The biggest three Young Adult literature franchises in the past decade have been Harry Potter, Hunger Games, and Twilight. All of them were written by women.

fandomsandfeminism:

And yet we still get articles like this:

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And it annoys the hell out of me. 

Because John Green has said and done some great, wonderful things. He’s also done and said some super shitty things. He’s written some decent books, and done some good charity work.

But he did not save Young Adult Literature. He did not usher in a grand new era of Young Adult Literature. If anything, he is riding on the coattails of women more successful than him in the literary world. 

rinnegay:

this series ain’t gonna end in 2014 jokes on us kishimoto just playing games this series ain’t even gonna end when he dead because he’s gonna keep writing this story even from the grave man

h0ppip:

"hey aren’t you too old for Poké…”

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solarselection:

This is how nerds get to class

My tumblr turned 3 today! I can’t believe I’ve spent three years (on and off) on this website. 

goliosi:

laughing and crying at the same time because gaara literally tells his dad “yea i died but nbd my friends saved me” and his dads response is “YOU HAVE FRIENDS”

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politicallyactivated:

Walmart’s Food Stamp Scheme

politicallyactivated:

Walmart’s Food Stamp Scheme

I’m at my aunt’s house right now watching her dog and a grocery store opened up nearby awhile back. It’s a big deal because she lives in a very small, rural area and this is the fist real grocery store in the area.

I went to it for the first time today and a friendly cashier asked if I needed help finding anything. Pretty standard, I get asked that a lot at stores. I told him no but thanks for asking and his response was “You are very welcome” He was smiling really big as he said it. I thought it was kinda weird but didn’t think anything of it.

Then I get to the checkout. He’s not the cashier but he’s standing nearby with another guy. I felt like they were talking about me but I dismissed it as me just being paranoid. He starts making small talk with me: “I love your shirt. The Beatles are awesome.” I didn’t really know what to say so I just nodded in agreement and said thank you.

He starts gathering my bags for me and hands them to me. As he does that he says “You look amazing today by the way.” At that moment I wasn’t even sure I heard him right. Where the hell did that come from? It was so awkward and I had no idea how to react. Most people would probably just take the compliment but the whole thing made me feel a bit anxious.

misandry-mermaid:

better-2-burn-out reblogged your post Male privilege is getting mad when a w… and added:

Female privilege is getting mad when your boss doesn’t pay for your contraception

Cis male privilege is not having to understand the basics of why the SCOTUS/Hobby Lobby ruling is discriminatory because THE EMPLOYER DOESN’T ACTUALLY PAY FOR ANY CONTRACEPTION BECAUSE THAT’S NOT HOW HEALTH INSURANCE WORKS YOU DIPSHIT

trotskay:

went to an American restaurant today!!!! ‘ello mate!!!!!! put forks in my hair to show my love for these Westerners’ food!!! Haha!!!!! Ha!!!! Ha!!! Ha!!! Ha  !

pervocracy:

postwhitesociety:

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I think the “women are mysterious” thing can also come from:
1) Women actually being quite clear, but not telling men what they want to hear.  ”She said she doesn’t want to talk to me?  So many mixed messages and confusing signals!”
2) Women not having cheat codes.  ”I tried being nice, and she didn’t have sex with me.  I tried being an asshole, and she didn’t have sex with me.  Come on, there’s got to be some kind of solution to this puzzle!”
3) Women not being a hive mind.  ”First a woman told me that she likes guys with big muscles.  Then the very next day a woman told me she thinks muscles aren’t attractive at all.  Make up your mind, women!”
4) An individual woman doing something confusing, and instead of asking “why is she doing this now?” men ask “why do women always do this?”

pervocracy:

postwhitesociety:

hm

I think the “women are mysterious” thing can also come from:

1) Women actually being quite clear, but not telling men what they want to hear.  ”She said she doesn’t want to talk to me?  So many mixed messages and confusing signals!”

2) Women not having cheat codes.  ”I tried being nice, and she didn’t have sex with me.  I tried being an asshole, and she didn’t have sex with me.  Come on, there’s got to be some kind of solution to this puzzle!”

3) Women not being a hive mind.  ”First a woman told me that she likes guys with big muscles.  Then the very next day a woman told me she thinks muscles aren’t attractive at all.  Make up your mind, women!”

4) An individual woman doing something confusing, and instead of asking “why is she doing this now?” men ask “why do women always do this?”