Seanan McGuire, “Indexing” (via emjayelle)
#fairy tales are about girls#fairy tales are about witches#fairy tales are about princesses#fairy tales are about wicked queens#fairy tales are about girls too poor to dare to dream but still do#fairy tales are about women
When a financial institution asks me my “mother’s maiden name” as a security question. Because it’s assumed that I have at least one and no more than one mother in my life AND that she married AND that she gave up her own name AND that that part of her identity was erased enough from my public history so as to be a password to access my private information.
Holy crap, I never realized.
and 100 squat challenges, is -
we are taught to suffer for good things,
to work ourselves thin,
discomfort is temporary and the rewards worth it;
we are taught to defy our instincts,
we are taught not to flinch
when something burns our skin;
to stay perfectly still,
until we are perfectly pretty;
pain is how you know you’re alive;
sore is the new sexy. — m.v., why doesn’t she just leave him. (via findingwordsforthoughts)
Do comics fanboys realize how ridiculous they are? Like, do they get that other hobbies don’t do this?
Comics Fanboys: You’re not a comics fan unless you know the origin of Beppo the Super Monkey. Also, name eighteen Green Lanterns, not counting Katma Tui.
Knitters: You’re not a knitter unless you have a pair of needles. Do you have a pair of needles? I can lend you a pair of needles.