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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: a person who believes in the social
Political, and economic equality of the sexes
—  ***Flawless by Beyoncé ft. Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
The Best Books I’ve Read This Year

Over the holidaze, many a friend asked me for book recs. Since I’ve been remiss in my “Book I’m Into” posts (or…haven’t really started them…but I will! 2014!), I thought this would be a good chance to do an awesome book roundup. Most of these are from 2013, but a few older ones made the list. 

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"Donna Paulsen....How do I even begin to explain Donna Paulsen?"

Donna Paulsen is flawless.

She has two Marni bags and a black Lexus.

I hear her hair’s insured for $10,000.

I hear she does car commercials… in New York.

Her favorite ice cream flavor is Chunky Monkey.

One time, she met Harvey Specter after work.

and he told her he was a Donna fan.

One time, she slapped me in the face,

TWICE.

IT WAS AWESOME.

creds to  ohcrux, darkandmysteriousandpissedoff, criminalkeen, pearsonspecterlitt