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Whisper Network
Whisper Network: A Novel | Chandler Baker
If only youd listened to us, none of this would have happened. Sloane, Ardie, Grace, and Rosalita have worked at Truviv, Inc. for years. The sudden death of Truvivs CEO means their boss, Ames, will likely take over the entire company. Each of the women has a different relationship with Ames, who has always been surrounded by whispers about how he treats women. Those whispers have been ignored, swept under the rug, hidden away by those in charge. But the world has changed, and the women are watching this promotion differently. This time, when they find out Ames is making an inappropriate move on a colleague, they arent willing to let it go. This time, theyve decided enough is enough. Sloane and her colleagues decision to take a stand sets in motion a catastrophic shift in the office. Lies will be uncovered. Secrets will be exposed. And not everyone will survive. All of their livesas women, colleagues, mothers, wives, friends, even adversarieswill change dramatically as a result. "If only you had listened to us, they tell us on page one, none of this would have happened." Whisper Network manages to be provocative, timely, and a ripping good read: A murder mystery and a manifesto all rolled up into one. I couldnt put it down. Janelle Brown, New York Times bestselling author of Watch Me Disappear
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TorieStorieS
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Panpan

I feel guilty as a woman for not liking this- though the book‘s own Greek chorus of women would assure me that this guilt is because I am a woman… revolving around sex in the workplace, this book centers around one man, Ames, and the women who work under him (literally- on multiple levels). When they see him focus on a new employee, after many years they decide to take action. Unfortunately, I couldn‘t connect with these women & their bad choices.

Jemgirl2014 Don‘t feel guilty. I didn‘t like it either! 2mo
TorieStorieS @Jemgirl2014 Thank you!! I‘m glad I‘m not the only one! 🥰 2mo
Jemgirl2014 @TorieStorieS Of course! We have to call them how we see them! 🤗 2mo
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Dramatictara
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Starting this one and on chap 3…so far I like the characters and wondering where this story is going.

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TamTracy
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Mehso-so

I had a hard time rating this one. I thought the vast majority was boring and the characters boring. The end did pick up a little and I very much like reading about empowering women and equal rights. I‘ll go straight down the middle. ⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Bec_lectic
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Bailedbailed

This is the first Reece‘s Book Club pick that I‘ve had to bail on. I struggled to page 172 and just had no desire to waste my time with it anymore. The book focuses on 4 women in corporate America with a relevant storyline of sexual misconduct in the male dominated work force. The book starts with a murder which ok that‘s exciting but from there it‘s just drags on with no exciting plot development that made me want to keep reading. Too slow!

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Magpiegem
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Me - right I‘m going into the charity shop to drop things off. I will not buy more books. I DEFINITELY will not buy more books.

Me 5 minutes later- 🤦🏻‍♀️

BrittanyReads Haha oops... 10mo
marleed But it was charity! 10mo
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ChasingOm
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Pickpick

This short story isn‘t in the database, so I‘m tagging a novel by the author instead. This was short, but not necessarily sweet; it‘ll have you wanting to hug the people in your life who work to make the holidays special. 🎁
My Nespresso advent calendar and the book cover will have to do for the “Red & Green” prompt of the #FestivePhotoChallenge for #WinterGames2021 because we haven‘t decorated yet. 😂
Go #TeamGameSleighers!

StayCurious Great! 12mo
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Victoriahoperose
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Pickpick

There were parts of this book that were really slow and I struggled in the beginning, but the writing kept me going. This isn‘t a big thriller really in the normal sense. This book‘s ultimate message is about women and supporting each other rather than drag each other down. This is one powerful book and in the end I really liked how it came together. Lots of twists and guessing and I think it‘s a powerful and important message to be heard.

PaperbackPirate I just got this one! 1y
Victoriahoperose @PaperbackPirate I hope you enjoy it!! 1y
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
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#Coworker
#ConflictedWorlds

“One of the best things about Ardie was that she could be just a little bit mean exactly when Sloane needed her to be. Sloane‘s most closely held tenet was that women could not be real friends unless they were willing to talk shit together.”

Eggs Perfect 👌🏼📚 ❤️ 1y
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
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Loved this book!!

