parents: “u should be more active”
Fight Club is a fucking phenomenal film
I need feminism because most men’s restrooms still aren’t equipped with baby changing stations. As someone who was married to a man who had sole custody of his young son, I’m hyperaware that feminism means EQUALITY, not female superiority. Feminism should and does support a man’s right to be as much of a parent to his child(ren) as any mother is allowed/expected to be.
This is a constant problem for Mr. Tea and myself. We’ve got twins, so even though I can change one kid on the change table in the ladies’ room, he’s left standing sort of awkwardly in the lobby with a messy child while I change one, come back, and get the other.
Nobody’s suggesting that men aren’t parents, so the lack of change tables goes well beyond ‘gender role reinforcing’ and straight into ‘ridiculous’.
My dad actually almost got kicked out of a mall once for changing my brother in the womens room of a mall. The only reason they didn’t call the cops on him was because the ladies in the room supported him.
Thank you this has always pissed me off so much!! What about single fathers?? What about children with two gay dads? What if the mother just doesn’t happen to be present for whatever reason and it’s an emergency? What if the mum is just sick and tired of getting up to change the nappy and it’s the dad’s turn to do it for once? It’s absolutely ridiculous that it hasn’t occurred to people yet to just add a nappy changer to the men’s bathroom. Aren’t men parents too? Don’t they have the right to take care of their kid without either having to sneak into the women’s bathroom and get called a pervert for it or having to stand outside awkwardly while the baby sits uncomfortably and cries because his or her father isn’t able to do anything about it?
Props to my 6 year old self for calling out bullshit at an early age.
And I’ve heard you said one time, that I never even fucking cross your mind. And I guess I’ll act like that’s fine, but you should know that you cross mine all the time.
"These days, before we talk about misogyny, women are increasingly being asked to modify our language so we don’t hurt men’s feelings. Don’t say, “Men oppress women” – that’s sexism, as bad as any sexism women ever have to handle, possibly worse. Instead, say, “Some men oppress women.” Whatever you do, don’t generalise. That’s something men do. Not all men – just some men.
This type of semantic squabbling is a very effective way of getting women to shut up. After all, most of us grew up learning that being a good girl was all about putting other people’s feelings ahead of our own. We aren’t supposed to say what we think if there’s a chance it might upset somebody else or, worse, make them angry. So we stifle our speech with apologies, caveats and soothing sounds. We reassure our friends and loved ones that “you’re not one of those men who hate women”.
What we don’t say is: of course not all men hate women. But culture hates women, so men who grow up in a sexist culture have a tendency to do and say sexist things, often without meaning to. We aren’t judging you for who you are but that doesn’t mean we’re not asking you to change your behaviour. What you feel about women in your heart is of less immediate importance than how you treat them on a daily basis.
You can be the gentlest, sweetest man in the world yet still benefit from sexism. That’s how oppression works."
"Not being able to wear leggings because it’s ‘too distracting for boys’ is giving us the impression we should be guilty for what guys do."
My Neighbor Totoro (1988)
"The earth laughs in flowers."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson.
Yesterday I turned 25.
Today American Football have announced reunion shows.
Coincidence? I THINK NOT.
Cat audition for Sabrina the Teenage Witch for the role of Salem
i love this
new favorite photo
i really wonder which one won omg