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)
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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)
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More moms are staying home but not necessarily because they want to
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Snickers’ hunger-induced street harassment
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Vintage sexism: 20 things men don’t like about women in the office
[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.
Happy President’s Day! Go do some good!
February 19, 1963: Betty Friedan publishes The Feminine Mystique, a turning point in the conversation on gender politics. Thank you for everything, Betty.
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