Horrors of misogyny in Charlotte Wood’s The Natural Way of Things

We live in a society where #TheBachelorAU regularly trends on Twitter and delightfully snarky online recaps call the bachelorette mansion ‘‘Girl Prison’’ (a term that rings horrifyingly true in Wood’s novel); where women and girls who are the victims of sexual harassment and assault are still routinely disbelieved and slut-shamed; and where women die at the hands of men they know at alarming rates.

Wood has scrutinised this culture with a mixture of sensitivity and disgust, channelling her observations and critiques into a novel that asks the classic dystopian question: What’s the worst that could happen?

 

A great review of the The Natural Way of Things by Portia Lindsay in The Australian on the 26th of September, 2015.

 

Source: http://www.theaustralian.com.au/arts/revie...