Minimalism: Part 4 (Time Management)

When I read books about organization and minimalism, I was mostly focusing about space. It was only when the author in Organization from Inside Out spoke about time did I realize that I need to also organize my calendar. I should minimize time spent on unnecessary activities while focusing more on my long term goals.

I read plenty of books on time management recently and this post will be talking about all such books.

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When I Hit You – Book Review

When I Hit You: Or, A Portrait of the Writer as a Young Wife‘ by Meena Kandasamy got released last year and I added it to my TBR immediately since it is a semi-autobiographical account of marital abuse. The author underwent abuse from her husband and this book is a fictionalized version of that. I had never read a book on domestic violence and considering this was by an Indian author, I was even more intrigued. What made me finally pick this book was the fact that this book got short listed to 2018 Bailey’s prize for women’s fiction. Link for the shortlist. I only saw positive reviews for this book everywhere and that made me pick it up.

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Women in medieval age

I am so lost in reading “A song of Ice and Fire series” (Game of thrones TV series) these days that I eat, sleep, walk with that book in my hand. Throughout the day, I keep discussing about it and irritating my husband with it. Many reviews that I saw about this series say that George Martin is a misogynist. Because all the books have portrayed women in a bad way. But I do not think so. I think it has to do with the middle ages and medieval period. This was how women were treated back then.

Misogyny can be manifested in numerous ways, including sexual discrimination, denigration of women, violence against women, and sexual objectification of women (from Wikipedia)

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Married or Single

I recently saw a TV talk show which had some single girls and some married girls on it. I couldn’t control laughing when one of the married ones said this – “Women were created by God in order to take care of their husbands and kids. This was the reason why Eve was sent with Adam – to take care of him” and she criticized those who were single saying their life was incomplete without a man. Let me tell you – she was not a desi lady from a remote village. She was not an Indian at all! I was wondering if this lady was in her right mind! But I guess lot of women and men still think like that. That women are meant for sitting at home and taking care of kids. I am not a feminist but I have seen most of my friends changing after getting married.

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