I have finally read one of the most talked about non-fiction books of 2016 : Girls Will Be Girls by Emer O’Toole. I had high expectations when I started reading this book and I wouldn’t say that it met all of my expectations but I still enjoyed it and I do believe it is an important book.
This non-fiction book is mainly based on the author’s personal experience but it also contains a lot of references to philosophical and sociological concepts. One could probably describe Girls Will Be Girls as a cross-over between feminist essay and autobiography. The main theory brought forward by Emer O’Toole in this book is that gender is a performance.