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Fix the System, Not the Women

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The book unpicks systemic injustices, highlights their endless overlaps and makes for a brilliant and essential read (I only wish it didn’t need to be! i don’t think men know or understand how imbedded it is, i genuinely believe they would be shocked and assume it was all hysteria when really this is still sugar coated in a palatable way for them.

Disabled women are twice as likely to suffer domestic abuse, but just one in 10 spaces in refuges is accessible to those with physical disabilities. I find this to be a powerful, thought-provoking opener, as I think some women, myself included may not realise that certain behaviour, is actually sexism, and we were the victims of that. In recent years, books such as Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race and White Fragility have been bought in huge numbers by white people. Of course you wouldn't be aware of something if it doesn't affect you - you don't have to, but that's just blissful ignorance. Lo he sentido como un combustible en el alma porque según iba leyendo me iba enfadando, y/o activando (Como prefieras interpretarlo) He sentido frustración, enfado, ira, pena y empoderamiento con cada página que pasaba.

Too often, decisions about whether or not to proceed to trial for rape rely on whether the woman fits the societal profile of the “perfect victim”: ie, those who are “sweet and pretty and innocent and careful and didn’t stray off the path or talk to the wolf”. Exploring everything from eradicated black history to the inextricable link between class and race, Why I'm No Longer Talking to White People About Race is the essential handbook for anyone who wants to understand race relations in Britain today. Bates is scathing about Priti Patel’s support for an app to log women’s movements, on top of managing all the other gear they are advised to carry. If you've ever wondered what would happen if limitless money met limitless power, wonder no longer, it's all here.

It’s a powerful opener that sticks with you throughout; I will be making my own list and expect to lighten the weight of it with a glass of wine in the company of my incredible female friends.She encourages all women to make one, charting a life in sexism, from the playground to the street to the workplace.

There are still injustices towards women that are raped, assaulted or even murdered by a male, and these injustices are sometimes entirely justified by the fact the person was a female. Vooral een inzending voor The Everyday Sexism Project greep me aan, een oudere vrouw die zich verontschuldigde: zij had al die grensoverschrijdende incidenten getolereerd, ze was stil gebleven. Or, the ten year old girl that was raped in Ohio, became pregnant due to that rape, and then had to travel across states to find a clinic that would treat her and give her an abortion.So well written, so INTERESTING and I honestly just wanted to keep on reading regardless of how mad it made me! Ik kan dit boek aanraden voor allen die het grotere plaatje willen inzien, het systeem in plaats van enkel het individu.

She was awarded a British Empire Medal for services to gender equality in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list 2015 and has been named woman of the year by Cosmopolitan, Red Magazine and The Sunday Times Magazine. Despite the increased prominence of feminist campaigns, charges in rape cases are now exactly half what they were in 2015–16. She begins with her own list, a list of events or situations in which she has been the victim of sexism, harassment or assault. Especially men who believe feminists hate men for no reason and society is equal and there's no point to feminism, because they've never seen or experienced the things feminists are complaining about - that's privilege. Listing fact after devastating fact that will be all too familiar to the female reader, Fix the System Not the Women makes for a tough read.Por la naturaleza del libro, en un inicio me resultó un poco difícil; tenía que detenerme cada cierto tiempo. Ferdinand Mount opens up a fascinating exploration of how and why Caesars seize power and why they fall. Maybe the lady is from a different generation and those who she collected data from (experiences) but a lot of the things didn't seem to be common in my generation, maybe they were flattened.

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