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Fat Is A Feminist Issue
Fat Is A Feminist Issue
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fat really is a feminist issue. That's why men need to read this., 20 Jun. 2016
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Susie Orbach is a psychoanalytic psychotherapist who famously worked with the late Prencess of Wales she has written a number of books which have become required reading for trainee psychotherapists and counsellors. She cofounded the Womens' therapy centres in the UK and US with Louise Eichenbaum. So her credentials are never in doubt.

Most psychoanalitic therapist do not bring politics into the consulting room but rather analyse it within the transference and the patient's other relationships when the patient brings political issues into the therapy session. This has always been criticised by Jefrey Masson [Against Therapy].

Do politics have a place in therapy? Everything we do is influenced and governed by politics and the media and Women know this more than anyone. It is true that globally and politically men have controlled women and womens' bodies. So that not all neurosis come from inside the patient, many causal factors come from outside.

In her groups Susie Orbach gets women to accept and love themselves as they are and gentally helps them change their relationship with food. She doesen't advocate going on diets and she encourages women to find their own weight and not be defined by the media. Which is more poignient in the present day with our over photoshopped immages.

I am reading this partly because I felt inspired to do so because I trained as a counsellor and because I have become more drawn towards feminist issues as a resault of watching the Vagina Monologues. But I also think that even I as a man can benefit from this book, because I have been struggling with my weight and I think parts of this book are helpful for both sexes. Further more Men should read this and other books by Susie Orbach. Because we need to wise up about how male society has been controlling women.


Social Engineering: The Art of Human Hacking
Social Engineering: The Art of Human Hacking
Price: £14.78

4.0 out of 5 stars The scariest thing I've read, 4 Jun. 2016
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The book is packed with information. In fact I haven't finished reading it at the time of writing this. But I can say a few things. There is a lot of stuff you need to know contained within this book. But I have to say it is the scariest thing I've read. Then again there are a few things which didn't seem to right to me. One is that all it takes is an infected USB key to get into a large firm's servers. Why didn't it get stopped by the anti virus anti mal wear protection that is now ubiquitous? Further more, if you don't want employees using the USB ports, the computer administrator can disable them. If I was the CEO of a company and that nice man who left me a CD phones and asks what I thought of it. I would probabnly say I haven't got it back from security screening yet. All these things have to bee screened first before they can be put into our computers.

If I was a company's receptionist or a first point of contact for outsiders I probably wouldn't put family photos on my desk, because that's just inviting people to ask questions about my home life and I am there to work and I believe in keeping strict boundaries between my work life and my home life.

Does that mean I don't think I can be caught? That would be arogant and it's people who thing it can't happen to them, who are the first ones to get caught, isn't it?

Too many things are on the internet these days and I agree with the author when he says they have no business being there. Things such as washing fridges, printers, a city's traffic light system. But corporate America wants to force more and more things onto the internet and people need to vote with their feet. I have a Hewlette Packard printer and recently HP have done something to the software so that the printer only works whilst it is connected to the internet. I am lothsome to replace a printer that is still working, but I can make sure it is switched off at the main when I am not using it. The book describes a new search engine which can locate any internet connected device and tell who owns it and more.

In short I think everyone should get this book and protect themselves as best they can.

As an adendum I think that all biometric login systems weaken security. A password is in your head or if it has to be written down it can be written in code. But hackers will soon find a way of using a video of your face to log into your computer account. The release of Windows 8.1 has made it necessary to be even more security conscious because your account isn't just local any more it is on the cloud where people could hack in from any machine and as you are forced to use your email as your log-in name anyone can get it.


Forex Trading - Beginners Guide, 3 Proven Strategies And A Binary Options Review: A consolidation of all our previously published books
Forex Trading - Beginners Guide, 3 Proven Strategies And A Binary Options Review: A consolidation of all our previously published books
Price: £3.51

4.0 out of 5 stars Good books but have to wait for the proof of their efficacy., 30 April 2016
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This book has got a lot of good stuff. I bought the book a few weeks ago so I'm sorry I missed out on the free offer. Ialso bought the indicators for MT4. The indicators cost £30. So that is a pretty nominal price quite fair I'd say. Now it only remains to give the strategies a thorough testing and see if they live up to the claims.


Price Action Breakdown: Exclusive Price Action Trading Approach to Financial Markets
Price Action Breakdown: Exclusive Price Action Trading Approach to Financial Markets
Price: £6.48

4.0 out of 5 stars Well written and illustrated, 17 April 2016
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This book talks about Fair Value pricing. I find it hard to believe in such a thing. Value after all is subjective. Price is price but value is personal. I find it hard to believe that a person who trades price movements feels that value is a concept they consider whilst trading the FOREX markets. Nevertheless, I have suspended my judgement and am ploughing through the book and if nothing else it is well explained and well illustrated and the author does not make unrealistic claims about his system. I and others, think the markets are manipulated* and that market makers who can move the markets with their trading and manipulate the markets so they are able to buy low and sell high on a regulare basis and in all timeframes. I also believe that trading without volume on a chart sets you a t a disadvantge** and that you can easily be wrong footed in the markets. That aside this book gives me a new take on chart analysis and I shall continue to study this and look for it on my charts.

