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Moonlight Reader

Lawyer, mother, avid reader. Game host extraordinaire! Partner in crime to Obsidian Black Plague! My bookish weaknesses include classics, fantasy, YA, and agreeing to read more books than is even remotely possible.

Currently reading

The Dower House Mystery
Patricia Wentworth
Progress: 42 %
Capital Crimes: London Mysteries: A British Library Crime Classic (British Library Crime Classics)
Martin Edwards
Progress: 105/410 pages
Sherlock Holmes: The Definitive Collection
Arthur Conan Doyle, Stephen Fry

I don't want to live in this world anymore

Seriously. I am sick and tired of women being murdered for taking control of their personal agency.

 

I am fucking sick and tired of it.

 

End the patriarchy. Everywhere.

 

Pakistan.

 

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/05/27/pakistani-woman-stoned_n_5396665.html

 

Nigeria:

 

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/05/26/boko-haram-nigeria-girls_n_5393969.html?utm_hp_ref=mostpopular

 

Southern California:

 

http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/anne-theriault-/elliot-rodger-shooting_b_5386818.html?utm_hp_ref=women&ir=Women

 

'"Why do men feel threatened by women?" I asked a male friend of mine. So this male friend of mine, who does by the way exist, conveniently entered into the following dialogue. "I mean," I said, "men are bigger, most of the time, they can run faster, strangle better, and they have on the average a lot more money and power." "They're afraid women will laugh at them," he said. "Undercut their world view." Then I asked some women students in a quickie poetry seminar I was giving, "Why do women feel threatened by men?" "They're afraid of being killed," they said.'

 

Margaret Atwood, Writing the Male Character (1982)