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The Resource The Witches are Coming

The Witches are Coming

Label
The Witches are Coming
Title
The Witches are Coming
Statement of responsibility
Lindy West
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Language
eng
Summary
From the very moment powerful men on top started falling to the #MeToo movement, the lamentations have been raging from every corner: this is feminism gone too far, this is injustice, this is a witch hunt. In The Witches Are Coming, firebrand author of the New York Times bestselling memoir and now critically acclaimed Hulu TV series Shrill, Lindy West, turns that refrain on its head: FINE, IF YOU INSIST. THIS IS A WITCH HUNT. WE'RE WITCHES, AND WE'RE HUNTING YOU.In a laugh-out-loud, incisive cultural critique, West suggest that Americans reckon with the dark truths that they've long left unexamined. She writes, "We were just a hair's breadth from electing America's first female president to succeed America's first black president. We weren't done, but we were doing it. And then, true to form--like the Balrog's whip catching Gandalf by his little gray bootie, like the husband in a Lifetime movie hissing, 'If I can't have you, no one can'--white American voters and the electoral college and a few Russian troll farms shoved an incompetent, racist con-man into the White House."West unpacks the complicated, and sometimes tragic, journey and politics of not being a white man in the 21st century. She tracks the misogyny and propaganda hidden (or not so hidden) in the media she and her peers devoured growing up, a buffet of distortions, delusions, prejudice and outright bullsh*t that has allowed white male mediocrity to maintain a death grip on American culture and politics.At once side-splittingly funny and irresistibly thought-provoking, The Witches Are Coming provides all the kindling to burn America's restrictive and outdated social norms to the ground. Lindy West lights the match
Summary
West unpacks the complicated, and sometimes tragic, journey and politics of not being a white man in the 21st century
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Award
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10802956
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West, Lindy
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
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  • Literary Collections
  • Social Science
Target audience
adult
Label
The Witches are Coming
Instantiates
Control code
BORROWBOX:AAU_697602
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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Isbn
9781760872236
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Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
The Witches are Coming
Control code
BORROWBOX:AAU_697602
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781760872236
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Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

    • Lionel Bowen Library and Community CentreBorrow it
      669-673 Anzac Parade, Marouba, NSW, 2035, AU
      -33.938111 151.237977
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