Toy stores are selling plastic stripper poles, and “modeling” websites are featuring prepubescent girls posing in lingerie. Even mainstream pornography has caught on: In 2006, Playboy listed Lolita, Vladimir Nabokov’s novel about a pedophile who falls in lust with his landlady’s twelve-year-old daughter, as one of the “25 Sexiest Novels Ever Written”…..
The message is clear, and dangerous: The most desirable women aren’t women at all— they’re girls."
— Jessica Valenti, The Purity Myth: How America’s Obsession with Virginity is Hurting Young Women (via alexandravictorious)
Scarlett Johansson, when asked if we see Black Widow and Hawkeye in a romantic situation.