20 4 / 2014

"

Before John Green, his general category of realistic (non-fantasy) YA was rife with teen angst and “issues” fiction that you might have associated with the legendary Judy Blume, or with newer writers like Sarah Dessen or Laurie Halse Anderson. Anderson’s classic 1999 novel Speak, about a high schooler struggling to deal with the aftermath of sexual assault, was so influential that three years later Penguin launched an entire imprint named after it. One of the books launched under the behest of Speak was Green’s Looking for Alaska. But it’s Green whose name you’re more likely to know today, not Anderson’s, although Anderson has won more awards and written more books.



On Twitter, Green has 2 million followers. Compared to the rest of the leaders in Young Adult fiction, that number is staggering. To approach even half the Twitter influence of John Green all by himself, you need an entire army of YA women. Anderson, Blume, Dessen, Veronica Roth, Cassandra Clare, Richelle Mead, Margaret Stohl, Kami Garcia, Rainbow Rowell, Maureen Johnson, Malinda Lo, Holly Black, LJ Smith, Ellen Hopkins, Shannon Hale, Lauren Myracle, Libba Bray, Melissa Marr, and Leigh Bardugo: As a group these women only have about 1.2 million followers on Twitter.

That’s the voice of one man outweighing several decades of women who have had major successes, critical acclaim, and cultural influence.

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"Young Adult Publishing and the John Green Effect" (via delicatedad)

When a man succeeds in a devalued (because of its association with women) field, he legitimizes it in popular opinion.

(via survivorsuperhero)

(Source: bookshop, via lumberjack)

20 4 / 2014

tockthewatchdog:

mattheuphonium:

kim-jong-chill:

i need feminism because when jesus does a magic trick it’s a goddamn miracle but when a woman does a magic trick she gets burned at the stake

fabulous 

i mean they did also kill jesus. that was a pretty significant thing that happened. like i understand where you’re coming from here but they very much did kill jesus.

(via amysantiaago)

18 4 / 2014

cocktailsband:

and now to Stevie with this weekend’s forecast …

(Source: BuzzFeed, via yrstruly)

18 4 / 2014

16 4 / 2014

"People run from rain but
sit
in bathtubs full of
water."

Charles Bukowski (via bittersweetsongs)

Wow bukowski so profound do you also bathe fully clothed you dickhead. “Oohh isn’t it funny that a person will eat when they’re hungry but will duck if you throw an apple at their face”

(via coolestpriest)


pretty much how I feel every time a Bukowski quote comes up on my dash.

(Source: cachaemic, via yrstruly)

15 4 / 2014

nbprochoice:

#NBProchoice
http://www.canlii.org/en/nb/laws/regu/nb-reg-84-20/latest/nb-reg-84-20.html (scroll way down!)

While it’s legal to get an abortion in Canada (its a right), New Brunswick makes it nearly impossible for women to obtain one there.

nbprochoice:

#NBProchoice

http://www.canlii.org/en/nb/laws/regu/nb-reg-84-20/latest/nb-reg-84-20.html (scroll way down!)

While it’s legal to get an abortion in Canada (its a right), New Brunswick makes it nearly impossible for women to obtain one there.

14 4 / 2014

jennyjennybobenny:

fullcredit:

This is the most accurate sentence that has ever been said on national television. 

Yes. To add to this, something Joe said the other day: “If men had periods, you would get that week off from work every month.”

(Source: amysantiaago)

14 4 / 2014

14 4 / 2014

hometownsarehell:

Favorite things › movies [1/?] › Drop Dead Gorgeous 1999

"This pageant is like a roach motel. Girls check in but they don’t check out"

(via thereal1990s)

14 4 / 2014