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May-June 2018

REVIEW: In Elizabeth Renzetti’s new book on female experiences, the personal is political

Inside Shrewed

Jessica Rose

9781487003043_1024x1024Shrewed
By Elizabeth Renzetti
House of Anansi, $22.95

In Shrewed, Globe and Mail columnist Elizabeth Renzetti asks the questions many of us ask as women: Why are there so few women in politics? Why must we feel unsafe in public spaces? Will things always be this way? However, the collection of essays really shines when Renzetti turns the lens toward her own life, sharing her experiences as a daughter, wife, mother, and journalist in a male-dominated world. Quick-witted and eye-opening, Shrewed exemplifies that famous line: “The personal is political.”

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