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Everyday Sexism
Everyday Sexism | Laura Bates
Special Hardcover Library EditionGood Housekeeping has this to say about Everyday Sexism, "a new generation of women is shouting back against everyday sexism, and their leader, Laura Bates, is determined to change the world."In 2012 after having been sexually harassed on London public transport, Laura Bates started a project called Everyday Sexism. Astounded by the response from all over the world, she quickly realized that the situation was far worse than she'd initially thought. In a culture that's driven by social media, for the first time women are using this online space, now in 19 countries, to come together and to encourage a new generation to recognize the problems that women face. In April of 2015, to commemorate the 100,000th entry, the author led a successful Thunderclap campaign that enabled the project to become the #1 internationally trending topic that day, gaining several million retweets to become the leading tweet in the English speaking world.
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Connster
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This is brilliant. 💪🏼

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Connster
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This is a book everyone should read. The statistics that are mentioned are frightening and eye-opening. If everyone read this and acted in its message, the world would be a better place 🗺 🌍 👩‍🎓👩‍⚕️👷‍♀️👮‍♀️👩‍🔧👩🏼‍🔬👩‍⚖️👩‍🚀👩‍✈️👩‍🚒

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Connster
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This happened in the town where I used to work. The school that Lucy worked at was one of the feeder primary schools to the one I worked at. I vividly remember this happening and followed it in the news as the story unfolded. Parents were even interviewed outside the school, giving transphobic comments, which were published in the media. Disgusting treatment of a vulnerable woman who had had the courage to come out in a difficult job to do so.

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Connster
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Everything about this book just tells it exactly like it is. Everyone should read this. And every man in particular.

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Connster
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I really love this book, my new book stand/holder, this cup and saucer from my Nan and the tea that‘s in it (Whittard Tippy Assam👌🏼) I‘ll be sad when I‘ve finished this one, but also happy that I can move on to the rest of my (yuge) TBR list!

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Connster
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I‘m starting to find this book triggering, which is odd as I‘m generally pretty good at channelling my emotions into anger with anything social justice-related. I think it‘s because the tweets/posts/submissions are from real women and are phrased in such a way as to make things personal. I really feel like I need to continue though, even though it‘s uncomfortable reading. I also feel like every man I know needs to read this.

pilardib Sadly, this is too relatable. And I agree, we need to include men in the conversation 2mo
ljuliel Good grief. I thought all the lists were one person at first. I can‘t say I‘ve had that many issues with men ( or boys as a kid ). I thought they had the Cooties until I was a teenager. Now I‘m old and I believe lots of them still have the Cooties. Others are simple-minded. It also irritates me when they think with their CROTCH. If men would keep their pants on , their hands to themselves and their mouth shut, they‘d be easier to get along with. 2mo
Connster @pilardib We do. There‘s quite a bit in this book about how we teach girls not to be raped, rather than boys not to rape, which is spot on. It‘s so difficult to read some of the testimonies as I think they‘re so much like the experiences we‘ve all had. It‘s frightening. 2mo
Connster @ljuliel Hear, hear! Especially the cooties! 😂 Seriously though, your last sentence hits the nail on the head. 2mo
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Connster
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I got this new book holder cushion and it‘s brilliant! I thought it might be a bit rubbish as things never work as well as they look like they should, but this is great! It‘s making holding my book so much easier! And also, it looks like a monster, which is very cool!

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Connster
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Disgusting. Sadly not a rare occurrence though. This makes me so fucking angry. Even more so when I think that things like this must happen regularly to the students I teach. Society needs to change. Fast.

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Connster
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I can already tell that I‘m going to love this book, even though I‘m only at the foreword.

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Connster
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The entire time I was finishing my previous book, I was looking forward to starting this. I feel a bit like I‘ve cheated on Richard Dawkins with Laura Bates 😂😂😂

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Connster
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Today‘s book haul just arrived via Amazon. I‘m finishing my current read tonight and planning to dive straight into the tagged book. I flicked through it when it arrived and it looks interesting.

audraelizabeth I have a coworker who is already teaching her stepson who is i believe 10 or 11 about consent. 2mo
Connster @audraelizabeth That‘s fantastic. Every parent should do this! 2mo
audraelizabeth Agreed 2mo
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Hooked_on_books
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Laura Bates‘ www.everydaysexism.com project collects and shares stories of sexism, sexual harassment, and sexual assault. Some of the stories are collected here, exhibiting the pervasiveness of these problems in our world. She has also used these stories to help effect change. This book increased my blood pressure and made me very angry while not surprising me in the slightest, sad to say.

