just finished season one
*does happy dance*
this show is super addicting
But the biggest surprise of “Aschenputtel” [Grimm brothers version of the Cinderella story] is that it’s not about landing the prince. It is about the girl herself: her strength, her perseverance, her cleverness. It is a story, really, about her evolution from child to woman.
It is Cinderella herself who plants the magic tree and requests the finery for the ball (which is celebrated over the course of three days). She walks to the party each night rather than traveling by enchanted coach. She leaves not because she has some arbitrarily imposed curfew but because she has danced enough. Then she escapes both the pursuing prince and her own father by hiding in a dovecote or nimbly scaling a tree.
When the prince finally comes a-calling, shoe in hand, Cinderella greets him in her sooty rags. He may be looking for the beauty with the dainty foot, but, as Joan Gould, the author of Spinning Straw into Gold, notes, she demands that he witness the woman she has been, dirt and all, not just the one she will become. So while he provides the occasion for her transformation, he is not the one responsible for it— she can only do that for herself. — from Cinderella Ate My Daughter: Dispatches from the Front Lines of the New Girlie-Girl Culture by Peggy Orenstein. (via feminishblog)
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we don’t need to “teach girls to say no”, we need to teach boys to take “no” for an answer so that girls who learn to say no, who already say no, who’ve been saying no can feel like it’s even a viable option that’ll have an effect in the first place
sometimes I hate sleeping
I always seem to get nightmares every time
and it always has the same theme
someone or something is trying to kill me and I’m trying to escape
yeah the plot is different and they can get weirdly elaborate, but it always has that same premise
this time I was at work, but not, in this backyard. a lot of people from church were there and my parents and my pomeranian There was this creature back there and they kept saying it was an orangutan or something
but it was like eight feet tall with this massive head and looked like some sort of deformed teletubby and I kept thinking ‘that is not an orangutan’ but I let it go.
then there was this dog that I kept calling a pitbull in my mind, even though it was obviously a rottweiler, though kind of a doberman at some angles (things don’t tend to stay constant in my dreams). it was trying to attack me and it’s two douchey owners were trying to help me get free
and then one of them sexually assaulted me
then I woke up
If there is a God, He will have to beg my forgiveness. —
A phrase that was carved on the walls of a concentration camp cell during WWII by a Jewish prisoner (via 3hanna)
But it’s so fucking true.(via sourcedumal)
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why does this boy take the time to google on his phone in really tense situations??
oh wait nevermind.
Jackson x Allison
Things I’m here for:
Stiles’ oral fixation
Things I’m not here for:
The wolfy face
Stiles’ creepy Lydia crush
Laura’s dead body (the eyes wtf)
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Gloria Richardson pushes a national guard bayonet out of her face during a 1963 civil rights protest in Maryland.
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