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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 McGowans 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 wont 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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This book addresses a very important topic, and I think it‘s great that it‘s being sold at cost (free on kindle 👍🏽) to make it more accessible to people. However, it does feel like it was kind of just thrown together and it could have used some more editing. Still, given the importance of the subject matter, and the fact that it‘s free, I‘d still suggest giving it a shot.

#booked2019 #socialmediafocus #catsoflitsy #Ember

Leftcoastzen Such an adorable kitty face!😻 1mo
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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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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. 7mo
Hooked_on_books Wow, you‘re doing great! Your last two squares are an easy one and a tricky one. 7mo
Reviewsbylola 15 hours?! 😱 I hope there was at least no projectile vomiting this flight. 🤮 7mo
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) 7mo
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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. 8mo
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) 8mo
TrishB @DGRachel so sorry to hear that Rachel! Probably not a good read at the moment no. I‘m mad on your behalf too 😔 8mo
Cinfhen Saving to read on the plane ✈️ thanks again for sharing 8mo
TrishB @Cinfhen it‘s a quick read and then have something a bit lighter! 8mo
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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 💕💕 8mo
TrishB What a lovely afternoon. Mine has been spent chairing a working group and looking forward to tonight‘s wine! 8mo
Tanisha_A Leisure at its best! 8mo
squirrelbrain Hopefully you‘ve got 🍷 now @trishb ! 8mo
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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.


Leftcoastzen Love your cute cup!😻 8mo
AmyG Hope she‘s better soon. 8mo
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Leftcoastzen Healing vibes to your household! 8mo
Tamra Then they share with the family. 😣 8mo
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! 8mo
GripLitGrl Hope she's better soon💕 8mo
vkois88 @griplitgrl thank you ❤❤ I'm sure she will be 8mo
aroc Ugh not looking forward to that as a new Mommy! Hope you all are well soon! 8mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 💗💗💗 8mo
kspenmoll Hope she is fine now! Such a tough time with little ones! 7mo
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 😑😑😑 7mo
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Thank you for posting this @TrishB !

TrishB 😘👍🏻 8mo
Blaire Oh nice!! I will get it. Thanks for sharing. 8mo
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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. 8mo
TrishB 👍🏻❤️ 8mo
SharonAlger Thanks so much! 8mo
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Cinfhen Yup!! Happy to share @RachelO @SharonAlger 🙏🏻 8mo
SoManyBooksNotEnoughTime awesome! thanks for sharing, just downloaded it 💪 8mo
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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 😍😍😍 8mo
Cinfhen I think this might work for #socialmediafocus #booked2019 8mo
Cathythoughts 👍🏻♥️♥️ 8mo
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Weaponxgirl Thanks for the heads up and happy international women‘s day! 8mo
TrishB @Cinfhen you read my mind! I was going to ask you that. Cool 👍🏻 8mo
jenniferw88 @TrishB @Cinfhen it definitely works as I used it for that prompt lol! 8mo
Cinfhen I thought so @jenniferw88 🙌🏻 8mo
TrishB @jenniferw88 that‘s cool 👍🏻 8mo
squirrelbrain Thanks! Just downloaded it! 😘 8mo
Soubhiville Thank you! I got it too! 8mo
JaclynW Thanks for sharing! I just downloaded it. Yay! 8mo
JaclynW @Cinfhen Good to know! On my list for #Booked2019! 8mo
GripLitGrl Thanks for sharing!💕 8mo
Bklover Got it! Thanks!! 8mo
catsuit_mango Thanks it's free on Google books too 8mo
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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? 8mo
Connster @megnews I got it on the Kindle store, just downloaded it like any free book 😊 8mo
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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 🤔💭🎺 8mo
AlaMich Do I win a prize if I guess right? 8mo
Cinfhen Congrats on another prompt!!! You‘re awesome 8mo
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GingerAntics 🙋🏼‍♀️🙋🏼‍♀️🙋🏼‍♀️ OH OH I KNOW I KNOW I KNOW THE ANSWER!!! 🙋🏼‍♀️🙋🏼‍♀️🙋🏼‍♀️ @julesG 🥭🥭🥭 mine does!!! 😏 8mo
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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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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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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 👍 8mo
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