I love Kristen Stewart. Sometimes you read a book & it fills you with this weird evangelical zeal,and you become convinced that the shattered world will never be put back together unless & untill all living humans read the book.(◕‿◕✿)
I was 17 when I wrote ”Better Than Revenge”. That’s the age you are when you think someone can actually take your boyfriend. Then you grow up and realize no one takes someone from you if they don’t want to leave.
”I get to choose who I surround myself with. I don’t wanna be comfortable, I don’t wanna be content all the time. I wanna meet people that shock me and that show me aspects of myself that I didn’t know I had. There’s always gonna be a group of people that have different limits, different expectations of their lives. As soon as you find those people, it’s more than okay. It’s what life is. You’d be living less of a life had you not found those people.”
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.