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Anonymous asked: What about losing weight? If you got thin you would love your body and clothes will look good on you.

backonpointe:

kropp-utan-hat:

I wasn’t even going to answer this, since it doesn’t even deserve to be posted, but I’ve got to make this public.

First of all, if you really feel such conviction in this belief, why are you on anon? Hint: it’s probably because you realize you’re being a total asshole and know people would respond directly to you. And, of course, you don’t want to deal with any repercussions. Nice. Real nice.

Moving on, your commentary makes no sense. You think thin people are happier with their bodies? Like they don’t struggle, too? The only reason they MAY struggle less is because of societal bullshit and the fact that “skinny” (as opposed to “fat”) is not a dirty word. But society wants EVERYONE to feel shitty about something about their body, otherwise how could they sell us shit?

Also, my clothes looks just fine on me already. Great, even. But even if it didn’t, my worth isn’t based off of what I look like, nor how my clothes looks. I could wear a fucking garbage bag every day and STILL have worth. Life isn’t about being the most socially-acceptable-looking or whatever. So fuck that notion, and fuck you for perpetuating it. 

Finally, I would much rather love my fat body than hate myself into being skinny. I will not hate my body just because you or anyone else tells me to. I am trying to treat my body and mind better, hopefully by eating healthier (more whole foods and whatnot), and maybe I’ll lose weight because of that. But that’s not my goal, and I won’t care either way. I just want to feel better, treat my body with more respect and stop hating it for no reason.

TL;DR: Kindly fuck off with your broken record bullshit. I’ll love myself and my body no matter what my weight, and you can go fuck yourself for trying to make me feel otherwise.

My little sister is the best. Go check out her body-positive blog and show her some support.

PREACH

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isathebellaj asked: Hey John! I live right outside of Dallas and a few school districts in the area have been pressured to suspend books from the 10th grade curriculum (fortunately not my district). We were assigned an article to read about these suspensions for a class, and I was disappointed to see An Abundance of Katherines on the list of controversial books. I know you got some flip a few years ago for Looking for Alaska, but Katherines is a lot milder, making it all the more annoying... Any thoughts? Thanks.

fishingboatproceeds:

This case seems especially enlightening to me because there are so few “dirty” or “controversial” parts in An Abundance of Katherines. I mean, it’s a buddy novel about two best friends who literally use the word “fug” in lieu of the word “fuck,” and who when they curse, do so mostly in Arabic or German. Is the non-English cursing the issue? It it the book’s abundance of abstract mathematics? Its misplacement of the tomb of Archduke Franz Ferdinand? The fact that one of the central characters is a Muslim?

I really don’t know. And it’s not clear to me that the school districts that have banned the book have a particularly good handle on the “why” of it either. 

I’m sorry if I sound a little exasperated here, but I’m frustrated because we train and pay teachers to teach, and then we don’t trust them to teach. 

Some parents seem to feel that public school exists solely for the benefit of their children and that everything in the curriculum must align with their value systems. But that’s ludicrous: Public schools exist for the benefit of the PUBLIC, so that we as a country might have a better educated population capable of critical thinking. We decided centuries ago that this was good—that education in childhood leads to more informed and engaged citizens, and that education also helps people to grow the economy through innovation and increased productivity. 

So my frustration isn’t with Katherines or any other book. It’s about what schools should do: Should schools tell you only what your parents think they should tell you? Or should that stuff be decided by the educators who’ve been trained explicitly for that purpose?

This. All of this.

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pantheonbooks:

Hey readers! Some of our amazing artists gave us their thoughts on banned books and the power of the written (and drawn!) word. We will post one image every day this week in honor of Banned Books Week. Special thanks to Art Spiegelman for drawing this for us.
Fight evil. Read books.

pantheonbooks:

Hey readers! Some of our amazing artists gave us their thoughts on banned books and the power of the written (and drawn!) word. We will post one image every day this week in honor of Banned Books Week. Special thanks to Art Spiegelman for drawing this for us.

Fight evil. Read books.

(via libraryjournal)

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al-the-stuff-i-like:

elsajeni:

megadelicious:

dragonlordoferebor:

xyriath:

cumber-cookie-batch:

[When Sir Patrick Stewart was asked to describe Sir Ian McKellen’s early days on the british stage]

Look at that smug face. And he’s doing a little dance!! You can see he’s victory dancing in his head xD [x]

Okay but

really though.

…oh

ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

I mean:

(Ian McKellen as Hamlet, 1971. I mean, honestly.)

McKellen and Stewart’s friendship gives me life

(Source: something-other-than-short, via lesliewyattbenknope)

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wordbookstores:

oneofthejohns:

Hey! Banned Books Week is coming up starting this Sunday! This year has a focus on banned comics & graphic novels.
If you are looking for some resources to spread the word or to run events, you should head over to the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund website where they have lots of stuff including two free downloadable posters you can print up to help promote BBW. I did the design above.
Oh yeah, and something else you could do for BBW is read Americus, by MK Reed and myself, which is all about book banning, censorship, and coming of age. 

Come fight the good fight with us at the JC store on Tuesday.

wordbookstores:

oneofthejohns:

Hey! Banned Books Week is coming up starting this Sunday! This year has a focus on banned comics & graphic novels.

If you are looking for some resources to spread the word or to run events, you should head over to the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund website where they have lots of stuff including two free downloadable posters you can print up to help promote BBW. I did the design above.

Oh yeah, and something else you could do for BBW is read Americus, by MK Reed and myself, which is all about book banning, censorship, and coming of age. 

Come fight the good fight with us at the JC store on Tuesday.

(via libraryjournal)