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Connster

Joined January 2017

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Yesssssss!!!

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“The more hostile voters were toward women, the more likely they were to support Trump.”

This makes total sense, since Trump is the biggest misogynist going.

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Untitled | Unknown
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Hope Not Hate are a fantastic organisation who work for equality for all and to call out discrimination and hatred everywhere. This publication is a comprehensive outline of the issues surrounding Holocaust revisionism and denial.

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Despite my back pain, I‘ve been to see the Woman in Black at the theatre tonight and it was pretty good! Not as scary as I thought it would be, but good nevertheless 👻 🎃 🦇 💀

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I came home from work early as I‘ve done something to my back and it‘s so painful. I‘ve found myself drifting in and out of sleep all afternoon, so have been unable to read. Now browsing The Literary Gift Co. and making a wish list for Christmas as they have so many cool book things!

Chrissyreadit Ohhh😍 4d
Chrissyreadit Do you have a link? 4d
RachelO Feel better soon! 4d
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flying_monkeys I hope you feel better soon! 4d
Connster @Chrissyreadit Edited as I realised my pain-addled brain wrote the wrong website! The correct website is https://www.theliterarygiftcompany.com. So much cool stuff!! 4d
Connster @flying_monkeys Thank you! 😽 4d
Connster @RachelO Thank you! 😸 4d
Chrissyreadit Thank you!!! 4d
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I had a fantastic night at The Guilty Feminist podcast recording on Tuesday! Deborah Frances-White is one of my heroes and it was fantastic to see her live. Kate and Charlotte were fantastic too. I‘m getting ready to read the tagged book again as it had a profound effect on me when I first read it.

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The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys | Gerard Way, Shaun Simon
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On another note, I‘m so excited about the return of My Chemical Romance. I could honestly have cried when I found out they were reforming.

TrishB My daughter was the same! 1w
Connster @TrishB 😆😆😆 1w
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I‘ve been painting all day, so now it‘s time for a nice bath and a quick read of this one. Really enjoying history at the moment.

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Yad Vashem Library | Jerusalem, Israel (Library)
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Week three of my course on FutureLearn and it gets better and better. Week four moves into antisemitism in the far-right and far-left, which is very current and is frightening.

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I knew this would be ridiculous before I started it, but just how ridiculous was something I greatly underestimated. How can people still believe this in 2019?! 🤬🤬🤬

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Yad Vashem Library | Jerusalem, Israel (Library)
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I‘ve been decorating my bedroom over the past couple of days, so haven‘t had a great deal of time to read or to work on the antisemitism course I‘ve been doing online. A bath is much needed after all of the climbing up and down ladders! Bath bomb is Lush, as usual, but I can‘t remember what it was called. It‘s amazing though! 🛁 🧼 💣 🛀

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Yad Vashem Library | Jerusalem, Israel (Library)
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Second week‘s learning is now complete! This course is excellent, I‘d definitely recommend it to anyone interested in the history of antisemitism or the Holocaust. FutureLearn is also a really nice platform for completing a course in this way. I‘d never used it before, but have now signed up for several other courses too, which I‘ll start when this one is done. Bonus: it‘s free!

MySharonaK Wow I had no idea Yad Vashem were giving free online courses. It‘s been years since I‘ve been there. I will definitely check these out, thank you for posting about it 🌷 2w
charl08 I did one on the history of democracy, I agree, nice platform. 2w
Connster @MySharonaK You‘re welcome! There are so many, you‘ll definitely find something of interest! 😁 2w
Connster @charl08 Cool! Sounds interesting! I‘ll check if it‘s still online. 2w
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I got this for my French friend, but it turns out to be enough past the point of piss-taking to be offensive to her, so I‘m reading it myself! 🇫🇷 📚

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Yad Vashem Library | Jerusalem, Israel (Library)
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As part of my studies on the Holocaust, I‘m working through the Yad Vashem course ‘Antisemitism: From its Origins to the Present‘ on FutureLearn. It‘s been excellent so far - I‘ve learnt a great deal in a week‘s worth of materials.

