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    Book Review: BETWEEN THE WORLD AND ME by Ta-Nehisi Coates

    Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates My rating: 2 of 5 stars I am not a fan of this book. I thought it was more contrived and pretentious than delivered from an authentic place. I read it over a year ago for a book club I host. For that reason I am sharing my discussion notes in lieu of an in depth review. LaCelia Book Club Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates January 11, 2016 Discussion Who is he speaking to? Addressed to his son, but that sense is lost almost immediately – yes/no? “Your body can be destroyed.” (p 9) “Other worlds where children do…

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    Cupcake vs. Man Conundrum

    Office small talk gone wrong. There were left-over birthday cupcakes in the office. I walked over grab a couple and shared with ladies on my return to my desk that there were some goodies around the corner. One co-worker vehemently protested the cupcakes. She went on and on about how she couldn’t possibly eat a cupcake (miniature or otherwise) because of all the flavorful bites of food she had last week which have since caused her belly to poke out a bit. She continued that she has a trip coming up in a month and half that she wants to look and feel good for. I said that eating food…

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    At eighteen, I was told that sexism doesn’t exist in modern society. I was told that harassment couldn’t be as bad as us women make it out to be. That I should watch what I wear. Never mind you were six, never mind you were wearing pink pajamas.

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    Womanhood: The Seat of Feminine Power

    When I was younger, I screamed for equal rights and recognition as loudly as the next woman. However, as I have grown and matured in my womanhood, I realize that there is nothing about manhood that I want or aspire to be. I have come to view the feminist political agenda as a battle cry for aspiring to maleness. I am not equal to man. Nor do I want to be viewed as such. {Click to read full article.}

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    Quote: We, the people

    “It was we, the people; not we, the white male citizens; nor yet we, the male citizens; but we, the whole people, who formed the Union... Men, their rights and nothing more; women, their rights and nothing less." ~ Susan B Anthony