Jean Paul Gaultier Haute Couture Spring 2014
|Teacher:||where's your homework|
|Me:||where's leonardo dicaprio's oscar|
getting sick of female YA authors crying about every little bit of criticism they get. “oh boo hoo I’m a girl and I’m getting criticized so it must be sexist”
like hey yeah maybe you’re just bad at writing? maybe you need to break out of your circle jerk of well-to-do…
Be a good girl. Be a cool girl. Be a tough girl.
WHAT IS HAPPENING TO YOU IS NOT ACTUALLY HAPPENING TO YOU.
Every threat you’ve gotten is deserved.
Every good thing that came your way wasn’t earned.
You’ve written a book and that gives people the right to insult the way you look, the way you talk, the things you like, the people you hang out with.
You are lucky lucky lucky so just stfu and be grateful.
This kind of casual, callous crap makes me furious. And SRB’s original post had zero to do with criticism of her actual writing. (Also, her response here is much more sensible than mine and full of good links.)
petition to make young adult authors stop writing about girls whose lives change when they meet a boy
When she saw him time slowed to a stop. He was so perfect and she knew her life would…