i don’t want an obedient child.

i want a willing participant in our routine and family culture.

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Today’s Quote

"Loving yourself…does not mean being self-absorbed, it means welcoming yourself as the most honored guest in your own heart.”


- Margo Anand
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"It seems to me that on one page I recognized a portion of an old diary of mine which mysteriously disappeared shortly after my marriage, and, also, scraps of letters which, though considerably edited, sound to me vaguely familiar. In fact, Mr. Fitzgerald (I believe that is how he spells his name) seems to believe that plagiarism begins at home."


—Zelda Fitzgerald, in a review of her husband’s book in 1922 (via trishahaddad)

Reminder that F. Scott Fitzgerald stole his wife’s writing, many times, while suppressing her works. See “Save Me the Waltz”, which he forced her to revise so that he could use parts of it in his own book “Tender Is the Night”. And which author do we study in school?

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I didn’t know this.

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He also encouraged her to have affairs so he could use that for inspiration, and when she wanted to leave him for a man she fell in love with, he locked her in their house and wouldn’t let her leave.

When she wanted to publish “Save me the Waltz,” Fitzgerald wrote in his diary about DELIBERATELY trying to TRIGGER her schizophrenic episodes and making her incapable of fighting that battle.

And Fitzgerald scholars KNOW all this.  They write articles about how it was all okay because in the end, it inspired Fitzgerald to write Great Literature.

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knife his corpse

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Fuck I didn’t know this fuck ugh god why fuck ugh

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Yep. All true. Learned about his trifling ass studying creative writing and English lit. at CSU. Didn’t read ONE of her books on high school, yet we’re taught how amazing and talented he was. Makes me sick. xBx

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Twins by Alexander Kharlamov

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freud, like most cis men, thought his dick was so important that all of our unconcious desires were based around it

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oh my godddddd there is a new swedish reality tv show where they are tracking down internet trolls and confronting them about the death threats they’ve sent to people, since it’s actually illegal.

watching them try to explain how it’s not them is the best entertainment i’ve ever seen.

this episode ended with them fining him 5000 SEK to be paid to the victim!

guess what America should do

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"Toxic masculinity hurts men, but there’s a big difference between women dealing with the constant threat of being raped, beaten, and killed by the men in their lives, and men not being able to cry."

- Robert Jensen (via quoilecanard)

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This Noah Writer’s Lame Excuse For Using Only White Actors Is Aggressively Ignorant


Some excerpts copied verbatim from article writer Alexis Rhiannon: 

Or maybe you didn’t wonder about the lack of diversity at all, which wouldn’t surprise me, given that it’s fairly in keeping with the white-washing trend so prevalent in Hollywood right now and also always. With the exception of a few directors or producers and a handful of more A-list people of color who can command the same respect that their Caucasian counterparts are given, if there’s a role to fill, it’s gonna go to someone with white skin.

Even if it’s a character that’s written with a specific ethnicity, it’ll be appropriated by a white actor. Just think of Johnny Depp as Tonto in The Lone Ranger, Jake Gyllenhaal in The Prince Of Persia, Ben Affleck as Tony Mendez in Argo, Rooney Mara as Tiger Lily in the Peter Pan remake…

But don’t worry guys, one of the film’s writers, Ari Handel, says it’s no big deal. And he should know — he’s white!

“From the beginning, we were concerned about casting, the issue of race. What we realized is that this story is functioning at the level of myth, and as a mythical story, the race of the individuals doesn’t matter. They’re supposed to be stand-ins for all people.”

Yeah bro…it doesn’t matter to you. You made that clear when you cast the movie. But to casually say that a lily-white cast is supposed to be stand-ins for all people is something that only a middle-aged white guy could say with a straight face. But don’t worry, there’s more.

“Either you end up with a Bennetton ad or the crew of the Starship Enterprise. You either try to put everything in there, which just calls attention to it, or you just say, ‘Let’s make that not a factor, because we’re trying to deal with everyman.’”

Ugh. Again with that ‘everyman’ thing. Thank goodness that people of color have Russell Crowe and Emma Watson to represent them in your mythical epic! I’m so glad you didn’t call attention to it by calling out brands like United Colors of Bennetton and Star Trek that have been making a conscious effort to further the cause of diversity for decades now. I’m sorry that that was so distracting for you.

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Didn’t even get to close the search string before I was told I was wrong. 

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"I twittered about this earlier, but sometimes it feels as though talking about misogyny in this industry is like dealing with Groundhog Day: there seems to be a continuous reset, a collective male amnesia around the issue. As if, when a woman speaks out, it’s for the first time and everyone is shocked. Just shocked, I tell you. Sexism exists? OH MY GOD."

- Veteran writer Marjorie Liu on sexual harassment/misogny in the comics industry—and the collective amnesia that hits much of the industry every time the topic ever gets broached. (via robot6)

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