Sunburnt Brain

Apr 12

There are no Jack Kerouacs or Holden Caulfields for girls. Literary girls don’t take road-trips to find themselves; they take trips to find men.

"Great" books, as defined by the Western canon, didn’t contain female protagonists I could admire. In fact, they barely contained female protagonists at all.

” — It’s Frustratingly Rare to Find a Novel About Women That’s Not About Love - Kelsey McKinney - The Atlantic (via davidlynchshair)

(Source: oditor, via subconciousevolution)

“The idea that sex is something a woman gives a man, and she loses something when she does that, which again for me is nonsense. I want us to raise girls differently where boys and girls start to see sexuality as something that they own, rather than something that a boy takes from a girl.” — Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (NPR)

(Source: try-so-to-live, via subconciousevolution)

Apr 09

More moms are staying home but not necessarily because they want to

Mar 29

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Jimmy Carter: Violence Against Women Is The Most Pervasive Human Rights Violation In The World | ThinkProgress

Snickers’ hunger-induced street harassment

Mar 22

smartgirlsattheparty:

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Why Women Rightly Fear Failure | The Nation

Vintage sexism: 20 things men don’t like about women in the office

Mar 06

smartgirlsattheparty:

strongfemaleleads:

Utopian Feminist[Charlotte Perkins Gilman, American sociologist, lecturer, novelist, writer of short stories, poetry, and nonfiction]

One of our favorite kinds of smart girl is an old-fashioned smartass smart girl.

smartgirlsattheparty:

strongfemaleleads:

Utopian Feminist

[Charlotte Perkins Gilman, American sociologist, lecturer, novelist, writer of short stories, poetry, and nonfiction]

One of our favorite kinds of smart girl is an old-fashioned smartass smart girl.

smartgirlsattheparty:

Happy President’s Day! Go do some good!

smartgirlsattheparty:

Happy President’s Day! Go do some good!

explore-blog:

February 19, 1963: Betty Friedan publishes The Feminine Mystique, a turning point in the conversation on gender politics. Thank you for everything, Betty.

explore-blog:

February 19, 1963: Betty Friedan publishes The Feminine Mystique, a turning point in the conversation on gender politics. Thank you for everything, Betty.

(via smartgirlsattheparty)

There Is a Salary Gap Even When Women Pay Themselves - NYTimes.com