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Debbie's Spurts

Just an avid reader. Mostly SF/Fantasy, some hobbies, paranormal, urban fantasy and lighter, fluffier things.


Currently reading

Too Like the Lightning
Ada Palmer
Progress: 11 %
A Wrinkle in Time (Time Series, #1)
Madeleine L'Engle
Honor Among Thieves
Ann Aguirre, Rachel Caine
Star Nomad
Lindsay Buroker
Bound by Faerie
John P. McKay
Pursuit of Magic
Linsey Hall
Progress: 1 %
Ghost Gifts
Laura Spinella
Shannon Mayer
Along Came Mr. Right
Gerri Russell
Tyrant's Blood
Fiona McIntosh

Favorite Book Quotes

"Never interrupt your enemy while he is making a mistake"— Lois McMaster Bujold







Cassandra Among the Creeps

"...because credibility is such a foundational power in those [gender] wars and because women are so often accused of being categorically lacking in this department.


Not uncommonly, when a woman says something that impugns a man, particularly a powerful one ... or an institution, especially if it has to do with sex, the response will question not just the facts of her assertion but her capacity to speak and her right to do so. Generations of women have been told they are delusional, confused, manipulative, malicious, conspiratorial, congenitally dishonest, often all at once.


...The implication that women as a category are unreliable and that false rape charges are the real issue is used to silence individual women and to avoid discussing sexual violence, and to make out men as the principal victims...."

Source: http://harpers.org/archive/2014/10/cassandra-among-the-creeps