Tara French, In the Woods
Flawless (Beyonce feat. Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie)
We teach girls to shrink themselves
To make themselves smaller
We say to girls,
"You can have ambition
But not too much
You should aim to be successful
But not too successful
Otherwise you will threaten the man.”
Because I am female
I am expected to aspire to marriage
I am expected to make my life choices
Always keeping in mind that
Marriage is the most important
Now marriage can be a source of
Joy and love and mutual support
But why do we teach girls to aspire to marriage
And we don’t teach boys the same?
We raise girls to see each other as competitors
Not for jobs or for accomplishments
Which I think can be a good thing
But for the attention of men
We teach girls that they cannot be sexual beings
In the way that boys are
Feminist: the person who believes in the social
Political, and economic equality of the sexes
Here’s the book trailer for Poisoned Apples. The trailer features authors Tahereh Mafi, A.S. King, Libba Bray, Chris Crutcher, Megan Whalen Turner, Sara Zarr, Alaya Dawn Johnson, and Rae Carson. It premiered today on mtv.com.
Feminist poetry based on fairy-tale tropes. Seriously, this book is incredible. Watch the trailer to hear a sample. SO GOOD.
Ungrateful Little Father (Forgiveness Rock Record, 2010) // Broken Social Scene
This is the Last Time (Trouble Will Find Me, 2013) // The National
"But your love is such a swamp / You don’t think before you jump / And I said I wouldn’t get sucked in / I… this is the last time"