This is brilliant. 💪🏼
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 🗺 🌍 👩🎓👩⚕️👷♀️👮♀️👩🔧👩🏼🔬👩⚖️👩🚀👩✈️👩🚒
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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.
Laura Bates is giving this presentation tonight on campus. Here with the kids 😀
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.
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.
🙌🏼👏🏻🙌🏼👏🏻🙌🏼👏🏻🙌🏼 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.
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.
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...
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
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. 😂
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.
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.
"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
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.
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! 🍻
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.
This book is upsetting on many levels - but, for me, none so much as the accounts from young women still in their formative years.
#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