Miss Fun.atic

We teach girls to shrink themselves, to make themselves smaller. We say to girls, ‘You can have ambition, but not too much. You should aim to be successful, but not too successful. Otherwise you will threaten the man.’ Because I am female, I am expected to aspire to marriage. I am expected to make my life choices always keeping in mind that marriage is the most important. Now marriage can be a source of joy and love and mutual support. But why do we teach girls to aspire to marriage and we don’t teach boys the same? We raise girls to see each other as competitors – not for jobs or for accomplishments, which I think can be a good thing, but for the attention of men. We teach girls that they cannot be sexual beings in the way that boys are.

We teach girls to shrink themselves, to make themselves smaller. We say to girls, ‘You can have ambition, but not too much. You should aim to be successful, but not too successful. Otherwise you will threaten the man.’ Because I am female, I am expected to aspire to marriage. I am expected to make my life choices always keeping in mind that marriage is the most important. Now marriage can be a source of joy and love and mutual support. But why do we teach girls to aspire to marriage and we don’t teach boys the same? We raise girls to see each other as competitors – not for jobs or for accomplishments, which I think can be a good thing, but for the attention of men. We teach girls that they cannot be sexual beings in the way that boys are.

I want to write a novel about silence. The things people don’t say.
Virginia Woolf (via unabashinglyme)

bookandwords:

I have so many books to read so why am I on tumblr 

tyleroakley:

"How Not To React When Your Son Is Gay"

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ukulelerapboy:

and my pain will range from up down and sideways |-/

ukulelerapboy:

and my pain will range from up down and sideways |-/

vintage-kisses:

Sometimes I really don’t feel like existing like not in a suicidal way but I just wish there was a way of pausing life so that I could sleep for a few weeks and figure some stuff out and then not have to feel guilty for missing loads of stuff because really no time had passed at all

zaynofrps:

Ahh the sweet smell of being replaced

fxnn:

i hope the government likes gay fanfiction because that’s all they’re going to get from monitoring my internet activity

me at age 9: omg i cant wait to be a teenager, getting drunk and partying 24/7 with all my friends!!!!
me as a teenager: who the fuck just unfollowed me

trencly:

justintimerblake:

do seagulls have seagoals

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this one does