#dogsofLitsy #Greta

#awesomesocks

catiewithac Awesome doggo 🐾 1y
Hooked_on_books @catiewithac Thank you! She‘s one of my three and quite the mamma‘s girl, so we‘re very bonded. ☺️ 1y
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CaroPi
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1. Everyday Sexism
2. Michael Ende - one of my favorite authors when I was 11...
3. Eraserhead. David Lynch is a genius
4. Eclairs 😋

#manicmonday

JoScho Thanks for playing ❤️ 1y
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Sace
Everyday Sexism | Laura Bates
tournevis *fist bump* 2y
ephemeralwaltz Good for you! I support your choices - whether you want to use the name or not!🙏 2y
ElishaLovesBooks Well said!! 2y
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KathyWheeler I completely understand and support your reasoning. 2y
Crinoline_Laphroaig Words have power. 2y
Mollyanna Very well said! 2y
sprainedbrain I didn‘t have a problem with it before, but totally support the change! 👍🏻 2y
BookwormAHN I understand 🖒 2y
Sace @sprainedbrain I'm glad. It was really more like *I* was having a problem with it. 2y
[DELETED] 3803335244 I like your reasoning. I never understand why women call other women the B-word. Love your new name too ❤️ great post (edited) 2y
mrp27 I support your choice either way! 2y
AnansiGirl I didn‘t have a problem with your litsy handle, but I understand your point especially in a circumstance of an adult trolling a seven year old. 2y
Sace @anansigirl not that he would ever see me here, but I didn't like the idea of any trollish type saying "well *you're* using it." And rather than chew him out I decided to fix what I was doing. If that makes sense. 2y
Sace @ForeverNerdy uy. I'm trying to eradicate that one from my vocab too. But I'm sort of one myself... But maybe introvert cranky pants is a better description. Just a little less compact. 😁 2y
[DELETED] 3803335244 😂😂😂 2y
AnansiGirl Makes perfect sense to me. 😊 2y
Bklover I like the new name- I liked the old one- I get your point! Cheers to you! 🧡 2y
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Sace
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I changed my user name. Long story. I'll blog it soon. Here's a random picture of stray cat in a shelter while you wait.

Bklover I will miss the restlessficklebookslut!!! 2y
Soubhiville That‘s a great cat shelter! Do you care for strays? I caught, spayed, and vaccinated a little black female in my old neighborhood, and after 2 days at my vet with food, water, and a quiet safe place to sleep, she adopted me. She would spend hours gazing into my windows. 2y
Lmstraubie Still love it! 2y
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Sace @Lmstraubie thank you! 2y
Sace @Soubhiville I do. I should by traps and try to get the mama cat who keeps having babies but I just haven't. We've got quite a few cats and I assume other neighbors are also feeding and caring for them. Several will let me sit with them while they eat...but no touching. I wish I could get them to adopt me! 2y
Sace @Bklover hoarder works too 😁 2y
Sace @Soubhiville *buy buy traps. That's embarrassing. 2y
Reggie Did someone bookslut shame you?!!!! F- them!!!!! Lol😜 2y
Sace @Reggie lol, no. But some dudebro on Twitter made a really gross comment about a SEVEN year old using an iteration of the word so I'm like nope...not gonna use these words any more. 2y
Reggie I‘m sorry. 2y
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Missy16
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'In fact, street harassment is happening so frequently that many women report it simply becoming part of their daily experience - and when something becomes part of your daily experience the danger is that you'll simply come to accept it as normal.'

