“If our pop culture were pretty balanced among some stories that were mostly about boy characters and some stories that were mostly about girl characters and some stories that were about a fairly balanced bunch of both boy and girl characters and some stories that 75/25 boys/girls and some stories that were 75/25 girls/boys, and so on, it wouldn’t matter. But this is not how it is. The vast majority of stories are about male characters. The vast majority of stories about groups of character feature lots of different male characters — often defined by various traits: The Fat One, The Smart One, The Clumsy One, The Daring One, and so on — and perhaps, if we’re lucky, a single female character who is defined solely by her gender: The Girl One. Nothing beside femaleness is needed to define this character: she is not brave or cowardly, reckless or prudent, smart or dumb — she’s just the girl. She’s probably pretty, because that’s how you know she’s a girl: she’s there to make the world more pleasant for the male characters. She might need to get rescued at some point. She’s almost definitely the carrot dangled in front of The Leader One, with the prospect of her as the prize he wins if he succeeds.”—Maryann Johnson, Winnie the Pooh: Slayer of Feminist Fantasies (via thequietworld)
Me:WHAT DOES NANCY GRACE HAVE TO SAY ABOUT ALL THESE SHOOTINGS?!? Will the beautiful babes of Oslow/Texas have justice? Or will they perish in the mass graves of liberal sentencing policies like CAYLEE ANTHONY?!??
Julie Klausner:Nancy Grace does not give a SHIT about babies who are killed en masse. That would be too NRA-bating. Also, foreigners? Are you joking? Not her turf, hombre. She's into single white American babies being mur-daired by, and ideally tortured by single human beens, period ,the end. She is also into leather blazers.
“It makes me angry to think after years of being a punching bag in the press that it takes the death of Amy Winehouse for her art and life to be treated with any amount of respect. For every slurred line or stumble paraded in newspapers or across the internet & tv there was a real person with real issues who’s life and works were marginalized in order to exploit her sickness. What a shame.”—Ryan Adams (via letitride)