in a way that makes sense.
The Perks of Being a Wallflower <3
|Random person:||*mentions glee*|
|Me:||OMG Glee?! That show sucks! It's so racist and stereotypical and, and I mean seriously it's so OFFENSIVE! I want to DIE every time I see that show!|
|Me:||lol wanna discuss it with me?|
|Random person seems to never reply back.|
Yes, actually. I like cheese very much, despite the fact that I very much want to be vegan. Well, whatever. Thanks for asking!
At the 2007 A.L.A. conference, a Harper executive said at least three-quarters of her target audience were girls, and they wanted to read about mean girls, gossip girls, frenemies and vampires.
Naturally, authors are writing for this ready group. The current surge in children’s literature has been fueled by talented young female novelists fresh from M.F.A. programs who in earlier times would have been writing midlist adult fiction. Their novels are bought by female editors, stocked by female librarians and taught by female teachers. It’s a cliché but mostly true that while teenage girls will read books about boys, teenage boys will rarely read books with predominately female characters.
To me and I think to many prospective readers, today’s books for boys — supernatural space-and-sword epics that read like video game manuals and sports novels with preachy moral messages — often seem like cynical appeals to the lowest common denominator. Boys prefer video games and ESPN to book versions of them. These knockoffs also lack the tough, edgy story lines that allow boys a private place to reflect on the inner fears of failure and humiliation they try so hard to brush over. Editors who ask writers of books for boys to include girl characters — for commercial reasons — further blunt the edges.
Okay, what the hell is wrong with people? Why do they continue to spout stupidity like this when they know it isn’t true? AAAHHH dumfucks abound.
YOU CAN NOT CONTINUE TO ASSUME IDIOCY LIKE THIS. Stop stereotyping girls and boys. We are not frilly pink ballerinas and guys are not macho blue and green sports watching beer guzzling morons.
Stop asking “where are all the boy books” and start not putting negative social stigma around a guy who wants to read outside of the bubble you put him in. That’ll get more boys to read — not feeling humiliated every time he picks up a book not directly aimed at him. Jesus Christ, it isn’t rocket science.
By creating “boy books” vs “girl books” you’re making the problem worse! THEY’RE ALL FLIPPING BOOKS THAT ANYONE SHOULD BE ABLE TO READ, REGARDLESS OF GENDER. Start saying that and you’ll have less of these idiot problems!
Damn you, Ryan Murphy. Damn you. You lied to me. I thought you said that one of McKinley’s own would die in the episode Funeral. Since when is Jean Sylvester one of McKinley’s own? You said, in the promo, that one of McKinley’s own would die. Filthy lies. LIES.
Oh, fuck no.
No thank you.
If this guy becomes president…God, I can’t even describe what will happen if THIS guy becomes president. I’d rather have Donald Duck, thankyouverymuch.
No, I’m not a gleek. In fact, I’ve begun to hate Glee. But I rewatched a few of their songs on youTube, and the Warbler’s re-edition of Hey Soul Sister isn’t that bad. I mean, at least they don’t use as much auto-tune as Rachel does.
(And, is it just me, or does Kurt look so…young? Like, maybe fourteen, and the rest of them look seventeen? Just noticing…)
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