#TheBoss
#ConflictedWorlds

Image courtesy of Pinterest. I think I have my book away… I couldn‘t find it 💛

Eggs Sounds so good❣️❣️❣️ 1y
Jennaree3 What's it about? 1y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Jennaree3 it‘s about 4 women and their relationship with their boss… Ames becomes their boss after the CEO of their company dies. Lots of drama and some sexual harassment issues. 1y
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ewaselbecker
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Mehso-so

Meh. Going back on the shelf with an opinion of “ok I kind of liked you but I can‘t really nail down why you weren‘t that great.” The characters are mediocre and the twist was a bit predictable. Not bad for a beach vacay read but not engaging enough for a before bed read (I feel asleep snoozing aaaaaa lot).

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Eggbeater
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A compelling read dealing with sexual harassment in the workplace, the law, and feminism. I really enjoyed this one, it made me think.

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Vcollinilibrarian
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Pickpick

I loved this book.
A quick exciting read, It has moments where you are seething towards some characters, but feel so relieved when they receive their due.
Highly recommend checking out if you like strong female relationships and mystery!

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Messiejessie
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Mehso-so

Hmmm, yes I liked it, but didn‘t love it. It had a good ending, but it took a while to get there.
There was something about the writing that for me felt a little bit disjointed or clunky. I did really like the epilogue. I liked the last 2 pages better than the actual book itself.
Great quote: ‘We started to wonder: By whispering, whose secrets were we keeping anyway - ours or theirs? Whose interests did our silence ultimately protect?‘

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Dcueto
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Taking a moment to breathe

wanderinglynn Looks like a peaceful place. 💚 2y
ShelleyBooksie What a beautiful spot 2y
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bthegood
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This is a solid pick - only negatives is that it is lengthier than it needs to be and female characters a bit stereotypical. Deals with double standards for women/work/wife/mother - the guilt women are taught to feel trying to do it all or when they only want to do some of it. Deals with power issue - not just between men and women but between women as well.
TW - sexual harassment/rape

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bthegood
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My husband was cleaning out some book shelves and he came across this - what a find - I love #Hitchens and I loved 1984 (#ThatsClassic) so this is definitely on my TBR list!

Make a great day everyone -

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bthegood
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@Andrew65 - going to enjoy the motivation to use my incredibly free weekend to read - #20in4 readathon
finishing my monthly goals for #BFC21 @wanderinglynn and starting to think about next months goals
continuing with #LosersClub #LosersClub2021 read of The Regulators
Not currently reading any book that fits prompts for #Booked2021 @cinfhen @4thhouseontheleft @BarbaraTheBibliophage but have some lined up for next month
Happy reading everyone.

wanderinglynn Yay! 🙌🏻 2y
Andrew65 Good luck 😊👍 2y
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knoves
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Really loving this so far, her writing style reminds me a lot of Liane Moriarty which I‘m a big fan of. Spending the rest of the evening reading and procrastinating my chores because it‘s negative degrees up here in MA. (Shh don‘t tell)

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Dcueto
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Seriously, can Misty be any sweeter?!?! Thank you for these wonderful goodies!!!! #litsylove

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks ❤️❤️❤️ the mug treats are addictive!! Merry Christmas 🎄 2y
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
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There were some #naughty characters in this one!! I really enjoyed it though! Thank you @AmyG 💗 and yes I‘m a day behind 🤪

Can you spy any other naughty characters on the shelf? 😉

#SleightheShelves

AmyG 😘 2y
OriginalCyn620 Why, yes, I can! 😈 2y
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samantharoberts
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Pickpick

A group of female coworkers decide to take a stand against a culture of sexual harassment and chauvinism in the office. The writing was great, and all of the characters so perfectly complemented each other. Can‘t believe I let this sit on my TBR for so long! #Booked2020 pick for #BottomofTBR

BarbaraTheBibliophage Great pick! I love when that last, last book on the list is terrific! 2y
Cinfhen This was a real page turner!! I enjoyed it too 😄 2y
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amyf0x
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Mehso-so

Corporate lawyers Sloane, Ardie, and Grace hate their misogynistic boss, Ames, and try to warn newcomer Katherine about his advances, but when someone turns up dead at the firm the fingers start pointing in every direction...

Read September 1-8
Rated 3/5 ⭐️
Book 36/60

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Beccacraft
Whisper Network: A Novel | Chandler Baker
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This fictional book about a group of successful business women explores their experiences and resulting adaptations they make when faced with sexual assault or harassment in the workplace. The narrator chorus and the specific women within the story described workplace harassment in a way that was eye-opening, unifying, and saddening all at once. I enjoyed it but didn‘t love it.

