How Should A Feminist Be?

January 16, 2013 | 1 book mentioned

“…its woman-centredness also hints at feminism’s dirty secret: that feminists might be feminists because they are supremely interested in themselves, even if that interest is in the shape of self-doubt. While Sheila says that it’s great to be a woman because what a female genius should be hasn’t yet been established, that is also the problem of being a woman.” The London Review of Books addresses the problems of Sheila Heti’s How Should A Person Be?. For another perspective, don’t miss our interview with Heti.

is an intern for The Millions. She is a writer and recent graduate of Smith College living in Cambridge, MA. She blogs at

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