SPREAD THIS LIKE WILD FIRE!!!!!!!!!!!
SISTERS DOIN’ IT FOR THEMSELVES!!!!!!!!!!!!!
"we’ve normalized guns and violence through video games….yet we still find tampons and menstruation unspeakable"
^^^that right there.
— Kurt Vonnegut (via tat-art)
- ThinkProgress: So what do you think the priority needs to be: do we focus all our energy on ending illiteracy, or do we focus on fostering a love of reading in kids?
- LeVar Burton: I wish I knew. What I do know is that a sustainable society needs both. You need to teach your children how to read, and you need for them to love to read. If you want free, independent thinkers, people who can discern for themselves, people who want to actively participate in a democracy, you want them literate. If you want to control people, if you want to feed them a pack of lies and dominate them, keep them ignorant. For me, literacy means freedom. For the individual and for society.