I saw this video on youtube and I really wanted to share it. It’s an experiment in which this company invites people specially girls of different ages to do different actions but to them how one would think a girl does them. The video shows how as a girl grows up they are taught that to be a girl is to be weak. I don’t really have anything else to say. Just watch the video.
This is amazing, they should be showing this to young girls all across America, and teaching boys to be gentlemen and human beings with this same video
This ad made me tear up. What was said about a young girl’s self-esteem and sense of worth being destroyed during puberty really hit close to home. I’ve never seen it so well articulated or even realised the truth of it before. This is exactly how I felt as a girl entering puberty.
I think it also highlights for me why it’s so important to me to write stories where both the hero and the heroine are equal, and why I feel it so important to focus on both characters when I’m asked questions about my work. Growing up, I wanted to be the one having the adventure, not the prize at the end, and I applaud those who are highlighting the importance of breaking stereotypes so future generations can just be whoever they are without bowing to societal expectations.
So for the jocks, the geeks, the pretties, the unconcerneds, the strongs, the delicates, and for a hundred permutations in between, I hope you always feel you can be whoever you are, no matter your gender.
"This sentence has five words. Here are five more words. Five-word sentences are fine. But several together become monotonous. Listen to what is happening. The writing is getting boring. The sound of it drones. It’s like a stuck record. The ear demands some variety. Now listen. I vary the sentence length, and I create music. Music. The writing sings. It has a pleasant rhythm, a lilt, a harmony. I use short sentences. And I use sentences of medium length. And sometimes, when I am certain the reader is rested, I will engage him with a sentence of considerable length, a sentence that burns with energy and builds with all the impetus of a crescendo, the roll of the drums, the crash of the cymbals—sounds that say listen to this, it is important.” - Gary Provost
Want more writerly content? Follow: maxkirin.tumblr.com!My pet peeve is all the same sentence length. It makes me think of See Spot Run every time, and when the book is meant to be sexy that’s a problem.
ABC’s new show, Galavant, for those who can’t get past the region lock on Youtube
I… it… you….
If someone mixed The Princess Bride with Spamalot! and threw in some Blackadder and finished it off with a dash of Mel Brooks, you might get something like this?
i can’t stop smilingWhat in the…?
Oh man, I never knew I needed this, but I NEED THIS.
…wanna take bets on how long it lasts? It’s too fabulous to go much beyond seven episodes…