- it’s okay to be genderfluid but usually a girl
- it’s okay to be genderfluid but usually a boy
- it’s okay to be agender one day and bigender the next
- it’s okay to not identify as any specific gender
- it’s okay to keep your gender to yourself
- your gender is your own goddamn business
— Jonathan Martin (via godinthebrokenness)
Here’s the thing: when someone from an oppressed group speaks up, you listen. You shut your mouth and you listen. You don’t tell them that we’re all women, here, and the issues that we’re working to resolve are issues that affect all women. You don’t discount their lived experiences by countering with your own examples of being oppressed as a white woman. And finally, you most fucking do not pretend that sexism experienced by women of colour or queer women or trans women is exactly the same as what you’ve experienced. Because it’s not; it’s worse. Get off your high horse, acknowledge your privilege, and let someone else have the microphone for a while. Feminism isn’t an egalitarian movement if it’s only promoting the rights of white, educated, middle-class women."
I’m not so sure that the silencing isn’t intentional at times though…
Relevant to my current existence.
— Genevra via Autostraddle — Please Don’t Thank Me for Loving My Wife (via autostraddle)
The neat thing about living at home with my parents is that unlike many times before when I’ve said “you should use a whisk but I don’t have a whisk so I used a fork and it was fine,” this time I wanted to use a whisk and I totally could! Because my parents own not one, but two whisks. I may be a 24 year old living with my parents in the suburbs, but in that moment, I swear I was infinite. Or at least really weirdly ecstatic to be using a whisk. Anyway.
My parents’ oven is super hot, so I baked our cake for only 40 minutes at 350 degrees, per my mom’s instructions. I don’t really know what this means for you because I don’t know your oven and I don’t know your life."
— “Get Baked: The Best Honey Cake for Rosh Hashanah (Or Any Time!)" -Autostraddle (via thenoodlesoupwetaketowork)
So proud to have this human in my life. Love you, V.