I was going to write something happy, something totally amazingly happy, an ode to the brilliant female characters of television complete with soundtrack and fun gifs (don't worry, it's still happening, the gifs are on my laptop now, I'm too far down that rabbithole to give up now). The reason for the short pause before … Continue reading In Defence of International Women’s Day
Again, sorry this is a day late - maybe I should just make the day for these the second of the month instead of the first. Anyway, this month's book is Hack Attack: How the Truth Caught Up with Rupert Murdoch by Nick Davies. In my opinion, it is one of the most important books on … Continue reading Nick Davies’ Hack Attack forms our book club book for the month
I have - since 2015 - been embattled over my feelings regarding Megyn Kelly. When she asked Donald Trump about the way he treats women, I said "go girl!" When Trump responded the next morning with those comments, I was appalled on her behalf. There are, however, parts that I don't like. The fact that she worked … Continue reading Prepare for Megyn Kelly’s Settle For More as this month’s book
Can I just say that Tom Hanks’ Uncommon Type is my favourite book to be released in 2017 (I’m still awaiting my copy of Jesmyn Ward’s Sing, Unburied, Sing and I’m yet to read George Saunders’ Lincoln in the Bardo so the field of books is pretty slim). It’s funny because it took me a … Continue reading Uncommon Type: Short Stories for Typewriter Nerds
I’m going to come straight out and say it, the argument that #MeToo is a witch hunt is nothing short of infuriating. We’re now at a point where I’m half-expecting butt hurt men to start creating their own #MeToo in retaliation and bombarding my Twitter with things like “she said something mean about me, cry … Continue reading #MeToo Isn’t The Problem. The Backlash Against it is.
If you’ve yet to hear of a Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA) or Confidentiality Agreement (CA), you must have been living under a rock for the past few months. It’s purpose? To prevent confidential information and trade secrets (like KFC’s 11 herbs and spices) from getting out. However, the abuse of these agreements by powerful men in … Continue reading The Abuse of Non-Disclosure Agreements Makes A Mockery of the Law
The year is 1994. The location? Prospect Park, Brooklyn. Our protagonist is a 27-year-old Yale graduate. With her, she carries her groceries having just been to the store. She’s rather normal, someone like you or me. Her parents are a schoolteacher and a city planner. She’s pursuing an acting career. In fact, she’s recently starred … Continue reading If You Ever Wanted A Reason Why Victims Don’t Report Rape, Take A Look At This Case.
Is it really history if it happened in the past 24 hours? According to some people it is. Anyway, so back in October I wrote a post about my history with sexual harassment. I made sure to keep all of the accused nameless - I am not in the business of ruining people as revenge. … Continue reading An Update On My Sexual Harassment History
Going to let you in on a little secret. Tom Hanks can write. Yes, the man who has played some of the greatest cinematic roles of the last 30 years can also write. I will not lie to you, I was anticipating this book from the moment I heard about it's existence. So, the first … Continue reading January’s Book? It’s Written By None Other Than Tom Hanks
It's difficult to review a book you love. At least, that's how I see it. Books you found interesting but were bland or droll, those are easy. When you can't find something to critique, that's hard. Erin Morgenstern's The Night Circus fits into that category of books so amazing there's not much to critique. There's … Continue reading Reviewing The Night Circus.