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#MeToo: Essays About How and Why This Happened, What It Means and How to Make Sure it Never Happens Again | Lori Perkins
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#MeToo: Essays About How and Why This Happened, What It Means and How To Make Sure It Never Happens Again More than 16 million people had posted their #MeToo story and support against sexual harassment by mid-October as a reaction to Rose McGowan’s brave admission that she had allegedly been raped by Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein. A groundswell of reaction to and exposure of this sexual predation was unleashed that has spread throughout Europe and beyond. New revelations of unacceptable behavior in every industry break every day as people come forward in response to the viral #MeToo posts. Protests are scheduled such as the “Take back the Workplace” Hollywood march in November of 2017, and legislation is being drafted in New York and California to finally change the way things have been for far too long. This is the turning point. Things are going to change. This is a historic moment and it needs to be memorialized, passed around and passed on. Although social media is a fantastic means of igniting a fire, it needs to keep burning, like a torch. So Riverdale Avenue Books, a woman-owned leading hybrid publisher, is putting its money, words and power, behind this and publishing this collection of 26 essays from people who understand want to make this change, and we, as a society, have got to figure out a way to drive that change forward. So pass this book around. Share it with your sons, brothers, fathers, your daughters, sisters and mothers, your co-workers and friends. Read passages to them, if they won’t read it for themselves. Leave it on the desk of someone who should know better. Help us make this movement more than a hashtag.
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SleepyDragon
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This is the first non-TBR book I read this year, and I'm not sure it was worth breaking my streak. The subject matter is important, but there isn't much new here. This was a nonprofit publication. It could have used another pass through editing for all the typos I found. Some of the essays were poignant and thought provoking, others were predictable. It's important to keep the convo going and listen to each other. #PrimeReading

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Cinfhen
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15 hours of flight time left me with plenty of uninterrupted reading time. This was a collection of essays from both men & women who are finding their voices to share their experiences in the #MeToo movement. Not easy reading but vital. Left me feeling more depressed than refreshed. I fear this awakening has a long way to go😢Book is still available for free on Kindle. It‘s a pick because it needs to be read but not every essay was well written.

TrishB Agree totally 👍🏻 impact is in the stories not the writing. And yes, we‘re not there yet. 2mo
Hooked_on_books Wow, you‘re doing great! Your last two squares are an easy one and a tricky one. 2mo
Reviewsbylola 15 hours?! 😱 I hope there was at least no projectile vomiting this flight. 🤮 2mo
Cinfhen Nope; no vomiting 😊‼️ @Reviewsbylola 🙏🏻 I have both my books picked out @Hooked_on_books something on Litsy is VERY EASY but I agree, that other corner box is tricky (edited) 2mo
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TrishB
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Love to know how many got downloaded today 😁
Nothing new here if you‘ve followed it all, but still so sad and crap to read 😔 surely we can do better than this.
#socialmediafocus #booked2019

BarbaraTheBibliophage I grabbed a copy today! Thanks. 2mo
DGRachel I downloaded it (hey, when Trish says get it, I get it!), but I don‘t think I‘m ready to read it. 😩 You would think during “Women in Construction Week” when executive management hold special meetings with the women in the company and act surprised about issues we deal with all the time, one‘s misogynistic project manager would hold his tongue, but no...(sorry...still mad 36 hours later apparently) 2mo
TrishB @DGRachel so sorry to hear that Rachel! Probably not a good read at the moment no. I‘m mad on your behalf too 😔 2mo
Cinfhen Saving to read on the plane ✈️ thanks again for sharing 2mo
TrishB @Cinfhen it‘s a quick read and then have something a bit lighter! 2mo
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squirrelbrain
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An afternoon at the hairdressers means plenty of reading time! Plus a hand massage and a mini chocolate brownie - what more could a girl want?!

Reading #metoo as recommended by @TrishB (free on Kindle) - so far a thought-provoking read for IWD.

Cathythoughts Sounds pretty perfect 💕💕 2mo
TrishB What a lovely afternoon. Mine has been spent chairing a working group and looking forward to tonight‘s wine! 2mo
Tanisha_A Leisure at its best! 2mo
squirrelbrain Hopefully you‘ve got 🍷 now @trishb ! 2mo
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vkois88
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On #InternationalWomensDay, I am sitting here while the snow falls, reading the tagged book and drinking out of my "pussy" cup. Also trying to catch up from the last few days...

Side note - I hate the transitional period when kids start daycare and get sick with all the things. Poor LO was up most of the night with stomach issues. Hence my wild look ?? She seems to be better this morning, so I'm hoping it's over and done with.

#LiteraryLuck

Leftcoastzen Love your cute cup!😻 2mo
AmyG Hope she‘s better soon. 2mo
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Leftcoastzen Healing vibes to your household! 2mo
Tamra Then they share with the family. 😣 2mo
vkois88 @Leftcoastzen thank you!! I got it at our Kroger (a grocery store, if you don't have them around you). @AmyG thanks! She seems to be better today so far. She's napping now to make up for lost time last night. @tamra exactly! 2mo
GripLitGrl Hope she's better soon💕 2mo
vkois88 @griplitgrl thank you ❤❤ I'm sure she will be 2mo
aroc Ugh not looking forward to that as a new Mommy! Hope you all are well soon! 2mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 💗💗💗 2mo
kspenmoll Hope she is fine now! Such a tough time with little ones! 2mo
vkois88 @aroc hopefully you have quite some time before it happens! It's even harder when they're itty bitty 😔 @kspenmoll she was fortunate enough that it went away overnight... but I wasn't so lucky lol... it hit me all weekend and I'm still trying to recover. I seem to have passed it to a coworker as well 😑😑😑 2mo
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Soubhiville
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Thank you for posting this @TrishB !