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After the Holocaust Education residential I attended last weekend, I now have a medium-sized book haul of further reading. I‘ve already started the tagged book, which is pretty heavy going but so interesting with it. The weather is terrible here today, so I‘m probably just going to stay at home and read things! #winning ☔️ 🌧 📚 📖 ☕️

charl08 Looks like an impressive stack. Hope to get some good recommendations. 3w
Connster @charl08 This one was recommended to me by one of the Holocaust educators on the course last weekend, so it should be good! 3w
Connster @charl08 I also wanted to focus on resistance/survival/assistance, as those are areas that widen the scope of the Holocaust and show the victims as not passive, like some texts do. Hopefully these will all be helpful with this! 3w
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I‘ve spent the morning at the Wiener Library looking at British responses to the Holocaust and the afternoon at UCL‘s IOE. Both were fantastic! Bought the tagged book and couldn‘t wait to start it!

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A Ladybird Book about Donald Trump | Jason Hazeley, Joel Morris
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H I L A R I O U S ! ! ! 🍊🍊🍊#covfefe

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A Ladybird Book about Donald Trump | Jason Hazeley, Joel Morris
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This book is HILARIOUS! I detest Trump, so anything which mocks him is right up my street. 🍊 🍊 🍊

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Treblinka | Chil Rajchman
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I‘ve spent the morning in the Wiener Library and it was just fantastic.

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Treblinka | Chil Rajchman
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Last day of the Holocaust Education Beacon School residential today. I was nervous before I arrived, in case the people weren‘t nice or the content was too challenging, but it‘s been brilliant and I needn‘t have worried! I‘m looking forward to bringing all that I‘ve learnt back into school next half term.

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Treblinka | Chil Rajchman
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Day two of the Holocaust Education Beacon School residential programme. It‘s been so, so good so far. So much information and lots of opportunities to think more deeply about this difficult topic. Two days to go!

Chrissyreadit Oh! I bet it is an amazing experience. 3w
Connster @Chrissyreadit It really is! I‘ve learnt a ton and still there are two days to go! So interesting! 3w
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I‘m currently working through all seven of these research documents from UCL‘s Centre for Holocaust Education. I‘ve been to the Holocaust exhibit at the Imperial War Museum today as part of the Beacon School programme and it‘s been SO interesting. #BeaconSchool1920

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I‘m off to London this weekend for a Holocaust teacher training event, so I thought this might be an appropriate book to read on the train. Eva Mozes Kor is a survivor whose testimony I‘ve used in my lessons for years, so I‘m really interested to learn about her experiences in more depth.

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Klaus is awesome.

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I‘ve had such a hectic week that I‘ve had pretty much no opportunity to put in serious hours of reading. Back to it next week! 💪🏼💪🏼💪🏼

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This last few weeks has been so busy! I‘ve had so many things in my calendar that I can‘t get my head around what I‘ve done, what I need to do and how to even start. I‘m taking the first step by procrastinating, reading and drinking tea. This is by far the most exciting thing that I have on my list so far!

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I spent a good couple of minutes just looking at this frame, staring into cartoon Anne‘s eyes. What could she have grown up to be? Heartbreaking. 😢

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What a lovely GN so far! I really like the choice of excerpts they‘ve included, the variety of different layouts is interesting and the colours are perfect for Anne‘s time. This is my favourite page so far. It‘s highlighted with the quote “Dear Kitty, I hope I will be able to confide everything to you, as I have never been able to confide in anyone, and I hope you will be a great source of comfort and support.” This is one of my favourites.

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Another one of Jess Phillips‘ talk tonight at Birmingham Literature Festival, with Helen Pankhurst. You can just about see us at the top, way up in the heights! The talk was brilliant!

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Jess Phillips was just brilliant tonight! She was joined by Helen Pankhurst, which was a lovely surprise! Fantastic MP and great speaker. #JessPhillipsForPM

TrishB How cool 👍🏻 my son has gone for a job with Jess 🤞🏻 1mo
Connster @TrishB That‘s awesome! Good luck to him! I hope he gets it! 🤞 1mo
TrishB I hope so! 1mo
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These words were written by Daphne Caruana Galizia, a Maltese journalist who spent her entire career uncovering wrong-doing by the Maltese government, including tax evasion, off shore financial corruption and selling of passports to businessmen who wanted to gain access to the EU. Caruana Galizia was one of the people who broke this global scandal.

