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yunglapras:

i hate that “LOL SO IF WOMEN ARE EQUAL CAN I PUNCH YOU” shit bc 1 in 3 women are abused

y’all are already punching us

the issue is that we’d like you to stop

(via roses-and-glitter)

The problem that needs to be fixed is not kick all the girls out of YA, it’s teach boys that stories featuring female protagonists or written by female authors also apply to them. Boys fall in love. Boys want to be important. Boys have hopes and fears and dreams and ambitions. What boys also have is a sexist society in which they are belittled for “liking girl stuff.” Male is neutral, female is specific.

I heard someone mention that Sarah Rees Brennan’s THE DEMON’S LEXICON would be great for boys, but they’d never read it with that cover. Friends, then the problem is NOT with the book. It’s with the society that’s raising that boy. It’s with the community who inculcated that boy with the idea that he can’t read a book with an attractive guy on the cover.

Here’s how we solve the OMG SO MANY GIRLS IN YA problem: quit treating women like secondary appendages. Quit treating women’s art like it’s a niche, novelty creation only for girls. Quit teaching boys to fear the feminine, quit insisting that it’s a hardship for men to have to relate to anything that doesn’t specifically cater to them.

Because if I can watch Raiders of the Lost Ark and want to grow up to be an archaeologist, there’s no reason at all that a boy shouldn’t be able to read THE DEMON’S LEXICON with its cover on. My friends, sexism doesn’t just hurt women, and our young men’s abysmal rate of attraction to literacy is the proof of it.

If you want to fix the male literary crisis, here’s your solution:

Become a feminist.

The Problem is Not the Books, Saundra Mitchell (via silverstags)

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'No One Belongs Here More Than You' by Miranda July #2014inbooks

'No One Belongs Here More Than You' by Miranda July #2014inbooks

there’s something dangerous about the boredom of teenage girls. 

the virgin suicides (1999) , spring breakers (2012) , twin peaks (1990 - 1991) , lolita (1997) , cracks (2009) , stoker (2013) 

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ificouldbeheard:

vanehwasreal:

vanehwasreal:

i’ve always scoffed at those “oh my god europe is tiny”-posts but we just took the wrong exit driving back to our cabin and we literally ended up in norway and decided to just stay for dinner so yeah

this just happened AGAIN jesus fucking christ there isn’t even a sign that says welcome to fucking norway you’re just there all of a sudden

I could miss an exit and still stay in my state for another 8 hours.

(via khaleesi)

allthingseurope:

Gdansk, Poland (by Art Walaszek)

allthingseurope:

Gdansk, Poland (by Art Walaszek)

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phils-mum-and-llama-placentas:

theangelshavetheconfetti:

anthonygrey:

Now that’s how you do 3D on Tumblr.

It has a fucking shadow.

This is the best 3D gif, I’ve seen a lot, and this wins by a mile

(Source: tumblebuggie, via quixoticandabsurd)

kateordie:

Oh god I feel this so hard

(Source: thepossibility)

englishsnow:

 pau’lin

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favourite characterssatine, moulin rouge.

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