What Makes Girls Sick and Tired [➦]
• Women, trans people and non-binary people
• General population (15 years old +)
• Educational book
Lucile de Pesloüan (author) and Geneviève Darling (illustrator)
Date de sortie et de la dernière mise à jour
2014 (edited by Second Story Press in 2019)
Girls are sick and tired because sexism surrounds us.
What Makes Girls Sick and Tired is a feminist manifesto that denounces the discrimination and unfairness felt by women from childhood to adulthood. The graphic novel, illustrated in a strikingly minimalist style, invites teenagers, regardless of gender, to question the sexism that surrounds us every day. It ends with the hope that with solidarity girls will hurt less, as they hold each other up with support and encouragement.
*** Note that this description was written by Second Story Press. ***
de Pesloüan, L. and Darling, G. (2019). What Makes Girls Sick and Tired (E. Rodgers, trans.). Second Story Press.
To Access the Tool
Hard copy of this book is available at the Grande Bibliothèque (BAnQ).
You can also buy the book in bookstores at a cost of $13.95.
A short and powerful book examining the various forms of sexism and its daily consequences for women. In a intersectional and inclusive feminist perspective, we explore prejudice, stereotypes, discrimination and oppression of gender that are perpetuated and maintained by each and every person. Although this is not an exhaustive list of examples, this book aims to shed light on societal issues, in order to encourage recognition, awareness, reflection and discussion on the phenomenon, in hopes of generating a collective mobilization.
A trigger warning should be given regarding the brief mention of certain forms of violence against women on the following themes: trafficking of women, female genital mutilation, forced marriages, honour crimes, rape and other types of aggressions/microaggressions.
Note that on page 26, the statistics relating to the proportion of wages earned by women compared to that of men increased to 89%, according to the Annuaire québécois des statistiques du travail, published by the l’Institut de la statistique du Québec (ISQ) in 2020.
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