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The #metoo campaign

This past week I’ve read about the #metoo campaign. It’s depressing reading. Today I found out that one of our most famous singers is in fact a rapist and also a person who takes advantage of his position to silence his victims. I don’t know who it is, and that’s really unsettling. It might be one of my favorites. The victim said (anonymously) that every time a friend sings along to one of his songs or even just plays it, she gets a flashback to that night and she can’t say anything about it.

What I really wanted to mention was the fact that my mom, sister and I have never (or at least almost never) been targeted. My mom has lived a relatively fun and varied life. She’s travelled a bit, worked in different professions and had lots of friends. Back in those days people were clearly better brought up. Or she’s been lucky and met only decent people.

My sister and I didn’t grow up in such a time. Girls we went to school with were probably targeted like these women that I’ve read about in the media over this past week. But not my sister and I. And – it may not come as much of a surprise to my readers – we’ve lived very sheltered lives. Most of the time we just sat at home and read our beloved books. We’re simply not very outgoing.

After reading all this depressing stuff, it hit me. Does it really have to be this way? Do you have to stay inside the safety of your own home to be respected as a human being?

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Problems with Care2

I’m still having trouble accessing Care2. Fortunately, I can still sign petitions and click to donate, but it seems impossible to keep in touch with other members. I guess most people are on Facebook now. Does anyone else have these problems? Or aren’t you on Care2 at all?

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My book reviews and personal stuff

I just wanted to mention (again, I think) that I also blog about my life in general and post book reviewson my other blogs. Normally, I also have a personal homepage where I do all that, and post a few short stories too, but for quite a long time now I’ve been having trouble with my homepages (I also have a vegan page with recipes and a fan fiction site).

Here are my other blogs:

Booklikes

Dreamwidth

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Intruders in the yard

Today, we caught some intruders snooping around our yard, and our neighbors’, taking photos with a long lens. They’d parked their car in our yard and had picked some flowers but didn’t treat them like they cared.

My sister went outside and confronted them. The woman claimed that it was ‘so beautiful’ here. (Which it isn’t, not particularly). She also said that they’d been here yesterday and since didn’t see any car, they assumed no one was at home. Like that’s an excuse to trespass. We don’t have a car, so there’s never a car. What’s a bit unnerving is that we never noticed them yesterday. I just happened to be looking out the window and caught sight of the woman on the dirt path outside.

I really don’t like living here. Hopefully, we’ll be able to move soon. It’s not a good place to live for more than one reason.

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Tumblr and Midsummer

After some years away from Tumblr I have a new blog there aagain. You’re welcome to visit me there if you like. I share the same petitions etc but I also reblog good posts I find there so the content is slightly different.

I would also like to wish my friends and followers a Happy Midsummer!