Do not ground your child because you caught them putting a cigarette flame to their wrist.
Do not discipline your child because they have cuts on their thighs.
Do not threaten to put your child in a mental institution because their only escape is self-harm.
Do not teach your children that if they open up to you about the scars on their bodies, the only thing they will get in return is punishment.
feminism never made me hate men
men’s behavior made me hate men
The insignificance of our tiny little planet in our tiny little galaxy in an ever-expanding, enormous universe comforts me.
It comforts me to know that I am insignificant.
Because insignificance means that it’s okay to mediocre. It’s okay to make that mistake, especially if I learn from it. It’s okay to only be important to my mother. It’s okay that I sleep in. It’s okay that I go days without producing anything remotely useful or important to anyone but me
The insignificance of our existence means that we can just live and not worry about it. We can take that job. We can adopt that pet. We can kiss that stranger. The only significance comes from the things we find significant and important.
I think it’s fucking beautiful that I’ll die unknown by anyone who didn’t know me personally. It means I have no responsibility to the world or universe at large to be any version of good but mine.
"My response to the “I am not a feminist” internet phenomenon….
First of all, it’s clear you don’t know what feminism is. But I’m not going to explain it to you. You can google it. To quote an old friend, “I’m not the feminist babysitter.”
But here is what I think you should know.
You’re insulting every woman who was forcibly restrained in a jail cell with a feeding tube down her throat for your right to vote, less than 100 years ago.
You’re degrading every woman who has accessed a rape crisis center, which wouldn’t exist without the feminist movement.
You’re undermining every woman who fought to make marital rape a crime (it was legal until 1993).
You’re spitting on the legacy of every woman who fought for women to be allowed to own property (1848). For the abolition of slavery and the rise of the labor union. For the right to divorce. For women to be allowed to have access to birth control (Comstock laws). For middle and upper class women to be allowed to work outside the home (poor women have always worked outside the home). To make domestic violence a crime in the US (It is very much legal in many parts of the world). To make workplace sexual harassment a crime.
In short, you know not what you speak of. You reap the rewards of these women’s sacrifices every day of your life. When you grin with your cutsey sign about how you’re not a feminist, you ignorantly spit on the sacred struggle of the past 200 years. You bite the hand that has fed you freedom, safety, and a voice.
In short, kiss my ass, you ignorant little jerks.”