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'On Reckoning' by Amy Remeikis is a powerful account of her personal and professional rage. Here are ten of the best quotes by Amy Remeikis.
Amy Remeikis’s ‘On Reckoning’ is about personal and professional rage in the context of the issues that surround women’s safety.
It is about opening doors for necessary conversations to take place. A very well-written and amazing book, I highly recommend it.
For me, it is one of the most brilliant books I’ve read till date. Compiled below are some quotes from ‘On Reckoning’ by Amy Remeikis that would compel everyone to think and act in this context.
Rage never disappears. It only sits dormant.
It’s not all men, and yet, statistically, it will be a man.
There is every chance that someone in your everyday life is someone else’s monster.
Anger can be destructive, but it can also be transformative.
You shouldn’t get a cookie for telling people not to sexually assault other people. And, yet, here we are.
Our history is stained with injustices and rage that took too long to be acknowledged.
But this is not a ‘women’s issue’ and it is not for women to solve.
In order to achieve real change, more than half the population needs to give a shit.
None of us are equal until all of us are.
The thing about reckonings is that for them to truly occur, all that came before has to be burnt to the ground.
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If her MIL had accepted her with some affection, wouldn't they have built a mutually happier relationship by now?
The incident took place ten years ago.
Smita could visit her mother only in summers when her daughter had school holidays. Her daughter also enjoyed meeting her Nani, and both of them had done their reservations for a week. A month before their visit, her husband told her, “My mom is coming for 4-5 months!”
Smita shuddered. She knew the repercussions. She would have to hear sarcastic comments from her mother-in-law for visiting her mother. She may make these comments directly only a bit, but her servants would be flooded with the words, “How horrible she is! She leaves me and goes!”
Are we so swayed by star power and the 'entertainment' quotient of cinema that satisfies our carnal instincts that we choose to ignore our own subconscious mind which always knows what is right and what is wrong?
Trigger Warning: This has graphic descriptions of violence and may be triggering to survivors and victims of violence.
Do you remember your first exposure to an extremely violent act or the aftermath of a violent act?
I am pretty sure for most of us it would be through cinema. But I remember very vividly my first exposure to aftermath of an unbelievably grotesque violent act in real life. It was as a student at a Dental College and Hospital.
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