Laura Bates gave an excellent talk about her Everyday Sexism Project this week at Radley. Such an inspiration! Here’s (very briefly) how it came about:
In 2012, Ms Bates, frustrated by a particularly bad week of sexual harassment towards herself, took to the Internet to see whether any other women had had similar experiences.
Hoping to get a few dozen other testimonies in order to raise awareness, she was staggered to receive over 50,000 stories of everyday sexism from women of all ages, social spheres and ethnic backgrounds within the first year and a half of going live.
Everyday sexism is essential reading for anyone who is unsure about the meaning of feminism and/or anyone still in doubt over the extent and effect of sexism not just on girls and women but also on boys, men and, crucially, our society as a whole.
To find out more, please go to: https://everydaysexism.com/
The Ten Types of Human: A New Understanding of Who We Are, and Who We Can Be
By Dexter Dias
When Faith reads her disgraced father’s secret journals, she finds them filled with scribbled notes and theories of a man driven close to madness. Tales of a strange tree which, when told a lie, will uncover a truth: the greater the lie is, the greater the truth revealed to the liar. Faith’s search for the tree leads her into great danger – for where lies seduces, truths shatter…
We all want to do the right thing for the planet, but…
what’s the real impact of each of the things we do and buy?
We hear a lot about driving and flying but what about sending a text or going for a swim?
Be warned, everything you thought you knew about green living is about to be turned on its head!
Come with me, Zen Starling, she had said. The girl in the red coat. But how did she know his name?
The Great Network is a place of drones and androids, maintenance spiders and Station Angels. The place of the thousand gates, where sentient trains criss-cross the galaxy in a heartbeat.
Zen Starling is a petty thief, a street urchin from Thunder City.
So when mysterious stranger Raven sends Zen and his new friend Nova on a mission to infiltrate the Emperor’s train, he jumps at the chance to traverse the Great Network, to cross the galaxy in a heartbeat, to meet interesting people – and to steal their stuff.
But the Great Network is a dangerous place, and Zen has no idea where his journey will take him
Think there’s no connection between sport and philosophy?
This book is an absolute must-read for anyone interested sportsmanship, gamesmanship, sports psychology, lightning fast reflexes and national sporting pride.
Fair play or foul play?
In spare, exquisite prose, William Trevor presents a haunting love story about the choices of the heart, and the passions and frustrations of three lives during one long summer. Ellie is a shy orphan girl from the hill country, married to a man whose life has been blighted by an unspeakable tragedy. She lives a quiet life in the Irish village of Rathmoye, until she meets Florian Kilderry, a young photographer preparing to leave Ireland and his past forever. The chance intersection of these two lost souls sets in motion a poignant love affair that requires Ellie to make an impossible choice.