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spirituells
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Pickpick

*trigger warning for sexual assault and harassment both drawn and written about in this book so please take care of yourselves!

this graphic novel is a collection of stories all about the real lived experiences of people dealing with sexual assault, it isn't very long but it does tell you a whole lot about r*pe culture and how it silences and shames those who have done nothing wrong and allows those who have done wrong to do as they please. 5/5.

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Soscha
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“So why is it so hard to figure out where you should or shouldn‘t put your penis?” 🔚

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I wanted the finish this short volume today but I‘m not sure I‘ll be able to. This is very hard reading. 🙁

TrishB Very good read though. 3mo
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TrishB
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This was an excellent read. Yes, it‘s an extremely difficult subject, there are bits that will make you squirm, cry and experience real anger!
It‘s a testament to the author that she can even make you laugh.
There is only one reason for rape, rapists.

Cathythoughts Sounds really good Trish 👍🏻 4mo
Alicepondpoe As a rape victim who birthed a daughter, I am loathe to send her into the world one day because of rapists. 4mo
TrishB @Alicepondpoe totally understand. It is difficult for us all to send our daughters out into the world, but even more so when you have experienced rape. I can‘t imagine the anxiety you will feel. Sending hugs ❤️ if you haven‘t read this I would definitely recommend. The author is amazing. 4mo
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TrishB @Cathythoughts I am in awe of the author, who I feel has written an amazing book. 4mo
Alicepondpoe I just looked it up and my library has it. I think I will pick it up later this evening. Thank you ❤ @TrishB 4mo
Alicepondpoe I try to educate her in a manner that doesn't make an enemy of all men. After all not all men are terrible. But it hurts to think we have to train our daughters STILL in this day and age to be vigilant and to protect what others think is theirs to take. I tell my daughter, one day women will rule the world 😄 4mo
TrishB @Alicepondpoe glad the library has it. I totally agree, we shouldn‘t have to warn our daughters ☹️ I so wish that wasn‘t the case. My daughter has just turned 18 and I‘m very anxious about her going out drinking with her friends, it‘s not fair. And yes totally agree, all men are not terrible and it‘s important they know that and have those men in their life. 4mo
Alicepondpoe @TrishB Oh man 18!! I have 5 more years but I can only imagine the anxiety you have!! 4mo
TrishB @Alicepondpoe exactly 😁 4mo
laurenbescoby I will be teaching my 2 boys that they have no control over other peoples bodies, and to respect their female peers. I already talk to max As a victim of assault it would break my heart to ever learn that one of my boys did that go a woman. I shall definitely be picking this up. 4mo
TrishB @laurenbescoby I‘m sure you‘ll do a great job with them, just acknowledging you need to have that conversation is always a great start. 4mo
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Krisjericho
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Mehso-so

This is an important topic, but I wish the author would have picked a trajectory and gone with it. Is it about her personal traumatic experiences, the Yorkshire Ripper, or lists of facts and figures about sexism and sexual assault? The landscape art is beautiful; I didn‘t find the art of people as effective. Some books could have combined all of these things seamlessly, but I don‘t feel this one does.

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Clockworkbee
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I met the amazing Jaclyn Friedman last night and got her to sign my book! Her workshop on Rewriting Your Scripts was incredible. It‘s no wonder she‘s one of the biggest names in 3rd wave feminism. #feminism

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PerksOfBeingABookworm
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I think someone forgot that they borrowed this book from a library. Does this irritate anyone else?

PerksOfBeingABookworm I write in books (that I own) if they‘re assigned in class or if I‘m using them for my research. But I‘d never write in a library book. And certainly not to this extent. 7mo
Mdargusch That‘s crazy! 7mo
JanuarieTimewalker13 Not right, no consideration. The only way this is ok, is if it was owned by the scribbler and then donated to the library, but I doubt a library would put that on the shelf. I don‘t truly know. Good question for a librarian. 7mo
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Hestapleton I find academic books (kind of like this) to be more heavily marked up because college is expensive and libraries are free. As long as it‘s in pencil, it‘s usually not too bad. And I loved having other people‘s notes to help me out with tricky texts. (edited) 7mo
PerksOfBeingABookworm @JanuarieTimewalker13 the book is within the university library system, so I don‘t think it was donated. But it‘s all in pencil, so..... maybe erase it all before you return the book? 7mo
PerksOfBeingABookworm @Hestapleton I can deal with underlining text, sometimes that‘s helpful when trying to pick out the main arguments. But if you‘re just writing “I agree” or “so true” in the margins, that‘s when I get frustrated. Especially when the author is saying “hey, we should not jump to this conclusion” and the person writes “it‘s obviously this conclusion, though” 🙄 at that point, you aren‘t adding anything useful/helpful to the book. 7mo
wanderinglynn I will write/highlight in textbooks or academic books *that I own*. I would never do this to a library book. 😠 it‘s rude. I‘d probably point it out to the library. 7mo
JSW HUGE peeve, but only with a library book. I write in books I buy and plan to keep, or in a book share where we all agree to write in the book before it goes to the next person. If I think I‘m going to donate or resell it, I don‘t write in it. And I never write in someone else‘s book (unless book share as above). 7mo
LibrarianJen In college I found the underlines and annotations helpful. I don‘t like it in public library books however. Our library‘s policy is to determine if it can be erased or if the book needs withdrawn. 7mo
rjsthumbelina That's so irritating! I would definitely let the library know. I annotate my own books at times, but never a library book! Really selfish 7mo
kamoorephoto Wth. 7mo
JanuarieTimewalker13 Well, I would have to advise the scribbler to take notes, it reinforces everything and would be beneficial to all involved. It is interesting to see others‘ notes but the interest doesn‘t outweigh the defacement. I am the book police, I suppose....hahahahaha...I would probably make a very nice notice and hang it in the library. “Defacement of books is not tolerated here. If you need pen and paper to take notes, they will happily be provided.” (edited) 7mo
JanuarieTimewalker13 And I would follow up with really cute pens and paper that the patrons could keep. There, everyone is happy🖖🏽 7mo
readordierachel Ugh. Why would someone think that's ok?? 7mo
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notreallyelaine
The Revolution Starts at Home: Confronting Intimate Violence Within Activist Communities | Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha, Ching-In Chen, Jai Dulani
Pickpick

necessary and difficult read. I learned a lot about the work survivors have already done, especially in disabled and immigrant communities. I also loved the emphasis on our shared responsibility for survivors‘ healing. Tbh, I was disheartened by the accountability methods - they just didn‘t seem like they worked, even though I think it‘s a huge feat to have strong enough community to be able to even try.

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Stephaniereads1
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Pickpick

Although this is a hard read it is an important one. It focuses on victim blaming and society‘s views on violence against women. It set in 1070s but you can still hear the same comments today. The author focuses on her own experiences with abuse but also on the 1970s jack the Ripper who would have been caught so much earlier if the police had listened to the victims instead of deciding they were just prostitutes and loose women.

Weaponxgirl They have a programme on the ripper on iplayer atm that is really good. It focuses on the attitudes of the time period and the women rather than the killer. It was a great change of pace from most true crime. The police were just bloody awful! I own this and I will bump it up my tbr, thanks! 8mo
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megnews
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Pickpick

This is an important book addressing all too common experiences.

Book 111/165 4/2/19

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Stephaniereads1
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Trying this graphic novel. I liked the cover.