Girls are trained to say, ‘I wrote this, but it’s probably really stupid.’ Well, no, you wouldn’t write a novel if you thought it was really stupid. Men are much more comfortable going, ‘I wrote this book because I have a unique perspective that the world needs to hear.’ Girls are taught from the age of seven that if you get a compliment, you don’t go, ‘Thank you’, you go, ‘No, you’re insane.’
Lena Dunham, in an interview with The Guardian (via florida-sounds)
So, when I first started counseling in high school, one thing I was told to do was say “Okay” whenever someone paid me a compliment. It was a good middle ground between tearing myself apart and accepting the compliment, which was too difficult for me to do. I still do it sometimes, and I even say “Okay,” sometimes when my husband says he loves me.
(Source: reshmarambles, via feministdisney)
getcha game in the head
time what it is
it on bet
flyin we’re, soarin
top to the bop
don’t i dance
status to the quo stick
something of new the start
(Source: yiffkat, via adventuresofcesium)
Feminism expects a man to be ethical, emotionally present, and accountable to his values in his actions with women — as well as with other men. Feminism loves men enough to expect them to act more honorably and actually believes them capable of doing so.
Michael S. Kimmel (via menspeakout)
It is patriarchy that feeds us the narrative of Uncontrollable Man Monster, the brutish animal so primitive he cannot stop himself from committing any act of violence.