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InstaReview: The Power by Naomi Alderman

"Gender is a shell game. What is a man? Whatever a woman isn't. What is a woman? Whatever a man is not. Tap on it and it's hollow. Look under the shells: it's not there."

The Power by Naomi Alderman has been on our TBR pile for years now- and we finally got around to it! The novel centers on a mysterious new power that teenage girls are able to wield- a power that allows them to hurt others. As this new power slowly and steadily emerges in girls across the world, gender norms begin to shift with them, causing global instability. This novel is worth a read- it's an interesting thought experiment of what would happen if biology shifted, and women (on average) became more physically powerful than men.


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