[image description: several photos of a picture book titled “La princesse qui n’aimait pas les princes”. The last photos shows the princess kissing a fairy on the cheek.]
This is one of the best children books I know of, but you can only find it in France. It’s about a princess who didn’t like males, and the her father hired a fairy for help and the two girls fell in love instead. Lesbian children books, it’s a real thing.
It’s being translated!!
But in the mean time the isbn is 2742789456
"The Princess who did not like Princes"
Kappa (river imp)
Jorōgumo (lit. “whore spider”)
Kubire-oni (strangler demon)
Rokurokubi (long-necked woman)
Onmoraki (bird demon)
Nekomata (cat monster)
Tengu (bird-like demon)
Tenjō-sagari (ceiling dweller)
Enma Dai-Ō (King of Hell)
Kyūbi no kitsune (nine-tailed fox)
Baku (dream-eating chimera)
Yamasei (mountain sprite)
Rashōmon no oni (ogre of Rashōmon Gate)
Waira (mountain-dwelling chimera)
Nure-onna (snake woman)
[TW: Sexual Assault]
His lips crushed mine, stopping my protest. He kissed me angrily, roughly, his other hand gripping tight around the back of my neck, making escape impossible. I shoved against his chest with all my strength, but he didn’t even seem to notice. His mouth was soft, despite the anger, his lips molding to mine in a warm, unfamiliar way.
I grabbed at his face, trying to push it away, failing again. He seemed to notice this time, though, and it aggravated him. His lips forced mine open, and I could feel his hot breath in my mouth.
Acting on instinct, I let my hands drop to my side, and shut down. I opened my eyes and didn’t fight, didn’t feel… just waited for him to stop.
Twilight: Eclipse p. 331 (Bella and Jacob’s first kiss)
This is rape culture.
Young women are taught to think of this passage - which describes sexual assault - as erotic. Young men are taught to force their will on young women, regardless of any (non)verbal cues, because sex is conquest and women are objects - not something to be done between two consenting individuals because it’s pleasurable for both people.
tumblr user clockward submitted this to us. read at your leisure.
The lines before that:
He still had my chin—his fingers holding too tight, till it hurt—and I saw the resolve form abruptly in his eyes.
And after he assaulted her she punched him in the face but due to his “super human strength” she broke her hand, said “Don’t touche me!” and then:
“Just let me drive you home,” Jacob insisted. Unbelievably, he had the nerve to wrap his arm around my waist.
I jerked away from him.
When he got in the driver’s side, he was whistling.
AND THEN while he was driving:
“…There is so much I can give you that he can’t. I’ll bet he couldn’t even kiss you like that—-because he would hurt you. I would never, never hurt you, Bella.”
I held up my injured hand.
He sighed. “That wasn’t my fault. You should have known better.”
He grinned over at me. “You kissed me back.”
I gasped, unthinkingly balling my hands up into fists again, hissing when my broken hand reacted.
“Are you okay?” he asked.
“I did not.”
“I think I can tell the difference.”
“Obviously you can’t——that was not kissing back, that was trying to get you the hell off me, you idiot.”
He laughed a low, throaty laugh. “Touchy. Almost overly defensive, I would say.
I took a deep breath. There was no point in arguing with him; he would twist anything I said.
Then when she gets home, to where her father, Charlie, the police officer, is:
“Why did she hit you?”
“Because I kissed her,” Jacob said, unashamed.
“Good for you, kid,” Charlie congratulated him.
I didn’t read the citation first. I read the quote. I thought I was reading a woman’s account of how she was about to be raped, not a fucking passage from a romance novel.