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TrishB
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Laura Bates is giving this presentation tonight on campus. Here with the kids 😀

Caroline2 Yeahhhhhh!!! 👏🏻 2y
Kalalalatja Awesome! 2y
Ms_T Enjoy! 2y
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Andrew65 I find it very sad that we still need to have this presentation, sexism should NOT be an issue in today's society!!! We should be so past having this debate and as I say I find it very sad that we aren't as was clearly shown by the wages of staff working for the BBC on the same show! Sorry I'll get off my soap box. Do enjoy the presentation. 😊 (edited) 2y
TrishB @Andrew65 I felt very sad too 😔 didn't feel like we'd moved on at all since I was a teenager in the 80s. Very interesting and informative research, but depressing as hell. 2y
Andrew65 @TrishB I agree totally depressing, if not soul destroying! 2y
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courtneycadey
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'One of the best places any woman who wants to change the world can start is with picking up a book ... women who lead, read.' 💪🏻📚❤️

Only read the foreword so far but already hooked - prepared to be angry, shocked and inspired #everydaysexism

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RaimeyGallant
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So I'm researching rules for writing mysteries, and I came across this uber-sexist gem published in Spicy Detective Magazine in 1935 on the topic of Sex in Detective Fiction - Do's and Don'ts.

Source: http://www.listsofnote.com/2012/03/rules-for-detective-writers.html

litmuggle It's the deference of the days we live in, I'm just thankful for the woman of are history who fault against it. 2y
charissharpe Wow! 2y
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kaykay521
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Should be on everyone's read list. Eye opening to the amount of little seemingly insignificant sexisms we put up with (women and men). Everything from street harassment, to workplace harassment. So important.

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EchoCharlie
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Finally a day off to start this!

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Kalalalatja
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This was a thought provoking and heart wrenching read. I have been angry, sad and frustrated while listening, but also a little hopeful at the end.

I kinda wish I had read this as a physical book instead of as an audiobook, because I found it hard to distingushing between Laura Bates' own experiences and the project entries.

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LauraAndTaraAndBooks
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🙌🏼👏🏻🙌🏼👏🏻🙌🏼👏🏻🙌🏼 pretty much the only way I can sum this book up. I don't think words can do justice to its importance and power. It's taken me a long time to read as I've needed many breaks from it in order to process the anger and sadness it provoked. Should be compulsory reading for men and women alike.

Sace I've been reading this one forever. I don't get very many pages read and I just have to stop and take a long break from it for the reasons you've mentioned. 3y
LauraAndTaraAndBooks @sace Yeh, I tried to do a chapter a day. It's just so overwhelming! What was especially interesting was other people's reactions when they saw me reading it as well...put me off taking it out the house with me 3y
Sace @LauraAndTaraAndBooks I shudder to think of the reactions you got. 3y
LauraAndTaraAndBooks @Sace tbh the ones I found worst were my family cuz I expected better of them. They're pretty conservative and they kept rolling their eyes and calling me a socialist. I'm just like "yeh, and PROUD" ?? 3y
Sace @LauraAndTaraAndBooks ???hellz Yeah! "Socialism" is almost a dirty word where I live. ?? 3y
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Blair_Reads
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Reading this book makes me want to create movement out of these women's stories. I've been wanting to create something to this poem for a while. Thought I'd share 😊 https://youtu.be/8dOA8KSINTo I hope the link works. If not you can look it up. The title is: Spoken Word of a Feminist by Rachael Ofori.

Yournewfriendsams This is awesome, thanks for sharing ☺️ 3y
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Blair_Reads
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👏🏻👏🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻

MicheleinPhilly David who??? 3y
Bookworm-Bobbie 🙌🙌 3y
Moray_Reads Seriously, I've never heard of him 😡 3y
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silentrequiem Ok. I just looked up this asshat. He also won't teach Chinese authors. Fuck him 3y
Yellowpigeon I really wish we could like comments because I would be all over @silentrequiem post 3y
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Blair_Reads
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LADIES!! DO NOT LET YOURSELVES BE SILENCED

rubyslippersreads I hope she dumped that boyfriend! 😠 3y
TrishB Grrrrr...... 3y
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Blair_Reads
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Starting this...I feel like I might be posting a lot... #sorrynotsorry #feminism #everydaysexism

Eyelit I wanted to post everything from that book as I was reading it! 3y
amhuff1 I am adding this to my TBR pile. 3y
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LauraAndTaraAndBooks
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Just finished the chapter "Girls", about the expectations put on developing young women by media, society, adults and their peers. I just can't. Torn between overwhelming feelings of shock, disgust, horror at the experiences and statistics related in this book, and a feeling of detachment of "well, yeah, this is how I've lived, surely everyone knows this is the case?" I think it's time for some fiction and chocolate before my head explodes...

