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What Makes Girls Sick and Tired · Book

31 May 2021
Frédérique Blanchet

Tool's Title
What Makes Girls Sick and Tired [➦]

✎ English
✎ French
✎ Spanish

Target Audiences
• Teenagers
• Women, trans people and non-binary people
• General population (15 years old +)

• Educational book


Conception by
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. ***

Official Reference 
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.

Clarifications by the Review Team
intersectional feminism, activism, defense of human and women’s rights, female body, menstruation, inclusiveness, solidarity, awareness, oppression, sexism, gender discrimination, gender stereotype, violence against women


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