Dear internet, this is how you gently and thoughtfully change people’s minds. No shaming, no yelling, just a nice nudge to, “Aha!”
I will aspire to use classy same tone next time I try to educate someone about something!
i think the other really important thing here is the maturity on both parts. like if you just calmly and informatively explain why it is that something offends you, the other party is far more likely to take it on board and understand than if you just get really aggressive from the off, which is probably just going to make them feel attacked and then act defensive, which won’t help when you’re trying to get them to understand your point.
EVERY FANDOM NEEDS TO LEARN THIS.
comic meme | 4 / 5 teams
"No… We’re young, but just us."
Finally it’s done and my wrist thanks.
I’d love to do more things like this if my writing skills weren’t so bad and cheesy, I apologize for that.
This is beautiful and heartbreaking
Most girls are relentlessly told that we will be treated how we demand to be treated. If we want respect, we must respect ourselves.
This does three things. Firstly, it gets men off the hook for being held accountable for how they treat women. And secondly, it makes women feel that the mistreatment and sometimes outright violence they face due to their gender is primarily their fault. And thirdly, it positions women to be unable to speak out against sexism because we are made to believe any sexism we experience would not have happened if we had done something differently.
I cannot demand a man to respect me. No more than I can demand that anybody do anything. I can ask men to be nice to me. But chances are if I even have to ask he does not care to be nice. I can express displeasure when I’m not being respected. But that doesn’t solve the issue that I was disrespected in the first place.
I can choose to not deal with a man once he proves to be disrespectful and/or sexist. But even that does not solve the initial problem of the fact that I had to experience being disrespected in the first place.
As a young girl, I wish that instead of being told that I needed to demand respect from men that I had been told that when I am not respected by men that it’s his fault and not mine. But that would require that we quit having numerous arbitrary standards for what it means to be a “respectable” woman. It would mean that I am not judged as deserving violence based on how I speak, what I wear, what I do, and who I am."
Like a shotgun to the heart
Blown away right from the start
Fallen angel on the sand
Don’t need to understand
That I’m in love
( x )
01-31-13: WIP Karaoke Titans
This is by no means anywhere near complete. Especially since the colors are going to be drastically different by the time it’s complete. I figured a WIP would be good to post. I started this last year and just working on it here and there. I would like to finish this soon.
Also, I realized I haven’t been posting some of the dailys. I’ll post the ones I’ve missed soon. Anyone still want to guess the song they’re singing? Here’s the clue again:
One of the voice actors of one of these characters has sung this song as a duet that inspired this piece. Name that song!
WHEN DID THIS HAPPEN
OH MY GOD
It’s sleepover Friday send me asks:
- tell me about your crush/tumblr crush
- sexuality/gender shit
- reverse TMI’s
- tell me why you followed me
- tell me something you like/dislike about me