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"So it goes."

Ella Mc's book blog. Brand new 2018 - Only books read after 1st January 2018

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The Witches of Eastwick
John Updike
Progress: 100/307 pages

It Happens All the Time -- Excellent Reminder of Consent

It Happens All the Time: A Novel - Amy Hatvany

Excellent portrayal of why we need to see predators as human beings; because they are -- complete with their own justifications, reasons, understanding. A rapist is not a shady-looking stranger. A rapist is the "nice man" or "freckle-faced neighbor" -- all rapists are "nice boys" (or nice girls) to someone. Until we get this through our heads, we'll never stem the tide of violation.

 

This book is about consent. About consent between friends, and how two people can see one interaction in powerfully different ways. It may be a tough read for some, and it's certainly not the greatest book I've ever read, but it's a good one.