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I saw Clementine Ford, Iesha Small, Darren Chetty and Jamie Thrasivoulou at Birmingham Literary Festival last night and they were all absolutely brilliant! Clem started by saying that her book doesn‘t say that men are shit, but that she doesn‘t care if they think that it does (I‘m paraphrasing!) Hilarious! Made me love her even more 😂😂😂

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I‘m really excited to start this, as I‘ve got tickets to see Jess Phillips speak tomorrow at Birmingham Literature Festival. I‘m really looking forward to it! Also to seeing Clementine Ford tonight speaking about toxic masculinity and ‘Boys will be Boys‘ culture.

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Know My Name: A Memoir | Chanel Miller
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This is a brilliant book. Just what I needed to read at this moment in time. I was about to write a paragraph reviewing this book, but I don‘t think my comments will do justice to her story or it‘s retelling, so all I‘m going to say is that everyone needs to read this.

EchoLogical I just said the same thing in my post. I keep tearing up when I try to write a full review. I can't keep it together right now 1mo
Connster @EchoLogical 😢😢😢 It really got me at so many different points. Are you glad you read it though? 1mo
EchoLogical @Connster Oh for sure! I thought she deserved the opportunity to share her story and I'm glad she did. It was so well done. 1mo
Connster @EchoLogical I agree! I felt wrung out but also really hopeful for her when I finished it. I‘m also happy that she spoke out and had the chance to show herself as more than just Emily Doe. I really want to see her continue to be successful as a big fuck you to rape culture and those who perpetuate it. 1mo
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Know My Name: A Memoir | Chanel Miller
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“We live in a time where it has become difficult to distinguish between the President‘s words and that of a nineteen-year-old assailant.”

Wow. Just...wow. I‘ve never thought of it like this before....

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Know My Name: A Memoir | Chanel Miller
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This caused a huge lump in my throat.

IvoryLunatic Wow. I‘ve got to read this. 1mo
Connster @IvoryLunatic It‘s amazing. She writes so well. 1mo
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Know My Name: A Memoir | Chanel Miller
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I can‘t put this down. Chanel‘s style is mesmerising. Everyone should read this.

EchoLogical I'm reading this really slowly at work because I keep crying 1mo
Connster @EchoLogical 😢 It‘s one of those, isn‘t it?! I can‘t put it down! I should have gone to bed an hour ago, but I really want to finish it. I just read for three hours straight without even looking up! I‘ve just got to the part where her victim statement went viral and I feel choked. I remember the evening I read it vividly. 1mo
EchoLogical @Connster It really is. I want to read it straight through but I've been refraining for my mental health. 1mo
Connster @EchoLogical I understand. It‘s challenging all the way through. 1mo
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Everyday Sexism | Laura Bates
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This is brilliant. 💪🏼

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Everyday Sexism | Laura Bates
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This is a book everyone should read. The statistics that are mentioned are frightening and eye-opening. If everyone read this and acted in its message, the world would be a better place 🗺 🌍 👩‍🎓👩‍⚕️👷‍♀️👮‍♀️👩‍🔧👩🏼‍🔬👩‍⚖️👩‍🚀👩‍✈️👩‍🚒

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Everyday Sexism | Laura Bates
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This happened in the town where I used to work. The school that Lucy worked at was one of the feeder primary schools to the one I worked at. I vividly remember this happening and followed it in the news as the story unfolded. Parents were even interviewed outside the school, giving transphobic comments, which were published in the media. Disgusting treatment of a vulnerable woman who had had the courage to come out in a difficult job to do so.

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Everyday Sexism | Laura Bates
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Everything about this book just tells it exactly like it is. Everyone should read this. And every man in particular.

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Everyday Sexism | Laura Bates
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I really love this book, my new book stand/holder, this cup and saucer from my Nan and the tea that‘s in it (Whittard Tippy Assam👌🏼) I‘ll be sad when I‘ve finished this one, but also happy that I can move on to the rest of my (yuge) TBR list!

