Anonymous asked fuckyourwritinghabits:
can you explain why is that post offensive? i might disagree with it, but i dont think is offensive at all. (i’m female btw).There’s this idea that women come in two types; virginal (good apples) or ‘spoiled’ (rotten apples). Or, to break it down even farther, women are objects for men to discard or pluck. Designating anybody as something (not even a someone) is stripping them of identity and agency. If this were a blanket statement with boys being the apples I would be just as irritated, but the thing is, statements like this are generally made about women and they are damaging.
From a writing perspective, perceiving woman as ‘apples,’ a final goal or a ‘get the girl’ aspect is not to write them as people, but things. Stating that some women are rotten apples and therefore naturally horrible or unappealing is to imply that they are not human beings capable of changes, choices, and tragedies.
If a writer falls into the trap of not writing a female character as a person, but rather a goal or object to pick and discard, that writer is writing bad books. If people read books where women are goals, objects, or ‘apples’ to be sorted into good and bad, they are going to write books like that. We don’t need any more stories where women are not fully defined characters but prizes and ‘apples’ to be won.
That’s why I am angry that this sort of quote is on a writing blog - it’s a horrible concept to spread either way, but to tell writers that it’s okay when it’s not is downright shitty.
(Rebloggable by request. Also check out mtr-amg’s article rec, Kameron Hurley’s ‘We Have Always Fought The Woman, Cattle, and Slaves Narrative)
Rebecca Black’s ‘Friday’ and Nyan Cat played on piano simultaneously
In which two negatives result in a positive.
That was beautiful.
i love this so much
“Can this be played over a montage of the most exciting moments of my life please?” — my sister
Not gonna lie, these Pokemon fusions are delightful and I love them so much.