My guinea pig is walking the dog
"Screw writing “strong” women. Write interesting women. Write well-rounded women. Write a woman who kicks ass, write a woman who cowers in a corner. Write a woman who’s desperate for a husband. Write a woman who doesn’t need a man. Write women who cry, women who rant, women who are shy, women who don’t take no shit, women who need validation. THEY ARE ALL OKAY, and all those things could exist in THE SAME WOMAN. Women shouldn’t be valued because we are strong, or kick-ass, but because we are people. So don’t focus on writing characters who are strong. Write characters who are people. ”
k but i take issue with fleur being the one who’s “desperate for a husband” like no no no n oooo
I think it’s because she’s the only one who gets married in the series. I’d probably put Lavender.
- Walking “the line between literary lyricism and good old-fashioned science fiction storytelling,” The Summer Prince follows two young girls who seek out their own answers to questions about love, art, technology, tradition and sex while living in a futuristic Brazilian city run by women.
- When a photographer’s assistant learns her long lost lover who she believes is dead is actually alive and married, her life is changed forever. Jessica Lott’s debut novel, The Rest of Us, "demonstrates a wicked gift for mimicking the meaningless pronouncements of hoity-toity culture criticism."
And in non-fiction…
- Bestselling author and environmental activist Bill McKibben recounts the personal and global story of the fight to build and preserve a sustainable planet in Oil and Honey.
- Charles Graeber spent six years investigating the case of Charlie Cullen — the nurse who was suspected of killing patients with lethal injections of a variety of medications. He pieces together the elements of the serial killer’s story in The Good Nurse.
- What’s the best way to learn how to write well? Study the work of good writers, which is the approach Robert Pinsky takes in his poetry-writing guidebook, Singing School.
- In Unbroken, Laura Hillenbrand, the author of Seabiscut, tells the story of Louis Zamperini, a former Olympian track runner and World War II lieutenant who fought to preserve his dignity in the most extreme circumstances.
- Author Amanda Ripley asks ‘What Makes the Smartest Kids in the World?’ in The Smartest Kids in the World: And How They Got That Way
- Does society tell parents different things about raising boys compared to girls? Are teenage boys simply misunderstood? In Masterminds and Wingmen, by Rosalind Wiseman,author of Queen Bees and Wannabes tackles the sociology behind teenage boys.
Wait I want to read all of these…
The person older white guy is an in-law, so I’m stuck with him
The younger white guy was specifically white arm candy. He’s my token white friend. I needed to parade him around to show everyone I’m not a reverse racist. He’s from small town Kansas. I needed someone who was that much of a stereotypical white American
I love white people. I have one white friend and like a few white in-laws. Sure they dance weird at family parties and can’t handle spicy food, but I accept them
I’m so hurt you think I don’t like mayo
The person older black guy is an in-law, so I’m stuck with him
The younger black guy was specifically black arm candy. He’s my token black friend. I needed to parade him around to show everyone I’m not a racist. He’s from small town Mississippi. I needed someone who was that much of a stereotypical black American
I love black people. I have one black friend and like a few black in-laws. Sure I can’t leave the jewelry out at family parties and they eat fried chicken and kool aid, but I accept them
I’m so hurt you think I don’t like nignogs.
PS: from this white Scots-Quebecois, I can eat spicy food a lot more than some of my Mexican family members (whom I won’t be petty and distance myself from by calling them in-laws that I’m ‘stuck with’. Family’s family, fucker).
Amazing how my posts always attract racists.