Fuck Yeah Caitlin Moran
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This is amazing.

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This is amazing.

The Ice Bucket Challenge in Celebrity Watch. (The Times, 29.08.14) [x]

The Ice Bucket Challenge in Celebrity Watch. (The Times, 29.08.14) [x]

….burlesque clubs feel like a place for girls. Strip clubs—despite the occasional presence of a Spice Girl, ten years ago—do not. Watching good burlesque in action, you can see female sexuality; a performance constructed with the values system of a woman: beautiful lighting, glossy hair, absurd accessories (giant cocktail glasses; huge feather fans), velvet corsets, fashionable shoes, Ava Gardner eyeliner, pale skin, classy manicures, humor, and a huge round of applause at the end—instead of an uncomfortable, half-hidden erection, and silence.

Caitlin Moran

this is a good point, although the “pale skin” should be omitted.

Burlesque compared with stripping is a parallel i love to analyze.

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Oh God, the sheer exuberant, unlikely face of our existences. The honour of being alive. They will never be able to make you again.
Caitlin Moran (via knickae)
But I don’t want to be noble and committed like most women in history were - which invariably seems to involve being burned at the stake, dying of sadness or being bricked up in a tower by an earl. I don’t want to sacrifice myself for something. I don’t want to die for something. I don’t even walk in the rain up a hill in a skirt that’s sticking to my thighs for something. I want to live for something, instead - as men do. I want to have fun. The most fun ever. I want a rapturous quest. I want to sacrifice myself to glee. I want to make the world better, in some way.
Caitlin Moran, How To Build A Girl (via highfashionboosh)
It’s really best not to tell people when you feel bad. Growing up is about keeping secrets, and pretending everything is fine.
Caitlin Moran, How to Build a Girl (via quoted-books)
curiosityquills:

If you eat enough books, you start pooping out words.” ― Caitlin Moran | https://www.goodreads.com/quotes/724978-if-you-eat-enough-books-you-start-pooping-out-words

curiosityquills:

If you eat enough books, you start pooping out words.” ― Caitlin Moran | https://www.goodreads.com/quotes/724978-if-you-eat-enough-books-you-start-pooping-out-words

So far, the only plan I’ve come up with is writing. I can write, because writing - unlike choreography, architecture or conquering kingdoms - is a thing you can do when you’re lonely and poor, and have no infrastructure, ie: a ballet troupe, or some cannons. Poor people can write. It’s one of the few things poverty, and lack of connections, cannot stop you doing.
Caitlin Moran, How To Build A Girl (a 100% accurate).  (via weshitparacetamol)

Cynicism means your automatic answer becomes ‘No’. Cynicism means you presume everything will end in disappointment. And this is, ultimately, why anyone becomes cynical. Because they are scared of disappointment. Because they are scared someone will take advantage of them. Because they are fearful their innocence will be used against them - that when they run around gleefully trying to cram the whole world into their mouth, someone will try to poison them.

Cynicism is, ultimately, fear. Cynicism makes contact with your skin, and a thick black carapace begins to grow - like insect armour. This armour will protect your heart, from disappointment - but it leaves you almost unable to walk. You cannot dance, in this armour. Cynicism keeps you pinned to the spot, in the same posture, forever.

And, of course, the deepest irony about the young being cynical is that they are the ones that need to move, and dance, and trust the most. They need to cartwheel through a freshly burst galaxy of still-forming but glowing ideas, never scared to say ‘Yes! Why not!’ - or their generation’s culture will be nothing but the blandest, and most aggressive, or most-defended of old tropes. When young people are cynical, and snarky, they shoot down their own future. When you keep saying ‘No’ all that’s left is what other people said ‘Yes’ to, before you were born. Really, ‘No’ is no choice at all.

How To Build A Girl - Caitlin Moran (via mileycyrusismyreligion)