TrishB 😘👍🏻 2mo
Blaire Oh nice!! I will get it. Thanks for sharing. 2mo
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Cinfhen
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Thanks to @TrishB for sharing this FREE book on Kindle today in honor of International Women‘s Day! And for all you #Booked2019 peeps, this would work for #SocialMediaFocus and #NonFiction2019 #AboutAMovement 💪🏼💋💄#ReadStrong #ReadSmart #ReadReadRead

RachelO Thank you and @trishb - I‘d been a bit stumped on that prompt. 2mo
TrishB 👍🏻❤️ 2mo
SharonAlger Thanks so much! 2mo
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Cinfhen Yup!! Happy to share @RachelO @SharonAlger 🙏🏻 2mo
SoManyBooksNotEnoughTime awesome! thanks for sharing, just downloaded it 💪 2mo
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TrishB
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Started this morning 👍🏻
It‘s free on kindle everyone!!
Happy International Women‘s Day (and Gary Numan‘s birthday ❤️)

Cinfhen Thanks for the heads up and happy birthday Gary Numan 😍😍😍 2mo
Cinfhen I think this might work for #socialmediafocus #booked2019 2mo
Cathythoughts 👍🏻♥️♥️ 2mo
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Weaponxgirl Thanks for the heads up and happy international women‘s day! 2mo
TrishB @Cinfhen you read my mind! I was going to ask you that. Cool 👍🏻 2mo
jenniferw88 @TrishB @Cinfhen it definitely works as I used it for that prompt lol! 2mo
Cinfhen I thought so @jenniferw88 🙌🏻 2mo
TrishB @jenniferw88 that‘s cool 👍🏻 2mo
squirrelbrain Thanks! Just downloaded it! 😘 2mo
Soubhiville Thank you! I got it too! 2mo
JaclynW Thanks for sharing! I just downloaded it. Yay! 2mo
JaclynW @Cinfhen Good to know! On my list for #Booked2019! 2mo
GripLitGrl Thanks for sharing!💕 2mo
Bklover Got it! Thanks!! 2mo
catsuit_mango Thanks it's free on Google books too 2mo
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Connster
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I was planning to buy this in hard copy when I happened upon @ptkpepe98 ‘s post about it being free to download on e-readers 👏. Yesss!

megnews How did you get it for free? 3mo
Connster @megnews I got it on the Kindle store, just downloaded it like any free book 😊 3mo
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jenniferw88
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Who does this remind you of?

Very interesting book & it's given me more insight into feminism even though all the contributions are from Americans. The best essay has to be Katherine Ramsfield's entitled 'Tit for Tat'.

5 🌟 and #socialmediafocus completed for #spring #booked2019 @Cinfhen @4thhouseontheleft @BarbaraTheBibliophage

Bookwomble Hmmmm 🤔💭🎺 3mo
AlaMich Do I win a prize if I guess right? 3mo
Cinfhen Congrats on another prompt!!! You‘re awesome 3mo
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julesG Darn, my emojis don't have a mango. Channelling @GingerAntics here. 😜😜😜 3mo
GingerAntics 🙋🏼‍♀️🙋🏼‍♀️🙋🏼‍♀️ OH OH I KNOW I KNOW I KNOW THE ANSWER!!! 🙋🏼‍♀️🙋🏼‍♀️🙋🏼‍♀️ @julesG 🥭🥭🥭 mine does!!! 😏 3mo
GingerAntics 🙋🏼‍♀️👋🏻🙋🏼‍♀️👋🏻🙋🏼‍♀️👋🏻 OH OH OH CALL ON ME PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE!!! 👋🏻🙋🏼‍♀️👋🏻🙋🏼‍♀️👋🏻🙋🏼‍♀️ 3mo
jenniferw88 @AlaMich unfortunately no! @julesG @GingerAntics 😂😂😂🍊🍊🍊 3mo
GingerAntics The best name I‘ve heard for him is “Mango Mussolini.” 😏 🥭 3mo
LogiKitty 😂😂👍🏻👸 3mo
NovelGirl82 Oh Oh teacher, I know! I know!! 🙋‍♀️🙋‍♀️🙋‍♀️ 3mo
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overtheedge
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We came so close.....#MeToo is an inspiring and empowering collections of essays about the hashtag and movement. Not just necessary...essential. it opened my eyes to the scope of the problem and its repercussions.
Full review goodreads.com/overtheedge.

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MatchlessMarie
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This collection of essays are so important. These are not easy to read, but they need to be told. I believe this book will empower many others who have yet to share their own #MeToo experiences to find their voice and speak their truth. I received the ARC version of this book in exchange for an honest review from #NetGalley. #LitsyAtoZ #LetterM

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ptkpepe98
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This collection of essays is free on ereaders. I've only read two so far, and want to continue, but also need a break. It is not easy to read, and I am grateful to the authors who are telling the stories.

Thanks go to Lori Perkins for the book. It helps.
Thanks also to Riverdale Avenue Books for literally giving it away.

#MeToo #NetGalley

Connster Thank you so much for sharing that this is free on e-readers. I stacked it earlier today to buy and read when I‘d finished my current book, but now I have it ready and waiting on my Kindle 👍 3mo
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