"I think Austen was a visionary. I think her female characters are so bright and witty, the themes are brilliant and the men are so sexy in Austen as well – but no man has ever fallen in love with an Austen woman because she is pretty or beautiful or because she has long blonde hair. They fall in love with them because of who they are, because of their vibrancy and intelligence. If only we taught that a little more in our schools."
Anna Maxwell Martin (Elizabeth Bennet in 2013 BBC Death Comes to Pemberley)

ha ha ha i am so sore from track

charleyzheng:

My life these days.

charleyzheng:

My life these days.

The First Days of Spring
Noah and the Whale

padehler:

allthingsamericana:

It’s the first day of Spring and my life is starting over again

The First Days of Spring / Noah and the Whale

If I didn’t post this song today, who would I be????

"She wasn’t doing a thing that I could see, except standing there, leaning on the balcony railing, holding the universe together."
J. D. Salinger, Catcher In The Rye (via quotedbook)
"We need women who are so strong they can be gentle, so educated they can be humble, so fierce they can be compassionate, so passionate they can be rational, and so disciplined they can be free."
Kavita Ramdas (via adventurerwritespoetry)
wnderlst:

Slovakia | Marian Lacko

wnderlst:

Slovakia | Marian Lacko

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.