“It saddens me to see girls proudly declaring they’re not like other girls – especially when it’s 41,000 girls saying it in a chorus, never recognizing the contradiction. It’s taking a form of contempt for women – even a hatred for women – and internalizing it by saying, Yes, those girls are awful, but I’m special, I’m not like that, instead of stepping back and saying, This is a lie.
The real meaning of “I’m not like the other girls” is, I think, “I’m not the media’s image of what girls should be.” Well, very, very few of us are. Pop culture wants to tell us that we’re all shallow, backstabbing, appearance-obsessed shopaholics without a thought in our heads beyond cute boys and cuter handbags. It’s a lie – a flat-out lie – and we need to recognize it and say so instead of accepting that judgment as true for other girls, but not for you.”—“I’m not like the other girls”, Claudia Gray (via monkeyknifefight)
If you’re a “nice guy” to a girl up until you realize she doesn’t want to date you, then go on about how she’s a cold shrew that friendzoned you and how no girls date nice guys, like, nah mate, girls do date nice guys. You just aren’t a nice guy. You’re a passive aggressive beta with internalized misogyny and a serious victim complex.
You are never socially awkward!!!! I know we should talk more! We will talk some more! and I love you just as much! You have an even more amazing blog not to mention your tags are always fabulous MAX!!!!! I will always envy your tags!
dmhgj;dsh;gs omg pls. my tags are a mess and mixture of emotions and random thoughts LOLOL and omg all dem shoujos you post, I HAVE TO READ THEM ALL! what are your favourites?
EXACTLY why they are so AMAZING!!!! I love reading what you have to say so your random thoughts and feelings are always the best! Must admit you always have the best tags! My tag is accurate because Shoujo is my life!!
I have so many I want to read but currently my favorites and the ones I’m obsessing over are:
Tonari no Kaibutsu-kun, it’s not your stereotypical shoujo the heroine isn’t overly pretty or useless it’s really good and interesting! Not to mention their dynamic is pretty funny. Haru the main guy is actually quite loveable and adorable, all he wants is to make friends so it’s funny/sad how hard he tries.
Taiyou no Ie is also so adorable!!! But there are some sad aspects to it but you won’t regret it, the girl is super cute and the guy is a nice guy older brother type of man. You can’t go wrong with either of them. And there is actually girl friendships who don’t break apart or become rivals so that is refreshing!
Then there’s Strobe Edge, Ren will forever be my favorite shoujo guy! It ended already so you could easily read that one. I liked it because Ninako is really cute and kind and she doesn’t push her feelings on Ren and isn’t after him all the time. The same author has another manga being released titled Ao Haru Ride, it’s pretty fascinating and entertaining love all the characters in the manga.
Also a really good shoujo is Hibi Chouchou the art is really beautiful, actually all of the art of these mangas are top-notch (I have this thing for pretty art, when I see a manga with nice art I read it not caring what it’s about). The girl is really shy and doesn’t talk at all but she falls in love with this boy who is shy also but strong and adorable looking and it’s going to be interesting to watch the guy fall in love with her. The sad thing is that there are only 4 chapters.
Sukitte Iinayo is a smutty manga well not that much at first but it is, Mei is such a cute dork and the main dude: Yamato is a good-hearted guy I really like this manga but updates are slow.
Akuma to love song is really pretty also and it has a good story line, I just really love it because of the art and Maria is really fun and likable.
There are probably more that I’m forgetting about but these are the ones that I really love right now.