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This was the single funniest thing I have ever seen a president do.
I’M STILL LAUGHING.
I will never not reblog this.
Let’s all take a moment to remember that Obama actually fucking did this omg
Can you imagine the phone call to Disney for this? “Hi, Disney, the prez here, I need a favor…”
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.
OUR FIRST GIF!!!! WE ARE OFFICIALLY ON THE INTERNET, PEOPLE!
Though the original context of this gifset is a video about dating, I feel like this is helping me deal with my being rejected from MBA programs (at least a little bit, anyway).
If it’s any comfort, I got rejected from Creative Writing MFA programs twice. The second time, my writing sample was from a manuscript I working on called THE END GAMES. About two years later, John Green named THE END GAMES as his favorite book in an interview in PEOPLE Magazine.
I wonder how many people have text that very poorly blurred out phone number up there.
Got curious and did a fast search. Results: Someone’s changing their number soon because OMG the number of people texting and calling this poor person is insane!
This deserves more notes
Did you know that the #UNBREAKABLE audiobook is narrated by Candice Accola from #TheVampireDiaries? You can listen to an excerpt at TheLegionSeries.com.