Sage advice, verbal vomit, and social justice reblogs from your favorite literary teddy bear.

 

givemeamuseum:

loveletterstogeekythings:

This is the one of the best Daily Show episodes in a while. Jon Stewart is the man by not condoning sexism!

Fucking exactly.

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jbildungsroman:

Ugh, worst song ever. 

if we’re being honest, this was the moment that Emma Stone arrived.

I think this is everybody’s favorite scene from Easy A, for a reason! Emma Stone can do no wrong!!

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politicsprepandpearls:

Feminist-a person who supports feminism.

Feminism-the advocacy of women’s rights on the grounds of political, social, and economic equality to men.

sir-brandothan:

How Frozen Should Have Ended

I can’t stop laughing at the bonus scene after the credits! HAHAHAHA!!

theliterarysnob:

booksturnmugglesintowizards:

fuckyeahsansastark:

Why Sansa Stark Is the Strongest Character on ‘Game of Thrones’ by Julianne Ross

Sansa is awesome and I can’t wait for her storyline this season

I never understood why I’m in the minority of fans who like Sansa. Throughout the series we’ve seen a lot of growth in her character and I’m interested to see where GRRM takes her story in the future. Most people in ASOIAF underestimate her and that could be their downfall.

Just adding my own voice to the Sansa love! This article is spot on!

themaidenofthetree:

I want you to imagine a ten year old version of yourself sitting right there on this couch. Now this is the little girl who first believed that she was fat, and ugly, and an embarrassment.

And I’m sobbing! I NEED to watch this show ASAP!

Anonymous asked
Well now I'm curious. I looked up all of the books that you recommended and there's only one by a male writer. You know men write YA too, right? It's not just stories about vapid teen girls. There are real stories in there. Might I recommend you branch out to include more stories that aren't just about teen girls? Neil Gaiman, David Levithan, Jay Asher just to name a few.

summerscourtney:

aprihop:

 There are real stories in there

are you trying to tell me, a woman, that a story about a “vapid” teen girl isn’t a real story? dude are you lost on the way to /r/theredpill or something?

i’m not at all interested in the authors mentioned, or their books. they do nothing for me. if you want to recommend books to people, go ahead and do it, but i’m not going to do it for you. and for real, neil gaiman? do you even go here? 

ok which one of you is trolling me tho

"Men write YA too, right? It’s not just stories about vapid teen girls."

"Men write YA too, right? It’s not just stories about vapid teen girls."

"Men write YA too, right? It’s not just stories about vapid teen girls."

"Men write YA too, right? It’s not just stories about vapid teen girls."

"Men write YA too, right? It’s not just stories about vapid teen girls."

"Men write YA too, right? It’s not just stories about vapid teen girls."

Wow, every time I publish a YA novel, I hope there are at least 10 male YA writers out there to make up for my stories about vapid teenage girls.  WAIT.  What am I even saying.  My books aren’t even REAL!  They don’t even exist.  Thank goodness for that because they’re about girls.

This is why the ongoing conversation about how undermined and discredited female YA writers are for their work is so important.  Whether or not this ask is serious—I hope it’s not, but ha ha as a YA author I’ve seen exactly this sentiment when it is—it’s super indicative of a very real and pervasive and damaging attitude that NEEDS CHANGING.  (Or wait, does it?  It’s just hurting girls, after all!  Those vapid, vapid girls.)  Also a perfect example of how any story that has value to a girl is completely devalued BECAUSE it has value to a girl.

I mean, seriously, how can you write someone an ask like that with any kind of sincerity and not see how messed up the overall sentiment driving it is?

It is too often that my fellow men of the species let me down. This is yet another example of that. Stories by female writers, and about the teen girl experience have been some of the most moving and wonderful stories I have read in my life, and I’ve related whole-heartedly to them, because they are real stories! Human stories! And fuck anyone who doesn’t get that!

rklipman:

Jon Stewart and Matt Taibbi discuss the different treatment afforded to ‘street’ based drug users and white-collar criminals profiting from the drug trade.

holy shit.

(Source: sandandglass)