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A confession: It took me a long time to like other ladies, much less being a lady myself.

I was “that girl” in high school — the one that is exactly like all the other girls who “aren’t like other girls.” I confused wanting to beat the boys with wanting to be the boys, and ended up mostly beating up on myself for being unsuccessful at both. Test scores, toughness, tequila shots — you name it, I wanted to win it (and instead fell victim to my lesser math skills and body weight).

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— A little confession about the way YA literature and its community made me realize that internalized misogyny sucks, plus a request for your help with my new project, “Badass Ladies You Should Know.” You can win copies of Poisoned ApplesWildlife, or Glory O’Brien’s History of the Future!
(via yahighway)

 ”We were on for ten years. I learned a lot and it’s allowed me to transition into film and there’s worst things than being called Superman.”

feministlikeme:

newperspective-xo:

flightofthecoco:

nerdloveandlolz:

This is true. I saw a documentary about it. Men’s orgasm faces are allowed in teenage comedies rated PG13, but women’s orgasm faces can often push it into NC-17 territory, no joke.

This is pretty much the equation:

women receiving abuse = PG-13/R

women receiving pleasure = R/NC-17

Ugh. I did a speech on this shit, and watched the documentary about it. Pisses me the fuck off.

So absolutely ridiculous. Yes, please, show us being raped, murdered, mutilated; but don’t you dare show us engaging in sexual gratification. Because that would be…obscene.


Rita Volk x Just Jared Jr.

Rita Volk x Just Jared Jr.

"Reading this made me so sad because I love seeing you in your videos and photos being so happy and wide eyed, like the world isn’t harsh and unfair as it actually is. I hate thinking about your pretty face covered in tears, because I know why you’re crying because I’ve been in your place. This isn’t a high school thing or an age thing. It’s a people thing. A life thing. It doesn’t stop. It doesn’t end or change. People cut other people down for entertainment, amusement, out of jealousy, because of something broken inside them, or for no reason at all. It’s just what they do, and you’re a target because you live your life loudly and boldly. You’re bright and joyful and so many people are cynical. They won’t understand you and they won’t understand me. But the only way they win is if your tears turn you to stone and make you bitter like them. It’s okay to ask why. It’s okay to wonder how you could try so hard and still get stomped all over. Just don’t let them change you or stop you from singing and dancing around to your favorite song. You’re going into high school this week and this is your chance to push the reset button on how much value you give the opinions of these kids, most oh whom ahve NO idea who they are. I’m so proud of you and protective of you because you DO. If they don’t like you for being yourself, be yourself even more. Every time someone picks on me, I’ll think of you in hopes that every time someone picks on you, you’ll think of me… and how we have this thread that connects us. Let them keep living in darkness and we’ll keep walking in the sunlight. Forever on your side, Taylor."
— Taylor Swift on a fan’s instagram post. [x]  (via adelaidakane)
#art

cubebreaker:

Former Marine turned photographer Joel Parés’ series Judging America used real people dressed as stereotypes to remind us to not judge a person based on their tattoos, clothing, ethnicity, profession, or sexual orientation, but on their merits.

nikktheconqueerer:

YOU GUYS CANT EVEN FUCKING WAIT 5 DAYS TO MAKE THIS JOKE JESUS