“From Roman Polanski to Woody Allen and thousands of “nice guys” in between, it should be obvious by now that artists and predators aren’t mutually exclusive. Sexual predators aren’t drooling monsters that hide in caves: they are husbands, fathers, employees, friends and, yes, sometimes artists. Why is this so hard for some people to understand?”—Jamie Peck on Terry Richardson (via nabokovsshadows)
Did you know that after they switched to blind auditions, major symphony orchestras hired women between 30% to 55% more? Before bringing in “blind auditions” with a screen to conceal the the candidate, women in the top 5 major orchestras made up less than 5% of the musicians performing.
so I believe it was actually more complicated than that, in interesting ways. Because at first, when they did blind auditions, they were STILL hiring more men.
…Then they put down a carpet, so that high heels didn’t clack on the floor, and BOOM women were suddenly getting hired.
The testers didn’t even know that’s what they were picking up on, which just goes to show how tiny of a cue it takes for misogyny to kick in.
lmfao at the fact that ward even thinks it’s possible for skye to be a monster
skye, who looks at people finding their voices and uniting to speak out against their oppressors and fighting back against oppression and sees nothing but the beauty of the human spirit and wants to do everything she can to help them succeed
who slowly learns she may not even be human herself but doesn’t care so long as she can do good in the world
Hi, I loved your post of queer fiction for 2014, but I was wondering if they were suitable for my 13 yr old sister? She recently came out to me as gay, and she loves romance fiction, but obviously most couples are heterosexual and I want her to feel as comfortable as possible, so I was going to buy her a couple of books, but idk if I could give her anything too sexual. Thank you xxxx
I’m not sure which post you mean, but if you’re looking for romance without a lot of sex, YA books are your best bet.
Annie On My Mind by Nancy Gardner is a classic YA romance, and one of the first queer books I ever read. Ash by Malinda Lo is a retelling of Cinderella with a queer girl protagonist - if your sister likes fairy tales, I highly recommend it. Ask the Passengers by A.S. King is a quite recent YA novel that isn’t quite romantic, but has a loving relationship and is a great read. The House You Pass on the Way by Jacqueline Woodson doesn’t have much romance at all, but it’s a great book about queer girls for younger teens.