* Richard D. Wykof, Gavin Holmes of [...], Anna Couling and her book Volume Price Analysis.
** Most charting packages don't offer volume but so call tick volume is quite effective. Because it shows trading activity in the markets.


Suffragette [DVD] [2015]
Suffragette [DVD] [2015]
Dvd ~ Carey Mulligan
Price: £7.00

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars You won't keep a dry eye whilst watching this film, 17 April 2016
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This review is from: Suffragette [DVD] [2015] (DVD)
I don't often buy DVDs. So I have to have a specific reason to go out and buy one. This one fully lived up to my expectation. It was well put together and it tells a story of great historic importance. Throughout history women all over the world have suffered as a resault of having no power. Being able to vote is the first step towards reclaiming that power. It is surprising how recent that has started to come about in various countries around the world. But it's not just about women. Eeveryone, man woman and child needs to be greatful for the great work done by the Sufferagettes, all they have sacreficed and all they have suffered in order that future genorations could enjoy democracy. This film tells it as it is. But it is no boring documentry. It is also entertaing. You won't keep a dry eye whilst watching this film.
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Definitive guide to Windows 10
Definitive guide to Windows 10
by WebUser
Edition: Paperback
Price: £9.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Bit disappointing but value for money I suppose, 5 Mar. 2016
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Being the 'Definitive Guide to Windows 10' I was expecting a much bigger tomb. A complete reference guide together with tips and tricks. So, imagine my surprise when I went to collect it from the post office and they were giving me a flat little pack. I said:- 'That can't be right, I was expecting a much bigger book.' But they confirmed my name and address and it was correct. I thought Amazon must have sent me the wrong book. Something is wrong. But when I opened it. There it was. 'The Definitive Guide---'. So It was definitely the right book. So did it vindicate itself? Well it has got a lot in it. But it reads like a bumper copy of Computer Active magazine and low and behold it is published by them. Anyway. I suspended my judgement and dived in and found lots of useful nuggets of information and I have by no means exhausted it yet. So I guess it is value for money.


Feeling is the Secret
Feeling is the Secret
Price: £1.49

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Seems very sexist to me, 4 Mar. 2016
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Interesting read but it seems to me to be very sexist. There are lots of biblical references about women obeying or having to obey their husbands. My feeling about this is that those ideas are from the dark ages. That's why I have only given it three stars.
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Lean in 15: 15 minute meals and workouts to keep you lean and healthy
Lean in 15: 15 minute meals and workouts to keep you lean and healthy
Price: £6.74

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3.0 out of 5 stars Some useful info. But this book is really not for vegetarians., 27 Jan. 2016
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This book gives interesting advice on when to ear carbs and when to eat fat. As well as how to do HIIT exercise. I have yet to see if it's claims come true and get rid of the belly. However. This book is not for vegetarians. There are very few suitable recipes for me and I can count them on the fingers of one hand. Quite a few of the recipes include protein powder, which I don't like the idea of. I like proper food. Fresh fruit and vege from the farmers market, beans pulses, quinoa, brown rice and so on and my moto is. If you wouldn't find something in my kitchen cabinet, I don't want it in my food.

The author says he loves meat. Fine. But he's not writing the book for himself, he's writing it for his readers. So I think it needs to fit with a more diverse range of dietary requirements. I looked at the before and after pictures and one or two of them stood out as the before looked better than the after. For example, the one called Kerry. In the before photo she had a body. Afterwards she was more like an ultra thin catwalk catwalk model. Same applies to Sarah.

I was thinking of getting a refund for the book. But I think some of the things in it are useful.


Forex Trading: Volume Spread Analysis (Forex Trading Strategies)
Forex Trading: Volume Spread Analysis (Forex Trading Strategies)

1.0 out of 5 stars Poorly written, 26 Jan. 2016
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Returned for refund. I feel that this book was badly written in poor English. I found it tedious to read and work out what the author is attempting to say.


BLACK QUARTZ SILICON /RUBBER STYLE JELLY SPORT WRIST WATCHES UNISEX
BLACK QUARTZ SILICON /RUBBER STYLE JELLY SPORT WRIST WATCHES UNISEX
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4.0 out of 5 stars Functional and stylish, 23 Dec. 2015
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I like to buy a functional watch that tells me the time. This watch fills the bill. It looks alright. But it sometimes reflects the light in such a way that it is difficult to read and it also cannot be read in the dark. Apart from that it's ok.


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