Tears of Gas
One of my sister’s teachers joked to another student that my sister punched him in the eye, which was why it was a bit swollen. Because he kept insisting it was her fault, she jokingly responded that if he didn’t stop lying, she was going to cry.
When my sister told me this, I told her I didn’t think that was the right reaction. I told her if she ever was in that situation, she should fight back. She said they were only joking. I told her that I was aware of that but I didn’t want her to ever think that, if someone were to accuse her or really attack her in any way, her first response would be to succumb to tears.
Don’t misunderstand me in thinking that I mean she should never cry. Crying is often a necessary response to various situations. I cry all the time; when I’m happy or sad or angry, my emotions spill out of my eyes as well as from my mouth. But I told her that she never had to just cry and resign to being the victim. I told her that you could cry and still be strong. You can cry and fight and let the tears be the gasoline to your fire.
Why do you think women identify with the show as strongly as they do?
If ur feeling small today I dare you to sit up straighter, look someone who scares u directly in the eye, take up room at the dinner table, make yourself bigger, when ‘sorry’ laps at the back of your tongue, tries to pick up after you, remind yourself that your existence doesn’t demand an apology, that you are allowed to make mess and take up space, do not be afraid to expand. Every single goddamn minute. Expand, expand, expand
Women that oppose feminism because they feel they personally have all the rights and respect they need are so incredibly selfish and ignorant to the plight of women not only in their own country, but across the developing world.
Getting on the first stop at MARTA so literally every seat of the train - all of which are double seats - is open. I sit down and, a minute later, some dude sits at my same seat. He is literally right next to me right now. WHY.
"What was Fury doing in your apartment last night?"
there was an extremely obvious answer to that but marvel won’t give me the satisfaction
"Auditioning for my new barbershop quartet."
I got 99 problems and financial difficulty is definitely one of them