Resting On My Laurels

laurel - 22 - english major - minnesota
feminism - films - cats

luxio:

tries to do things: becomes overridden with anxiety

doesn’t do things: becomes overridden with anxiety

(via agentmaya)


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.

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.

(Source: donatellavevo, via undefineds)

"The problem is you’ve been told and not told. That’s what I’ve seen while I’ve been here. You’ve been told but none of you really understand. So I’ve decided I’ll talk to you in a way that you will understand. Do you know what happens to children when they grow up? No, you don’t, because nobody knows."

(Source: guylawrence, via agentmaya)

I like stories with magic powers in them. Either in kingdoms on Earth or on foreign planets. Usually I prefer a girl hero, but not always.

(Source: fassyy, via suicideblonde)

fyeahsophieturner:

Yet in between takes, [Gleeson] cracks up Turner with an invented song. “He was rapping about Winnie the Pooh,” she explains. “His rap was called ‘Got Monies and Honies.’” The director then reminds them to stand far enough apart so audiences will think they hate each other. “I don’t think he gets enough credit for what he does,” Turner adds. “Jack is such an insane actor and he’s able to change like that. He’s a scary kid.” [x]

(via suicideblonde)

cosimaniehau-s:

"Have you ever confused a dream with life? Or stolen something when you have the cash? Have you ever been blue? Or thought your train moving while sitting still? Maybe I was just crazy. Maybe it was the 60s. Or maybe I was just a girl… interrupted."

(Source: iangallaghe-r, via suicideblonde)