Oct 16, 2014
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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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Oct 7, 2014
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Happy day, Sherman Alexie.


Happy day, Sherman Alexie.

Sep 30, 2014
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I want to read so much more, more, more. But life.

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Sep 29, 2014
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In a relationship, you need somebody who’s going to call you out, not somebody who’s going to let everything slide. You need somebody who doesn’t want to live without you, but can. Not somebody that is dependent, but somebody who is stronger with you. A relationship is two people, not one.

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Sep 26, 2014
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I firmly believe in small gestures: pay for their coffee, hold the door for strangers, over tip, smile or try to be kind even when you don’t feel like it, pay compliments, chase the kid’s runaway ball down the sidewalk and throw it back to him, try to be larger than you are— particularly when it’s difficult. People do notice, people appreciate. I appreciate it when it’s done to (for) me. Small gestures can be an effort, or actually go against our grain (“I’m not a big one for paying compliments…”), but the irony is that almost every time you make them, you feel better about yourself. For a moment life suddenly feels lighter, a bit more Gene Kelly dancing in the rain.


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Sep 24, 2014
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In my brain right now:

Missing my puppy
Missing my boyfriend
RIP Uncle Bill
Dad’s wedding
Banned books week
“Inside” censorship and objectivity
Library fundraisers
Landlord lost my last rent check
Cat litter
Meetings - 4 tomorrow
Where does my money go
Gotta cook dinner
Climate change

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When I can see my food being prepared


Have to Pee





Dads and Tumblr

LMFAOOOO OMG I’m finna call my dad up right now this is gold.

The brotherhood of Dads!

Dads rule.

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Sep 11, 2014
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A prairie dog was too fat to get out of his hole


A prairie dog was too fat to get out of his hole

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Pronunciation: Brit. /ˈnɒvlti/ , U.S. /ˈnɑvəlti/

Etymology: < Anglo-Norman and Middle French novelté new situation (c1160 in Old French), Middle French, French nouveauté innovation, change (1280), character of that which is new (1280), something new (end of the 14th cent.), fashionable finery or fabric (1694), (plural) fabric of an unusual colour or design (1868) < novelnovel adj. + -té-ty suffix1.

a. Something new, not previously experienced, unusual, or unfamiliar; a novel thing.

b. A new custom or practice; an innovation.

c. Usu. in pl. News; tidings. Obs.

d. Innovation in thought or belief; heresy; (also) an instance of this.

e. An often useless or trivial but decorative or amusing object, esp. one relying for its appeal on the newness of its design.


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