Tell it Like it Is

"The negative effects of assigning novels that generally focus on men are subtle, but damaging to the self esteem of the girls that are reading them. It’s a classic example of the hidden (read: sexist) curriculum in our schools, and it tells young women that men are more interesting and that what men have to say carries more value than anything a woman might want to contribute. And all of this affects boys as well. If neither the media nor their English teachers will expose them to the complexity and humanity of women, then what is going to stop them from stereotyping and making kitchen jokes? A diverse education is the key to ending prejudice. And the lack of female authors reinforces the idea that women do not have successful careers, particularly in academic pursuits, which is a stereotype that Jane Austen was battling in the 1700s. How’s that for progress?"
— 1 week ago with 302 notes
#feminism  #representation  #education 

vivedessins:

"Catfish" © Vivien Wu

Thank you so much for your responses and appreciation to this post! Prints are available on my Etsy as well as my Society 6 shop. 

Looking forward to doing more on this series soon :3

(via twobossydames)

— 2 weeks ago with 113154 notes
#cat  #art  #mercats 
bluepueblo:

Forest Cabin, British Columbia, Canada
photo via carrie

bluepueblo:

Forest Cabin, British Columbia, Canada

photo via carrie

— 2 weeks ago with 285 notes
#I want to go to there  #forest  #cabin  #woods 
"Because lying to your kids about sex helps nobody. Telling them that sex is “only between mommies and daddies” is a lie that leads to confused, hormone charged teenagers. Telling them that sex is “only something that happens when two people love each other very much” is a lie that causes hormone charged teenagers to confuse “love” with “lust,” or “obsession.” It leads to leaps of logic like, “If I have sex with them, we must be in love.” Or worse- “If I love them, I have to have sex with them.” And how many teenage tragedies are based on that misconception?"
— 2 weeks ago with 73833 notes
#sex  #parenting  #love