And yes, young adult novels tend to be about young adults, and teenager-y things...– This NYT Room for Debate piece by Lev Grossman is a brilliant explanation of why we read teen books. The Joel Stein piece, on the other hand, makes me feel sad for him. I want to ask him, using that logic, shouldn’t teens only read books written for teens, and not be able to read “adult” books until...
If you are trying to transform a brutalised society into one where people can...– Adrienne Rich. (via zeezeescorner)
[What] Collins explores with real brilliance is that most social orders are more...– John Green’s tumblr: I Saw The Hunger Games Last Night (via wilwheaton)
As you certainly know by now, in “The Hunger Games,” Katniss Everdeen is a...– The sexual politics of “The Hunger Games” - Salon.com (via becoming-wave)
One of the most important lessons white feminists learned from the work of...– Lisa Heldke, “Let’s Cook Thai: Recipes for Colonialism” (via yesalltheposts)
The issue, for Republicans, is not just that Santorum would lose in November....– Eugene Robinson, Rick Santorum Could Take Republicans Down With Him (via liberalsarecool)
The only real love I have ever felt was for children and other women...– Adrienne Rich (1929-2012), ”The Phenomenology of Anger” (via erosum)
Jenna Talackova Removed from Miss Universe Canada... →
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Even if we put aside the question of fetal personhood and assume that a fetus...– Offensive Feminism, Jill Filipovic (via rrrambleon)
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First of all, as a student of culture and popular culture and the impact that it...– actor Levar Burton, Star Trek and Reading Rainbow. Full interview here (via racebending)
We’re not surprised that a woman would wear pants, but a man in a skirt or dress...– Gwen Sharp, Embodying Gender Differences (via wewantrevolutiongirlstylenow)
My friend’s mother was in a parking lot when her car was hit by another driver....– Takedown: She Asked For It (via thetart)
FOX's 25th Anniversary Special; appearances from... →
Let me tell you how I deal with aspects of progress that are personally...– Ann Patchett (via thefemcritique)
Woman: Can I have birth control?
Woman: I got pregnant because I didn't have birth control and I don't want the fetus. Can I have an abortion?
Woman: I gave birth to my child but since I wasn't expecting it, I can't afford daycare. Can I have help paying for it?
Woman: Well, why can't I have birth control?
Government: Because. Sex isn't for recreation.
Woman: It can help regulate my period and benefit me in other ways.
Government: Too bad.
Man: For no reason other than for recreational sex, may I have birth control?
Government: Do you have a penis?
Man: YES, YES I DO!!
Government: WELL HOWDY, VALID CITIZEN. You can buy condoms by the dozens. Here, here's a pack of special condom for "His Pleasure." Oooh, these come in different colours and flavours. Here, try these. They have ribs on them. And this one glows in the dark!! LOL OMG DICK LIGHTSABER!!
Government: But seriously, you're a man. You can do what ever you want.
Government: Shut up, you sinning, freeloading hussy.
The language of GOP racial politics is heavy on euphemisms that allow the...– Juan Williams, not backing down from the question he posed to Newt Gingrich. (via liberalsarecool)
There was a slightly jarring moment when a fan asked the panel if there would...– Anglophenia’s report from Sunday’s panel at the DW UK convention. Holy shit. (via nom-chompsky)
Women of today are still being called upon to stretch across the gap of male...– Audre Lorde. (via futureabortiondoctor)
There are the occasions that men—intellectual men, clever men, engaged...– Melissa McEwan, of course, on the terrible bargain. My life as a woman, as a queer person, as a fat person, is not your thought experiment. (via sanitywatchers) I’ve posted this before, but it’s always relevant. (via petitefeministe)