"She ain’t my girl," I say, low.
"What?" Doctor Snow says.
"What?" Viola says.
"She’s her own girl," I say. "She don’t belong to anyone." And does Viola ever look at me."
-Todd Hewitt in The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness
Todd. Viola. How I love you two.
I always enjoy a good takedown on misogynists in my YA dystopias.
- Patrick Ness (via weasleytastic)
“You can say “Bitch” on national television but you can’t say “Shit” because in our society it’s more acceptable to degrade women than poop.”— Paul Wesselman
i love it when teenage boys make edgy jokes and theyre just laughing but ur not laughing. they say shit like “oh come on it was funny”. you still arent laughing. you can see their soul shrivelling before you, you can see the fear in their eyes
it is our civic duty to help boys realize that theyre not funny and they need to shut up