Why women talk less

language: a feminist guide

This week on Newsnight, Evan Davis talked to three women about all-male panels—a subject made topical by the recent popularity of a tumblr set up to name and shame them. Why, he asked, are women so often un- or under-represented in public forums? Are they reluctant to put themselves forward? Are they deterred by the adversarial nature of the proceedings?

The women offered some alternative suggestions. Women don’t get asked, or if they do it’s assumed you only need one. Women aren’t seen as experts, unless the subject is a ‘women’s issue’. The age-old prejudice against women speaking in public means that any woman who dares to voice her opinions can expect to be deluged with abuse and threats.

But while all-male panels are obviously a problem, they’re only the tip of the iceberg. Just ensuring that women are represented on a panel does not guarantee their voices will…

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HER LAST BREATH

When a car crashes in front of rookie PI Paige Holden’s home,she suddenly finds one of her pro bono clients dying in her arms from a gunshot wound.With her last breath,the woman whispers cryptic words into her ear and hands her a blood-smeared flash drive.When Paige Holden shares the flash drive with State’s Attorney Grayson Smith,its contents cast doubts on a five-year-old conviction and lead him and Paige into a world of blackmail,dark secrets,and a decades-long string of murders.An investigation they’ll survive only by trusting each other and the truth.

AUTHOR: KAREN ROSE

TITLE: NO ONE LEFT TO TELL

BECOMING THE TARGET

A cold case reopened. A murderer re-emerging more deadly than ever before…

Baltimore Homicide Detective Stevie Mazzetti has suffered losses no woman should have to endure.And,despite it all,she’s still a fighter.When she learns that her ex-partner might have miscarried justice,she’s determined to put the past to rights,even when she becomes a target.It’s former Marine Clay Maynard’s job to see the risk in every situation,but he doesn’t have to look hard to find the danger surrounding Stevie.Since the minute he first saw her,Clay has wanted to protect the wounded officer,and he started loving her not long after that.So when Stevie attracts the attention of a vicious psychopath,Clay will do whatever it takes to keep her alive.That is, f he can stay ahead of a killer with everything to lose and something terrifying to hide…

AUTHOR: KAREN ROSE

TITLE: WATCH YOUR BACK

STRANGE MYSTERIES

A top-secret drone crashes in the lawless Horn of Africa.The CIA is prepared to write off the loss until evidence surfaces that the wreckage of their prized aircraft is hidden in a hangar outside Khartoum’s main airport.The hangar is owned by a shady cargo airline that flies ancient DC-3s across Africa and the Middle East.The name of the company does nothing to still concern: FBN-Fly by Night Aviation.The U.S. government must find out what is in the hangar,and when an FBN airplane crashes,the opportunity arises for the National Transportation Safety Board to send an investigator to get to the bottom of things.Jammer Davis is the NTSB’s biggest headache,but also its best solo operator.He goes to Sudan in the name of solving an air crash,but with the true aim of locating the priceless remains of America’s latest technological marvel.As Davis enters this inhospitable world,he finds the two disparate mysteries strangely intertwined.True to his nature,Davis barges ahead.Yet everything he finds takes him in reverse.

AUTHOR: WARD LARSEN 

TITLE: FLY BY NIGHT 

THE BUTCHER

Nick Bracco,FBI’s top anti-terrorist agent is drawn into the hostile environment of the Arizona-Mexico border.A member of his task force is ambushed by Mexican assassin.Antonio Garza,known as,”The Butcher,” while trying to prevent the cartel staffer from transporting a dirty bomb into the US.As the agent is on the verge of slaughter,he calls Bracco with one last plea: Kill him.Garza,however uses his cartel money to reach over the border and secure a network of US law enforcement to be on his payroll.Bracco is forced to track him down with just a couple of agents he can trust,plus his cousin Tommy.Tommy is a shrewd character with extensive Mafia contacts who offer their underground assistance as Bracco spearheads the deadly game of Sicilians versus the cartels.Can Nick Bracco track down Garza before the assassin finds him first?

AUTHOR: GARY  PONZO 

TITLE: A TOUCH OF GREED 

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LETHAL FORCES

To those who lurk in the shadows,he’s known as the Gray Man.He is a legend in the covert realm, moving silently from job to job,accomplishing the impossible and then fading away.And he always hits his target.Always.But there are forces more lethal than Gentry in the world.Forces like money.And power.And there are men who hold these as the only currency worth fighting for.And in their eyes, Gentry has just outlived his usefulness.But Court Gentry is going to prove that,for him,there’s no gray area between killing for a living and killing to stay alive…

Courtland Gentry is a good man. But he’s a great assassin.

AUTHOR: MARK GREANEY 

TITLE: THE GRAY MAN 

A VITAL WEAPON

Adam Gray is the ultimate spy… As the lead agent of the US government’s top-secret Persona project, he is its most valuable weapon in the War on Terror.Experimental technology enables him to take on the personality and memories of anyone;be it a Russian arms dealer,a high-stakes gambler or a nuclear scientist.Whatever secrets they know,he knows.                                          

 Adam begins to question who he really is and why he cannot remember anything before becoming part of the project. Some of the biggest betrayals are always close to home and not everyone is going to survive this mission.But the most dangerous secrets of all… are his own.? When Adam hunts a terrorist plotting to murder millions,he begins to realise that,although he can delve into the minds of others,his own memories are a mystery.Hidden in his past is the key to a deadly conspiracy and its masterminds will stop at nothing to conceal their crimes…

AUTHOR: ANDY MCDERMOTT 

TITLE: THE PERSONAL PROTOCOL 

Recommendation: http://www.andy-mcdermott.com/books

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MERCY ME – I CAN ONLY IMAGINE

I can only imagine what it will be like
When I walk by Your side
I can only imagine what my eyes will see
When Your face is before me
I can only imagine
I can only imagine.

Surrounded by Your glory
What will my heart feel?
Will I dance for You Jesus?
Or in awe of You be still?

Will I stand in Your presence
To my knees will I fall?
Will I sing,Hallelujah?
Will I be able to speak at all?
I can only imagine,yeah
I can only imagine.

I can only imagine when that day comes
And I find myself standing in the sun
I can only imagine when all I will do
Is forever,forever worship You
I can only imagine,Uhm,uhm
I can only imagine.

To be surrounded by Your glory
What will my heart feel?
Will I dance for You Jesus?
Or in awe of You be still?

Will I stand in Your presence
To my knees will I fall?
Will I sing,Hallelujah?
Will I be able to speak at all?
I can only imagine,yeah
I can only imagine.

To be surrounded by Your glory
What will my heart feel?
Will I dance for You Jesus?
Or in awe of You be still?

Will I stand in Your presence
To my knees will I fall?
Will I sing,Hallelujah?
Will I be able to speak at all?
I can only imagine
I can only imagine

I can only imagine
I can only imagine
I can only imagine
I can only imagine

I can only imagine
When all I would do
Is forever,forever worship You
I can only imagine.

One of the best foods for the soul.