Blame Both Sides Syndrome
"Life will break you. Nobody can protect you from that, and living alone won’t either, for solitude will also break you with its yearning. You have to love. You have to feel. It is the reason you are here on earth. You are here to risk your heart. You are here to be swallowed up. And when it happens that you are broken, or betrayed, or left, or hurt, or death brushes near, let yourself sit by an apple tree and listen to the apples falling all around you in heaps, wasting their sweetness. Tell yourself you tasted as many as you could."
Louise Erdrich, The Painted Drum LP (via h-o-r-n-g-r-y)
i think we must stop chalking everything up to “straight men” cause that lets off the hook: 1. gay men who constantly objectify women, violate womens boundaries, make degrading comments about women but think its ok because theyre Gay Lol :) 2. bi/pan men who certainly do not treat the women they date any better than straight men do, let me tell you
Something for my feminist theory class.
I’d love to see the reactions to this from a crowd. I can kind of imagine a quiet, solemn understanding from the ladies and a lot of confused questions from the guys… If my memory of art school serves me.
In 9th grade English we read Laurie Halse Anderson’s “Speak”. For those of you who haven’t read it, the author makes it abundantly clear that the teenage protagonist, Melinda, was raped, before the protagonist actually says it.
Our English teacher asked the boys in the class what happened to Mel. They came up with the most ridiculous answers. Every girl in the class just knew.
You are not a bad person for getting abortion, it doesn’t matter if:
- you were assaulted
- your birth control failed
- you weren’t on birth control at all
- there is a medical issue
- you don’t want children
- you already have children and can’t handle another
- you aren’t ready
- you don’t want to be pregnant
You are never a bad person for needing an abortion. There is nothing wrong with you. Don’t ever let anyone tell you otherwise.
You are not alone.
There are people getting rich on our hatred of our bodies
"make up is false advertisement!"
"i view women as products"
SUPER AGGRESSIVE REMINDER!
PEOPLE WITH MENTAL ILLNESSES HAVE A LOWER RATE OF VIOLENCE THAN THE GENERAL POPULATION.
MOST PEOPLE WHO ARE VIOLENT DO NOT HAVE A MENTAL ILLNESS.
THE IDEA THAT PEOPLE WITH MI = VIOLENT IS GREATLY EXAGGERATED AND DUE TO NEGATIVE STEREOTYPES
THOSE OF US WITH MENTAL ILLNESSES ARE MORE LIKELY TO BE THE VICTIMS OF VIOLENCE THAN THE PERPETRATORS
SO STOP TRYING TO EXCUSE THE ACTIONS OF A FUCKING MISOGYNISTIC MURDERER
people be like “are you really going to miss out on a potential friendship just because someone doesnt share your views on feminism/racism/etc.” and i’m like “ya lol”
nothing pisses me off more than the fact that 90% of women’s jeans have non-functioning pockets but baby clothes have proper pockets? what are babies carrying around that i’m not? baby wallets? fuck off