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We never say that all men deserve to feel beautiful. We never say that each man is beautiful in his own way. We don’t have huge campaigns aimed at young boys trying to convince them that they’re attractive, probably because we very rarely correlate a man’s worth with his appearance. The problem is that a woman’s value in this world is still very much attached to her appearance, and telling her that she should or deserves to feel beautiful does more to promote that than negate it. Telling women that they “deserve” to feel pretty plays right in to the idea that prettiness should be important to them. And having books and movies aimed at young women where every female protagonist turns out to be beautiful (whereas many of the antagonists are described in much less flattering terms) reinforces the message that beauty has some kind of morality attached to it, and that all heroines are somehow pretty.
You Don’t Have To Be Pretty – On YA Fiction And Beauty As A Priority | The Belle Jar (via brutereason)
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Anonymous asked:

Should Miles and Chip feel guilty about Alaska's death ?

onlyifyoufinishedalaska:

Yeah.

But it is possible to feel guilty and also to feel other things, and for me anyway there is a lot of hope in that: I still feel sad about sad things that have happened to me. I still feel guilty about things I have done and things I have left undone. But I also feel other things—joy and silliness and love and so on—that I only get to feel because I kept going.

emocas:

I AM WORRIED THAT THEY WILL CUT FINNICK TALKING ABOUT HIS FORCED PROSTITUTION OUT OF THE MOCKINGJAY MOVIE(S) OR TRY TO UNDERMINE IT OR JUST “”“SUBTLY HINT AT IT”“” BECAUSE IT IS SUCH AN IMPORTANT PART OF THE STORYLINE AND IT REALLY ADDS TO HIS CHARACTER AND HELPS YOU GET A BETTER UNDERSTANDING OF HIM AND FEEL MORE SYMPATHY FOR HIM AND IT’S JUST SO IMPORTANT AND THEY HAD BETTER NOT CUT IT OUT OR WATER HIS CONFESSION DOWN.

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