I want a culture that’s rooted in a literary canon to figure out how to be more generous when considering the scope of literature, the value that words have in people’s lives. Some of this requires acknowledging that often-maligned, female-learning genre fiction exists, has way more readers that you can ever dream of, and should be considered regarding its storytelling merits and what it does. Even if it has words that exist strictly for the purpose of masturbation, it may end up having more value to the world than some obscure experimentalist’s experiments in literary wanking.

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Dangerous Boys
Dangerous Boys by Abigail Haas abbywritesbooks
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Two years ago, after the The Dark Knight Rises screening massacre in Colorado, I read Columbine by Dave Cullen, an incredible account of the Columbine High School massacre in April 1999, to try…

 “As a teenager, I didn’t understand that saying you’re a feminist is just saying that you hope women and men will have equal rights and equal opportunities. What it seemed to me, the way it was phrased in culture, society, was that you hate men. And now, I think a lot of girls have had a feminist awakening because they understand what the word means. For so long it’s been made to seem like something where you’d picket against the opposite sex, whereas it’s not about that at all. Becoming friends with Lena – without her preaching to me, but just seeing why she believes what she believes, why she says what she says, why she stands for what she stands for – has made me realise that I’ve been taking a feminist stance without actually saying so.”

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This is the first time I made a playlist for a book. After reading Dangerous Girls by abbywritesbooks​, I played music to calm myself down and realized everything that I randomly listened to could be related to the novel. Maybe it’s because there are so many emotions that I felt while…

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“…if Marvel makes Thor 3 before it makes Black Panther, it will have made ten movies headlined by blond white men named Chris before it makes one movie headlined by someone who isn’t even white.”
“Damaged people are dangerous. They know they can survive.”
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