Jessica Schein

Reader, writer, runner, sometimes bread-maker, and cheese-lover.
Author of the young adult novella The Disappearance of Lizzy Ross.
All opinions are my own.
Twitter: @jess_schein. Instagram: jschein33
“ Girls are trained to say, ‘I wrote this, but it’s probably really stupid.’ Well, no, you wouldn’t write a novel if you thought it was really stupid. Men are much more comfortable going, ‘I wrote this book because I have a unique perspective that the world needs to hear.’ Girls are taught from the age of seven that if you get a compliment, you don’t go, ‘Thank you’, you go, ‘No, you’re insane.’ ”
Lena Dunham, in an interview with The Guardian (x)

(Source: reshmarambles, via katespencer)

FYI, Seattle and WA friends (or Internet browsers): Here are the three Hobby Lobby stores in the metro Seattle area that you should stop frequenting (and maybe start protesting outside of).
Why?
Because Hobby Lobby is one of two companies claiming that “some drugs and intrauterine devices are tantamount to abortion” (per this New York Times article) in a legal case that’s now with the Supreme Court for review.
Ridiculous? Yes.
Laughable? NO.
Because somehow this “argument” has legs in the eyes of certain Justices on the Supreme Court, which means that companies may soon be able to deny women birth control coverage based on their employer’s religious beliefs.
To which I say good lord and (insert an infinite number of expletives) off.
 

FYI, Seattle and WA friends (or Internet browsers): Here are the three Hobby Lobby stores in the metro Seattle area that you should stop frequenting (and maybe start protesting outside of).

Why?

Because Hobby Lobby is one of two companies claiming that “some drugs and intrauterine devices are tantamount to abortion” (per this New York Times article) in a legal case that’s now with the Supreme Court for review.

Ridiculous? Yes.

Laughable? NO.

Because somehow this “argument” has legs in the eyes of certain Justices on the Supreme Court, which means that companies may soon be able to deny women birth control coverage based on their employer’s religious beliefs.

To which I say good lord and (insert an infinite number of expletives) off.

 

“ I’ve grown quite weary of the spunky heroines, brave rape victims, soul-searching fashionistas that stock so many books. I particularly mourn the lack of female villains — good, potent female villains. Not ill-tempered women who scheme about landing good men and better shoes (as if we had nothing more interesting to war over), not chilly WASP mothers (emotionally distant isn’t necessarily evil), not soapy vixens (merely bitchy doesn’t qualify either). I’m talking violent, wicked women. Scary women. Don’t tell me you don’t know some. The point is, women have spent so many years girl-powering ourselves — to the point of almost parodic encouragement — we’ve left no room to acknowledge our dark side. Dark sides are important. ”
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