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Author: ulrike

How did we get to Trump’s America? | Tracing the insanity with books

In many respects, the past 365 days have been a nightmare from which I am yet to wake up (more about that in yesterday’s post). 365 days in which lies were just “alternative facts” and reality is waved aside as “fake news”. On November 9. 2016, I awoke to the nightmare of a Trump presidency. Anxious, wide-eyed and completely disbelieving of the reality that 63 million Americans would rather choose a racist, misogynistic, lying, dictatorial orange windbag, than a woman. After the election I felt like I had PTSD – election PTSD. When, after a few weeks or months,...

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An entire year of Trump | Make the world love again

Today marks an entire year of Trump. 365 days in which we have all had to come to the realization that being an unqualified racist man is still more qualifying for the job of US President, than being a very qualified and experienced woman. So today is a good day to think back to this day a year ago and how first excited and then devastated I felt. On November 8., I woke up in Puerto Iguazu. A little town in the north-east corner of Argentina, no one knows, unless they have visited the “Cataratas”, the waterfalls that stretch...

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Why we should all be reading more books by women

I might digress into a rant here but only because I had to read another list by a man, who forgot that there are female authors, citing the “20 books you should read this year”. Out of the 20 books this author found essential to read in 2017, only a measly 3 were by women. How is that even possible? Did he not know any more female authors? Or did he simply not consider books by women to be quite as essential? Mind you, he did consider reading the manual of the Apple Watch to be essential. Regardless of...

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