I know this was in direct response to your father being an emotionally abusive douchenozzle, but all I could think while reading this was “Damn Taylor, look at how fucking amazing you are.”
#You do realize how amazing you are right? #you must have reread what you wrote and gone #i am so fucking cool look at me #and he is an idiot for not seeing that #taylor #heyxxmickey #Look at the things you have accomplished in your young life
Rebecca! You are so very kind. Thank you. I really want those tags on my blog for future reference. I also really want “douchenozzle” on my blog. (Too be honest, that’s my main reason for reblogging this.)
Here’s the fucking thing
I’ve heard/seen several people mention how the Steubenville case should remind us all to speak to our daughters about parties and drinking.
Thing is, we already fucking do that. We’ve been doing it. You think I won’t be a paranoid mom about this shit with my daughter? You think every time she goes out to a party I won’t ask the universe to protect her? We already worry about and lecture our daughters endlessly. By the time our daughters are 16 they’ve already been told what a cruel and dangerous place this world is for them.
Guess what? They still get attacked.
So maybe, just fucking maybe, we should shift the focus to talking to and lecturing our young boys and men in our communities. Maybe they need to hear from their adult male role models and peers that there is never ever a time when they can assume consent or force themselves on a woman. Maybe we need to stop our boys before they walk out the door to that party and say, “You be careful, son. If she doesn’t say “YES” then you leave her the hell alone, you got it?” or maybe “You stick with your friends, son. Make sure you look out for each other. If one of your buddies is thinking about taking advantage of a girl, you help him home, ok?”
Our young women don’t need anymore lectures. They hear them from childhood on up.
Stop blaming your daughters and start educating your fucking sons.
Aahh! Thank you, Victoria! I’d take a picture of how much I’m smiling now because of this, except I’m sitting my living room and I don’t have any lights on except the light coming from my computer and from the nearby kitchen.
Thank you so much!
not only is “real women have curves” shaming naturally (or unnaturally) thin people
it’s also (perhaps) unintentionally shaming any trans* people whose biology was originally programmed to NOT HAVE THOSE CURVES
I’m simultaneously laughing and sobbing. I am sobbing because I was already having a sad day, and then I went to the barn and was greeted by a very mean note from a mean and hypocritical person (a mother, AN ADULT) at the barn and it just became too much to handle. I am laughing because Rebecca just sent me an email that was absolutely wonderful and spoke of growing tentacles.