If you want a girl who has no insecurities whatsoever, you’ll come to find that a girl like that is hard to come by. Everyday we are tortured, humiliated, and bullied to a breaking point. If you expect a stick thin beauty with the perfect breasts, who looks like whatever celebrity, person, model,…
My mom has been singing 'Call Me, Maybe" for the last three hours.
And said to me,”It’s just so cool, like how many times have you seen an attractive guy and thought ‘Wow I’d like to talk to him sometime.” Well guess what, she did it! In this song… Like hey man… I just met you and this might be crazy but here is my phone number so you can call me if you want…maybe.”
Sometimes I love my mom…and other times I love my mom.
I’m really annoyed that being “awkward” is trendy now. Standing behind a cute guy in line at Starbucks when you aren’t even wearing lipgloss? Is not awkward. Crippling social anxiety is fucking awkward. I hate you.
“But most of all, stop thinking that what people so loathingly refer to as the "friendzone" is some sort of purgatory women put "nice guys" into. My friendship is not a crappy consolation prize that you’re left with if I deny you a sexual relationship- and my body is not a reward for good behavior.”—Taylor Callobre in ‘The “Good Guy” Myth’
Them:I don't think kids should be exposed to gay relationships.
Them:It's introducing children to sexuality! They're too young for that!
You:So when a prince and princess kiss in a Disney movie, are they introduced to sexuality? When the prince and the princess get married and have a child, is that introducing your child to sexuality?
Them:NO! But if they see a man and a man, or a woman and a woman together... they're going to start asking questions! Like how a man and a man can... you know, do anything together.
You:You think the only thing people think when they see a gay couple is "I wonder how they have sex"? Furthermore, you think a CHILD is going to even know what that means? When the prince and the princess kiss, does your 4 year old daughter ask, "mommy, how do people have intercourse"? No. She just sees two people in love. If you remember when you were a kid, you probably didn't think about sex every time you saw two people happy together.
Them:But it'll bring up all kinds of questions, it'll confuse my child!
You:Then be a fucking parent and explain it to your child. The only question that might be brought up is "mom, why don't you want gay people to be happy?". And when you don't have a good answer for that question, you can look your child in the eye and say "It's because I'm a bigot".
I already knew I loved Claudia, but now I know even more.
“The real meaning of “I’m not like the other girls” is, I think, “I’m not the media’s image of what girls should be.” Well, very, very few of us are. Pop culture wants to tell us that we’re all shallow, backstabbing, appearance-obsessed shopaholics without a thought in our heads beyond cute boys and cuter handbags. It’s a lie – a flat-out lie – and we need to recognize it and say so instead of accepting that judgment as true for other girls, but not for you.”
Loved this post. I hate the default in our society that “girly” things are trivial or stupid. And really, nobody is a stereotype. People are complex and multi-dimensional, and that is awesome.