"I like a girl who reads."

In a world where we are inundated with lyrics and images that relentlessly sexualize and objectify women, these words are refreshing.

The poem, written and performed by poet, writer and actor, Mark Grist, was created a few years ago, but is given new life in this Roundhouse London video. The piece has been called a "feminist anthem," because it celebrates women's imagination and drive as their most attractive qualities.

See, some guys prefer asses// Some prefer tits// And I’m not saying that I don’t like those bits// But what’s more important// What supercedes// For me// Is a girl a with passion, wit and dreams// So I want a girl who reads.

Mark Grist left his English teaching career to become an acclaimed poet and rap-battler, and has since created shows like "Dead Poets" and "The Geek Shall Inherit the Earth." He continues to teach creative writing workshops on the side, and produce spoken word events in Peterborough, UK.

Mark, you can totally call us. We'll just be over here tearing through our copy of Jane Eyre.

[H/T Tastefully Offensive]


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11 Books to Devour On a Long Flight
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  • A Visit From The Goon Squad

    "<a href="http://www.oprah.com/book/A-Visit-from-the-Goon-Squad-by-Jennifer-Egan" target="_blank"><i>A Visit From The Goon Squad</i></a> by Jennifer Egan. So good I read it twice. Johannesburg-London-San Francisco is a long flight." -- Lesley Lokko, author of <a href="http://www.amazon.com/One-Secret-Summer-Lesley-Lokko/dp/1409102459" target="_blank"><i>One Secret Summer</i></a>

  • Bel Canto

    "<a href="http://www.amazon.com/Bel-Canto-Ann-Patchett/dp/0060838728" target="_blank"><i>Bel Canto</i></a> by Ann Patchett. I don't particularly like flying, so it was perfect -- completely absorbing." -- Erin Morgenstern, author of <a href="http://www.amazon.com/One-Secret-Summer-Lesley-Lokko/dp/1409102459" target="_blank"><i>The Night Circus</i></a>

  • The Affair

    "Lee Child can shrink a six hour flight like nobody else. I’ve read all of his books, but his last book was <a href="http://www.amazon.com/Affair-Jack-Reacher-16/dp/044024630X" target="_blank"><i>The Affair</i></a>. If he ever stops writing, I might have to stop flying." -- Jacqueline Sheehan, author of <a href="http://www.amazon.com/Picture-This-Novel-Jacqueline-Sheehan/dp/0062008129" target="_blank"><i>Picture This</i></a>

  • The Underside of Joy

    "<a href="http://www.amazon.com/Underside-Joy-Sere-Prince-Halverson/dp/0525952594" target="_blank"><i>The Underside of Joy</i></a> by Sere Prince Halverson. Fortunately, I was traveling for work by myself, so my children didn't go neglected. It turns out that you don't need little TVs on the seat in front of you or internet access 35,000 feet in the air if you have a great, great book." -- Allison Winn Scotch, author of <a href="http://www.amazon.com/Song-Remains-Same-Allison-Scotch/dp/0399157581/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1352764680&sr=1-1&keywords=Allison+Winn+Scotch" target="_blank"><i>The Song Remains the Same</i></a>

  • The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime

    "<a href="http://www.amazon.com/The-Curious-Incident-Dog-Night-Time/dp/1400032717" target="_blank"><i>The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime</i></a>. I bought it at the airport in London and by the time we landed in New York, the book looked like it had been through a tornado. That's how quickly I tore through it." -- Jennifer Miller, author of <a href="http://www.amazon.com/Year-Gadfly-Jennifer-Miller/dp/0547548591/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1352764785&sr=1-1&keywords=Jennifer+Miller" target="_blank"><i>The Year of Gadfly</i></a>

  • Room

    "I read Emma Donoghue's <a href="hhttp://www.oprah.com/omagazine/New-Novels-Room-Emma-Donoghue" target="_blank"><i>Room</i></a> on a long flight and loved the book so much I almost forgot to disembark at my destination city." -- Kristin Hannah, author of <a href="http://www.amazon.com/Home-Again-Novel-Kristin-Hannah/dp/0345530829/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1352764830&sr=1-1&keywords=Kristin+Hannah" target="_blank"><i>Home Again</i></a>

  • Riders

    "It was one of Jilly Cooper's wickedly funny British novels about the upper class -- <i><a href="http://www.amazon.co.uk/Riders-Jilly-Cooper-OBE/dp/0552156175" target="_blank">Riders</a></i>, a send-up of the rich, sex-made world of show-jumping equestrians. A stewardess asked if I would sit with an unaccompanied 10-year-old, and even though I had stopped every 15 minutes to chat, I was stuck to that book for 7 hours, all the way from Rome to New York." -- Eloisa James, author of <a href="http://www.amazon.com/Seduced-by-a-Pirate-ebook/dp/B0092QKWVU/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1352764869&sr=1-1&keywords=Eloisa+James" target="_blank"><i>Seduced by a Pirate</i></a>

  • No Longer a Gentleman

    "<i><a href="http://www.amazon.com/No-Longer-Gentleman-Lost-Lords/dp/1420117238" target="_blank">No Longer a Gentleman</a></i> by Mary Jo Putney. There are dungeons (so like a plane!) and a handsome man to rehabilitate (and he doesn't mind at all!). It was easy to get lost in spite of a four-hour delay and wind turbulence over the Great Lakes." -- Cathy Maxwell, author of <a href="http://www.amazon.com/Scottish-Witch-Chattan-Curse/dp/0062070231/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1352764964&sr=1-1&keywords=Cathy+Maxwell" target="_blank"><i>The Scottish Witch</i></a>

  • The Infinite Tides

    "<i><a href="http://www.amazon.com/The-Infinite-Tides-A-Novel/dp/1608198103" target="_blank">The Infinite Tides</a></i>, by Christian Kiefer. If you ask Christian what this book is about he will say, 'It is about a depressed astronaut.' But it is about so much more than that. It is about the particular way each of us makes sense of the world, and all the losses within it that combine to make a life. It is about the perfect beauty of mathematics, and the imperfect beauty of the solar system. I didn’t even know I was on a flight, let alone a long one." -- Pam Houston, author of <a href="http://www.amazon.com/Contents-May-Have-Shifted-Novel/dp/0393082652/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1352765009&sr=1-1&keywords=Pam+Houston" target="_blank"><i>Contents May Have Shifted</i></a>

  • The Paris Wife

    "I read <i><a href="http://www.oprah.com/book/The-Paris-Wife-by-Paula-McLain" target="_blank">The Paris Wife</a></i> by Paula McLain on a recent flight to Paris and it made everything (at least on the Left Bank) feel very familiar during the week that I then spent in that city." -- Lois Lowry, author of <a href="http://www.amazon.com/Son-Lois-Lowry/dp/0547887205/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1352765054&sr=1-1&keywords=Lois+Lowry" target="_blank"><i>Son</i></a>

  • 11/22/63

    "Stephen King's <i><a href="http://www.oprah.com/book/112263" target="_blank">11/22/63</a></i>, about going back in time to try to stop the Kennedy assassination. It's impossible to stop reading. It got me back from Indianapolis (through Chicago) with my sanity." -- Maile Meloy, author of <a href="http://www.amazon.com/Apothecary-Maile-Meloy/dp/039925627X/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1352765102&sr=1-1&keywords=Maile+Meloy" target="_blank"><i>The Apothecary</i></a> <br><br> <b>Next: <a href="http://www.oprah.com/omagazine/Authors-Reveal-the-Scariest-Book-Theyve-Ever-Read">Author's reveal "the book that totally surprised me"</a></b>