Men grow up expecting to be the hero of their own story. Women grow up expecting to be the supporting actress in somebody else’s. As a kid growing up with books and films and stories instead of friends, that was always the narrative injustice that upset me more than anything else. I felt it sometimes like a sharp pain under the ribcage, the kind of chest pain that lasts for minutes and hours and might be nothing at all or might mean you’re slowly dying of something mundane and awful. It’s a feeling that hit when I understood how few girls got to go on adventures.

iconoplast: RT @lizzwinstead: … some men in my Twitter stream seem to be confusing the word cunt for the word ma’am. // Best autocorrect prank ever.

iconoplast: RT @lizzwinstead: … some men in my Twitter stream seem to be confusing the word cunt for the word ma’am. // Best autocorrect prank ever. http://bit.ly/10sQkiN