In its (so far) two days of operation, Tavi Gevinson’s Rookie, an online magazine for teenage girls actually operated and overseen by a teenage girl, has produced all manner of quotable stuff, though this item, by Tavi herself, is the one that I decided to toss into the stew here. The subject is Getting Over Girl Hate, and here’s the reason why you should:
I want everyone to be confident and like themselves! Sincerely. People not liking themselves seems to be where their hating other people begins, and that’s when you get a world full of hatred and spite and darkness, and that is why we have to sing awful songs in music class about loving children and trees and shit. These songs must be stopped.
Anything that curbs “Kumbaya” is fine with me.