That’s the magic potion. If you ever hear yourself saying, “Why don’t they?”, you just end it with an ellipsis and go start it. Because you’ve found something so fucking rare in this world: Unclaimed real estate. You know how fucking valuable that is? Everything has been fucking done, kids. You go online and you will watch a horse fuck a man. Everything has been fucking done. So when you find something that’s like, “Nobody’s on this block of land,” or you go through a door nobody’s gone through before, because “Who would go through that fucking door? Who wants to go through the man-to-walrus door?”, be first in something.
Kevin Smith on The Nerdist podcast
Margaret Atwood, via Buzzfeed

Margaret Atwood, via Buzzfeed

Margaret Atwood, via Buzzfeed

Margaret Atwood, via Buzzfeed

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Being pretty discredits you entirely. Pretty women can’t be smart, because pretty women are intrinsically shallow and superficial and it’s laughable that they should expect to be taken seriously about anything. Pretty women are biologically destined to supply decoration to the world, not brains, and so you should be at least a little ugly if you want anyone to think you might be semi-intelligent. Ugly women read more, because nobody asks them on dates, and even if they’re reading chick lit or “The Rules” or whatever, that probably exercises a few more brain cells than staring in a mirror wondering if they should change the shape of their eyebrows, or whatever hot chicks think about.

But don’t feel left out, ugly girls — you’ll still get those rape/death/rapedeath/deathrape threats, they’ll just probably mention how ugly you are, and that you should consider the rape offer a generous favor from a magnanimous benefactor. Bonus!

Yes, you, with the uptalk and the vocal fry. Stop communicating in different ways. Stop asking for consensus! Stop checking in with your audience! Stop making concessions to the other side of your argument! And stop blaming “sexism” when men talk over you, dismiss your points, or steal your ideas. LEAN IN, BITCHES. God.

Lesley Kinzel, “How to Be a Woman on the Internet”
lastnightsreading:

Julie Otsuka at the Brooklyn Book Festival, 9/21/14

lastnightsreading:

Julie Otsuka at the Brooklyn Book Festival, 9/21/14

lastnightsreading:

Roxane Gay at the Brooklyn Book Festival, 9/21/14

lastnightsreading:

Roxane Gay at the Brooklyn Book Festival, 9/21/14

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