XO, OX: A Love Story

Book review by Darienne Stewart, Common Sense Media
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age 4+

Sweet, clear-eyed look at how honesty helps love grow.

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age 6+

Harmful message

This book tells me that: 1. Women are snobbish and vain 2. If a woman says no, you (a male), should persist 3. Stalking, basically, is a-ok 4. It’s ok to point out a woman’s flaws 5. Even if you do, she will still not be able to resist you. I wish I had read this before I read it to my boys. I won’t be reading it to them again. We are trying to raise them to understand consent: no means no. This applies to “funny” picture books as well as in real life. I’m surprised a publisher read this and thought these were ok messages to bring to a young audience, let alone an adult one. Common Sense Media, you need to create a “Encourages Disrespect” button.

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