This week I’ve been reading #69

It’s time for another round up of articles, blog posts and stuff from the internet that caught my attention this week.

This Week I've Been Reading
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When Your Rapist Is a Woman

These gender norms can directly contribute to distrust of a victim’s claims, says Lisa Langenderfer-Magruder, co-author of a recent study of LGBTQ intimate partner violence in Colorado. “When someone is confronted with a situation that doesn’t quite fit that major narrative, they may question its validity,” she says. All of this amounts to a culture in which most research on partner violence focuses on heterosexual relationships. “So, in some ways, we’re playing catch up.”

Survivors are trapped in a cycle that delegitimizes their experience: first by downplaying the likelihood that it could happen at all, then by not validating it once it happens, and finally by not analyzing the data—and therefore creating awareness—after it does. – When Your Rapist Is a Woman

This is an important read about woman-on-woman rape and sexual assault within the LGBTQ* community.

12 thought-provoking articles from 2015

I read a lot, be it articles, books or blog posts; it’s why I started my This week I’ve been reading posts. I love discovering new writers, re-visiting old favourites and I’m grateful to authors, bloggers, columnists, journalists and writers for putting pen to paper, so to speak, and sharing their work with the world.

To mark the new year I’m sharing 12 thought-provoking articles from 2015. These articles have all resonated with me in some way and I find myself returning to them frequently. They’ve helped me understand the world a little better. They’ve challenged my views on certain issues. They’ve helped me come to terms with things in my own life. They’ve reminded me of the importance of words and the power of telling our stories.

12 thought provoking articles from 2015
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This week I’ve been reading #59

It’s time for another round up of articles, blog posts and stuff from the internet that caught my attention this week.

This Week I've Been Reading
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How To Be Less Outraged

I Read 50 Books by Women of Color This Year!

Some Of The Times In 2015 When I Felt My Blackest

How Corporations Profit From Black Teens’ Viral Content

Get rich or die vlogging: The sad economics of internet fame

This week I’ve been reading #51

It’s time for another round up of articles, blog posts and stuff from the internet that caught my attention this week.

This Week I've Been Reading
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In Defence of Individuality

Simple questions for writers

The island where men are disappearing

Nine Things I Learned Volunteering In A Refugee Camp

Ermahgerddon: The Untold Story of the Ermahgerd Girl

Illustrators reveal their Northern Lights daemons – in pictures

Here’s What No One Tells You About Having Both Depression And Anxiety

This week I’ve been reading #49

It’s time for another round up of articles, blog posts and stuff from the internet that caught my attention this week.

This Week I've Been Reading
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How to manage a job and a blog

Why Everything Is Bad For You

Depression | What it feels like as told by gifs

Why ‘Manic Pixie Dream Girl’ Won’t Go Away

How Jane Austen Became Such a Tourist Trap

This review of the movie Stonewall, which doesn’t hold back – Stonewall Is Terribly Offensive, and Offensively Terrible

It’s probably not what you are expecting, but read it anyway. It’s worth it – How To Lose In 4 Easy Steps

Reasons to Stay Alive by Matt Haig

Reasons To Stay Alive by Matt Haig

 

“MINDS ARE UNIQUE. They go wrong in unique ways. My mind went wrong in a slightly different way to how other minds go wrong. Our experience overlaps with other people’s, but it is never exactly the same experience.”

I first came across Matt Haig on Twitter via some articles he wrote about living with depression, I then read The Humans and loved it and was looking forward to reading Reasons to Stay Alive.

Reasons to Stay Alive is part memoir, part self-help book with some analysis of depression, suicide statistics and the science behind medication thrown in. This genre hopping sometimes works, at other times it doesn’t. 

Summertime by Vanessa Lafaye

Advance Reader Copy (ARC) via Netgalley included.

Summertime by Vanessa Lafaye

Under A Dark Summer Sky by Vanessa Lafaye

Vanessa Lafaye’s debut novel, Summertime (published as Under a Dark Summer Sky in some countries) is a fictionalised story set against the backdrop of real events. Namely, the 1935 Labour Day Hurricane that devastated some of the Florida Keys.

Heron Key (a place of the author’s own invention) is a small, segregated community where lynchings are common place. It is a town affected by the Depression and the remains of World War One. There are deeply held resentments between those who left to fight the war and those who stayed behind.

This week I’ve been reading #30

It’s time for another round up of articles, blog posts and stuff from the internet that caught my attention this week.

Ryan Adams covers Summer of ’69 by Bryan Adams –

 

14 Classic Novels Rewritten With Clickbait Titles

Confused skin: what do treat first? And with what product?

Women who waive their anonymity are changing our perspective on rape

Turning off technology is about mental well being – not becoming a digital hermit

This week I’ve been reading #27

It’s time for a round up of articles, blog posts and stuff from the internet that caught my attention this week.

I listened to the interviews with Louis La Roc, about the book he has ghostwritten “NUMB: Diary of a War Correspondent”, on Moncrieff and The John Murray Show in disbelief. This Irish Times podcast, with all the questions it raises, is a must listen; War story + the absence of female literary critics –

Literary Hub aims to be ‘go-to website for literary culture’

‘Serial’ Subject Adnan Syed Gets New Podcast ‘Undisclosed’