Girls can wear jeans and cut their hair short and wear shirts and boots because it’s okay to be a boy; for girls it’s like promotion. But for a boy to look like a girl is degrading, according to you, because secretly you believe that being a girl is degrading.
My mission in life is to make everybody as uneasy as possible. I think we should all be as uneasy as possible, because that’s what the world is like.
Winnie-the-Pooh made its debut on February 3, 1924 and was inspired by the beloved teddy bear of A.A. Milne’s four-year-old son, Christopher Robin. His original bear, named Edward and eventually renamed to Winnie-the-Pooh, survives and now lives at the New York Public Library. Pictured above, Edward Bear with his friends – Piglet, Tigger, Eeyore and Kanga – in the NYPL collection.
Celebrate Pooh’s birthday with this rare and wonderful recording of Milne reading from his classic.