"The trouble is that, for women, being “nice” often translates into putting up with things we should never put up with. How many times has some creep sat uncomfortably close to me on the bus and stared me down, yet I’m too afraid to just get up and move, lest I offend him?
-Women And Girls Don’t Need To Be Told To Be Nicer (via lifelove-dance)
We smile when we’re harassed on the street or hit on by jerks. We laugh at sexist jokes. We learn that when we have strong opinions, we’ll be called bitches and that if we get angry, we’ll be called hysterical. When we say what we want, we’re called pushy or aggressive.
Part of learning “ladylike” behavior is about learning to smile politely when someone is being crude. Femininity has long been attached to passivity and to being docile. Men fight, women giggle and fume silently."
How did these two even win the hunger games?
oH MY GOD
I JSUT DIED
“My world got very big,very fast and based on a lot of sad examples from the past, a lot of people expect me to get lost in it”
200% sure that all of my friend have secret meetings where they just talk about how annoying I am
"I don’t know. I just feel stuck, like I’m afraid to take any steps in case they’re the wrong ones."-Rebecca Stead, When You Reach Me (via perfect)
FUCKING THIS. THANK YOU. I’ve been looking for something to describe how i feel, and i’ve found it.
sometimes it’s cool when my poems get notes but then i post stuff like this and when it gets popular i get really sad bc too many people understand what i wrote about and wow i just wish you didn’t feel like this and i’m sorry if you do.