Sports fans have caused actual riots, but people still take sports seriously. Boy band fans scream at concerts, and suddenly they’re “a spectacle of the natural world.” Things that are made for women, particularly young women, are automatically given less respect. Girls who get interested in comic books or video games or science fiction get called “fake geek girls.”

Magazines and television and advertisements tell teenage girls that they should like certain things, and then other magazines tell girls that they’re stupid for liking those things. Then magazines publish articles and TV shows run specials wondering why teenage girls don’t have better self esteem, like they didn’t make it that way.

There’s nothing wrong with teenage girls being enthusiastic about boy bands or (heaven forbid) having sexual feelings about the boys in boy bands. There is something wrong with the way that other people react to teenage girls and their interests.

  1. stephiknee reblogged this from cutesadpup
  2. godot-found reblogged this from emilysbagelsandwich
  3. emilysbagelsandwich reblogged this from s-t-r-a-n-g-e-c-h-a-r-m
  4. eyesbeenstarry reblogged this from fuckyeahself-esteem
  5. ultramaryamaliuniverse reblogged this from niallstowedcar
  6. givemethatpaynis reblogged this from zaynophilic
  7. chad8472 reblogged this from frommajo
  8. don-bilbo reblogged this from myonedirectionstyle
  9. yorubella reblogged this from artofkawaii
  10. artofkawaii reblogged this from emilyafter
  11. trainfuckers reblogged this from shesdeeplyloved
  12. ahvahtlom reblogged this from withmywingsinthesky
  13. disasterpiece- reblogged this from justaboat
  14. classy-likealady reblogged this from dreamingupstorms
  15. dreamingupstorms reblogged this from justaboat
  16. occasionallyrox reblogged this from lovelycraic
  17. taylorchanel reblogged this from donthaz
  18. lastofthecrimelords reblogged this from pokatris
  19. harrystyleshavoc reblogged this from donthaz
  20. onedirectionandtea123 reblogged this from myonedirectionstyle
  21. myonedirectionstyle reblogged this from fzckharry
  22. tomlinsonbums reblogged this from fzckharry
  23. novellee reblogged this from awmegdontberude
  24. harryaches reblogged this from storuns
  25. arosewithoutthornes reblogged this from indeplorati
  26. teenhamlet reblogged this from indeplorati
  27. awmegdontberude reblogged this from sandcastleandmanderlay
  28. ballgownsandwanderlust reblogged this from donthaz