book bans

Actually yeah, antis’ own ships are problematic using their own logic. If underage sex is wrong and disgusting when the shippers they hate do it, it’s wrong when they do it, too. So like. If they care about kids, maybe they should fuckin stop. But wait! Does it actually not make a dent in real-life instances of abuse and exploitation? Hmmmm.

At this point antis are pretty much working toward the same point as that one lady who pushed for anti-porn laws to be accepted, but once they were it bit her in the ass and got her book banned.

Too often has the world reminded us that youth isn’t synonymous with invincible, and we soft-bellied teens have learnt to keep our hearts tender, our gazes downtrodden, and our tongues limp. Yet, it has not learnt to adhere to humane limits, to not gut us, and skewer our limbs, and shred our souls, so it mocks us with its bandied thesaurus of ‘allowed pairings’ ; gay with sin, bisexuality with invalidity, transgender folk with unnatural and abuse, girls with weak, black with bullet. It is time for us to be iron-forged wills, barbed wire mouths, and banned book warriors who are commandeering those words of equality, justice and empowerment that we spew as if detonating bombs. We may not be invincible, but we will not be denied our freedom, we will not be cowed by your slurs for our mere existence, we will not give up. We, youth, are everything you complain about - fucking reckless, bloody restless, and, I promise you, in this we will be relentless.
—  late night confessions #2 - SCHEHERAZADE
Move on, leave, run away, escape this place… but don’t forget about me, about us, about this town. Always remember where you come from so you can appreciate how far you’ve come.
—  c.j.n.
You claim to love her, inside and out, but the only time you call her beautiful is when it’s 3 in the morning and I’ve already turned you down.
—  girls tell each other everything, c.j.n.