Emma Watson Is Hiding Books In Paris And It's Awesome

Emma Watson Is Hiding Books In Paris And It's Awesome

It's like Pokemon Go, except with essential feminist literature.

So by now, I'm sure you've at least heard of Hulu's newest original series, "The Handmaid's Tale." Based off of the novel by Margaret Atwood, "The Handmaid's Tale" takes place in a dystopian society and focuses on issues such as sexism, classism, and overall survival.

"The Handmaid's Tale" has already taken the world by storm with its strong feminist messages. So much so that it has inspired actress and activist, Emma Watson, to spread the word along her travels; especially in Paris. Wednesday, Emma Watson teamed up with The Book Faries and hid copies of "The Handmaid's Tale" across Paris.

So naturally, this led to thousands of Parisian fans to go on a city-wide hunt to find these copies left by Watson. Fans posted photos on social media of the copies they found and the locations of which they were hidden. And those lucky enough to get their hands on a copy freaked out.

It was basically like Pokemon Go, except with essential feminist literature. What I like the most about Emma Watson and The Book Faries' efforts is that they created an event that encourages adults and young adults to read. While it is much easier to stare at your computer and television, there is no doubt that reading can have an impact on everyone's lives. Reading also promotes more of a personal connection between the reader and their favorite story. While many people can barely keep up with the titles of their favorite TV shows and movies, everyone remembers the title and the connection they had with their favorite book.

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Dear Baby Boomers, Please Stop Dissing Millennials For Ruining The World

If I had a dollar for every time a baby boomer complained about our generation, I'd have enough money to fix the economy they ruined.

Baby boomers, those who were born between 1946 and 1964, love dissing millennials.

They think we’re lazy, self-centered, entitled, and a whole lot of other things. They diss us on the news and write shady articles about us, saying that we aren’t prepared for the real world and that we’re the reason behind hookup culture (even though hookup culture started decades before we were born).

Millennials are constantly told by older generations that we think the world owes us a favor.

Bad news for the baby boomers: you’re the ones who are entitled!

There, I said it. They can disagree with me all they want, but here’s why they are the worst:

The boomers ruined the economy and it’ll take generations to pay off. Our national debt is now at around $17 trillion, larger for the first time in recent history than the size of our entire economy. And it’s projected to continue to significantly grow over the next few decades unless something dramatic is done to reduce it. But of course, they don’t want to take responsibility for it and blame it on younger generations.

They are, thank God, the last reminders of our racist, homophobic, sexist past. Remember when you learned about the Civil Rights Movement in the 1960s and were appalled to the fact that there was legal racial segregation everywhere? There was segregation in schools, diners, cinemas, public transportation, and even water fountains. The boomers went out of their way to make it almost impossible for blacks to vote. Other than racial segregation, it was so infuriating to see how much effort the boomers made to dehumanize anyone who wasn’t a WASP, male, and straight.

They say we millennials have it easy — says the generation who was able to buy a house on a wage from unskilled work at the age of 21. Millennials are working nonstop both through jobs and their academics just to be able to live paycheck to paycheck. Nowadays, you will need at least a master’s degree to be able to make an affordable living.

Listen, baby boomers, we’re fed up with your crap! Stop saying that our country is screwed when you all ruined it a long time ago. The list goes on and on as to why baby boomers need to stop dissing us millennials. The next time a baby boomer throws shade towards you and other millennials, just brush it off, keep moving forward, and enjoy your fulfilling, negativity-free life.

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6 Things You Did As A Kid That Make Sense Now That You're Out Of The Closet

"Why am I so obsessed with gay people?" *years later after coming out* "Ah yes, I am a gay people"

Before you come to terms with your sexuality, there are some habits you may form that relate to your preferences. Here are 6 things you might have a done as a kid that totally make sense now that you're out of the closet:

1. You were obsessed with gay celebrities or family friends

If a celebrity came out or you found out a family friend was LGBT+ you always just started liking them more than before. The celebrities were always famous but now you looked up to them in other ways and your family friends were tangible examples of being successful and happy as a gay person.

"Why am I so obsessed with gay people?" *years later after coming out* "Ah yes, I am a gay people"

2. You would always ~politely~ stare at gay couples when you saw them in public

You'd be in the grocery store or at the mall and you'd see two men or two women holding hands and automatically they became the most interesting and beautiful thing in that place. You would have a weird urge to talk to them even though you knew that was inappropriate or weird. But they gave you hope (especially if you lived in a conservative town or city).

3. You got excited when a gay couple was shown in a TV show or movie

Your favorite show or movie probably had a person from the LGBT+ community. It amazed and excited you that Hollywood actually showcased someone who was gay!

4. Hearing men say "my boyfriend" or "my husband" and women say "my wife" or "my girlfriend" was somehow therapeutic to you

You'd overhear a conversation and with out realizing, that stranger just came out to you. You found comfort in hearing these words and you automatically felt connected to that total stranger.

5. You always got defensive or hurt when the LGBT+ community was bashed or a gay joke was made

Even though it makes sense now, you used to never understand why homophobic people made you so pissed or why the word "f*g" or "d*ke" made you so uncomfortable.

6. Secretly wanting to be friends with people who came out in your school

You were in middle school or high school and someone would come out. It would be the talk of the school and people probably had more negative than positive things to say. But you were excited! You were proud of them even if you didn't know them. You wanted to run up to them and say "its okay!" or "me too!" but you were still coming to terms with who you were. But regardless of where you were in your self discovery, you definitely wanted to be friends with those who had the courage to come out of the closet.

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