nathaniel hawthorne whining and pissing himself in eighteen fifty five over the fact that women were writing better and more popular stories than his shit shit shit trash shit piece of shit awful didactic shit novels (via sashayed)
this again bc //selfie culture// in 1855
That narrative was already old in 1855, actually — in Britain people were shitting all over literature that was coded as female and foreign (like the Gothic) in the 1790s. In fact pretty sure most academics of most historically-defined literary periods in the West could observe this trend.
I knew there was a reason I didn’t care for Hawthorne.
This sets a really fucked up precedent tho
race aside (since everyone else thinks it’s such a non-factor…), this means that you can watch someone from your car, follow them in your car, get out of your car and engage them in a fight, kill them in a fight just because they hit you back, and be considered not guilty of murder.
Expect more situations like this.
everything about this is fucked up