There are so many new things that I’m unprepared for.
If you want to rebel against society you don’t drown your feelings away with alcohol. You will stay sober and write all of your feelings down on paper. You will stop blaming everything on everyone else and be responsible for your own actions. You will educate yourself on things and experience…
-Waking up and being productive can be nice.
-I’m too proud of Jake for graduating today and being so awesome at everything he does.
-Learning to be cautious with words.
-Appreciating Weaver Dancers. (And hoping that Jazmyne and Kadijah move close).
Jake is the greatest because he loves me and goes dress shopping with me and gives me books that I enjoy.
Tw: discussion of Sexual Assault, ‘Real Men’ bullshit
Omg you need to WATCH THIS TED TALK RIGHT NOW
It’s (almost entierly non-problematic) feminist: yes
It talks about social ques given to children through kid’s movies and the whole Magical Quest trope: yes
It talks about raising boys to respect women in a way that’s not just chilvarly: yes
It’s written by a man: yes
Watch, listen and learn, because this guy knows what he’s talking about. It’s important to teach the right lessons to both girls and boys.
This is fantastic, funny, and extremely true. Both girls and boys need to learn together that they’re equal, not just “girls can be powerful” and “boys can be powerful”. take a sec to watch this, dashboard!
“…the story where the boy is a hero, who defeats the villain through violence, and collects his reward, which is a woman with no friends and who doesn’t speak.”
WHAT A GOOD LINE THOUGH
This is why shows like Steven Universe and Adventure Time art important, because they show not only women engaged in powerful yet benevolent positions, but they show men and boys as strong not only in a physical sense but in an empathetic sense, and also unafraid to engage in femininity and be proud to associate with women.
Girl, Interrupted (1999) x Supermodels Enter Rehab (Vogue Italia July 2007)
At the STWTS opening, I asked people to write their own captions to street harassers.
From Stop Telling Women to Smile Opening at Fresthetic on April 12, 2013. Brooklyn, NY.
Photos by Tatyana Fazlalizadeh