“A 10 year old girl asked me what it was like to be a woman. I laughed and replied “beautiful and elegant and everything you could dream of” but what I wanted to say was “it’s a curse. You will work and work and the greatest thing you will ever achieve is being called pretty by some man who doesn’t know that classical music is your passion, and that you like writing at 3 AM. You will be smart but never be to smart. For being a woman and being to smart is a trap. You will scare men. And scaring man is the worst thing you can do. Also, no matter how high you climb and how hard you work your salary will always be less than the man working beside you. Don’t question it, don’t raise your voice or you will be seen as a feminist, which don’t you know is the worst thing you can be? And my darling, when a man catcalls you or speaks sexually to you, you are expected to feel lucky that a man would give you that kind of attention no matter how uncomfortable you might feel. And God forbid this ever happen, but if you are to get forced into sexual acts, your clothes or how much you drank will always speak louder then you screaming no. Being a woman is a tragedy that we are born into. Men will be asked about their achievements, you will be asked about the children. I hope the world changes for you my dear, but if it doesn’t, please don’t let the world stifle your brilliant, creative mind. Speak loudly, be to smart, say no, call men out, do not allow yourself to be a piece in their game. Do not bite your tongue until you taste blood. Let your words fly. Wear what you want, be what you want, and be your own. You are yours and no one one else’s. Understand that. You belong to no one but yourself. And if anyone tries to make you think differently, tell them to shove it” but her smile was pure and her eyes were innocent and they sparkled with her hopes and dreams of the future. What a heartbreak we face growing up as women in today’s society. But we must fight. And never stop. We may not win all the battles, but we can win the war.”
— I’m a feminist and I’m not ashamed. (via brennanat)
I’m the type of girlfriend that loves clingy. You can’t sleep at 3 am, maybe 4? That’s okay, call me. I don’t mind if you wake me up. You’re never annoying to me, no matter how many times you call or text me. I love it. I love that you care so much.