Hope. I am in love with being alive. New Jersey.
this is a place that values intersectionality, inclusion, listening, and support above everything else. if something on my blog ever makes you feel unsafe or sad, please tell me and I will do whatever is necessary to fix my mistake. my goal is to learn and to hear.
i also value history, theater and film, dry humor, Harry Potter, and my home of the northeast megalopolis.
So yesterday at work I heard this guy loudly berating his ex-girlfriend, calling her all sorts of terrible things including the ever-popular “”“crazy,”“” while his friends (which included one 40-something woman, which just broke my heart) laughed along with him and encouraged him. I couldn’t say anything without being afraid of losing my job, so I just handed him his bagel without saying anything. Sure, someone can not be right for you. But show them a fucking modicum of respect, because at some point, they were right for you.
Someday, someone is going to look at you with a light in their eyes you’ve never seen, they’ll look at you like you’re everything they’ve been looking for their entire lives. Wait for it.
"oh my god stop criticizing young girls who like 50 Shades of Gray or Twilight you can’t tell them what they can and can’t read"
no we can’t but we have to protect young girls from mistaking abusive behavior for genuine affection at all costs
If you are a man who thinks it’s funny to make misogynist jokes purely to make your female friends uncomfortable/angry, then you are a misogynist. It is not “just a joke.” You literally are finding humor in the discomfort and dehumanization of women. You are not helping, you are not making satire. You are just being misogynist.
I, Shweta , am the FIRST girl from India’s red-light areas to be accepted to a US university! I have a full scholarship to the prestigious Bard College in New York but need funding for my room and board. Newsweek recently named me a “25 Under 25 Young Women to Watch,” and my story has been featured on dozens of Indian news channels, magazines and newspapers - I want to study psychology and return to the red-light area as a therapist. Please help me achieve my dreams at Bard!