I’ve heard a great deal about you, Fa Mulan. You stole your father’s armor, ran away from home. Impersonated a soldier. Deceived your commanding officer! Dishonored the Chinese army! Destroyed my palace! And… You have saved us all.
However, if you like stories about clever and reasonably attractive orphans, suspicious fires, carnivorous leeches, Italian food and secret organizations, then stay, as I retrace each and every one of the Baudelaire children’s woeful steps. My name is Lemony Snicket, and it is my sad duty to document this tale.
— Lemony Snicket’s, A Series of Unfortunate Events.
Happy 25th Birthday, Katerina Alexandre Graham! (September 5, 1989)katerina - \k(a)-teri-na, kat(e)-rina\ as a girl’s name has the meaning “pure" and is a variant of Catherine (Greek): from "katharos". Also a variant of Katherine (Greek): the name may also have come from Hecate, the name of the Greek goddess of magic.
We teach girls to shrink themselves, to make themselves smaller. We say to girls, “You can have ambition But not too much. You should aim to be successful but not too successful otherwise you will threaten the man.” Because I am female I am expected to aspire to marriage. I am expected to make my life choices always keeping in mind that marriage is the most important. Now marriage can be a source of Joy and love and mutual support, but why do we teach girls to aspire to marriage and we don’t teach boys the same? We raise girls to see each other as competitors- not for jobs or for accomplishments which I think can be a good thing- but for the attention of men. We teach girls that they cannot be sexual beings In the way that boys are. Feminist: a person who believes in the social political, and economic equality of the sexes.
Stop Victim Blaming campaign poster series.
The most dangerous thing society teaches boys and men, especially white boys and men, is that their emotions are objective logic and reason and that anyone who disagrees is being irrational.