T. Pieraccini

I sometimes think that if it wasn't for the support I get from books, I'd keel over...
Helpful votes received on reviews: 84% (64 of 76)
Location: Brighton, UK
In My Own Words:
A hopeful romantic. A realistic optimist. An incorrigibly lecherous feminist.

Writing, filmmaking, books, reading, ecology, spirituality, film history, pop history, comics and graphic novels, beauty.


Top Reviewer Ranking: 61,933 - Total Helpful Votes: 64 of 76
Everyday Sexism by Laura Bates
Everyday Sexism by Laura Bates
56 of 68 people found the following review helpful
It occurred to me recently that I tend to tense up when I have to pass near a group of young men on the street, particularly if they're shouting, or seem drunk. And as a middle-aged man, I'm virtually invisible to them. It then struck me quite forcibly how much worse it must be if you're someone they might actually notice. That is, a woman.

One of my female friends was followed to her front door a fortnight ago. Fortunately nothing happened bar a vague threat, but she was understandably shaken. I have only recently come to realise how much incidents like this are part of everyday life for women.

Sexism in society is apparently a contentious topic. I was not surprised… Read more
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars For the sake of balance..., 2 Mar 2013
So why not 'keep calm and castrate him' or 'keep calm and cut his c**k off' which would at least have the added merit of a little alliteration...?
Camra Sutra by Paul Stapleton
Camra Sutra by Paul Stapleton
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Mild warning: for the first four or five pages you may feel you've somehow downloaded the wrong product. But the delicate drawings of figures from Greek mythology are soon displaced by the familiar half man half biscuit figures of Stapleton's usual style. The slightly disconcerting beginning is by way of a metaphor for and introduction to the themes of the story - the most obvious being the divide between the sexes and the difficulty of communication.

I confess the distinction between nerd and geek is blurred in my mind. John, our hero, is possibly a bit of both. Balding, bearded and beer-bellied (his stomach in particular is almost a character in its own right), he longs for… Read more

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