the sexual tension when u and ur crush are online on fb at the same time and u just stare at their lil green dot
and suddenly you know what gatsby felt like
This is actually the most profound and appropriate literary allusion I’ve encountered so far this week.
(Source: twoukofukawa, via lifeinsmallpresspublishing)
J.K. Rowling, Suzanne Collins, Harper Lee, and more: The genre is full of women storytellers.
I wrote a response to this in my YA Genre course :::
It saddens me that female authors writing 63 percent of the top 235 YA books somehow makes them “dominating the genre”. In the book world, men are still dominating – the New York Review of Books reviews 83 percent male-written books, and the New York Times Book Review reviews 65 percent male-written books (not to mention the fact that the vast majority of reviewers themselves are male, and I would not be surprised if most titles relegated to female reviewers are the female-authored titles) (according to The Guardian). Check out Ruth Franklin’s “A Literary Glass Ceiling?” article on New Republic – they went through book catalogs of various publishing houses and calculated gender percentages (disregarding books completely unlikely to get reviewed) and found evidence that even big-name publishers aren’t bothering to pick female authors. The best percentage ended up being 55/45 in men’s favor, With 11 of 13 publishing houses falling at or below 30 percent female authors. I mean, we’re still in a time where women are using initials or pseudonyms (ex. J.K. Rowling) just so a male will bother to pick up her novel without the preconceived notion that it is a “girl book”. I am not calling for some massive overhaul of the book industry, where women are exactly 50 percent of all published and reviewed titles; however, a little more effort to get those names noticed and read would benefit the industry and women in general.
Hear, hear. Let’s get a little more equality in this industry. Or at least, more conscious effort towards it!
i haven’t caught up to any shows lately so nobody tell me what happened to ADVENTURE TIME, PARKS AND RECREATION, or COMMUNITY.
(Submission (sort-of) courtesy of the lovely and talented Marisa Dobson)
(Note: this does *not* apply to all interns…just the incompetent ones)
posts like this always make me paranoid :(