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The Exorcist | Bob McCabe
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I‘ve just got home from seeing the stage version of The Exorcist and it was so good! So many jump-scares, which I didn‘t expect for some reason! It was really well done and the scary bits were very creative and interesting. I really enjoyed it! I‘m going to see The Woman in Black next and it‘ll be good if it‘s anything like this! 👻 🎃 🦇 😈 😮

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The Exorcist | Bob McCabe
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This isn‘t strictly a reading-related thing, but I‘m seeing The Exorcist tonight at the theatre. So excited! It sounds really scary! 👻 🎃 😈

Melismatic I love scary movies but that‘s the one I‘m always too chicken to watch. I hate possession-y things! Good luck! (edited) 1mo
CoffeeCatsBooks This is the only movie that genuinely terrifies me. I went to see it again a few years ago when they re-released it the theatres and my friend and I both confessed to each other the next day that we‘d slept with the lights 💡 on all night. 1mo
AmyG I remember seeing this when it was first released. It‘s so good. 1mo
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IndoorDame This was in theaters once when I was a teenager. It‘s great on the big screen! Have fun! 1mo
kaysworld1 The book is brilliant, it you get a chance read it it goes into more depth about people her are feeling and it describes what going on more. 1mo
Connster @Melismatic I found it so scary and just generally weird when I saw the film. The play was great though! 1mo
Connster @CoffeeCatsBooks Haha! There were a lot of jump-scares, which I strangely didn‘t expect. It was really good though! I think I might leave a night light on, just in case! 1mo
Connster @AmyG Yeeesss! It was brilliant! 1mo
Connster @IndoorDame Thank you! It was re-released when I was a teenager too, I remember going to see it and being scared for the next few nights 😂 1mo
Connster @kaysworld1 Cool! I never realised it was a book until I googled for the picture this evening! Definitely adding to my TBR list! 1mo
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Everyday Sexism | Laura Bates
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I‘m starting to find this book triggering, which is odd as I‘m generally pretty good at channelling my emotions into anger with anything social justice-related. I think it‘s because the tweets/posts/submissions are from real women and are phrased in such a way as to make things personal. I really feel like I need to continue though, even though it‘s uncomfortable reading. I also feel like every man I know needs to read this.

pilardib Sadly, this is too relatable. And I agree, we need to include men in the conversation 1mo
ljuliel Good grief. I thought all the lists were one person at first. I can‘t say I‘ve had that many issues with men ( or boys as a kid ). I thought they had the Cooties until I was a teenager. Now I‘m old and I believe lots of them still have the Cooties. Others are simple-minded. It also irritates me when they think with their CROTCH. If men would keep their pants on , their hands to themselves and their mouth shut, they‘d be easier to get along with. 1mo
Connster @pilardib We do. There‘s quite a bit in this book about how we teach girls not to be raped, rather than boys not to rape, which is spot on. It‘s so difficult to read some of the testimonies as I think they‘re so much like the experiences we‘ve all had. It‘s frightening. 1mo
Connster @ljuliel Hear, hear! Especially the cooties! 😂 Seriously though, your last sentence hits the nail on the head. 1mo
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Everyday Sexism | Laura Bates
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I got this new book holder cushion and it‘s brilliant! I thought it might be a bit rubbish as things never work as well as they look like they should, but this is great! It‘s making holding my book so much easier! And also, it looks like a monster, which is very cool!

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Everyday Sexism | Laura Bates
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Disgusting. Sadly not a rare occurrence though. This makes me so fucking angry. Even more so when I think that things like this must happen regularly to the students I teach. Society needs to change. Fast.

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Everyday Sexism | Laura Bates
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I can already tell that I‘m going to love this book, even though I‘m only at the foreword.

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Everyday Sexism | Laura Bates
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The entire time I was finishing my previous book, I was looking forward to starting this. I feel a bit like I‘ve cheated on Richard Dawkins with Laura Bates 😂😂😂

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Everyday Sexism | Laura Bates
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Today‘s book haul just arrived via Amazon. I‘m finishing my current read tonight and planning to dive straight into the tagged book. I flicked through it when it arrived and it looks interesting.

audraelizabeth I have a coworker who is already teaching her stepson who is i believe 10 or 11 about consent. 1mo
Connster @audraelizabeth That‘s fantastic. Every parent should do this! 1mo
audraelizabeth Agreed 1mo
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