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"….I found in [Fifty Shades of Grey] was a very niche corner of female sexuality being presented as an everywoman coming-of-age fantasy. Fifty Shades Of Grey is about a shy, studious, 21-year-old virgin who, in exchange for being repeatedly beaten on the clitoris with a hairbrush, gets an iPad and a go on Christian Grey’s helicopter. While I don’t doubt – and am wholly for – this being what some women want, the monolithic place this book was taking up in young girls’ sexual hinterlands I found disturbing. It’s the opposite of independence, rebellion, curiosity, rock’n’roll and the carefully attended forming of your own desires. Anastasia is essentially a thoughtless, desireless, empty girl who has sex happening to her, via a powerful and unstoppable man – and I don’t think I have to spell out why I find that sexual template deeply skeevy for, say, my own teenage daughter and her friends."

- Caitlin Moran about 50 Shades of Grey. I disagree with her on a lot of points, but here she is bang on the money about why it’s a terrible book for young teenage girls curious about sex. (via bossistherozofme)

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one of the most beautifuls

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simpleandpositive:

You can’t choose your family but you can live with it.
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simpleandpositive:

You can’t choose your family but you can live with it.

"You’re thoughtful, Barbara, but you’re not open. You’re passionate, but you are hard. You are a good, decent, funny, wonderful woman, and I love you but you’re a pain in the ass!"

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August: Osage County (via chiangtiff)

I literally got chills when I heard that.

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"The problem with improvement via new year’s resolutions is that they tend to centre on removing things from your life - drinking, smoking, eating four packets of crisps on the bounce while pressing “refresh” endlessly on Facebook - rather than adding things. They’re all about making your life smaller. And I’m instinctively anti-smaller lives. Balls to smaller lives. Balls to denial and unhappiness and rationing. Our lives - like our hearts, our vocabularies and our hair - should all be about remorseless embiggenment."

- Resolutions I Failed at by Caitlin Moran, in The Times, 04 Jan 2014. (via fuckyeahcaitlinmoran)

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