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LauraAndTaraAndBooks
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Before I started this book, I wondered whether to underline the stuff that I found especially relevant to my own experiences. I'm really glad I didn't. Only 28 pages in and already realising that it would have been redundant, because Every. Single. Sentence. would have a big fat line under it. BRB, just off to call every woman in my contacts to tell them to read it RIGHT now

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Fancypants
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Finally finished this book. Not a bad finally just a heavy book. Definitely one I think everyone should read. Lots of facts and figures but with plenty of stories to give it depth.

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Fancypants
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Oh hey. Maybe we aren't quite as advanced as we think we are.

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BookishFeminist
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Had an awesome bookish morning! I went back to the huge library book sale with @TheNextBook, @JPeterson, @RebeccaSpeas, & @becausetrains! ...and I came back 8 books richer. So excited to find the complete Maus set!! It's been on my TBR forever, and I really want to read it soon since starting his daughter's memoir about her mom/his wife, I'm Supposed to Protect You From All This. 📚

We were so absorbed we forgot to take a Litsy group photo. 😂

Suzze Nice! Been meaning to read Welcome to Braggsville. 3y
becausetrains Aw darn, guess we need to get together again, take pictures, and swap books. 😎📚 3y
JPeterson I had a great time buying books and spending the morning with you all. 😊 And that is a fantastic idea, @becausetrains 3y
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LindsayReads Ooh! The Bees was so cool! 3y
TheNextBook Great bookish morning! 3y
krismac Night Film is such a good book! 3y
KCorter That's a great haul! I'm excited for you to read Maus. It is incredible. 3y
Mr.Croup @KCorter it really is incredible. I have this same set and it holds a spot on my shelf next to my other favorites 3y
BookishFeminist @Suzze Yes I was excited when I found that one! I've been meaning to read it for a while too 😊 3y
BookishFeminist @becausetrains @jpeterson @TheNextBook let's make it happen! Maybe we can finally do it over some Cava.🍴🍲 3y
BookishFeminist @lindsayreads I can't wait to read The Bees!! It's been on my TBR forever & I'm sure I'll love anything blurbed by Margaret Atwood 😊 3y
BookishFeminist @krismac Agreed!! I love Night Film. Read it when it came out and just had to buy a copy for a future reread & lending! 3y
BookishFeminist @KCorter @Mr.Croup I was so excited to find Maus!! I have a feeling it will become a fast favorite of mine from everything I've heard about it. 3y
OrangeMooseReads Maus is amazing. Pay attention to the details in the pictures they tell you a whole lot more of the story. 3y
KCorter Agreed, @orangemoosereads. @Mr.Croup @BookishFeminist It was the first graphic novel I ever read, so it was my first love (in that genre). Is it cheesy to call it life-changing? Because it was. Let me know when you read it! I could talk about that book nonstop. Haha 3y
DebinHawaii Great stack! And fun to spend time with Litsy peeps! 📚👍😀 3y
BethFishReads Heater Skelter is so creepy 3y
Erynecki Maus is so powerful. Reading it really changed the way I understood the 2nd generation. There's a lot packed in those pages. 3y
Foragingfantasy The Bees was great! Nice haul! 3y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa Great second day haul too! 3y
Reese_Pearly.Pages I also picked up night fell at my library book sale today. +20 other books. 3y
Reese_Pearly.Pages *Night Film 3y
adeebee Great haul! Night Film was one of my favorite reads from last year. 3y
RebeccaSpeas Hooray!! 🎉 3y
britt_brooke Helter Skelter is fascinating. And terrifying. Nice haul! 3y
ApoptyGina69 These are great book choices! I've read most. I'm looking forward to My Struggle. Big commitment. 3y
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Olivia306
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This has been an incredibly difficult book to read, as so many women have gone/ continue to go through horrible moments. Some of the experiences mentioned are all too familiar to me. I congratulate Laura Bates on this book. It is of vital importance and everyone should read it, irrespective of their gender. I strongly recommend it.

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This book is hard. It is uncomfortable and upsetting. There were points I was not sure if I was going to be able finish it but that's the point. It was not nice to acknowledge that things were way worse than I thought but it was necessary to see that. I'd put this forward as required reading; lots of real stories from real women revealing just how much work needs to be done.

