Girls are trained to say, ‘I wrote this, but it’s probably really stupid.’ Well, no, you wouldn’t write a novel if you thought it was really stupid. Men are much more comfortable going, ‘I wrote this book because I have a unique perspective that the world needs to hear.’ Girls are taught from the age of seven that if you get a compliment, you don’t go, ‘Thank you’, you go, ‘No, you’re insane.’
If anyone’s wondering, yes I’m in Vegas. Yes, it’s 10:48pm. Yes, I can hear the pulsating beats resonating from several clubs within earshot. Yes, I’ve chosen to spend my evening looking at photos of autumnal windows on Tumblr. Yes, I am proud.