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We never say that all men deserve to feel beautiful. We never say that each man is beautiful in his own way. We don’t have huge campaigns aimed at young boys trying to convince them that they’re attractive, probably because we very rarely correlate a man’s worth with his appearance. The problem is that a woman’s value in this world is still very much attached to her appearance, and telling her that she should or deserves to feel beautiful does more to promote that than negate it. Telling women that they “deserve” to feel pretty plays right in to the idea that prettiness should be important to them. And having books and movies aimed at young women where every female protagonist turns out to be beautiful (whereas many of the antagonists are described in much less flattering terms) reinforces the message that beauty has some kind of morality attached to it, and that all heroines are somehow pretty.

You Don’t Have To Be Pretty – On YA Fiction And Beauty As A Priority | The Belle Jar (via brutereason)
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Most people do not listen
with the intent
to understand;

they listen
with the intent
to reply.

Stephen Covey  (via bondings)
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Catcalling is not sweet or empowering. It’s harassment, with potentially deadly consequences.

In the past two weeks, two women have been brutally attacked for rejecting men’s advances (via micdotcom)
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Motherfuckers will read a book that’s 1/3 elvish, but put two sentences in Spanish and White people think we’re taking over.

Junot Diaz to the interview question “Do you think using Spanish in your writing alienates some of your readers?” (via spoopyzourry)

Always reblog Junot Diaz

(via yahighway)

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book-answers:

People who say I am hard to shop for must not know where books are sold..

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writing “sorry” at the bottom of your math test

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cutefatbabe:

stop being mean to girls that like themselves

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