- If Orange is the New Black is so good with representation, why are all the men horrible?
- They're not all horrible. Bennett's nice. What more do you want?
- But he's clueless and irresponsible! And that's just ONE guy! How can you give me ONE decent male character in a slew of diverse female characters and call THAT representation?
- ...must be tough.
i remember watching movies like 10 things i hate about you when i was little and being like yay when im older there will be a boy who likes that im loud and opinionated
oh boy do i have some news for you 10 year old me
You are personally responsible for becoming more ethical than the society you grew up in.
I wonder how many stranger’s stories we make it into? You know, maybe someone saw you in passing and told their friends about how pretty the girl in the lavender sweater was. Or maybe they overheard you say a joke and repeated it to their friend, confessing that they heard it from some guy at the store.
I think about this all the time
My fav thing about tumblr is the complete lack of country music it makes me feel like this is where I should be
The biggest three Young Adult literature franchises in the past decade have been Harry Potter, Hunger Games, and Twilight. All of them were written by women.
And yet we still get articles like this:
And it annoys the hell out of me.
Because John Green has said and done some great, wonderful things. He’s also done and said some super shitty things. He’s written some decent books, and done some good charity work.
But he did not save Young Adult Literature. He did not usher in a grand new era of Young Adult Literature. If anything, he is riding on the coattails of women more successful than him in the literary world.
my feminist goal is not to convince men that girls are of value, my feminist goal is to achieve a future where the judgement of our value isn’t in the hands of men.