She thinks, That is how a man speaks. And that is why.
The power seeks its outlet. These things have happened before, they will happen again. These things are always happening.
My choice of quotes from The Power, this year’s winner of the Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction.
I had such an interesting evening at the Dublin Film Festival tonight listening to William Oldroyd talk about the inspiration behind the wonderful direction and cinematography of his first feature film Lady Macbeth. The film itself is fantastic and the performances by Florence Pugh and Naomi Ackie are inspiring. On my list for this weekend? Devouring everything I can find written by Alice Birch and getting in some walks in nature…
(Pic from the Hollywood Reporter)
They are all innocent until proven guilty. But not me. I am a liar until proven honest.
I’ve started writing this paragraph more than once and what keeps coming to mind is how quick we can be to judge others without even knowing the facts of the situation. We may have seen a photo or a video, or listened to some gossip and think we know exactly what happened. This book addresses many issues, including rape culture, sexism, victim-blaming… and it does so extremely effectively. This book will make you angry. Yes, it’s dark and graphic at times but only because it needs to be. It has to be to address these issues correctly and to give us no choice but to talk about them, as we should.
I know I will.