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26 April 2009


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Yes that is an uncomfortable read on a day when we are all enjoying our weekend activities. A thought provoking and informative post, thank you for doing something to make us more aware.

Extremely thought-provoking. We take such a lot for granted, although I try to educate my two girls in how women had to fight to get to where we are today.
When I was in the 6th form in the early 80s I had a very good, male, Iranian friend, who was over here to study. His family's assets were seized and I think they were imprisoned for a time. His mother had been a doctor. He never returned home.

It makes me cry. I'm so sad about this. When you write about unsafe places for women, really there aren't any places which are absolutely safe. There are far too many scary men, scary places, scary night times, scary situations for us as a gender in this world. And I fear it will never change. Thank you for your post.

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Thought for life

  • The House of Breath, William Goyen
    We are the carriers of lives and legends - who knows the unseen frescoes on the private walls of the skull?

Thinking about . . .

  • Daniel Klein, Travels with Epicurus
    I too listen to music more and more. Throughout my life, music has stirred me more than any other art form, and now, in old age, I find myself listening to it almost every evening, usually alone, for hours at a time.
  • Julia Blackburn, Thin Paths
    I began writing because I liked to write things down. I learnt foreign languages because they seemed to enter my head by a process of osmosis.
  • Joan Bakewell, Stop the Clocks
    I live contentedly alone. It's better that way and I am often thoughtful about what has been and what might have been. There are many like me.
  • Patti Smith, M Train
    Oh to be reborn within the pages of a book.
  • Patti Smith, M Train
    Why is it that we lose the things we love, and things cavalier cling to us and will be the measure of our worth after we’re gone?
  • Judith Kerr, Observer Magazine, 22 November 2015
    I don't believe in God. I find it much easier to believe in ancestors. I like to imagine they are pointing us in the right direction.

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