How Do You Continue Enjoying a Book That Offends You?

TW: Mentions of homophobia, transphobia, rape, and victim blaming Say that you’re reading a book and generally enjoying it – right until it hits you with some pretty offensive opinions. They aren’t the main message of the book and they don’t come up often, and there are definitely other messages in it that you love,Continue reading “How Do You Continue Enjoying a Book That Offends You?”

The End of the Black Parade

TW: MENTIONS OF SELF-HARM AND SUICIDE On Friday, My Chemical Romance released this simple statement on their blog: Being in this band for the past 12 years has been a true blessing. We’ve gotten to go places we never knew we would. We’ve been able to see and experience things we never imagined possible. We’veContinue reading “The End of the Black Parade”

7 Things Not to Say to a Rape Victim

TW: RAPE It’s hard to know what to do when someone close to you is a victim of sexual assault. Sexuality is such a taboo topic on its own, and mixed in with a healthy dose of the rape culture that we’re inundated with every day, knowing the right thing to say is hard. HereContinue reading “7 Things Not to Say to a Rape Victim”

Beautiful Creatures and Sex

Beautiful Creatures came out in theaters recently, and I decided I should read the book. It was a fun read – definitely not a bad use of a Sunday. However, it fell into a really unpleasant trap of punishing sexuality. The appeal of paranormal romance is supposed to be the forbidden – sex with aContinue reading “Beautiful Creatures and Sex”

TW: Trigger Warnings

I’m going to have posts in the future that get into some pretty heavy stuff – stuff you may not want to read about. There’s a solution, though, and that’s the trigger warning. If a post contains a commonly triggering topic, or one that I think could be triggering, I’ll warn you in big boldContinue reading “TW: Trigger Warnings”