We call ships ‘she.’ We call our war machines ‘women.’ We compare women to black widows and vipers. And you’re going to tell me it’s not ‘lady-like’ to scream, to take up space, to fight and demand respect and do whatever the hell I want. You’ve looked at nuclear bombs and been so in awe that you could only name them after women. Don’t try to down-play my power.
I want to frame this and put it next to my computer.
Think about the first name you were ever called,
and then think how long it took until
you got called a pussy
or a slut,
or a bitch,
or a whore,
all of which are words that fall too close to ‘girl.’
Think about the first time you got called a ‘girl’
and they said it with a sneer.
Like it was a bad thing.
For a boy, it is the lowest degradation to get called a girl.
For a girl, it is the lowest degradation to get called a girl.
Remember, black widow spiders and female praying mantises eat their partners after intercourse.
Remember, it’s the lionesses who hunt.
They come back with bloody muzzles, dragging bloated carcasses as the alpha lion strides around with his mane puffing out.
Remember, it’s only the female mosquitoes who drink blood.
We’re the ones who do the necessary work, dirty our hands,
fuck or fight or both.
We’re often the smaller sex, which makes us a harder target
as we slink close and sink our teeth in.
Remember: we’re deadly.
You should be proud to be called a girl."
One of the best mom moments in TV history. I wish more parents knew how important it is to validate their children’s feelings.
What this is so beautiful
Marge tried real fucking hard sometimes.
Marge tried real fucking hard all the time
I actually let out a pleased little squeak when I saw this because ohhh man, that is beautiful.
in this generation, you can’t tell if someone is 13 or 18
what did earth say to the other planets?
wow. you guys have no life.
oh my god
Writing in my brain: Beautiful flowing sentences full of powerful phrases and enigmatically witty dialogue.
Writing on the page: They did the thing and said some stuff. There was snark.
You know most people think of the word weasel as a bad term, but have you ever looked at an actual weasel? Like, a real one?
it’s so cute!
Oh god I just can’t-
And let’s not forget that the average weasel is also roughly the size of a banana. Because it clearly wasn’t adorable enough already
i learned from tv that if you put a weasel in your pants it’ll burrow into your asshole