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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
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1) Whisper Network
2) Ruth Ware
3) Watters World
4) Warrant
5) When We We Young Adele 🎤🎼🪕

#ManicMonday

cathysaid Warrant! 🤘 2y
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Katies_always_booked
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#bookreport #katies_always_booked
📖 Pride and Prejudice
📖 168 Hours
🎧 Whisper Network
🎧 Stamped

#currentlyreading
📖 Final Girls

#weeklyforcast
🎧 Ask Again, Yes
📖 The Heir Affair

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Charityann
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Here are some of the books I‘m going to read for August. I‘ve already started the tagged book as well as One Dark Throne. 📚😁

Bookish_Viking Love S&D! Dark Crowns is good too. 2y
LiteraryinLawrence They all have such dark and ominous covers. 😋 2y
pareads Serpent & Dove was such a nice surprise!! Honestly darker than I was expecting 😳 but good! 2y
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Hestapleton
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Pickpick

I didn‘t think I would like this one, but God I did. The powerful female chorus that guides the reader through the book made me feel seen on several levels. I‘m lucky to work in an almost female department, but my industry (aviation) is male dominated. This book is why #metoo is important. It‘s not just the harassment and assault. It‘s all of the slights and comments that devalue women based solely on their gender. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Lindsayywong
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Mehso-so

3.5/5. This is a good book for the current times and it was refreshing to see some positive and strong female leads so that was nice. It was okay, not great or anything particularly memorable 🤷🏻‍♀️

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Alfrazier21
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I received the nicest surprise today! Thank you so much @Mynameisacolour ☺️ This has been a daaaaay and I wasn‘t expecting this at all! Thank you!!!! 😊

HeathHof Aww yay! You're welcome lady. Happy reading! 😁 2y
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JenniferEgnor
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Mehso-so

This book was slow and not very involved. I like the story, just not so much how it was done. And yes...I‘m part of #metoo, too. It‘s hard, but we have to share our stories. I don‘t know about you, but I‘m DONE being silent. Slow and didn‘t feel personal. It was very outsider-ish. I‘m thankful that the author wrote this book and included her own story afterwards. I hope it will give others the courage to stand up and speak out, too.

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JenniferEgnor
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And so, when one of us spoke up, it was never just for ~her~. It was for us. Burn it to the ground. Our legacy would be our words. Shout it out loud. For all to hear. We were done petitioning to be believed. We were finished requesting the benefit of the doubt. We weren‘t asking for permission. The floor was ours. Listen.

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JenniferEgnor
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Since sexual harassment was a thing that happened to women, believe it or not, we didn‘t want to admit that we had been harassed. It would be admitting that we were women in a way that mattered. So our insistence on speaking up at last ought to have been a clue of what was to come. ~We~ were going to start mattering.

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JenniferEgnor
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We were the prisoners, strapped to the medieval stretching device, having enjoyed the rare privilege of both loving and having chosen our torturers. There was only the small matter of joints being pulled apart and our hearts spilling out from our rib cages.

Wow...that is deep⬆️💔

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JenniferEgnor
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Everything was about work, even the things that weren‘t: Would we continue to work after children? Would we put our work goals ahead of having a family? Were we working enough? Were we working too much? Were we being paid the amount our work was worth? What were we doing this weekend, did we want to have brunch or did we have to work?

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JenniferEgnor
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“You women all think the system is out to screw you.”
“You are the system, Ames.” She stood, stared down at him, thought about how her stilettos could poke cleanly through his eye sockets if she wanted them to.

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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
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“There was a fascinating tidbit Ardie had once heard: Women walked around the world in constant fear of violence; men‘s greatest fear was ridicule” 🖤
I really enjoyed this book!

#SocialMedia
#BoundTogetherJune

OriginalCyn620 Me too! 2y
JaclynW Me too! Great quote. Makes you 🤔🤨 2y
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janeycanuck
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Pickpick

I finished this ages ago but it still is in my head - the mark of a good book, if you ask me. There were a couple of fun twists and the characters were well-formed.

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JenniferEgnor
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We were always looking for the perfect man. Even those of us who were not signed up for the traditional, heteronormative experience were nevertheless fascinated with the anthropological, unicorn-like search for one.

