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review 2016-06-12 15:43
Rise of the Rocket Girls: The Women Who Propelled Us, from Missiles to the Moon to Mars - Nathalia Holt

This book should be required reading in junior high and middle school classes and for anyone who feels that women aren't suited for STEM classes or careers. Not only is it packed with history on the American Space program, it also shows the integral parts played in said history by women.


Adult women should to read this book, to see all the amazing first steps taken by the Rocket Girls--working moms, pioneering computer science majors, first users of electronic calculating machines and computers, the first women to wear pantsuits to work.


Boychild geeks who want women out of science fiction need to read this book and learn that there wouldn't be jet engines or spaceflight without women.


And frankly, anyone who loves a good story should read this, because it's not at all dry. The book is factual and supported with all kinds of documentation, but it's also a thrilling adventure tale that sweeps you right along.


I also learned that the first flyby of Mars happened on the evening of the day I was born.

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photo 2016-01-22 13:44

My Melancholic Diary ebook is now available for only .99 cents!

It's a metaphysical/coming of age story, partly based on my life.


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review 2015-05-24 14:30
Possible offensive pic warning!
Deadly Persuasion: Why Women and Girls Must Fight the Addictive Power of Advertising - Jean Kilbourne

I was going to write a review about how this book is still important despite the chapter on cigarette advertising.  Then I though Kilbourne would simply like me posting pictures instead.



Condom ad run during the world cup.

Condom ad run during the World Cup.


All my daddy wanted…

All my daddy wanted…



And a reason not to buy a kia

First Panel - he is asking, what should we study.

Second Panel - she answers anatomy.

Selling Kia cars - Tag -Duel Temperature control




Recent Sexist Ads - Bing Images From India

 From India


Don't girls get to play?

Don't girls get to play?





chocolate advertisements - Bing Images

chocolate advertisements - Bing Images


Cause when I think of Lindtz, I think of tits.

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review 2014-10-16 15:35
It just wasn't for me
Soldier Girls: The Battles of Three Women at Home and at War - Helen Thorpe

I heard a lot of great things about the book, which follows three women, from very different backgrounds (a grandmother, a college student and a mom) when they join the National Guard and eventually see action in war.


I've had friends and acquaintances join the military or are children in military families, so I had some idea of what I might read, but this was definitely an eye-opener. These women join for different reasons, have different issues, but end up having very similar experiences. Sexism. Discrimination. Dealing with wanted and unwanted attention. Being isolated as being among the few women there. Dealing with combat and the stresses of war and finding perhaps not so healthy outlets.


That said, I found it difficult to get into. Initially I really enjoyed it, but I tend to have trouble with books that shift perspective (The Warmth of Other Suns has a similar structure, switching between 3 different main views) so drastically. It helps that these three women eventually meet and become friends, but quite often I really prefer an author find a way to meld all three instead of constantly switching between them.


I also found the book sometimes much too detailed. I got a little bored reading so much into their love lives and the boyfriends/partners/etc. they left behind. It's understandable that this is part of many soldiers (male or female) experiences, where adultery and hook-ups (as well as drug use) are not at all uncommon when dealing with war and violence. But after a while I just wasn't interested in knowing how some of these relationships came together or disintegrated.


But as I mentioned before, this gives a deeper insight. Beyond those waving flags and welcome parades, soldiers come back (if they come back) to family, friends, colleagues, etc. who have no idea what they went through and likely can't imagine it. It's sad to see how and why people could be drawn to serve (college tuition is one item that really appeals to one of the women) but to see how little support they get from the government and how much red tape there can be.


Might recommend this to someone (female OR male!) who is considering enlisting or has a general interest in the military.

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review 2014-08-07 00:00
Unclean Jobs for Women and Girls
Unclean Jobs for Women and Girls - Alissa Nutting Alissa Nutting is a good writer - I gave this book 4 stars after all. I'm not so sure about "innovative" fiction however. There is something about it that makes me feel alienated from what I am reading; makes me conscious of how unhip I am; makes me want to shout "Silence whippersnapper!" in my best Wizard of Oz voice; makes me long for Flaubert. There is a self consciousness about it, as if the author is telling you simultaneously the story and how clever, and unique, and imaginative she, or he, is. It's exasperating.
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