on one hand, i think there are so many things wrong with gender and i could probably talk about that for awhile, but, one the other, i also feel really attached to mine. it’s like with race…both of them are social constructs, but i still feel an overwhelming sense of connection to people who share both with me. and both activate my somewhat conspicuous sense of justice. and even with the mythologies behind both of those, i know they are stories created by people, but they’re really powerful for me. (i mean the mythologies created by them, not others to describe them, obviously). idk. i think maybe it might be more important to let people be in charge of their own narrative than trying to completely erase the society we have now.
i need opinions on this
I agree with what you said about not speaking over people who are directly affected completely. I wish I knew more about my heritage. I have native on both sides somehow, mostly coming from my fathers side.
My grandmother grew up on a native reserve run by French catholic nuns, french Canadian catholic nuns might I add. She never talked about it and never will and it saddens me.
It just seems unfair because I know all about my Scottish, Irish and French roots but nothing about the native.
I’ve been through that. My dad’s family history has been something they are never going to share. Part of me was hurt, especially when I was younger.
But quite a lot of terrible things have happened to these communities. Assimilating was something many did for survival. I know nothing about your family or that reservation, but a catholic reservation sounds incredibly sketchy to me and I can readily think of several reasons why it may be uncomfortable to talk about. Christianity in general has done terrible things to this continent.
My dad has never wanted to open up to me and he has had a hard life. Like. of course I want them to talk to me but I also feel like there are wounds that hurt to open. (I’m not saying that it is definitely your case or that you shouldn’t feel the way you do, though. If it makes you feel any better, every family story I have is dark and I sometimes wish I had never heard them.)
Matt hitt was literally so fucking piss drunk that he took a nap behind the stage it was so great
arzevark replied to your post:someone please catfish using my pictures i want to…
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i want nev to throw my phone in water
A male author can write about unlikable male characters. They’re called anti-heroes and it’s called a novel.Gillian Flynn on people calling her writing misogynistic in Glamour magazine, the October 2014 issue. The level of sass and taking no shit from both her and Rosamund Pike-who Flynn interviews in this article-is strong and gives me life. (via ianstagram)
The tragedy is not that we are alone, but that we cannot be. At times I would give anything in the world to no longer be connected by anything to this universe of men.
— Albert Camus, Notebooks 1951-1959. Notebooks 1951-1959. Ivan R. Dee, 2008
we have student instructors for boxing and after the was watching me (they were supposed to be) and telling me i had good form another instructor was like “a lot of pretty girls come to boxing” teasingly and i don’t know what they said after that but i was so embarrassed
Imagine watching an episode of Catfish and seeing someone use your pictures to catfish someone else