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Erin01
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"Sexism is often an invisible problem. This is partly because it's so frequent manifests in situations where the only witnesses present are victim and prepeator. When you're shouted at in a deserted street later at night. When a senior colleague with wandering hands corners you in an empty copy room. When... When... When..."

#recommendsday #nonfiction #favsof2016 #feminism #feministreads #sexism

[07.02.16]

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smccallum
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This is one of the hardest things I have ever read. I'm a third of the way through and it is upsetting and enraging and completely necessary. I'm really hoping some more positive stuff comes up but I'm not holding my breath.

BookishFeminist Don't hold your breath 😬 It's a hard read & agree it's very important. One of the hardest books I've read this year. 3y
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OffTheBeatenShelf.com
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Picked up these #nonfiction beauties on a recent bookstore visit. (Seriously, aren't they so pretty together?) I can't wait to dive in!

It's funny, I *never* read nonfiction for pleasure growing up, but in the past two years it's become more than half of what I read. I also realized I'm significantly better at writing nonfiction than fiction. Cheers to the fantastic nonfiction reads of the world! 🍻

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TheBookDream
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Excellent book, but a tough read.

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Still...trying...to finish...it...-dead-

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PREACH!! 🙌🏻

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TheBookDream
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Board games and tea to mitigate how depressing this book is.

Carol What game is that? 😍 3y
TheBookDream @Carol 7 Wonders 3y
Carol Thanks! I've been on the lookout for tabletop games that use coins. 3y
TheBookDream We like this one muchly! A friend just bought it and it's one of our current faves. 3y
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TheBookDream
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Unbelievable! 😡😡😡😡😡

Josie Omg. 😡😡😡 3y
Carol 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥 3y
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TheBookDream
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All of them are great comebacks, but that last one kills me 😂

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Eyelit
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I wasn't expecting to learn a lot of new things from this book. I am a woman. I live in the world. Like many of the women who've voiced their experiences with tweets and the like, I have an understanding of what sexism is and how it affects my life. I was sadly surprised to read how pervasive it really is and how much worse it can be. I think everyone should read this, or go on the website to at least get a basic grasp of the situation.

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Eyelit
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This book is upsetting on many levels - but, for me, none so much as the accounts from young women still in their formative years.

Megabooks Wow. The Internet age has changed everything because you know they're probably looking at much worse stuff than previous generations saw in magazines or even on video. 3y
Eyelit I absolutely agree @Ebooksandcooks 3y
sprainedbrain Ugh. It's terrifying to have young girls now. 3y
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Shortstack That's horrifying!! 😭 3y
Laalaleighh Seventh 👏🏼 Grade 👏🏼 Boys 👏🏼 Were 👏🏼 The 👏🏼 Worst👏🏼. I'm STILL traumatized by how awful they were. I mean most of them grew out of it but still. The. Worst. 3y
MrsV @sprainedbrain My daughter is 3 and I am terrified at what she will have to face. 3y
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TheBookDream
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One of these things SHOULD be a thing of the past and isn't. I'll give you a hint: It's not the thing that probably showed Back to the Future in it's original theatrical run 😡

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"As girls grow up, these responses start to skew their own judgment of situations - they learn not to trust themselves and not to make a fuss. Society teaches them that they don't have the right to complain. One way or another, women are silenced." #everydaysexism #important

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BookishFeminist
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#FunFridayPhoto, Pt. 2: l love this Rosie the Riveter bookmark I got on my last trip to @strandbookstore! It's pictured here with one of my current reads, which is great so far, but can be painful to read. 💪🏼 #ReadWomen

KVanRead Awesome! I want that! 3y
MissCarrieLou 😍😍😍 3y
TheWellReadOwl ❤️❤️ 3y
BookishFeminist @KVanRead They probably sell them online! Or you could probably find something similar. 😊 3y
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Bookish_penguin
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30,000 women lose their jobs each year as a result of pregnancy discrimination (almost 8 percent of all pregnant women at work)
Equal Opportunities Commission, 2005

TheApesOfWrath 😱😱😱 3y
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🙌💪👯

BookishFeminist I'm also reading this now. 💪🏼 3y
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