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Morestan Codes

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An illustrated book about women's rights and why we should respect them; treatment & presentation could be better

Morestand Codes is an unapologetic celebration of women and their strengths. The author quotes examples of famous men and women (Angela Merkel, Jacinda Ardern, Melinda Gates) to describe the superior qualities of women.


It also describes male-female relationships in the animal kingdom, giving the examples of lions and bonobos. The book ends with a series of conversations between children about how to deal with issues surrounding women.


In a world where women are mostly considered second-class citizens in their own homes and families, this sort of book is welcome and should be encouraged.


However, while I admire the sentiment behind this book, I am uncomfortable with the kind of language used to describe how and why women should be respected, some of the claims made w.r.t men vs. women, and the way the author instructs the reader to respect women.


I feel it is detrimental rather than helpful to the cause of women.


Let me share some examples:


"Women have the ability to control man's obsession and guide him toward healthy goals. She has a different mindset and different hormones that antagonize the testosterone to offset the man's rage and selfishness."


"A man needs a strong woman so he can be a good leader, but the opposite is not true."


"Men's instincts without a woman to temper them often lead to suffering."


Comparisons like these between men and women are not always backed by evidence, thus causing the statements to ring hollow. It sounds biased rather than truth. (To be fair, the author does list four sources that back some of the claims in the book.)


"Wives are careful to guide their husbands through essential decisions and vision-setting for the family."


(My grouse: Why do wives have the mental load of guiding the husband? Are men unable to think for themselves?)


Apart from this, the text is in all caps and the font style and size changes from page to page, making it difficult to read. I liked the style of the illustrations, though--they added more gravity to the book.


It was refreshing to find a book that focused exclusively on women's rights, but the treatment of the subject did not work for me.


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Synopsis

I am a Neurosurgeon trained in 3 different countries with the best in the world and do mainly complex brain tumors surgery, I do also Data analysis and graphic design as a hobby. I am not practicing Neurosurgery anymore and focusing on writing this series of morestan codes, this is volume 1 of Version 2.0 of my series, I will discuss how to treat women and the great value of women in our lives and will feature some of the most successful professionals and world leaders. if don't honor the women in our life we are worse than animals and life is not worth it, applying this first moral code is critical and no other code will work without it.

About the author

I am a Neurosurgeon trained in 3 different countries with the best in the world and do mainly complex brain tumors surgery, I do also Data analysis and graphic design as a hobby. view profile

Published on November 05, 2020

4000 words

Worked with a Reedsy professional 🏆

Genre: Young Adult

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