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Reviewed by Shannon Winings for Readers' Favorite
I was truly unsure about Women: Down Through the Ages, How Lies Have Shaped Our Lives by Jerry Schaefer. A book about women and their plights written by a man? Surely this is going to be a disaster. I am ecstatic to say that I was wrong, immensely so. The author starts at the beginning, with none other than Adam and Eve. Their decisions made many believe that everything from that time forward was the fault of a woman. As such, women's lives must be dictated by men. Yet, by pushing women away and failing to work together, the world is unbalanced and continuing to topple. The blame has decreased accountability and only created more problems that we may not be able to address appropriately if we continue to leave out a large portion of the population. So what do we do? Where do we go from here? Read for yourself to form your own opinion.
Truthfully, Women: Down Through the Ages by Jerry Schaefer is probably one of the most thought-provoking books I have read this month. The author uses well-researched information to get readers thinking. He discusses the history surrounding women and addresses the absurd beliefs attached to a simple label. At the same time, the author uses humor to make a serious subject more palatable. Some may not like that, as we shouldn't make light of a serious subject. However, the reality is that making it more palatable can reach more people. Frankly, it also had me chuckling and wanting to read more. The combination was entertaining and meaningful to the very end.