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    Nine Wonderful Words About Words

    I am a guilty sesquipedalian who regularly suffers from semantic satiation which often leads to lethologica. 

    (via tyleroakley)

    — 4 months ago with 157389 notes
    #words  #onwords 


    Cate Blanchett wins the Oscars on more than one level

    (via ittakesii)

    — 4 months ago with 111127 notes


    oscars 2013

    oscars 2014

    some things just never change


    (Source: brookeeverdeen)

    — 4 months ago with 184756 notes
    #jlaw oscars lnoscars 
    When I fail to adequately organize my research materials



    Currently our apartment. Books upon books upon books upon books.

    — 5 months ago with 19 notes

    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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    (Source: becketted, via ginnabean)

    — 5 months ago with 61741 notes
    #gender  #books  #youngadult 
    "Oh, my, god. Becky, look at her butt.
    It is so big."
    'baby got back' passes the bechdel test (via battlestardidactica)

    (via lexcanroar)

    — 5 months ago with 26781 notes