Factober

Growing up, I was never the kind of girl to dream about wedding dresses and pretty houses.

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I could tell he was becoming sulky, as boys and men do when they're caught

I could tell he was becoming sulky, as boys and men do when they're caught bluffing. And I ignored him, as girls and women do when they catch them out.
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In our world, I rank music somewhere between hair ribbons and rainbows in t

In our world, I rank music somewhere between hair ribbons and rainbows in terms of usefulness.
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Pride ill becomes a beggar, ser.

Pride ill becomes a beggar, ser.
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The worst enemy women have is in the pulpit.

The worst enemy women have is in the pulpit.
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In drawing attention to the physical characteristics of women leaders, they

In drawing attention to the physical characteristics of women leaders, they can be dismissed as either too pretty or too ugly. The net effect is to prevent women's identification with the issues. If the public women is stigmatized as too 'pretty,' she's a
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How far have you walked for men who’ve never held your feet in their laps?

How far have you walked for men who’ve never held your feet in their laps?
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They sat in silence on the windowsill, their hands locked across the distan

They sat in silence on the windowsill, their hands locked across the distance between them.
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Sometimes Vin imagined she was like the ash, or the wind, or the mist itsel

Sometimes Vin imagined she was like the ash, or the wind, or the mist itself. A thing without thought, capable of simply being, not thinking, caring, or hurting. Then she could be...free.
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We have to start teaching ourselves not to be afraid.

We have to start teaching ourselves not to be afraid.
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I want to say to the literature teacher who remains wilfully, even boastful

I want to say to the literature teacher who remains wilfully, even boastfully ignorant of a major element of contemporary fiction: you are incompetent to teach or judge your subject. Readers and students who do know the field, meanwhile, have every right
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The ultimate winner in life is one who receives the grace given to us by Je

The ultimate winner in life is one who receives the grace given to us by Jesus Christ and lives life accordingly.
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For centuries the death penalty, often accompanied by barbarous refinements

For centuries the death penalty, often accompanied by barbarous refinements, has been trying to hold crime in check; yet crime persists. Why? Because the instincts that are warring in man are not, as the law claims, constant forces in a state of equilibri
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