July reviews: part 2

Just a few books this time round. There’s a bit of variety in this set of reviews. Enjoy.
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And here we have another government organisation that have no understanding of mental health problems.

So, yesterday my sister made me leave the house to go see the Home Options Team in Grimsby.
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Israeli Soldier Leaks Accounts of Revenge Attacks Against Civilians by Troops in Gaza

I’ve refrained from commenting about current events recently, but this is disturbing.

Rise Up Times

A member of the Israeli group ‘Breaking the Silence’ has published accounts of Israeli soldiers being authorized by their commanders to carry out revenge attacks against civilians in the Gaza Strip “to enable the soldiers to take out their frustrations and pain at losing their fellow soldiers”.

 by Celine Hagbard  IMEMC News  July 29, 2014  

Parents grieving the loss of their children at the attack on a UN School on Monday

Parents grieving the loss of their children at the attack on a UN School on Monday

Eran Efrati reports, “Soldiers in two different units inside Gaza leaked information about the murdering of Palestinians by sniper fire in Shuja’eyya neighborhood as punishment for the death of soldiers in their units. After the shooting on the Israeli armored personnel carriers, which killed seven soldiers of the Golani Brigade, the Israeli army carried out a massacre in Shuja’eyya neighborhood.

“A day after the massacre, many Palestinians came to search for their relatives and their families in…

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Saturday

Morning, hope you’re having a good weekend?

I am; I’m having a little holiday – spending the weekend at my sister’s while she’s away visiting her in-laws. Someone needs to look after the animals; the rabbit who has his own room, the hamster named Loki who only surfaces for hamster-chocolate, and the new resident hamster – acrobatic Sophie. There’s a children’s picture book in there somewhere, I’m sure.

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Strangers criticise women for eating; Everyday Sexism discusses.

‘Are you really going to eat that?’ Yes, and it’s nobody else’s business http://t.co/SPskrglffY

— EverydaySexism (@EverydaySexism)

After my late morning nap and snuggles with the hell hounds, I had a quick trawl through Twitter and came across this Tweet from the Everyday Sexism project. Read the linked article, it’s interesting.
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W H Smith’s: Enforcing gender stereotypes for generations; Or, actually some girls really don’t like pink.

I went for a trip to town at the weekend; I needed some canvases and to look for a job. All very boring, but something I saw while in the shopping centre irritated me.

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The poster that fills the window of W H Smiths, Freshney Place Shopping Centre, Grimsby.

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Boxing up my books.

I’ve come to the conclusion my migraine was a really bad headache instead. I haven’t vomited and, less than twelve hours after it started, I’m able to do something other than collapse on my bed.

So, since I’m vaguely alive, and I have a moving out deadline now (24th August ish), I’ve started boxing up my books.
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