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JenniferEgnor
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Sloane‘s most closely held tenant was that women could not be real friends unless they were willing to talk shit together. It was the closest thing she knew to a blood pact that didn‘t involve knives.

🤣

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alessandrafn
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I really wish I had loved this one.

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Hillea2
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I was guessing until the very end. Even though some of the characters frustrate you, gotta love a book about strong women friendships.

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Loveforlit2
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It was impossible to remember a time before this instinctive and immediate fear for our safety had set in, the need to glance over our backs when crossing an empty parking lot, to check beneath our cars, to bristle when a strange man walked closely, to startle when he stopped to ask the time.

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CoffeeNBooks
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I enjoyed this one!! 2y
Eggs Great choice 👏🏻📚🤗 2y
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Kshakal
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Eggs Excellent choice 👏🏻👏🏻 2y
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DogEaredBooks
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This feels more broadly applicable today. Because if your feminism isn‘t intersectional then it isn‘t feminism.

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TheBookHippie
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#BOTMBUDDYREAD

Thank you all for such good discussion on such a necessary read! You all make the book so much better!!!

On to next month!! You all make my week have joy in it and I am grateful.

Thanks for my silent partner in this Misty. It helps to have someone having your back . I challenge us all to seek one way to support women in a new light even if it‘s only in the phrase “ I believe you”

Peace. See you next time!

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Thank YOU Christine!! I‘ll be forever grateful for meeting you and having you in my life!! ❤️❤️❤️ 3y
Hooked_on_books You did an amazing job with the questions and pics. I loved this book when I read it and it was fun to revisit it through the discussion. 3y
JaclynW Support women! Yes! 3y
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TheBookHippie
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#BOTMBUDDYREAD FINAL THOUGHTS

Did we miss anything ?
What were your thoughts???

Is this book what you thought it‘d be??

Librarybelle I enjoyed the book! I figured out a few of the situations that were unveiled by the end of the book, but not everything! In some ways, it packs a punch. Great choice for this month! 3y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I really enjoyed it!! 3y
AmyG I read this a while ago. But I was surprised by how much I enjoyed it. I agree with @Librarybelle about not guessing everything. I love when details and stories are dribbled out . Makes me want to keep reading. 3y
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OriginalCyn620 I really enjoyed it! It met the expectations I had going in. A very interesting read! 3y
JaclynW I enjoyed the book. I didn't know much about it going in - which I like to do. It really did pack a punch. Very timely and accurate I think. 3y
JaclynW Thanks for the thoughtful questions! @TheBookHippie Thanks to everyone for insightful comments and lovely discussions! @OriginalCyn620 @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Librarybelle 3y
Hooked_on_books I read this a while ago and didn‘t know what to think going in. I loved it. I felt so seen by this book and am thrilled it‘s out there in the world for other women to read and feel seen. 3y
mollyrotondo I really enjoyed listening to it as a re-read. I got even more out of it the second time around. It‘s a good book for talking openly about these issues women face and have faced for generations. Thank you all! 3y
TheBookHippie @mollyrotondo I agree the discussion is so necessary and makes the book so much more. 3y
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#BOTMBUDDYREAD #15

Whose interest does womens silence ultimately protect?

Speaking up costs women. Does it cost men too?

One of my most often used protest signs

SCREAM So that one day 100 years from now another sister will not have to dry her tears wondering when In history she lost her voice.

Librarybelle It‘s important to speak up and be heard. Nothing will change if you remain silent. (edited) 3y
JaclynW I love this! I totally agree @Librarybelle ! 3y
JaclynW Speaking up usually punishes women more than men I would think. Who likes a woman who speaks up and is opinionated? Think of the labels she gets versus the man who does the same thing. Not fair. 3y
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Hooked_on_books I do think speaking up can hurt men, but not nearly as much as it hurts women. Look at Ronan Farrow—he spoke up and was shut down by NBC because they were protecting Matt Lauer. But he didn‘t lose his job—he chose to leave and go to another outlet. A woman would have been silenced and blackballed. 3y
TheBookHippie @Hooked_on_books EXACTLY. Just ridiculous! 3y
mollyrotondo Yeah it hurts women more. No one likes a woman who “tattles” but a man gets more leniency. 3y
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