She’s tore up plenty, but she’ll fly true.
So I’ve been hanging out with family all day today and let me tell you that I’ve come across a few rather judgemental, closed-minded thoughts of theirs. I moved away, so I’ve been out in a world where a lot of different people mingle. And here, back in my home town, I guess there’s not as much new information or other stuff that people would come across easily if they aren’t looking. So when they say certain things, I want to correct them and educate them but it kind of makes me feel like I come across as a jerk. But on the other hand, sometimes it makes me feel unheard and ignored and it makes me want to repeat myself about stuff more.
Just littler things as of now. But still things that stick to me and make me wonder why exactly they react the way they do.
Like, for instance, my aunt pointed out a girl at lunch whose bra was showing around her tiny tank top. She was not impressed or happy by the girl’s outfit or that her bra was out there for the world to see. I wanted to ask why it was bad because my aunt wears bras, I wear bras, everybody knows societies standards on wearing bras. But if the bra shows, that’s a bad thing? I tried to sneak my bra strap out but the subject was changed.
Later, I saw these cute superhero little boy undies and I said, “I’d wear those!” To which she responded something like “they’re for boys.” She wears “men’s” shorts all the time. She’s also married to a woman. I would hope that means she understands how acceptance works when relating to gendered items but I guess you can’t always assume people do, no matter their background.
On a different note, I attempted to tell my mom the quick history on baby boys wearing pink and baby girls wearing blue before WW2. But it was one of those things where i was humored momentarily and then immediately realized my audience had no interest. And that’s hard.
“It is important to fight and fight again, and keep fighting, for only then can evil be kept at bay though never quite eradicated”
“It is our choices that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.”
Local adoption agency just posted this!
hey sorry im late i didnt want to come
i found this on my computer. WHEN IN THE LIVING FUCK DID I MAKE THIS?!
What would have once sounded like a “far-fetched feminist fantasy” – women forming the majority of a parliament – is a reality in Rwanda.
In fact, women are making gains throughout Africa, but these achievements have been met with a loud silence from the western feminist movement.
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