Don’t date anyone who’s intimidated by feminism.
Don’t date anyone who thinks it’s a threat to men and masculinity.
Love yourself. Don’t settle for a piece of shit.
the problem with 50 Shades isn’t that it’s badly written the problem is that it’s abuse
"but crystal wanted to leave the show!"
yeah she wanted to leave a show where her character was getting less and less screentime and narrative weight, she wanted to leave a show where each week the writers gave her less to do, a show whose fandom wanted her character dead and whose pr team kept rubbing her face in the negativity of hate-filled fans
she doesn’t have any other projects she’s working on right now, it’s not like she made the move to bigger and better things in her career
i’m upset about the way the character was sidelined for a full season before being killed off and i’m upset about the treatment the actress received and i’m going to stay upset
reminder: you don’t have to write a character off a show by killing them
ASEXUAL AND AROMANTIC ARE NOT THE SAME THING NOW SAY IT WITH ME
I think the thing people don’t realize with that bullshit “well not all guys are dangerous, you should give them a chance” or what the fuck ever is like
if i had a plate of cookies and i was like yeah, a few of them have laxatives in them and one’s got cyanide in there, BUT THEY’RE NOT ALL LIKE THAT
you’re probably not gonna take a fucking cookie
like if you have never lived on your own or experienced financial insecurity at all in your life like please refrain from injecting yourself in conversations on how the working poor should find ways to be more frugal like as if that’s not a constant aspect of their daily life
"When I was about 20 years old, I met an old pastor’s wife who told me that when she was young and had her first child, she didn’t believe in striking children, although spanking kids with a switch pulled from a tree was standard punishment at the time. But one day, when her son was four or five, he did something that she felt warranted a spanking–the first in his life. She told him that he would have to go outside himself and find a switch for her to hit him with.
The boy was gone a long time. And when he came back in, he was crying. He said to her, “Mama, I couldn’t find a switch, but here’s a rock that you can throw at me.”
All of a sudden the mother understood how the situation felt from the child’s point of view: that if my mother wants to hurt me, then it makes no difference what she does it with; she might as well do it with a stone.
And the mother took the boy into her lap and they both cried. Then she laid the rock on a shelf in the kitchen to remind herself forever: never violence. And that is something I think everyone should keep in mind. Because if violence begins in the nursery one can raise children into violence.”❞
I fucking hate it when people say the woman is stupid for staying with her abuser and it’d be so easy to leave.
NO IT ISN’T.
7 years later it’s still a possibility I consider. That 70% window doesn’t really close. No matter how far you move (3,000 miles, then another 1,000), or how different your life becomes. Staying in one place sometimes feels like a slowly accumulating weight.
I guess I never really thought about it that way before.
"The greatest threat to women is men. Do you know what the greatest threat to men is? Heart attacks."