I’m not going to lie and say that this was not an inspiring read. Because it was. After reading it you want to join the fight; you want to make a difference. In many essays, Kameron Hurley reminds you that it’s not going to be easy at times and not everyone made for it, but it’s important and rewarding.
The Geek Feminist was very straight forward. It makes you think. It didn’t shy away from many subjects that could be deemed as uncomfortable by many. It tackled them in a respectively matter without being offensive or uneducated. Kameron Hurley clearly did her research, and that definitely was refreshing, and you could tell that she knew what she was talking about.
This is very much a book about Kameron Hurley’s life. This isn’t a bad thing, but she spends a great majority of the book talking about her struggles, career, and personal life. Feminist is perfectly crafted into her personal stories so it isn’t like the book is all about her. It feels more personal this way because she’s providing firsthand accounts and examples.
It did get a little repetitive sometimes. The author mentioned many things multiple times in different essays. But it isn’t too frustrating or distracting. It just registers in your brain that she’s mentioned that particular detail before and you continue reading.
The Geek Feminist is roughly around 270 pages. There’s so much deeper she could have gone and so much more she could have included, so it does leave you wanting more. However, it’s still a good read, and does make you think.