Being born a woman is an awful tragedy. Yes, my consuming desire to mingle with road crews, sailors and soldiers, bar room regulars—to be a part of a scene, anonymous, listening, recording —all is spoiled by the fact that I am a girl, a female always in danger of assault and battery. My consuming interest in men and their lives is often misconstrued as a desire to seduce them, or as an invitation to intimacy. Yet, God, I want to talk to everybody I can as deeply as I can. I want to be able to sleep in an open field, to travel west, to walk freely at night.
I’ll come back for you I whisper as I caress the books I can’t afford.
today i learned/remembered how to write a check and went to pay for internet services with it in MY NAME and i felt like such a grown-up which is, slightly shaky but good, you know but then the man told me they didn’t take starter checks and in order to keep my internet i had to call my mom and have her pay for the time being because i was relying on the whole ‘checks don’t clear instantly’ aspect of checks (like a real grownup) and i felt about 5, give or take a decade but it was a noticeable drop
praise the soft belly.
why do you live in your body like you will be given another? as if it were temporary. you starve it, you let anyone touch it, you berate it. tell it that should be completely different. you tug at your soft flesh, wish it thinner, wish it gone. you fall in love with those who praise the way it sighs under their hands, but who praises the way it holds up your weight, even when you are falling apart?
The “wives, sisters, daughters” line of argument comes up all the fucking time. President Obama even used it in his State of the Union address this year, saying,
“We know our economy is stronger when our wives, mothers, and daughters can live their lives free from discrimination in the workplace, and free from the fear of domestic violence.”
This device, which Obama has used on more than one occasion, is reductive as hell. It defines women by their relationships to other people, rather than as people themselves. It says that women are only important when they are married to, have given birth to, or have been fathered by other people. It says that women are only important because of who they belong to.
Women are not possessions.
Women are people.
One of the most incisive responses to some of the rhetoric we’ve been hearing in the wake of the Steubenville rape verdict is this blog post over at The Belle Jar.
This is an interesting point!(via girlsgetbusyzine)
so according to the internet the frozen banana stand is going to be in times square tomorrow, but the internet won’t tell me what time it’ll be there (like, starting from when). does anybody know?
I dont want to be in a relationship I just want to spoon someone and give them head and take drugs together and smack each others faces for fun.