Select Page

Three Women

Three Women is a strange beast. Lisa Taddeo’s surprise sociological summer hit examines the intimate lives of—unsurprisingly—three women: Maggie, Lina, and Sloane. Central to the real-life study is the question of free will and the extent of female sexual and romantic autonomy.

The book is peculiarly written, by turns academic and flowery. Taddeo is also a novelist, and it shows, not always in ideal ways for a nonfiction medium. But the neutral hyper-close scrutiny she affords her subjects feels pleasingly precise and scientific at a time when every TED Talk seems to be framed around a perfectly illustrative trendline or factoid.

The interwoven narratives offer an interesting way out of the tangle of lies, damned lies, and statistics that govern so much of our thinking about relations between the genders and about the roles of personal choice, state coercion, and cultural expectations.

This post has been republished with permission from a publicly-available RSS feed found on Reason. The views expressed by the original author(s) do not necessarily reflect the opinions or views of The Libertarian Hub, its owners or administrators. Any images included in the original article belong to and are the sole responsibility of the original author/website. The Libertarian Hub makes no claims of ownership of any imported photos/images and shall not be held liable for any unintended copyright infringement. Submit a DCMA takedown request.

-> Click Here to Read the Original Article <-

About The Author

Katherine Mangu-Ward

Founded in 1968, Reason is the magazine of free minds and free markets. We produce hard-hitting independent journalism on civil liberties, politics, technology, culture, policy, and commerce. Reason exists outside of the left/right echo chamber. Our goal is to deliver fresh, unbiased information and insights to our readers, viewers, and listeners every day. Visit

Leave a reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.


Bringing together a variety of news and information from some of today’s most important libertarian thought leaders. All feeds are checked and refreshed every hour and pages auto-refresh every 15 minutes. External images are deleted after 30 days.

Time since last refresh: 0 second

Publish Your Own Article

Follow The Libertarian Hub


Support Our Work

Support the Libertarian Hub by tipping with Bitcoin!

Send BTC:

Weekly Newsletter

Newsletter Signup

Subscribe to our newsletter to receive a weekly email report of the top five most popular articles on the Libertarian Hub!

Weekly Newsletter SignupTop 5 Stories of the Week

Subscribe to our newsletter to receive a weekly email report of the top five most popular articles on the Libertarian Hub!