No Wave Femme Feminist, Scene Dropout, Fence Sitter.
Quit being a line I’m crossing and I am never gonna get back from…
I had such a beautiful conversation with another woman entrenched in radical politics about being viewed as the tough girl who doesn’t need help - but what when we do? When we talk about our personal struggles with abuse, disordered eating, relationship troubles, and depression, will we be seen as a dangerous liability? Will people view us as less strong - as less able to guide other women younger than us, our age, or even educate our elders about our experiences? Will people see our tears as a sign of weakness and dismiss our anger because we’re unable or unwilling to hide our sadness and the vulnerability we fight tooth and nail to overcome? Who really wants to see us thrive and who can’t wait to see us falter?
laughing at how CNN went into one of the looted businesses in Ferguson and spoke to the owner. the reporter started asking all these leading questions that were clearly setting up answers that expressed anger that their businesses were broken into.
The owner was like “actually I just want justice for Mike Brown im not worried about material things”