Women are not punished in this world for acting ‘like men’. We are punished for acting like human beings. In our world, only men are human. They take that label for themselves, they accord themselves social and economic and legal privileges because of it, and they declare women other and different and make damn sure that we wear our inferiority in whatever way they tell us to. Through our clothing and our hairstyles and our submissive and ingratiating behaviours.
Any time a woman gives herself the right to be fully clothed, to have access to forums and spaces in which to express her ideas and opinions, to work in fields which men declare unsuitable, to be comfortable and free of bodily restriction, she is (knowingly or not) refusing to accept her inferior sex-caste status. We are declaring our right to be human. Not our right to be men, our right to be human. Got it?
The association of man with human is so pervasive, yet invisible, that women refusing to accept inferior status is equated with wanting to be men, rather than with wanting to be human, which is surely more accurate. And it is difficult to get away from…
90. If you were an animal, which one would you be?
Oh, I dunno. Being a dog seems like it would be nice. I like dogs and they seem to have happy lives.
35. Where would you like to travel and/or live?
I’d like to travel just about anywhere. Travel seems like it would be real fun. I particularly would like to see Ireland, France, and I’d like to go to Switzerland to visit my cousins. I’d like to live anywhere further north. I’m bad with the heat so I’d like a cooler summer.
12. Do you prefer tea, coffee, or cocoa?
Tea. Tea is best. I’ve only ever had two cups of coffee ever I had one I liked ok, but that might have been because I hadn’t slept in a while and was really hungry so anything would have been tasty. and the second time I spent like half an hour trying to make the coffee taste ok and failed miserable.
Hi guys. I know this is a longshot, but I need some help, and I thought maybe someone could help me.
I have a cat, her name is Tasha. I named her after Black Widow, because Avengers had just come out and she was both all black and did a lot of parkour when she was a kitten. I got her during my rough pregnancy when I couldn’t walk, and having her around really got me through it. We are both extremely attached to each other.
A couple weeks ago I found out my wife was having an affair, and I have to move back home with my toddler to North Carolina, to live with family. My family has been really hesitant at me keeping her, especially if she’s an indoor only cat, which she’s been her whole life, and I feel that being outdoors isn’t safe for cats, or the native wildlife. Also, if they changed their mind once I’m down there, all shelters in the area are kill shelters, so I refuse to take that chance.
My (soon to be ex)wife has offered to keep her until I have my own place, but she doesn’t take good care of her- when she has to do it on her own, she doesn’t really change the litter, forgets to feed her, will go days without refreshing her water. I don’t feel it’s right to leave Tash with her just because I don’t want to give her up.
It’s a long shot, but is there anyone in the Boston area, or Massachusetts/NH border who can foster a cat for a while? We’d have to work out if it’d be possible with the specifics of the whole thing, but I’m just desperate to see if I can find someone to watch her until I can get settled. She’s spayed, and I can pay for her food and litter costs.
If worst comes to worst, we have a great shelter here and I know she’ll be placed in no time, but I just don’t want to give her up, especially since we’re so attached to each other.
Thanks, and if you can reblog this around, that would be really helpful.
47. Last song you sang? I was singing along to Bellringer Blues by Grinderman earlier today.
22. How long does it take you to get ready in the morning? between 15 mins and half an hour depending on if I’m taking a shower in the morning or not. If I have to get dressed up and wear make up it’ll take 30 mins to an hour.
15. Hair Color? dull reddish strawberry blonde. In poor light it looks a little brownish.