Ugh what the fuck. This is a big problem with the “Just kiss her!” thing. Okay no you should PROBABLY get some skills on HOW TO READ BODY LANGUAGE before you try that shit and also understand the difference between someone kissing you back and someone struggling to get you off her.
things that are wrong with Twilight #4628447
jfc “shut down and waited for him to stop” I have heard multiple survivors word their experience exactly like that
Eerie Dearies by Rebecca Chaperon
EERIE DEARIES is an unusual book that offers a carefully crafted & alphabetized selection of twenty-six beautifully illustrated excuses for being absent from school. Faded and well-used book covers serve as compelling backgrounds to each of these delicately rendered acrylic paintings, creating an atmosphere akin to an old and dusty collection of darkly humorous myths.
really fantastic, this is a great selection of examples too.
Reading this now. My therapist recommended it & it is a very helpful, quick read. It helps with those of us who have issues with parental guilt & manipulation. It’s purpose is to help you regain your self worth & develop new ways to interact.
One of the best books I’ve ever read. It literally changed my life.
Anyone who thinks they may have been abused in any way by a parent or caregiver should read this book.
I wish there were a way to download this book. I want it, but I don’t want my parents to find it. :/
Passing this along for people who need it!
inconsistent font choices: the powerpoint
long story short,
- in the event that you do read “lolita”
- read the foreword
- and the afterword
- consider context and intent
- get the annotated version if u want
- and pay attention to the text.
There’s an episode in the first or second season of SVU where Dolores murders HH’s creepy ass. Yes good.
Also read the foreword because it’s where the resolution of the plot actually punches you in the gut.
i don’t tend to read forewords because i don’t want to start a book with someone else’s feelings about a book, but i guess i’ll do that o_o
mind you i’m not 100% confident i actually FINISHED lolita? like the last thing i remember is her being pregnant and humbert being all “she looks too grown up my boner is wilting :(“
i have genuinely used people’s feelings about lolita as a barometer for whether i want to have anything to do with them like:
DO YOU THINK HUMBERT HUMBERT IS A CREEPY PEDO RAPIST AND THAT WHAT HE DID WAS UNJUSTIFIED AND UNJUSTIFIABLE? PLEASE SELECT FROM THE FOLLOWING:
- FUCK YES
- I AM NOT WELCOME IN YOUR HOUSE SO I’M GOING TO AWKWARDLY LEAVE NOW
the foreword was actually written by nabokov as a commentary on the text as a genuine memoir, because he’s just great like that
here are a few things that nabokov put in to let us know that what humbert humbert did was not okay (spoilers obv):
- dolores cries herself to sleep every night — every single night
- she never ever ever responds the way HH wants her to — she endures what he does to her but gets no enjoyment whatsoever
- she refers to what he does as rape and perversion
- humbert acknowledges himself that she stays with him because she has nowhere else to go
- humbert doesn’t know this because he’s writing in prison, but in the foreword we learn that dolores dies at age 19 giving birth to a stillborn baby girl, which is clearly meant to be a result of years of abuse (maybe not literally but this is the sort of on-the-nose thing even great authors will do to drive home a point WHICH APPARENTLY PEOPLE STILL MISS)
this is not fucking romantic in any way shape or form and anyone who thinks it is needs serious help because holy shit
Coraline, by Neil Gaiman
just finished, and although there’s probably no way i could love the movie any more then i already do, the book made me appreciate the movie even more so. I mean besides the obvious, like the visuals and the additions/changes etc- but the way Selick reinterpreted was amazing-to me at least.
Idk, reading the book, the Other Mother is trying to tempt Coraline to stay with her forever, but this world that she’s created for Coraline is hardly tempting what so ever. Everything is a really poor knock off of her life. It’s dark and creepy and scary. And i know it’s supposed to be, and that’s good! But in the movie , you watch Coraline go through the tunnel into this beautiful dreamy landscape where everything is ( seemingly ) 100 times better and more vibrant and beautiful and interesting. For me it was more interesting because you see Coraline confronted with the propisition of what she would have to do if she wanted to stay, and even though it’s obvious she would say no, there’s still a small shred of the offer being tempting. Plus with everything having been so beautiful, the climax where the world in which the Other Mother has created starts to show it’s true nature seems all the more terrifying. To me at least.