I bees about the Summer Time. Come quickly, stay forever I implore thee. :) Happy Sunday ya’ll!
"It’s the curse of the teenage girl, isn’t it? Ridiculed at every corner. God forbid a teenage girl could have a passion for anything. God forbid a teenage girl could know what she wants.
It’s a fucking curse. You fall in love, it’s bullshit. You’re talented, it’s bullshit. You love something, bullshit. You care about something, bullshit. You destroy something bullshit. Something kills you, bullshit!
We’re all so trivial. Nothing we say has any weight, any precedence. Because we don’t know shit.
What do we like? Who cares. What do we love? Who fucking cares. We hate ourselves and we’re called dramatic and self-obsessed. We love ourselves and we’re called dramatic and self-obsessed. Since when was loving yourself a character flaw? Fuck. I think it’s astounding. Why wouldn’t you want to raise a generation of strong, proud girls? I know why, because you’re fucking scared, and you don’t even realise it. Somewhere, in the back of your head, past all the patriarchal bullshit, you know what we’re capable of. And don’t look at me like that, I know what the patriarchy is, and that’s exactly my fucking point. You underestimate us, you reduce us down to silly little girls.
In the back of your head, you’re scared for us to have voices, you don’t want us to have power. Because then, then we’ll speak up about the shit you put us through. And you know what? If you don’t educate us, if you refuse to educate us, we’ll educate ourselves.
I am so, so sick of this biased crazy bitch-teenager idea. Being passionate doesn’t make us crazy. And even if we are crazy, so fucking what? It’s you who made us like this.
You, who raised your daughter to keep her voice down. You, who taught her it’s better to be meek. You, who told her she just drunk too much, helped her throw out her ripped underwear, and never thought to ask questions. You, who told her sex was an obligation. And you, for telling her it’s a bargaining tool. Her desires aren’t natural. Don’t act, don’t speak. Repress, repress, repress. Repent, repent, repent. Be ashamed. Shut your mouth.
You shut it for her though.
Every lesson, every time you ignored her need, you plucked out another vocal chord. And you kept going and you kept teaching until her throat was empty, and you stole her words and threw her voice box down a fucking well so no one would ever hear her speak again. And you think we’re the crazy ones? You’re draining the life from your daughter so you can stick it in a glass vial and give it to your son in law.
You want us to be meek? You want us to be quiet. We’re fucking monsters. You made us, you’ve silenced us, and now we’re going to scream and scream until you notice."
It Goes Deeper…
It goes far deeper, we have to go back to the root of it all, seeing successful women, CEOS, Editors, and Entrepreneurs is encouraging in the corporate and professional sphere, to provide useful knowledge and insight to young girls and women who aspire for much of the same. But we must also remember to stop and consider the struggle, and step away from solely self gain, and self progression. We need to be thinking about helping reduce the burden and struggle of others who cannot even dream of coining careers for themselves as the pressures they face just because of their gender continually disrupts their lives. It disrupts, it spoils, it rotts and ruins their hopes and dreams and their belief in anything other than that which they have forcefully become accustomed to. Those nameless and invisible women, we know exist, in every country on every continent need International Women’s Day, to be a representation of the various groups and organisations that are involved in that effort, most importantly it needs to be a sourcing pool for more women and men to also raise their hands and help break the silence.
What woman inspires you? Is it your mother, your first grade teacher or your best friend? Or maybe it’s Malala Yousafzai or Rosa Parks? For International Women’s Day (March 8), we’re sharing photos on Instagram of women who inspire us with the hashtag #sheinspires.
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"What’s the worst possible thing you can call a woman? Don’t hold back, now.
You’re probably thinking of words like slut, whore, bitch, cunt (I told you not to hold back!), skank.
Okay, now, what are the worst things you can call a guy? Fag, girl, bitch, pussy. I’ve even heard the term “mangina.”
Notice anything? The worst thing you can call a girl is a girl. The worst thing you can call a guy is a girl. Being a woman is the ultimate insult. Now tell me that’s not royally fucked up."
"I don’t have a type. If I like you, I like you."