book and literally laugh out loud, but I actually did when I read “I’m Judging You”. Luvvie writes in a hilarious, honest and open way. Her exposé on all the things our society really needs to improve on is both thought provoking and relatable. She takes real and sensitive issues and sheds light on WHY and HOW our society needs to do better. My favorite part of this book was that it truly felt as if Luvvie was right there in the room. It felt as if we were having a conversation.
How “I’m Judging You” Made Me Think
“I’m Judging You” made me think. Tackling issues such as racism, rape & bigotry, this book gave me new perspective. Here are a few excerpts that I found particularly striking:
“You do not need to actively hate someone who is of a different race than you to do racist crap and hold racist views. Prejudice can be subconscious, like a reflex to clutch your purse tighter when that Black boy walked into the elevator you were on.”
“Rape culture does not mean every man is a rapist. It does mean that we’re surrounded by a cultural atmosphere that perpetuates and enables the harming and violation of girls and women physically, emotionally, and sexually. (Men are also victims of this toxic mind-set.)”
“Too often feminists are fighting for women to live in a way that mirrors their own lives. As in, if you’re in middle America in middle management, you want other women to have your life. You’re not Muslim? You fight for women to not have to cover their heads as they worship. The assumption that women in hijabs are less enlightened or empowered than those rocking daisy dukes is arrogant at best. Feminism should fight for all women to have the right to live as they choose, not for all women to live the same exact lives like we’re all in some sort of Sims game.”
I highly recommend reading “I’m Judging You” by Luvvie Ajayi if you are looking for a read that will make you laugh, think and look at society from a different perspective.
I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.