Auf dem Motorrad durch das nächtliche Edinburgh zu fahren, bedeutet für die 21-jährige Destiny pure Freiheit. Diese kostbaren Momente sind selten, weil ihre Eltern ein strenges Netz aus Regeln um sie herum errichtet haben. Was Destiny nicht weiß, ist, dass die Zukunft der gesamten Menschheit auf ihren Schultern lastet, denn sie ist das personifizierte Schicksal. Das macht sie zur Zielperson der geheimen Organisation Scouts, den Jägern des Schicksals. Ausgerechnet der ungemein anziehende Hunter hat die Aufgabe, ihr Herz für sich zu gewinnen, um ihr den Todesstoß zu versetzen. Doch er hätte nie damit gerechnet, diese intensive Verbindung zu Destiny zu spüren, sodass sein Plan ins Wanken gerät…
A collection of cinema related essays written by Charu Nivedita in 2010. இதைப் படிக்கும் ஒருவருக்கு தமிழ் சினிமா பற்றி மிகவும் எதிர்மறையாக எழுதப்பட்ட கட்டுரைகள் என்று தோன்றக்கூடும்..
தமிழ் சினிமாவை மிக அதிகமாக நேசிப்பதாலேயே இப்படிப்பட்ட கட்டுரைகளை எழுதினேன். கடந்த 30 ஆண்டுகளாக சர்வதேச சினிமாவின் தீவிரமான ரசிகன் என்ற முறையில் இதையெல்லாம் சொல்லியாக வேண்டியிருக்கிறது. உண்மையில் இந்த விமர்சனங்களுக்கு ஆளானவர்கள் எனக்கு நன்றி தெரிவிக்க வேண்டும். ஆனால் நிலைமை அப்படி இல்லை.
அவர்கள் என்மீது கோபப்படுகிறார்கள். உங்கள் எடையை 200 கிலோவாகக் காண்பிக்கும் எடை எந்திரத்தின் மீது கோபப்படுவீர்களா? நான் யாரை விமர்சித்து எழுதுகிறேனோ அவர்கள் மீது எனக்குத் தனிப்பட்ட முறையில் எந்தவித கோபமோ அல்லது நட்புணர்வோ கிடையாது. என்னுடைய கவனமெல்லாம் அந்த சினிமாவைப் பற்றி மட்டுமே இருக்கிறது. - Charu Nivedita , in his introduction
Women as Wartime Rapists reveals the stories of female perpetrators of sexual violence and their place in wartime conflict, legal policy, and the punishment of sexual violence. Very few women are wartime rapists. Very few women issue commands to commit sexual violence. Very few women play a role in making war plans that feature the intentional sexual violation of other women.
This book is about those very few women. More broadly, Laura Sjoberg asks, what do the actions and perceptions of female perpetrators of sexual violence reveal about our broader conceptions of war, violence, sexual assault, and gender? This book explores specific historical case studies, such as Nazi Germany, Serbia, the contemporary case of ISIS, and others, to understand how and why women participate in rape during war and conflict. Sjoberg examines the contrast between the visibility of female victims and the invisibility of female perpetrators, as well as the distinction between rape and genocidal rape, which is used as a weapon against a particular ethnic or national group. Further, she explores women's engagement with genocidal rape and how some orchestrated the ethnic cleansing of entire regions. A provocative approach to a sensationalized topic, Women as Wartime Rapists offers important insights into not only the topic of female perpetrators of wartime sexual violence, but to larger notions of gender and violence with crucial cultural, legal, and political implications.
In Rue Saint Jacques, cultural discovery is weaved throughout a story of loss, intrigue and self-sacrifice. Young Tennessean Marie Doughten becomes fixated on discovering the secret behind her reclusive employer's forbidden, padlocked room in his 5th arrondissement apartment.
Marie's insatiable curiosity forces her to choose between placing her own life at risk to help the mysterious Charles-Henri de la Motte, or maintain her distance and suffer the consequences of her apathy.
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In this searing memoir of survival in the spirit of Stolen Innocence, the daughter of Warren Jeffs, the self-proclaimed Prophet of the FLDS Church, takes you deep inside the secretive polygamist Mormon fundamentalist cult run by her family and how she escaped it. Born into the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, Rachel Jeffs was raised in a strict patriarchal culture defined by subordinate sister wives and men they must obey. No one in this radical splinter sect of the Mormon Church was more powerful or terrifying than its leader Warren Jeffs—Rachel’s father. Living outside mainstream Mormonism and federal law, Jeffs arranged marriages between under-age girls and middle-aged and elderly members of his congregation. In 2006, he gained international notoriety when the FBI placed him on its Ten Most Wanted List. Though he is serving a life sentence for child sexual assault, Jeffs’ iron grip on the church remains firm, and his edicts to his followers increasingly restrictive and bizarre. In Breaking Free, Rachel blows the lid off this taciturn community made famous by Jon Krakauer’s bestselling Under the Banner of Heaven to offer a harrowing look at her life with Warren Jeffs, and the years of physical and emotional abuse she suffered. Sexually assaulted, compelled into an arranged polygamous marriage, locked away in "houses of hiding" as punishment for perceived transgressions, and physically separated from her children, Rachel, Jeffs’ first plural daughter by his second of more than fifty wives, eventually found the courage to leave the church in 2015. But Breaking Free is not only her story—Rachel’s experiences illuminate those of her family and the count others who remain trapped in the strange world she left behind. A shocking and mesmerizing memoir of faith, abuse, courage, and freedom, Breaking Free is an expose of religious extremism and a beacon of hope for anyone trying to overcome personal obstacles.
Following her wildly popular memoir trilogy, Marlayna now shares ons learned in six months traveling through fourteen countries.
Readers will find hope in this true story that teaches the wisdom of creating and receiving miracles on a journey of self-discovery by saying “Yes.” Marlayna had been a single parent for fifteen years when she felt she had nothing left of herself to give. Drained and empty, she writes, "I'd reached a point in my life where something had to give, and it could no longer be me." In Forty-Something Phoenix, she discovers how passion can arise unexpectedly from the ashes of one life to craft another. This memoir redefines the love story; illustrating how self-acceptance and self-love can be renewed when exploring the disparities, similarities, histories, loves and losses in other cultures. “Reading a Marlayna Glynn Brown memoir is like watching a high speed train picking up speed, as it careens towards a collision with an oncoming train. In this case, the heroine (Marlayna) jumps to safety seconds before the inevitable collision. It's nearly impossible to stop watching. Marlayna's personality is a fascinating mixture of vulnerability, sincerity, optimism, self reflection, sexiness, and humbleness. She is the ultimate underdog. She picks herself up and dusts herself off after another of a series of failed romances and friendships. I would highly recommend reading her prior memoirs. It will assist in putting her latest in the proper perspective.” John L.