this book tried to be quirky and fun but it wasn't anything special. Most of the stories and events described in the book weren't that interestinMeh,
this book tried to be quirky and fun but it wasn't anything special. Most of the stories and events described in the book weren't that interesting and the writing whasn't that funny but rather messy. ...more
somewhat interesting but not interesting enough. The Writing was lighthearted and tried to be quirky but was sometimes messy and not describing eWell,
somewhat interesting but not interesting enough. The Writing was lighthearted and tried to be quirky but was sometimes messy and not describing enough (world's most famous sport - but the author didn't explain what the sport was Before describing Words for that particular sport. If I didn't know what sport it was already that section would have been pointless.)
The charts didn't translate well on the Kindle so I missed sections of the book.
Minus Points for only Writing about Words about the penis but not the vagina.
EDIT: Also, Swedish Words are misspelled. In one section the author lists English names and points out when it means something in another language. Author claims that Mimi means I/me in Swedish. Well, I've never come across using Mimi in that way in Sweden. ...more
Denna bok utforskar i 10 essäer socialtjänsten och hur socialtjänsten uppkom, påvkeras och kanske bör förändras, tillsammans med de kriser och utmaninDenna bok utforskar i 10 essäer socialtjänsten och hur socialtjänsten uppkom, påvkeras och kanske bör förändras, tillsammans med de kriser och utmaningar som socialtjänsten befinner sig i.
En berättelse är från en person som söker ekonomiskt bistånd efter att ha blivit allvarligt sjuk och skammen som präglar att få ekonomiskt bistånd. Hon berättar att hon nästan slutat umgås med personer annat än sin familj, då hon inte har råd, då hon inte vill få frågan på vad hon gör nu förtiden. Hon funderar över om skammen av att ansöka ekonomiskt bistånd, vara fattig, stämplad som lat, att behöva kopiera medicinkvitton, att det är den skammen som gör att det är svårt att ta sig ut i självförsörjning och bort från försörjningsstödet. Man blir nedbruten.
En annan person delar med sig av sin erfarenhet att växa upp fattig, så pass fattig att han behövde gå till skolan bara för att kunna äta, om hur svårt det är att ta sig ur det tänk som präglats en då det inte räcker till, alls. Att barn är de som inte kan göra något åt sin situation, men som påverkas mest.
Essäerna handlar också om hur socialtjänstlagen kom till och hur den arbetades fram och under vilken tid och tidsanda socialtjänstlagen skrevs. Det diskuteras om EU-migranter och hur man bäst skia hjälpa de; skall det ligga på svenska socialtjänsten eller ska man lyfta upp det till EU och införa en gemensam socialtjänstkassa så att alla länder bidrar till denna kostnad?
En essä problamtiserar aktivitetstvånget, att en som söker försörjningsstöd också måste göra något för att få detta. Måste vara i någon slags sysselsättning och hur detta tänk både är i princip som när Sverige hade fattigvården och fattighus och om aktivitetsstvånget egenligen ger något resultat?
Boken var lättläst men viktig, inte bara då det är en aktuell fråga då socialtjänsten står inför sina kriser, men också för att påminnas om människors erfarenheter av socialtjänsten, den historia som ligger bakom synen på fattiga och de som har bidrag och vad som ligger i framtiden och hur man ska försöka lösa socialtjänstens kriser och utmaningar....more
I began reading this book this morning and couldn't put it down for one second. I read it in one go. I didn't have that high of a expectation for thisI began reading this book this morning and couldn't put it down for one second. I read it in one go. I didn't have that high of a expectation for this book, seeing as I still am trying to embrace the graphic novel format.
While the drawings weren't that wow, though they really put across the emotions and reality of the situation, the story told was eye-opening and it blew my mind. I haven't learned this much about Iran and it's modern history nor the struggles of the Iranian people as this book thought me.
The portrayal is very raw and realistic, all from how Marjane reacted to what happens, the thing the adults say and do or don't say or do when she's a child, to the open sharing with her struggles, both caused from the Iranian war and the oppression, but also the struggle a young person might go through regarding love, sex and the purpose of life.
I was awed by Marjane, her mother and grandmother strong backbone and belief in their worth and the fight for their rights as women. How Marjane questioned, rebelled and spoke up freely in an oppressed state was really inspiring.
A sincere, naked telling about Tuesdays with Morrie. Mitch shares his experiences talking with Morrie, his professor he reunites with 16 years after gA sincere, naked telling about Tuesdays with Morrie. Mitch shares his experiences talking with Morrie, his professor he reunites with 16 years after graduation, when Morrie has been diagnosed with ASL. Every Tuesday Mitch flies down to Morrie to spend time with him, and his old professor never stops being his teacher, talking with about topics such as love and death.
Morrie seem to have been an extraordinary teacher, a human that manages to connect with everyone, making them wiser, making them feel better. Mitch stories about Morrie and his wisdom his captivating. ...more
Disclaimer: I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
This book explores cybersexism and its varying problems. The books opDisclaimer: I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
This book explores cybersexism and its varying problems. The books opens with an explanation of cybersexism and gives thoughts to that offline sexism carries on to the Internet - that women's space to talk and discuss is as limited offline and online, and as soon as men ("not all men are also addressed in the book to explain that such phrases, while might be goodhearted and through, further limit women's space to talk and take place by focusing away from what the women are experiencing to what men are experiencing when women talk about their experiences and troubles) feel that women are taking too much of a space, they shut the women down.
Poland discusses sexism both by sharing personal experiences and by drawing from (limited) research and other people's experiences. When Poland has build a base on what cybersexism is Poland ventures to talk about specific happenings, such as Gamersgate and how cybersexism, doxing and stalking affects women and how it many times have forced the women harassed to shut down their online persona and how they've lost jobs and homes due to harassment.
Poland ends the book by discussing cyberfeminism and how cyberfeminist ideas can help to understand and find solutions to the harassment, and also discussing the lack of tools to stop harassment, from Twitter, especially, and other social media being slow to take action or that they don't understand the problem and seriousness of it at all. Poland also takes up the issue with the American police not understanding this problem, and how many just laughs it off as being online life, jokes, and that women are too sensitive - not seeing how damaging online harassment can be. Poland also addresses intersectionalism and how that's important to take in mind while discussing all these problems.
The books ends by listing organisations that tries to do something about cybersexism, what more can be done, and what research needs to be made to further understand these problems.
The book was build up well, going from general discussion about sexism and cybersexism to adresseing specific problems and then on solutions and what needs to be done. The book is easily read, as Poland doesn't complicate the writing and that Poland gives multiple examples to the problems discussed further help to really understand the problem. I was struck with how scary all this is, and how I don't reflect on it too much, though I'm a woman. It's horrendous to read how women's lives have been ruined by what some people just sees as a game, and their right to voice such opinions, as the Internet's "just" the Internet and should be the Wild West.
Author's suggestion to stop women being raped: women shouldn't drink alcohol. Like young women wasn't allowed back in the medieval times. Then they woAuthor's suggestion to stop women being raped: women shouldn't drink alcohol. Like young women wasn't allowed back in the medieval times. Then they wouldn't have to worry being drunk and following a dude they might regret sleeping with later.
That, and the author bashing feminist and LGBTQA readings of books and only promoting Christian symbolism and reading = Ah, nah, thanks. ...more