Author Archive: Rebekka K. Steg

Quick Reads Feb 2017

  A Memory of Violets: A Novel of London’s Flower Sellers by Hazel Gaynor: A Memory of Violets came highly recommended and I thoroughly enjoyed it. Bittersweet and heartbreaking it is the story of two orphaned sisters, who became flower girls in Victorian England and what happened to them afterwards. 4 Stars The More of Less: Finding …

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The End of Link Love’s (for now)

I have decided that at this stage my Link Love collections take more effort than they’re currently worth for me. I have loved doing them for years, and I might do them again in the future. In the mean time, I share most of my finds on Twitter and Pinterest. If you want to stay …

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Link Love (2017-01-16)

Fascism WHAT TO DO – Medium “Just to be crystal clear, we’re talking about a woman who voted for the candidate who promised to cut off the only thing that is keeping her husband alive because she’s just that pissed at some poor elementary-school kid who got an Xmas gift. (Be sure to tell her …

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Link Love (2017-01-02)

Fascism & Authoritarianism 12 Ways to Be a White Ally to Black People – The Root “What it does mean is something both subtler and more disturbing. It means that our society only values women under certain narrow conditions. It means that for many voters, Trump’s toxic masculinity was a deep part of his appeal. …

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Link Love (2016-12-17)

Election & Fascism We have 100 days to stop Donald Trump from systemetically corrupting our institutions – Vox ““Normal,” as a concept, matters. The old adage that it is just the setting on a dryer is not just wrong but misleading. When something is abnormal it is important to understand why. If a person is …

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Link Love (2016-11-28)

Election & Fascism A Time for Refusal – The New York Times “And part of that status quo is patriarchy: the notion that women will continue to be second-class citizens, subject to men’s understanding of what they should be able to do, touch, and grab when it comes to their bodies — and legislate and …

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Link Love (2016-11-19)

U.S. Election We all need to do this: Speak Up: Responding to Everyday Bigotry- Southern Poverty Law Center “But at the time people don’t realize they’re embarking on a route that will lead to a destruction period. They think they’re right, they’re cheered on by jeering angry mobs, their critics are mocked. This cycle, the …

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Thoughts on the U.S. Election + the Rise of Fascism

When I woke up Wednesday morning and saw the results of the U.S. Election I felt lost for words. I couldn’t honestly say that I was surprised (not after Brexit), but I was shocked. I didn’t think that people would actually elect a sexist, racist, homophobic, narcissistic fascist like Trump. While I don’t think all …

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Quick Reviews November 2016

This month I’ve decided to add my star ratings at the end of my reviews – shows more clearly how highly I value a book, and there’s some great ones this month. Reviews Psychological Nutrition by Shoba Sreenivasan & Linda Weinberger*: I loved the concept of psychological nutrition, but the execution was rather lacklustre and became …

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Link Love (2016-11-07)

U.S. Election What Drives Donald Trump? Fear of Losing Status, Tapes Show – The New York Times “His final debate performance this week was a bust, with him snarling that Clinton was “such a nasty woman” and gritting his teeth as he angrily ripped pages off a notepad when it was over. He is under …

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