Woman’s Inhumanity

As this was born as a book reviews blog, I believe it’s time to write something about, well, about BOOKS.

After some painful events that have happened to me, a great friend of mine (that I met only less than one year ago, but one of those persons that you think you have known all of your life) gave me the following book.

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Despite the fact that I have some great close female friends, who are helping me a lot now and who have been always there during my life since we were girls, I believe that this book voices everything I think about women. Not only they can be angels, but also terrible evils if they want. And they end up being subtle and false, and can easily play with your feelings and believes.

Well, I am reading it. So except suggesting it to all women,  I can’t tell you much. I hope it will help me understand the female world, and also the possibility of being one of those inhuman women while learning how not to be it.

Dom

Link to the book: Amazon.com

Synopsis from amazon.com site:

Man’s inhumanity to man”–the phrase is all too familiar. But until Phyllis Chesler’s now-classic book, a profound silence prevailed about woman’s inhumanity to woman. Women’s aggression may not take the same form as men’s, but girls and women are indeed aggressive, often indirectly and mainly toward one another. They judge harshly, hold grudges, gossip, exclude, and disconnect from other women. 
            Like men, women are exposed to the messages of misogyny and sexism that permeate cultures worldwide. Like men, women unconsciously buy into negative images that can trigger abuse and mistreatment of other women. But like other social victims, many do not realize stereotyping affects members within the victimized group as well as those outside the group. They do not realize their behavior reflects society’s biases.
            How women view and treat other women matters. Are women oppressed? Yes. Do oppressed people internalize their oppressors’ attitudes? Without a doubt. Prejudice must first be acknowledged before it can be resisted or overcome. More than men, women depend upon one another for emotional intimacy and bonding, and exclusionary and sexist behavior enforces female conformity and discourages independence and psychological growth.
            Continuing the pioneering work begun in Women and Madness—Chesler’s bestselling book that broke the story on double standards in psychology—Woman’s Inhumanity to Woman draws on important studies, revolutionary theories, literature, and hundreds of original interviews. Chesler urges us to look within, to treat other women realistically, ethically, and kindly, and to forge bold and compassionate alliances. This is a necessary next step for women, without which they will never be liberated.

Cubing Your Story

Here a great creative writing Challenge! Join in! Link HERE

This prompt’s idea came from April.  Here you can find her own description of the challenge itself:

Here’s the plan:

  1. I’ll roll nine story dice and supply a photo of them. You may interpret the images however you wish, and you may use any number of the images to create a work of fiction. Or nonfiction, if you’re feeling froggy.
  2. There’s no hard and fast word limit, but I’ll roll a six-sided die and suggest a limit based on that roll.
  3. At the end of your post, you may suggest a literary device to be included as an option in a future prompt.
  4. Don’t forget to link back to the prompt here!
  5. Have fun!!

Enjoy this week’s set of story dice!

Your suggested word limit is 30 wpc–words per cube.

 

An example of what I came up with with TBP Cubing the Stories #1 LINK HERE

Thank you April! 🙂

Dom

Wedding Date for Hire ~ by Jennifer Shirk

RATING: 8/10 📖📖📖📖📖📖📖📖

GENRE: traditional romance/ romantic novel

 

Currently reading a “heavy” literature book, as it happens, I needed a book to escape the oppressing feeling of literature with capital L. So, as Mr. Pennac says, a book is always a book, and there is no good or bad literature to me. All books that can make you feel better are always eligible to be called literature, as long as they work for your well-being. And that was the case.

BOOK DETAILS: Link to book details on  Amazon.com  ~  Amazon.co.uk

SYNOPSISMaddie, called Fattie Maddie when in high school, is desperate because #1 she has no job currently #2 she can’t keep a boyfriend more than 2 weeks. There is definitely a curse in her, well no, in her family. That’s it. And now? Her sister is getting married and all her family are ready to jump on her with the usual questions: “so darling? And you? Where is your boyfriend?”. The only way out is to hire a wedding date!
Trent is just helping his cousin and his/her business. But… something unexpected happens.

But I won’t spoil. Just find out! Relax and sip it. In 2 hours you will be happy and ready for your real romance 😉

MAIN CHARACTERS: Maddie (Fattie Maddie in High school; her beloved mother and younger sister; her absent father; her snob ex boyfriend; her funny family); Trent (an ex football player; his beloved cousin Kennedy; his difficult past; his dog, Bella)

POINT OF VIEW: Maddie’s, Trent’s ( 3rd person narration )

HOW I MET THIS BOOK: I was provided with a complimentary copy of this book, through Reading Deals, so I could give an honest review.

HOW THIS BOOK WON ME OVER (quotes from the book):

This book is just a page turner full of romance. You can easily identify yourself both with Fattie Maddie (and her secret crush for the impossibly gorgeous high school football player) and with Maddie (single in her thirties, but a swan now). I really liked how the relationship between Maddie and Trent developed, not that easily because the both of them have family issues and problems to be solved from their previous love life.

I really loved this romance! I gave it 8/10 book icons, because  I skipped some pages here and there.

Here some excerpts from the book:

While she was beyond ecstatic for Louise, she still couldn’t help wondering… when was it going to be her turn? If it would be her turn. The older, wiser, more experienced sister’s turn. k.l. 53

It was the reason he wanted to start a youth program in his gym for high school boys. To make a difference but also keep young men from becoming what he had been: a self-absorbed ass. k. l. 495

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ADDRESS TO THE AUTHOR:

Dear Jennifer, thank you for this entertaining, light, and lovely romance. It was really a fresh breeze and it could relax me totally. You are a great traditional romance writer.

© Dom