“It saddens me to see girls proudly declaring they’re not like other girls – especially when it’s 41,000 girls saying it in a chorus, never recognizing the contradiction. It’s taking a form of contempt for women – even a hatred for women – and internalizing it by saying, Yes, those girls are awful, but I’m special, I’m not like that, instead of stepping back and saying, This is a lie.
The real meaning of “I’m not like the other girls” is, I think, “I’m not the media’s image of what girls should be.” Well, very, very few of us are. Pop culture wants to tell us that we’re all shallow, backstabbing, appearance-obsessed shopaholics without a thought in our heads beyond cute boys and cuter handbags. It’s a lie – a flat-out lie – and we need to recognize it and say so instead of accepting that judgment as true for other girls, but not for you.”—
Excellent article. I always end up thinking this when I see reblogs like that. Female competition is a horrible, poisonous thing (that I’ve only recently gotten over engaging in, and I am much happier for it).
It’s 2012, which means a political firestorm has ensued on my Facebook news feed that is both hilarious at times and a verbal fistfight thanks to our wonderful bipartisan system and the general idea that we live in a world of black and white. But my favorite part is when the posts start becoming…
Great words that can be applied to more than just politics.
Not something I’d get asked as often as one might think, but I do get asked this nevertheless. Every other artist that maybe skilled, talented, experienced, etc. get asked this all too often from what I see. The best me or any other artist that isn’t a teacher can give you is just…
;-; I wish I had read this during college. So much <3
I’M REALLY ENJOYING WATCHING EVERYONE FANGIRL OVER IROH LATELY… so I’m just going to leave this here for you guys. I thought it would be kind of appropriate — I mean, could there have been a better song to do this to?! …IT NEEDS TO BE FINALE DAY NOW — THAT IS ALL. ♥
Iroh, dear Have no fear Fandom welcomes you So come right here Fire nation hottie drawing near You’ll bring honor to us all
Wait and see When we’re through There’ll be piles of fanart Drawn for you Lots of swooning and some fainting too You’ll bring honor to us all
A guy can bring his fanbase lots of honor in one way Just help the Avatar To win next Saturday
Tall and smart Sharp and true Just like Zuko And your namesake too We’re already so in love with you You’ll bring honor to us all
With Fire Nation amber eyes and dapper raven hair There’s nothing we can do But sit in awe and stare
Darling, you’re everything We all hoped and thought that you would be We’re so glad you’re here and finally You’ll bring honor to us all
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